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  • No 1/398, BMR Mall, 1st Floor (Upstairs to Nilgiris), OMR, Navalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600130, India
  • +91 63822 99050

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Dr Vijayalakshmi Janarthanan

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Dr Vijayalakshmi Janarthanan

Consultant Child Psychiatrist


  • Phoenix Mind Care
    No 1/398, BMR Mall,
    1st Floor (Upstairs to Nilgiris), OMR, Navalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600130, India
  • +91 63822 99050
  • phoenixmindcare@gmail.com

My Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • MRCPsych (UK)
  • CCST in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (UK)
  • EMDR therapist (UK)

About me:

Completed undergraduation from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. Following that , I embarked on my journey to England in search of world class training in mental health. I was successful in my endeavour and have obtained more than 14 years of rich and valuable experience in varied Psychiatric subspecialties like General Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Learning Disability Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. I have worked across multiple hospital and community settings in the UK. 

Whilst working in mental health, I understood there is a huge unmet mental health need for the under 16 age group. Not only that, I strongly believe in early identification and provision of targeted intervention before the young mind runs the risk of developing full blown mental illness. Pursuing my passion further, I completed my super specialisation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the UK.

Conditions treated:

I have rich working experience in dealing with varied childhood mental health conditions such as ADHD, ASD, Tourette’s, Developmental disorders, Learning Difficulties, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating disorders and severe mental illness like Early onset Psychosis and Bipolar Illness. I also have obtained valuable experience in treating mental illness secondary to physical health conditions like Epilepsy, Diabetes to name a few.

Therapies offered:

Besides Pharmacological interventions, I have had thorough experience in varied therapeutic interventions like CBT, Mindfulness based therapy, Family therapy, Play therapy, Parenting sessions, Theraplay, Psychodynamic therapy, Narrative therapy to name a few. I have obtained accreditation in EMDR therapy and I am a UK certified therapist.

My personal statement:

I personally believe that every child is unique and so full of potential. I envisage myself to make a positive impact in their lives by helping them reach their fullest potential.

Interventions Offered

  • General Psychiatry
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep and Stress Disorders
  • Psychogeriatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Emotional & Behavioural Problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Family and Children’s Therapy