Not so long ago.
In a galaxy pretty close.

Not so long ago.
In a galaxy pretty close.

Not so long ago.
In a galaxy pretty close.

The pandemic changed our lives & left us in a weird spot. For the first time in a decade, we were forced to slow down, think about what we wanted out of life on a longer time frame & re-align our priorities. While this was good on a macro level, it turned our brains into mush & we sought external help in the form of Therapy. 

Running from pillar to post, we went through multiple therapists via platforms, recommendations & personal referrals but couldn’t find someone suited for our needs. That’s when we started thinking about why finding accessible Mental Health care was so difficult.

We spoke to an old friend who was a therapist & started thinking how we could make a difference. On a whim, we put out an Instagram post about Pause & were surprised to say the least when we got almost 200 sign ups to our waitlist.

A few weeks of scrambling led to the beginnings of what Pause came out to be today. Pause is run by a small group of individuals who’re working on the organisation while working on themselves & making sure others have it slightly easier. 

The team

The team

The team

Srijan Mahajan

Co Founder

Srijan was a musician for the majority of his life before pivoting into being a founder. Thriving on puns, super random pop culture references & is curious about most things except vegetables in the gourd & squash family. He is super organized & plans his calendar down to the last minute, has terrible drawing skills & has a secret safe for chocolates in his house. When not building Pause, he is most likely to be found smuggling treats for dogs & riding motorcycles.

Ankur Kampani

Co Founder

Ankur is an ex Investment Banker turned entrepreneur who can look at you with absolute interest with zero track of where the conversation is going. Worry not, because whatever makes it to his handy Thanos diary will never be forgotten by him. He is like the class topper who completes his 10K steps goal even before the day ends and will definitely help you with maths homework. He is also a meditation lover but can roast you with his sarcasm any time.

Aditi Kumar

Chief Clinical Officer

Aditi is a counseling psychologist, expressive therapist, and lover of doggos and all things creative. Her personality is just as colorful as the doodles she loves drawing. No empty piece of paper is safe with her around. She brings her years of experience, psychological expertise, and dorky sense of humor to the table. When not working tirelessly at Pause, she is working on her personal mission to pet every single dog in the world. 

Sanchi Agarwal

Psychologist in Residence

Sanchi is a post-graduate wizard of the mind with a degree in clinical psychology. When not decoding human behaviour, she's whipping up magic in the kitchen or sketching her way to wonderland. With a knack for solving riddles, Rubik’s cubes, and cryptic sudokus, she is always on the trail of a good crime thriller. But it's not all mystery and puzzles – her heart melts for animals. Her motto is to make everybody’s live a little happier.

Ishika Mehta

Psychologist in Residence

Ishika is a Counselling Psychologist and a full-time coffee lover. In winter, when the whole of Delhi is freezing at 4°c, she is sipping on her nth cup of cold coffee. Speaking of Delhi, she's always exploring the next best food, be it momos or butter chicken from Gulatis. When taking a break from her enthusiasm for learning and planning, you can find her training and dancing in a studio, crocheting, or surprising people with handmade gifts. With a claim of having a good memory, one should be prepared for her to narrate every dialogue when watching classic Bollywood movies.

Jai Arora

Psychologist in Residence

Jai is a Genz in a baby boomer's body. He loves to follow his routine & is easily distracted by the slightest of things. That is why he keeps all his notifications turned off and everyone on WhatsApp, archived :) He tries to remember the little things about you and would never fail to express his gratitude towards you, if any. His love language is giving gifts, acts of service and side hugs. He is naturally curious about everything and will ask a lot of questions saying “sorry to bother but…” He doesn’t have much social battery but if you become close to him, be prepared for a lot of bad puns (brilliant in his head) and what’s app stickers with his face on them.

Amishi Sota

Content & Marketing Associate

Amishi is a third-year Psychology undergraduate student who will always make time for fangirling and jamming to Bollywood songs. She is extremely fond of reading crime fiction, which describes her detective Sherlock skills. She makes super lame jokes and in her free time loves to paint random things in her house. If not cribbing about her college assignments, she is most likely to be found hugging her dogs in the middle of the road.

When in doubt, we always end up optimising for these four core values.

Empathy

Delight

Community

Communication