Psychotherapist & Counsellor Dr. Minu Budhia is a powerhouse, popular columnist, and TEDx speaker. Passionate about Mental Healthcare & Special Needs Education, Dr. Minu is the FOUNDER-DIRECTOR of Caring Minds (Institute of Mental Health), ICanFlyy (International School), & 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 Memoir

‘Death of a Caterpillar’ – The journey of a woman lost and found… 

“From a small-town girl in Tinsukia, Assam who wanted to be a doctor, to where I am today – my life has been a rollercoaster ride. And this book chronicles the highs, lows, and sudden twists. When my younger daughter Prachi was diagnosed with Low IQ & ADHD, my whole world shattered to pieces and I was on the brink of suicide. With time I realised she wasn’t my weakness, but my strength, my inspiration, my pride & joy. In between its pages and its lines, this memoir tells the story of why and how I was able to find myself, and some stories of what I learnt on this journey. I hope you will enjoy it.”

– Dr. Minu Budhia

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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


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