ABOUT HMRITHI JAIRAM

Hmrithi Jairam is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She is currently studying towards a PhD in Psychology while running her own Clinical Psychology Practice in Bryanston, called Elevate Mental Health.

Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, Hmrithi began working in the private sector. While employed, she completed her Psychology Honours degree by correspondence through the University of South Africa. She was subsequently accepted into the University of Johannesburg’s Clinical Psychology Masters Programme. Leaving corporate to pursue her vocation for the psychology profession, Hmrithi completed her Masters degree with distinction.

She then continued her training by joining the Fort Napier/Town Hill Hospitals Internship Programme in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Hmrithi completed her Community Service at the Far East Rand Hospital in Gauteng before opening her own practice, Elevate Mental Health.

During her Internship and Community Service, Hmrithi gained immense experience in individual therapy with adults and adolescents, play therapy with children, and group interventions. Her role as an intern clinical psychologist included running an adult inpatient psychotherapy course which encompassed individual therapy, psychotherapy groups, support and life skills groups. She also has an understanding of the needs of inpatient males, females, and geriatrics from working in acute psychosis and subacute psychosis wards.

Having been trained from an integrative paradigm, optimal mental health and psychological wellbeing is the foundation from which she approaches her clients. She tailors sessions to use a therapeutic approach that best fits the client’s therapy goals, whether it be solution-focused, narrative, systemic or cognitive behavioural therapy.

As a social psychologist, Hmrithi focused on the perception of love in romantic relationships and the construction of motherhood in the media during her previous studies. She is currently enrolled for her PhD, examining representations of marriage and infidelity in the Digital Age. Hmrithi also has a special focus on women and mothers, especially female and maternal health, as well as working with Millennials.