Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy & University Students Mental Health

Firstly, to introduce myself, my name is Dr. Smita Gouthi. As a well-qualified and experienced therapist, I work with adolescents, youths, adults, working professionals, couples and families in a supportive and understanding manner towards the achievement of life changing goals. I started Paradigm Intune – which is a prominent youth mental health clinic in Ahmedabad. We offer psychotherapy treatments to successfully overcome and manage excessive levels of anxiety, anger, confusion and depression. Additionally, we also provide counselling for relationship issues.

At Paradigm Intune, we are committed to help improve your mental health and overall wellbeing – in assisting you in getting more out of life. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, do contact us today.

Therapies Employed

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Individual Supportive Therapy
Expressive Psychotherapy
Family Psychotherapy
Couples Psychotherapy

Mode of Treatment

Video Call

Video Call / Skype / Zoom Video Call

Dr. Smita Gouthi

Ph.D ; Psychotherapist ; Psychoanalyst ; Training Analyst ; Supervisor

To begin with let me share something with you.

After completing my PhD in Clinical Psychology, I was looking for how to apply my knowledge most effectively to benefit society. I wanted to treat people from all walks of life for a wide variety of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma and lifestyle disorders. I joined Gujarat Research and Medical Institute in Ahmedabad where most of the patients whom I worked with were not aware of psychoanalysis or psychotherapy even as a concept. But they were aware of their suffering; that something was a block in their life, that something was causing them mental disharmony. They were hopeful that the cause of these distresses could be identified and be resolved to whatever degree. They were in search of knowledge to be happy and in sync with themselves.

Additionally, I worked there with both pre- and post- cardio surgery patients, with counselling for cancer patients and with dangerously ill patients along with their relatives. This remains an enriching experience in terms of treating both mental and emotional illnesses.

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University Students Mental Health

With the rise of information technology and an expanding global economy, higher education has increasingly become a prerequisite for success.

Young adults enter college with many challenges – complicated family dynamics, identity issues, and an overwhelming pressure to succeed. They often begin this journey already burdened with mental health difficulties, ranging from adjustment disorder to mood disorders, to disturbed relationships. While many of these students are able to capitalize on available transition programs and their own individual coping abilities, many others experience predictable and preventable problems. Some of them feel so depressed that they seriously consider suicide.

The majority of these mental health difficulties affect the everyday life of students in more ways they are usually able to discern. In addition to causing academic underperformance, psychological problems have a spectrum of other side effects, ranging from creating difficulties in establishing friendships and other intimate relationships to serious issues with academic work. Hence, students’ lifestyle problems, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety can take a severe toll on the overall performance and wellbeing of the student.

In such circumstances, seeking professional help becomes imperative.


Psychoanalysis at it heart is very simple—the "talking cure".
Psychoanalysis treatment is based on the theory that our present is shaped by our past. We are often unaware of how experiences can affect us. Painful feelings can remain in the unconscious mind and influence our current mood and behaviour and contribute to problems with self-esteem, personality, relationships and work. Because we are unaware of these forces, common problem-solving techniques – such as seeking the advice of friends and family or reading self-help books– often fail to provide relief.

Psychoanalysis helps a person take control of these influences by tracing them back to their origins and understanding how they have developed over time.

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How I Can Help You

By Shifting Your Paradigm & Bringing in - Tune with You = The Optimal You !!

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What Happy Clients Say

I am a university student and was suffering from depression then came to know about Paradigm Intune. I was feeling very impatient before meeting Dr Smita and after first session felt relaxed. I wanted to thank you for your time and great care Dr Smita. I have never before had such a pain free experience with such excellent results.

MBBS Student

I am so pleased I found Dr Smita. Not having had this counseling before I was super-nervous - but actually, the whole experience was great - from the first call to last session. I am happy now and living peacefully and enjoying my life. Thanks to Dr Smita Gouthi.

IIT Student

Dr Smita I’m delighted with the treatment that you did for me to manage my anger. I am now much sorted and peaceful person in life. Thank you very much for your kind support and care.

Engineering Student

Dr Smita Gouthi, I would just like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the counseling you did to me to manage my relationship issues. I am happy with current situation and would like to recommend other who is facing relationship dilemma.

B.ED Student

While doing MBA I was too much concern about my presentations. I was suffering from anxiety issues hence thought of consulting doctor. I was looking for psychoanalyst and got Dr Smita’s number from internet. She is a true professional. She is realistic and explains what she thinks is achievable before she starts treatment. After few session my degree of anxiety is reduced to a great extend. Now I am happily working in MNC, thanks to Dr Smita. I highly recommend her for anxiety related issues.

MBA Student
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