Psychotherapist & Counsellor Minu Budhia is a petite powerhouse, popular columnist, and TEDx speaker. Passionate about Mental Healthcare & Special Needs Education, Minu is the FOUNDER-DIRECTOR of Caring Minds (Institute of Mental Health), ICanFlyy (Institute for Special Needs), & Café ICanFlyy (Empowering the Specially Abled). She is also Director at Patton Group & AddLife Fitness & Spa.


An inspiration for many and a woman of purpose, every single day she plays a hands-on role across all her social impact initiatives. Involved in every step of the way to ensure the execution of her vision – from strategy to operations – she does it all.

My Story

Special Needs Mom I Psychotherapist I Entrepreneur

Mompreneur, powerhouse, and speaker, Minu added another feather to her cap when she penned a ‘Death of a Caterpillar’ in 2018 – a short autobiographical essay about her journey as a special needs mom, her battle with depression, and how she found her ‘ikigai’. The overwhelming response to it has inspired her to start writing her first memoir.

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Awards & Recognitions

The Telegraph ‘She’ Award for Social Work

Times Power Women Award for Psychotherapy & Counselling

The Telegraph Food Guide Award for Excellence for Café With a Cause

CMA Award for Public Service

Bharat Nirman Award

“Kasturi Mrig Nabh Mein” Award from Marudhara for Social Welfare

Professional Qualifications

Certificate on Child Brain Development from Philadelphia, USA

Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural skills from the British Psychological Society, London.

Psychotherapist & Counsellor Columnist & Author TEDx Speaker


Columns & Features