About Om Prakash, Ph.D.
Om Prakash brings into his work as a coach extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of human behavior in helping his coaching clients and patients to create transformative changes in their lives in order to attain their maximum potential for optimum success.
His coaching philosophy is based on a deep-seeded belief that each person holds the key for his or her success, whether in work, business or relationships. Along with formal psychology models and proven coaching techniques, he uses reflection, journeying, relaxation, yoga, and meditation for healing and balance.
He grew up in India. When he was a student at university of Delhi he became involved in the “Quit India” freedom movement launched by Gandhi. The transformational experiences that Prakash underwent when he served as a community organizer in the freedom movement in India as a teenager turned into a passion for service to others and continue to inspire him to this day.
In order to pursue his mission of serving others, he gave up his potential political aspirations and earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the National Muslim University in India. Later, he came to the U.S. for further education, and earned another Master’s Degree in Education and Child Development from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently, he received a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana.
Dr. Prakash has been in private practice of Clinical Psychology for the last 30 years. About 10 years ago, after receiving extensive training for two years with 120 credit hours in coaching from the Mentor Coach LLC program, he added life-coaching services to his practice.
He recently published a book, From Change to Transformation & Beyond: Maintaining Balance on the Fast Track- A guide for the Aspiring Professionals. Dr. Prakash is in excellent health, maintains his Psychology and Coaching Practices and is actively involved in helping others, the mission of his life.
He is well-known in the media through his weekly columns and presentations in regional newspapers and television. He is a member of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, Dr. Prakash lives with his wife of 45 years in Irving, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). They have a son who is a physician at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston and lives with his family in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Prakash is a seasoned coach, trained psychologist and ‘oneness’ therapist who has guided scores of professionals, executives and small business owners to achieve unlimited success.
He provides personalized coaching services for corporate leaders, executives, professionals and small business owners. His specialty is in helping clients restore and maintain balance without getting off the fast track.
He begins with an initial complimentary session to help clients explore clients coaching needs and identify key goals. Based on these inputs, coaching sessions are tailored to fit client needs with flexible options through individual sessions, group sessions or workshops.
Dr. Prakash has had a long and distinguished career in psychology and coaching. Prior to 1982, he served as a Director of Behavior Therapy at North Texas State Hospital and consultant to the Adolescent & Children Unit. He established his private practice in clinical psychology in 1983 and specialized in a broad range of mental health issues and problems in individuals and corporate groups.
His coaching philosophy is outlined in his book:
From Change to Transformation and Beyond
The self-help approach outlined in this book is based on the universal spiritual principles to help create lifestyle changes based upon the laws of nature. The book’s purpose is to empower the readers to attain and maintain balance on the fast track by making transformational changes in their lives. The material in this book will be most helpful to those who are motivated to make their dreams come true.
Coaching & Mentoring Services
Since 2003, he has focused his practice on specialized coaching and mentoring services. He offers coaching for individuals who know where they want to be in life but need assistance to get there and psychological therapy and support for patients in a private practice office.
- Personal & Professional Coaching: 2003 to–date (10 years).
- Private Practice: Clinical Psychology, Irving TX 1983 to-date (30 Years).
- Director, Behavior Therapy, North Texas Hospital Wichita Falls, TX 1973-1982 (10 years).
- Staff Psychologist, Austin State School, Austin, TX, 1972 – 1973 (2 years).