Ms. Tina Balachandran, MSc, LCP, CCTP-II

(She, her)
Preferred Name: Tina

Online Therapy

About Me

A trauma-informed and culturally sensitive clinical psychologist with expertise working with adults, couples, and organizations helping them heal and grow

Education & Experience

With over 18 years of experience, Tina’s expertise spans across clinical, aviation, and workplace psychology. Instrumental in setting up the Psychology Clinic for Qatar’s national airline, catering to a diverse global workforce of over 45,000 employees; she played a strategic role heading a team of mental health professionals and collaborating with various stakeholders across different functions. She has been influential in spearheading mental health promotion and preventive care initiatives to break mental health stigma and improve access to psychological services across various safety sensitive and safety critical roles. Tina has been involved in training care teams on providing psychological support in the aftermath of an aviation accident, and has facilitated psychological support following critical incidents like death, injury, earthquakes, bombing, aviation incidents, etc. She is an on-call specialist for a world leading disaster management company providing specialist support as part of disaster emergency response. Tina is also an affiliate for the largest professional Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Employee Well-being Programme (EWP) provider in the Middle East region. She has been actively collaborating with multidisciplinary experts across the globe on various initiatives, contributing to the growing field of psychology and well-being.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Qatar EAAP Certified Aviation Psychologist Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certified Positive Workplace Framework Trainer NLP Practitioner, NFNLP, USA Learning Skills Coach Consulted with a Qatar-based technology start-up to create digital mental health solutions in the MENA region Consulted with the Qatar government Mental Health Services team to support the mental health volunteer team responding to the COVID crisis line Facilitator for Clinician Collaborative (APA DIVISION 56 COVID-19 Interdivisional Task Force Working Group – Professional Support for Psychologists initiative) providing peer based group support for mental health professionals during the pandemic Member of APA DIVISION 56 COVID-19 Interdivisional Task Force with special focus on Crisis Intervention, Frontline Workers, and Mental Health Professionals European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) Working Group Member – To develop and advise on – Competencies for Aviation Psychologists (AP) and Human Factors Specialists (HFS); Training and education for AP and HFS; Selection of aviation personnel; Code of conduct/ ethics for AP and HFS Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer – Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy APA Division 12 reviewer for APA Convention from 2017 to current Participant for Internet-Based Field Study for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioral Disorders Member of the SIOP Conference Program Committee from 2008 to current. Volunteer Reviewer for BPS Professional Development Programme SIOP CEMA (Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs) Mentor since 2017

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders


  • English
  • Hindi