Our Team

Kirti Shah

Kirti Shah

Director M.A. Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Forensic Science
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology, Certified Play Therapist
Entrepreneurship Program from IIM Bangalore
Founder of Weal and Woe, an organisation for lifestyle guidance and counselling.
Ms Kirti Shah has worked extensively with children as a counsellor independently and has also been associated with various organizations. She was the founder of KNACK Ability Enhancement Services operating in Mumbai and Vadodra from 2014 to 2017. Her collaboration with various schools to set up an inclusive education system has given her great insight in working with Children with Special needs. She acts as a consultant for various pre-schools as well as inclusive schools. She has a thorough academic background and immense experience to deal with children and adults as a mental health professional.
– kirtishah@littlepods.in

Message from the director

“The interpretation of dreams is a great art” – Paracelsus Each child is a dream; different yet innovative in his/her own way, and all they need is an interpreter. Once a dream is interpreted, it just needs that extra push to be turned into reality. Genuine care and understanding is the approach towards interpreting the dream. A little push, using tailor-made intervention plans and well-coordinated teamwork, can strengthen and channelize the child’s abilities towards an independent functioning. Little Pods is an attempt to bring in a set of carefully chosen expert professionals under an umbrella, catering to different needs of an individual with Special Needs, our aim is towards an enhanced quality of life. Taking a step to start including various programs for adults was a big thoughtful approach and the overwhelmingly positive response has proved as thrive to do better. It’s amazing to be associated with big brands to fetch employment opportunities, it’s indeed a constant learning opportunity. I am pleased to introduce these services with a promise to strive towards a healthy relationship with all our associates.

Core Team

Ms. Ashwini Deshpande Nagarhalli
Clinical Psychologist, Head-Interventions M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India, M.A. Specializing in Clinical Psychology.
Ashwini has worked intensively in the field of mental health. Her accuracy in assessment and diagnostic skills add on to her effective intervention planning and execution. Her areas of research has been ‘Neuropsychological profile of various neurological condition’ and ‘Effectiveness of cognitive retraining in chronic mental illness’. Her areas of work has been awarded with a number of awards including gold medals by The Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University, Baroda, for her outstanding academic performance. For the last five years she has been working extensively in guiding and training professionals in developing adequate skills for executing outcome-oriented intervention strategies, that has further helped in bringing out the progress.
– ashwinideshpande@littlepods.in
Ashwini Deshapande
Stephanie George
Ms Stephanie George
Mumbai Co-ordinator
​Stephanie is a certified Rational Emotive Behavior Therapist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Before joining Little Pods she was associated with a REBT practitioner. Out of interest, she has volunteered at Dignity foundation and Spastic society. At KNACK Ability Enhancement Services she has played various roles like shadowing, counselling and remediation. Currently, with Little Pods, she is in charge of training and guiding Little Pods team with an effective goal-oriented approach. Ms Stephanie manages effective communication with parents, schools and team Little Pods.
– stephaniegeorge@littlepods.in
Jigna Datar
HR – Admin – Head
​Ms. Jigna Datar comes from a background of handling HR and Admin profile at various levels with a rich experience of 10 years. Her interpersonal skills are excellent which makes her a natural at understanding and dealing with activities of such nature. Her previous experience with companies like IL&FS has developed her into a thorough professional. Over the last 6 years, she has been head of HR and Admin department at Little Pods. With her in charge of this department, the quality of professionals being included in the team has improved and thus translated into a very special team of professionals and trainers.
– jignadatar@littlepods.in
Jigna Datar

Meet our Squad

Qualified Professionals and Trainers

We strive to work together to build and maintain trusting and respectful relationships with both clients and our employees.

Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
Early childhood Educationalist
Remedial and Special Educators
Neha Sheth

Senior Intervention Executive​

Bhargavi Gajjar

Intervention Executive

Shaila Karkera

Intervention Executive

Chinnammal Sunderrajan
Chinnammal Sunderrajan

Senior Psychologist