Vasavi Eriki (They/She)

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Vasavi Eriki (they/she)

Vasavi Eriki is a mental health practitioner, art therapy practitioner and the Community Outreach Coordinator at Pause for Perspective (PFP).

Vasavi continuously works towards centering lived experience and deconstructing hierarchies within a mental health space. They have been learning and understanding psychology of humans for 7 years now. They have been working with diverse communities and groups.

All of Vasavi’s work is informed by ideas of social justice, disability justice, and an intersectional lens. Their work is neurodivergent affirmative and queer affirmative – they developed this frame in their work through lived experience and training. They hope to give space for all individuals to access the wisdom of their bodies and deconstruct discourses. Their work is multimodal, primarily pulling from narrative therapy practices, visual art therapy, and mindfulness (IMbPT).


B.A. (hons) Psychology from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Certificate Course in Art Therapy from Indian Institute of Psychology and Research

Certificate Course in Art Based Assessment and Psychotherapy from Montfort College

Certificate Course in Narrative Therapy from Pause for Perspective

Certificate Course in Integrative Mindfulness Based Practices from Pause for Perspective

Certificate Course in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practices from Pause for Perspective

Certificate Course in Neurodivergent Affirmative Practices from Pause for Perspective

Experiences working with children, young adults, and adults in group and individual sessions

Interests: literature around lived experience, relating with animals, gardening, stimulating conversations

Languages: English, Telugu

Goal: Vasavi’s personal goal is to empower marginalized individuals and communities by co-building spaces for them to exist authentically. They hope to challenge and dismantle hierarchies within the mental health system, to truly honour and create space for different ways of being.

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