At Dear Saathi, we are here as your safe space for mental health support, to work with you through any life crises and mental health issues.

We offer face-to-face therapy, counselling, support and referrals. We are conveniently located in Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills however phone and online counselling/therapy sessions are available on request, although we may not be able to provide specific supports and referrals.

Feel free to email us at support@dearsaathi.org or give us a call at 0417 219 387 for a confidential chat. Support is offered in 4 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi.

Dear Saathi charges a fee for counselling/therapy services provided and we are not covered by Medicare. Depending on prior agreement, referral or arrangement, we could make a cost adjustment to support your needs. 

We believe mental health can affect all of us at some point or difficult phase in our lives and creating a community of support is important. We work to empower every person sustain, evolve and thrive through life, supporting them with mental health justice and human right principles. We work ethically and mindfully to make sure you get the right support and information, from us or through another service. Reach out if you need support for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, unemployment, health and relationship issues. We are a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, strengths and evidence based practice; working with an integrated and collaborative approach with our clients, including a combination of humanistic, behavioural, ecological family systems and narrative therapies.

Our therapist Hamida Parkar is an accredited Social Worker registered with Australian Association of Social Workers, and an Approved Counsellor with The Department of Communities and Justice in NSW to provide counselling services for eligible victims (Services). She is multilingual and fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, and Konkani. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Australian College of Applied Psychology. Her experience in Mental Health Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support and Intervention has helped her look beyond and dig deeper into how crisis and problems affect individuals through life and their innate capacity to develop coping skills when there appears to be no way out.