Hemanti Sikdar ( Founder / Director)
Hemanti Mangal is a Child Psychologist and an Art Based Therapy practitioner. Mental health is her passion and she believes in simple yet creative ways to bring about positive emotional, social and cognitive changes in children and their families. She plays various roles at the organisation. Sometimes you can see her as a therapist working with a child, sometimes she is a trainer (teacher), sometimes a friend (listening), sometimes a counselor BUT most of the times as a mother (and she loves doing it the most). Her academic qualifications include Bachelors in Psychology (hons) from Delhi University followed by Masters in Counseling Psychology from Amity University. Post her masters she did Post Graduation Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling from NIPCCD. Further she qualified in Arts Based therapy from WLCC.
She has got immense exposure with children with special needs for nearly 10 years. She started her journey with Udayan care as a counselor for orphan adolescent girls and presently Director and Founder at Healing Nest Foundation.
She is spontaneous, playful, intuitive, and compassionate when working with children. Her USP is her “ instant connect” with any child who walks in.Her love and passion to work with children has motivated her to start Healing Nest. She enjoys music, travelling and eating different cuisines.
Sagar Mangal (Co - Founder / Director)
Sagar Mangal is a Sailor by profession but a child at heart. His spontaneity to connect with children (including his own) helped him to develop an interest over this area of child development. He is the co-founder of Healing Nest Foudnation. He is playful, humorous, patient and a very well aware person. He showed keen interest over the work done by his better half and then decided to open something to call his own. He seems to be like an ever-ready battery to pump in the extra energy needed to anybody and everybody.
Professionally he is pursuing certifications and understanding about different aspect of special needs. He dreams to spread the awareness to the smaller towns and Healing Nest Foundation reachable and approachable to everybody.He feels there is no end to learning and growing and following your dream.
Social Language Communication Therapy
Arts Based Therapy
Dance Movement Therapy
Development Milestones of a child (0-1yr)
My experience and my child's experience at Healing Nest have been most rewarding! Hemanti is a dream come true for any parent with a special needs child. I have seen a sea change in my daughter. She has prepared her to be able to go to school happily. Love you Hemanti and all the lovely mams .... Keep up the good work!
After my son's ASD diagnosis at 1.9 yrs I was looking for a therapy centre in my vicinity wherein my child's hidden potentials could be recognized at an early age and harnessed accordingly. He was only able to speak two words then but after about spending a quarter of an year at the therapy centre he progressed from being echolatic to constructing simple , short sentences. He looks forward to coming here even on weekends.
All my queries have always been addressed. All issues of my ward are taken care of by the dedicated staff. Periodic observation sessions and progress report discussions help the parents to becone aware of their child's current status.
It has been a great experience for me and my son till date. Special thanks to Hemanti and Sagar for bringing all the therapies under single roof.
My child joined Healing Nest when she was 2 yrs old. The kind of support and help she received there made a remarkable change in her development.All therapist are trained professionals who offers individual attention according to the child need and in safe and secure environment.The team is accommodating and forever supportive.I am thankful to hemanti and her team for helping my daughter in her development journey.