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Best Psychiatrists in India at Athena Behavioral Health

In the bustling city of Gurgaon, where the demands of daily life can take a toll on mental health, the presence of skilled psychiatrists becomes crucial for the well-being of individuals. Athena Behavioral Health, located in Sector 47, Gurgaon, stands out as a beacon of mental health support, boasting a team of renowned psychiatrists dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care.

Among them are exceptional professionals such as Dr. Ashish Kumar Mittal, Dr. Bhaskar Mukherjee, Dr. Meena Gupta, Dr. Satyen Sharma, Dr. Rahul Rai, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. N.Prakash, Dr. Eshani Pandey, Dr. Nitish Verma, Dr. Umang Gupta, and Dr. Vikas Patel.

Dr. Ashish Kumar Mittal


Dr. Ashish Kumar Mittal, a renowned psychiatrist with extensive experience in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, and psychosexual disorders, is the Medical Director of Athena Behavioral Health. With a strong educational background from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mittal has a deep understanding of mental health and addiction treatment.

He has held significant positions in psychiatry, including Head of the Department of Psychiatry at SGT Medical College and Senior Consultant at reputable healthcare institutions like Max Hospital, Apollo Clinic, and Columbia Asia Hospital. Mittal’s dedication to improving the well-being of individuals struggling with mental health issues and addiction is reflected in his 2014 India Healthcare Award.

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Dr. Bhaskar Mukherjee

Dr. Bhaskar Mukherjee, a highly experienced consultant psychiatrist at Athena Behavioral Health, is known for his expertise in diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. With over 23 years of experience.

He completed his medical education from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, and postgraduate training from the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Ranchi. He has received fellowships from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, and is a member of the Indian Psychiatric Society.

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Dr. Meena Gupta

Dr. Meena Gupta, born on August 16, 1949, is a renowned neurologist with over four decades of experience. She obtained her M.B.B.S. from the University of Allahabad in 1970 and later pursued an M.D. in Paediatrics and D.M. in Neurology. Dr. Gupta began her career as a House Physician in Paediatrics at SN Children Hospital in Allahabad, followed by her role as Senior Resident at A.I.I.M.S. and later at G.B. Pant Hospital.

She has trained over 90 neurologists and served as an Examiner for DM Neurology. Dr. Gupta’s research interests include epilepsy, CNS infections, multiple sclerosis, stroke, neurological disorders related to pregnancy, movement disorders, and neurobehavioral disorders. She has received numerous awards, including the WHO Fellowship in Movement Disorders and the Life Time Achievement Award for contributions to medical education.

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Dr. Satyen Sharma

Dr. Satyen Sharma is a renowned consultant psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience managing various mental health disorders. He practices at Sharma Psychiatry Clinic and is known for his holistic and patient-centered approach. Dr. Sharma’s expertise lies in diagnosing, managing, and treating various mental health conditions, ensuring comprehensive care tailored to individual needs. He holds an MBBS degree from the Armed Forces Medical College and a DPM Psychiatry degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay. Dr. Sharma is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, having delivered keynote speeches at educational institutions and conferences.

He has served as the former President of the Indian Association of Private Psychiatry and is currently the Senior Vice President of the Patiala Management Association. He has also held positions as Official Spokesperson for the Indian Medical Association, Patiala, and member of the Board of Directors for AIESEC, Patiala.

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Dr. Rahul Rai

Dr. Rahul Rai has joined Athena as Group Center Head of Athena Behavioral Health. He has experience working as a psychiatrist with various organizations, including Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Metro Hospital & Heart Institute, Central Jail Tihar, and Northern Railways. Dr. Rahul has completed his M.B.B.S from Ch. Charan Singh University and DPM (Psychiatry) from Santosh University.

He has published several research articles and has expertise in prison mental health, suicide-prevention programs, de-addiction patients, rural patients, children, and marital and sexual couples. He holds membership in the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) and Indian Medical Association (IMA) and has attended various conferences to enhance his skills. Dr. Rahul is skilled in inpatient clerking, monitoring in-patients, and conducting investigations. He can be reliably consulted for child psychiatry disorders like attention deficit, autism, and mental retardation.

