Art Therapy in Singapore: a Creative Healing Studio

Vaishnavi B. Dinakar MAAT, AThR

Trauma Informed Art Psychotherapist in Singapore

Vaishnavi’s commitment to helping others started at a young age when she volunteered with special needs children and those from less fortunate backgrounds. Her own experiences with trauma recovery and mental health inspired her to pursue an education in BA Psychology and an MA in Art Psychotherapy allowing her to channel her passion for helping others into her profession. Through her healing journey, she developed a keen interest in the connection between trauma and the body, which she brings to her clients through her work in art therapy.

With a deep commitment to supporting individuals facing complex trauma, she is driven by a passion to provide psychological support. As an active member of the LGBTQIA+ 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ community, she is particularly dedicated to making art therapy accessible and inclusive for the queer community.

Vaishnavi believes in the power of art therapy to provide both psychological and creative support, offering a holistic approach to healing for the body, mind, and soul.

Vaishnavi obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Murdoch University (Australia) before pursuing her Master’s degree in Art Psychotherapy with LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore (2020), affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London. To enhance her skills and knowledge, she attends workshops and seminars as she is committed to providing high-quality services and staying up-to-date with the latest research and therapeutic practices in the field of psychotherapy. Click here to see her continued professional development.

Vaishnavi’s therapeutic approach is centered around trauma-informed art psychotherapy and trauma recovery, which prioritizes trust and safety for her clients. Using various art materials and techniques, she fosters a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship based on safety, autonomy, and choice. Vaishnavi also incorporates other evidence-based therapy techniques and theories such as Somatic Experiencing, trauma informed yoga meditation, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems among others, to help her clients identify and process the specific effects of trauma on their lives. 

  • Anxiety 
  • Anger management 
  • Addictions 
  • Burnout 
  • Complex Trauma 
  • Cultural issues & intersectionality  
  • Chronic pain 
  • Caregiver stress 
  • Cancer recovery 
  • Depression 
  • Domestic/Relationship Violence 
  • Dissociation 
  • Family and Relationship Issues 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Gender & Sexuality 
  • Identity 
  • Sexual Health 
  • Self-harm 
  • Spirituality and Well-being 
  • Trauma, PTSD and/or other trauma and stressor-related mental health conditions 

Vaishnavi strongly believes that by prioritizing trust, safety, and collaboration, she fosters a therapeutic relationship where clients feel empowered to navigate their trauma and discover their own path to healing.