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About us

“Children see MAGIC because they look for it”

CRAYONS- a projection to dwell deeper into our inner child, into the world of imagination, love, and magic.

Crayons, the brainchild of Dr. Aakanksha and Dr. Rakesh Sharma was established to offer comprehensive and effective intervention services.

Crayons proudly stand for its affordability, accessibility, doability, flexibility, and diversity. As a multi-specialty set up and the best heart specialist hospital in Chandigarh it offers customized services based on the needs of the individuals. We endeavor to offer a single platform constituting a team of trained and experienced professionals that are specialized in different child care disciplines, and adolescents well being. We provide integrated services under one roof and they include clinical evaluation, psychological assessments, and physical assessments.

With our intent to provide specialized care for the young population we also extend support through medicines, counseling, behavior therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy in a child-friendly environment through a multidisciplinary approach.

At Crayons, we are engaged in our passionate journey to establish ourselves as a quality health care service provider for health and wellness. We also assist with adult psychiatric consultation which includes- counseling, marriage counseling, family therapy, CBT, Psychotherapy, cognitive retraining for severe mental illness, cardiology consultation with baseline evaluation.

We make an effort to treat each patient with care, and most importantly time. For us, communication is the key and we believe empathetic hearing is highly instrumental in dealing with the majority of the problems. We truly believe and recognize our bigger responsibility to create a social and medical consciousness around us which will pave the greater path towards preventive well-being care.

Who we are ?

Dr. Aakanksha Singh

Dr. Aakanksha Singh has extensive work experience practicing Child Psychiatry for 6 years and Adult Psychiatry for 9 years. After completing her MBBS, she pursued MD in Psychiatry in PGIMER, Chandigarh. She has been deeply committed to treating patients dealing with psychotic illness, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, anxiety issues, and addiction. With her zeal and passion, she has also gained expertise in managing psychotherapy, behavior therapies, and marital counseling. She has been recognized for her outstanding dedication, contribution and has been awarded a medal for being the best outgoing student for consecutive 3 years while undergoing training in PGIMER, Chandigarh.

She has also gained experience in psychotherapy, behavior therapies, and marital (couple) counseling. She received the medal for being the best outgoing student in her three years of training at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Her vast knowledge, experience about children, adolescents, and their specialized treatment was the motivating factor for her to pursue DM from PGIMER.

Dr. Aakanksha Singh’s core interest and extensive experience have gained her a lot of recognition for her contribution to the field of health and wellness.

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  • Executed and completed research on remediation in Learning disability (Dyslexia). She has developed a remedial program for children with a learning disability (Dyslexia).
  • Received international recognition for her work and presented her study at 23rd World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied professions, 23- 27th July 2018 at Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Awarded with Adopt a delegate fellowship by the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Her training at the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual disabilities (NIEPID) (Divyangjan), Secundrabad gave her insight into early intervention, speech therapy, behavior therapy, special education, and holistic management of persons with Mental retardation, Autism, and Learning disabilities.
  • Received extensive training in behavior therapy and psychotherapy and counseling from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
  • Certified expert in providing Oral placement Therapy (OPT) for children with speech delay and feeding difficulties.
  • Her areas of interest are Early interventions in mental retardation and Autism, speech delay, feeding difficulty, remediation of Specific learning disability (Dyslexia), ADHD, Adolescent problems and parental training, Psychotherapy, and cognitive remediation for adults.

Dr. Rakesh Sharma

Dr. Rakesh Sharma is a renowned medical professional practicing Cardiology and general medicine for more than a decade. After completing his MBBS, he pursued MD in medicine from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He has been instrumental in helping his adult patients deal with infectious problems, pulmonary difficulties, abdominal problems, neurology, and joint-related issues.

With a keen interest in the field of cardiology, Dr. Rakesh Sharma appeared for the DM cardiology examination at PGIMER, Chandigarh, and attained an All India Rank. With his extensive experience, knowledge, and expertise he has been completing cardiac procedures for more than a decade.

Our STATISTICS

We work in following domains

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
95%
Adult Psychiatry
85%
Psychology
90%
Child developmental services
87%
Cardiology
97%

Our Services

We provide following services to Clients

Cardiology

Cardiology Clinic aims to provide excellent consultation service for patients with heart related health problems. With our state-of-art equipment and experienced cardiologist, we provide non-invasive diagnostic tests to assist in the confirmation of the diagnosis of underlying disease. As a cardiac health education and resource centre, we provide health education to empower both patients and family members to adapt to a change of a lifestyle. Our clinical assessment also acts as initial step for cardiac interventional therapy or operation when needed.

Adolescent Psychiatry

For adolescents we are providing services for screen addiction, drug abuse, counseling for emotional issues, parental training in handling teens and behaviour therapy. We are also training the teenagers in Life skills and building healthy copying mechanisms.

Psychology

In the psychology division, we provide psychological assessment via the standardised tests for both children and adults. Our experienced and trained clinical psychologists provide counseling, psychotherapy, group therapy and life-skills training to children and adults.

School Liaison Services

We work in collaboration with schools and are providing both treatment and preventive services to the children in their schools. We conduct life skills training programmes at the schools and colleges in form of lectures and workshops. Besides taking sessions of children of all classes, we are also training teachers in handing children, managing difficult behaviours, responding to parents and building good teacher-student relationship.

Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry consultation

We provide telemedicine and telepsychiatry consultation via video consultation for the clients who have difficulty in reaching us.

Child Psychiatry

We are providing entire range of child psychiatry services which are unique in the whole country. Besides the clinical assessment and evaluation of childhood emotional issues in children we are unique in managing the cases. We provide holistic assessment of the difficulties faced by the child and discuss the plan with child and family. Besides medicines, we are providing counselling, family therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy and art based therapy to children.

Adult Psychiatry

We deal in the full spectrum of adult psychiatry. Besides medicines, we assess for ongoing family issues, cognitive issues and difficulties in mainstreaming the client. We are unique in managing adult psychiatry clients as our goal is not the remission of the illness or symptoms but mainstreaming the client in his normal social environment.

Child developmental services

We provide services to children with developmental delays – speech delay, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, mental retardation, Down syndrome, feeding difficulty, speech articulation issues. We give individualized intervention in for of Occupational therapy (OT), Speech therapy, Sensory Integration therapy (SIT), Oral placement therapy (OPT) and Special education. We give one to one intervention and involve parents in the management.

Community services

We believe in giving back to the community and have been working in service of those who cannot afford the structured treatments. We periodically visit orphanages, special homes, and special schools and provide specialist services free of cost. We also provide support to programmes promoting children with special needs. We have been conducting free camps in and around the Tricity to educate the community about the psychological and medical issues of children and adults.

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