Co-Founder Dr. Varudhini Kankipati
LivAhead is a professional online psychological counselling platform founded by Dr. Varudhini Kankipati. She believes strongly in making quality mental health care accessible to a large population, by utilizing technology for online consultation.
Dr. Kankipati feels there is a lack of qualified and professional therapists who are trained to provide proper care as the number of people experiencing mental health issues is on the rise. LivAhead is an effort to minimize this gap.
Dr. Kankipati is an experienced therapist with extensive knowledge of behavioral health issues & symptoms management through a combination of therapy & medication. She follows a holistic treatment / team approach and has much experience with CBT, Gestalt, REBT, etc. working in conjunction with therapists and psychiatrists. Dr. Kankipati’s treatment philosophy is influenced by her belief in the importance of treating patients through a systems perspective.
Dr. Kankipati received her doctorate from University of Kentucky, USA and her Masters from Montfort College, India. She has over 18 years of professional counselling experience in India, U.S.A and Canada. She has worked with NGOs, corporates, schools/universities, hospitals and individuals conducting workshops and counselling. Dr. Kankipati is co-founder of Inner-Connect, onsite counselling center, in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. She works closely with LivAhead therapists, to ensure they maintain a high & ethical standard of therapeutic service. She provides supervision and support to the counsellors. She also provides ongoing training & skill development to our therapists.
Doctor of Philosophy, PhD – Family & Human Sciences, University of Kentucky Masters- Family & Marriage Therapy, Mont Fort Bachelors -Sociology, Psychology & Economics, Mount Carmel
Over 18 years of professional counselling experience in India, U.S.A and Canada.
Co-Founder Rohit Kapoor
Rohit Kapoor is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LivAhead.
MBA from INSEAD, France and BE (Electronics & Communications) from MIT, Mangalore University.
Worked in senior roles with Qualcomm, Siemens, Telefonica, Swisscom in India, Germany, Switzerland and USA
Co-Founder Sheena Kapoor
Sheena Kapoor is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of LivAhead.
Sheena is a Director in Elron Instruments and has been a handling the Operations there since 2007. Elron Instruments is a distributor of agriculture, environmental research instruments and represent leading international companies in India. Elron is supplying research instruments to leading institutes including the IARI (Indian Agriculture Research Institute), NPL (National Physics Laboratory) etc.
Sheena has also worked with Lupin in a marketing role and with Indiasat, a startup focused on web design in a business development role.
Sheena has done her Bachelor in Science from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University and an MBA from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi. She has also done programs related to Food & Nutrition, Mediation from University of Washington and Bellevue Community College, Seattle (USA).
Bachelor in Science from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University MBA from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
Director and Head of Operations for Elron Instruments