Aakar Foundation

We are public charitable organization working for the cause of mental health awareness.

Aakar Foundation (आकार फौंडेशन) is Working in the field of Psychology, Neuropsychology, Behavioral Sciences and Social psychology. Aakar foundation is a registered public charitable organization working for the cause of mental health awareness in the society. It also provides infrastructure and services for improvement of personal and social mental health, as well therapeutic counseling through its counseling center. It also organizes awareness programs in the society to educate people regarding psychology and behavioral sciences. The foundation works in the rural part of Maharashtra, India.

For information in Marathi language click here.

Aakar Foundation's three main objects are – Service, Awareness & Research regarding mental health & behavioral Sciences.

Learn about what we do

Aakar Foundation provides following services.

We have Psychotherapy & Counselling Centre since 2001. We have team of Psychologists & Doctors who give Services of Psychotherapy & Counselling.

We are providing Child, Premarital, Adolescent, Marital, Vocational, Educational, Professional & Sex, Counselling Services since 2001.

We have well established Psychological Test Centre. All Psychological tests are performed.

Our Psychotherapy Centre is providing excellent Service. We provide REBT, Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt therapy and many more.

We Conduct workshops & Lectures on following Subjects.

  1. Parenting
  2. Business Management
  3. Personality Management
  4. Sex-Psychology & Basics
  5. Family & marriage.
  6. Psychotherapy – Current Perspective.
  7. Why we go for Counselling?
  8. Myths & facts of mental health.
  9. Neurobiological basis of behaviour.
  10. Social aspect of mental health.

We conduct Stage shows & demonstrations regarding Mental health.

We conduct Street plays regarding mental health.

We educate people through Camps.

We expose myths, frauds & misconception regarding mental health.


  1. We have conducted mental health workshops in many areas of Maharashtra.
  2. Sangli Police Workshops on – what is mind & how it works.
  3. Psychotherapy & Counselling workshop at Beed College.
  4. Sex education workshop at Rajmata Ded College in Sangli, Maharashtra.
  5. Exposing hypnotist who claims that he can cure Diabetes, epilepsy and many other diseases by hypnotism.
  6. Performing Demos of Psychotherapy & Counselling.

Books and Publications

Aakar Foundations has published following books in marathi langauge so far.

All books are available.

Dok Kas Chalat?

means, How brain works? Written by Dr.Pradeep Patil (3rd edition)


means, personality disorder. Written by Dr.Pradeep Patil.

Prem Mhanje Kay?

means, What is Love?. Written by Dr. Pradeep Patil.

Tee Ashi Ka Wagate?

means, Why she behaves this way? Written by Dr. Pradeep Patil.

Prashn Tumche Uttate Aamchya Doctoranchi

is booklet on Sex education.


More than 30 articles are published regarding mental health in Maharashtra times, Loksatta, Sakal, Pudhari & Various magazines.

About Us

Aakar foundation was set up in 2001. Psychological services and awareness programme regarding mental health have been rendered through this foundation since its establishment.

Present activities of the Institute are as the following:
  • We are providing infrastructure & services for the improvement of personal & social mental health to cure personal & social psychological ailments.
  • We are providing infrastructure & services to remove misconceptions, misbeliefs & myth about social & or religious customs with.respect to mental health & psychology.
  • We also provide infrastructure & services to educate, to create awareness about all areas in psychology & or behavioral sciences.
  • We have undertaken various community development projects.
  • We provide all types of facilities & infrastructure for counseling & psychotherapy i.e. personal, marital, educational, vocational, career, adolescent, sex, child, clinical, industrial, social & family counseling & related areas / fields thereto.
  • We conduct intensive training programmes / courses on above subjects & will issue certificates thereto.
  • We conduct workshops in psychotherapy, counseling, guidance.
  • We conduct intensive training programmes & courses to promote & develop social mental health educator.
  • We conduct research programmes in psychology, psychoneurology & behavioral sciences.
  • We conduct mental health awareness programmes to educate the people & the society at large, by means of lectures, demonstrations etc.
  • We publish various types of books, articles, literature etc. regarding mental health and shall produce & exhibit C.Ds., DVDs., cassettes, films, stage shows etc.
  • We conduct various programmes & provide literature to propagate rational thoughts & work on irrational beliefs & customs about mental health.
  • We provide all types of infrastructure facilities & provisions for conducting psychological tests & for laboratory.
  • We carry on the activities of providing medical services.

Our Team

Executive Body Members

Dr. Pradip Patil


Dr. Santosh Akkole

Vice President


Ujjwala Paranjape

Vice President

Dr. Ramesh Karande

Executive Member

Balasaheb Patil


Ganesh Kambale



Jyoti Adate

DR. Rohini Tukdev

Dr. Vandana Dandekar

Manisha Sabnis

Contact Us

Aakar Foundation,
‘charvak’, 260/1-6, old kupwad road, opp. Hotel Lovely, Sangli, 416416. Maharashtra State,
Phones : +91233- 2675812, 2312316.
Cell No : +91 9890014466, +91 7385580656

e-mail : aakarfoundation@gmail.com and aakaredusp@gmail.com

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