Silverline Counselling and Learning centre

Dr C R Chandrashekar – Mentor and Guide



    Dr C R Chandrashekar who is a former professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Medical Superintendent at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a mentor and guide at Silverline Counselling and Learning Centre. He has  35+ years of experience which include various services such as Patient Care, Teaching, Training and Education. He has authored more than 1000 articles in periodicals and magazines, over 250 books and also edited over 120 titles on Health, Personality Development etc. His books have been translated into various other Indian Languages.

    Dr C R Chandrashekar is a recipient of the prestigious National Award in 2002 for the Best effort in Science Popularisation along with over 60 more awards and accolades notable among them are Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award (1980,2003), Kannada Sahitya Parishanth Award (2001), K. Shivarama Karnath Award (2002), Kuvempu Award (2002), Kempe Gowda Award by Bangalore Corporation (2002, 2012), Eminent Psychiatrist Award by Indian Psychiatric Society, Karnataka Branch (2006), Nudisiri Award (2009), Rajyotsava Award by Government of Karnataka (2010), Manava Ratna Award (2011), Anupama Niranjana Award for Kannada Medical Science Literature given by Government of Karnataka (2012), Eminent Psychiatrist Award by Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone (2016), Bala Vikasa Academy Award, Temperance Board Award, Government of Karnataka (2017), Times Of India Health Excellence Award (2018). 

    Dr C R Chandrashekar along with being a Mentor to Silverline Counselling and Learning Centre is an Honorary Consultant at Prasanna Counselling Centre, Samadhana Counselling Centre and Nemmadi Ashrama Rehabilitation Centre for Mentally Challenged. 

Mrs Vijaya T Rai – Founder

Postgraduate in Psychology,

Child Mental Health and Certified Family Counsellor

    Mrs Vijaya T Rai is a highly experienced counsellor and the founding member of Silverline Counselling and Learning Centre. With over 10+ years of family counselling, child counselling, Marital and pre-marital counselling, depression, anxiety, OCD and other psychological counselling expertise Vijaya believes in spreading positivity and helping confused people in distress.

    Being a double postgraduate of M.A in Psychology and M.A in Child Mental Health, she has a certification in Family Counselling by the OSMANIA University, Hyderabad and certification on Helping Skills by The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology. She also has done a certified course in Learning disability by Aarohan.

    Having worked as a freelancing family counsellor for Vanitasahayavani at The Basavangudi Police Station, child counsellor, family counsellor, and psychological counsellor at Samadhana Counselling Centre under Dr.C R Chandrashekar, she understands the trials and tribulations faced by a human. She believes that every person has something positive to give to the world and wants to be a part of your journey in finding that positivity.

Mrs Uma Uday Shankar – Team Co-ordinator

MBA Human Relation,

Certified Creative Teacher and Child Counsellor

    Mrs Uma Uday Shankar is a vastly experienced counsellor and the Team co-ordinator at Silverline Counselling and Learning Centre. With an award of Dr S Radhakrishna Prashasthi for her best administration in 2010 by Karnataka Prathibha Academy and “The Honoured Headmistress” by Rotary Club South zone in 2002, she has served as a leading head at different educational institutions for 25 long years.

    Holding a B.Ed. degree from Mysore University, MBA (Human Relation) from TASMAC Institute, Pune, PG Diploma in English Language Teaching from Regional Institute of English, Bangalore University, she was inspired to pursue in child development and thus completed her Diploma in Learning Disability from Information and Resource Centre, Bangalore. She has also done certificate courses in Creative Teaching from Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore, Child and Adult counselling at Prasanna Counseling Centre, Bangalore, and served as a child counsellor and therapist for four years under the guidance of Dr Malavika Kapur.

    Uma also extends a helping hand as a family counsellor at Vanitha Sahayavani, Basavanagudi Police Station. She is a freelance counsellor under the guidance of Dr C R Chandrashekar at Samadhana counselling Center, Bangalore. She is a regular trainer for adolescent students, positive parenting, and child multiple intelligence. 

Mr Samarth Shetty- Life Coach 


LGBTQI Activist

    Samarth Shetty has an MA in psychology from IGNOU and has 10+ years of counselling experience in several specialized fields. He is a subject matter expert in mental health, sexual awareness, and LGBT Issues. Currently, Samarth practices mainly as a counsellor and Mentor, but occasionally ventures into other modes of service such as seminars, workshops, and internships. He also participates in outreach programs for general sexual awareness, gender equality, LGBT rights, and awareness as well as stigma removal.

    Samarth is running the organization “By the peepal tree” which educates people regarding leadership skills, mental awareness, personality building activities, and individual management courses. He also has 10+ years of experience as a volunteer counsellor in Samadhana counselling centre an NGO Headed by Dr CR Chandrashekar. He has expertise in counselling people with Behavioral problems, Adolescent issues, Emotional problems, anxiety, depression, Anger Management, Minor and Major Mental Disorders, Smoking Drinking and drug abuse, Old-Age Problems, Marital discord, Family Discord, Sexual Awareness.

    Samarth is a corporate trainer and sexual educator and also a sexual awareness consultant with Hidden Pockets which is an organization that researches on sexual and reproductive health in cities of Global South. He has conducted various workshops in MNCs, Alva educational institutes, Collective groups has got several recognitions from these organizations.