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Dr. Rahul Gupta

Dr. Rahul Gupta, a renowned Psychiatrist and Center Head at Athena Behavioral Health, is a highly experienced and accomplished psychiatrist with a passion for research. He completed his MBBS in 2016 and MD in Psychiatry in 2022. Dr. Gupta’s research interests include crime thrillers watching behavior, self-harm behavior in opioid dependence patients, the psychological impact of COVID-19, aggression prevalence in psychiatric patients, and peripheral non-enzymatic antioxidants in bipolar illness and schizophrenia. In 2021,

He won the Gehlot Award at the Raj Psycon Annual Conference for his research on crime thriller binge-watching behavior. Dr. Gupta’s research could significantly impact the field of mental health and improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. His expertise and commitment to providing high-quality care make him a respected member of the psychiatric community.

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Dr. N.Prakash

Dr. Narayan Prakash, a renowned mental health specialist, is a presiding OPD doctor at Athena Behavioral Health in Gurugram, India. With over 40 years of experience, he has helped numerous patients recover from various mental health conditions. Prakash has worked with prestigious institutions like Safdarjung Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), and Davis Institute of Neuropsychiatry.

He specializes in a wide range of mental health conditions, including OCD, Alzheimer’s disease, stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, premarital counseling, marital counseling, adolescent medicine, addiction treatment, and detoxification. Dr. Prakash is known for his compassionate and patient-centered approach, developing personalized treatment plans for each patient’s unique situation. He is also a strong advocate for mental health awareness and education, regularly giving talks and workshops to the public.

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Dr. Eshani Pandey

Dr. Eshani Pandey is a Senior Resident Doctor at Athena Behavioral Health, dedicated to advancing psychiatry. She earned her MBBS from the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehra-Dun, and completed an internship at various institutions. She pursued an MD from Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical Sciences, gaining in-depth knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care.

Dr. Pandey is an active member of the Indian Psychiatric Society, demonstrating her commitment to staying updated with the latest developments in the field. She has published numerous research findings, including a novel approach to managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia published in the Archives of Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Pandey is also involved in academic activities during her residency, further enhancing her knowledge and clinical skills. Her dedication to patient well-being and psychiatric care makes her an invaluable asset to Athena Behavioral Health.

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Dr. Nitish Verma

Dr. Nitish Verma, a Senior Resident Doctor at Athena Behavioral Health, has a passion for de-addiction and rehabilitation care. He has a three-year clinical residency at the Department of Psychiatry at SMC, Ghaziabad, where he actively participated in clinical case presentations, journal clubs, and special resident clinics. Dr. Verma’s work has been recognized in reputable journals and has been published in reputable journals.

He is dedicated to professional development, participating in conferences, CMEs, and workshops. His educational background includes an M.D. in Psychiatry from Santosh Medical College & Hospitals and an M.B.B.S. degree from Government Medical College, Amritsar. His dissertation on “Attitude of Medical Students Towards Suicide and Its Prevention” highlights his commitment to addressing mental health issues. Dr. Verma has completed additional courses to enhance his skills and knowledge, including psychiatric emergencies, personality development, anger management, and stress management. His extensive experience, research, and educational background make him a valuable asset to Athena Behavioral Health and the broader field of psychiatry.

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Dr. Umang Gupta

Athena Behavioral Health is announcing Dr. Umang Gupta, MD Psychiatry, as the Senior Resident Doctor starting in March 2024. Dr. Gupta’s medical career began at Muzaffarnagar Medical College, where he completed his MBBS in 2018 and specialized in Psychiatry. He gained valuable experience as a Junior Resident and later joined Ambar Neuro Mind Care as a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Dr. Gupta has also demonstrated a commitment to research and scholarly activities, presenting papers at conferences like CIPCON and ANCEMP. His research work has been recognized in journals like IJFANS and IJSR. His thesis on “Alcohol Dependence and Associated Psychiatric Comorbidity in Patients Attending Psychiatric OPD: Does It Mean Threat?” reflects his dedication to exploring mental health and addiction issues. Dr. Gupta’s clinical experience, research acumen, and passion for patient care make him a valuable asset to Athena Behavioral Health.

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