Debarati is a practicing psychologist with more than two decades of experience in research, counseling, psychotherapy, and inclusive practices. She has completed her M.Sc. in Psychology from Calcutta University (Gold medalist) and M.S in Psychotherapy & Counselling from the U.S. University. Her research areas are cognition, disability, and parental role. She is a recipient of a scholarship from Lady Tata Memorial Trust for her research in the field of disability (Working extensively with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families). Her previous assignments include being the Departmental Head of Psychology in a graduate college, Head of Department, Special Needs of a reputed school, and Center Head of a Counselling and Special Needs support center in Bangalore. She has an extensive experience in school counseling, fostering the mental well-being of school stakeholders, and supporting schools in their journey toward inclusion by adopting the whole school approach involving all the stakeholders. Her immense support has resulted in the establishment of a resource room and providing equitable support to the children of special needs in a regular school environment. She has conducted training sessions for students, teachers, and parents in the area of mental health, Special education needs, and inclusion. She is a Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) master trainer in Life Skills and Inclusion & Inclusive Practices. Her areas of interest are counseling and psychotherapy and have an affinity to work with children, adolescents,s and the adult population. Also, she has extensive experience in therapeutic interventions for students, teachers, and parents in the area of mental health, relationship management, and inclusion.