Joanna Tan is a psychotherapist with 15 years of full-time practice and experience. She is a registered art therapist, qualified EMDR practitioner and certified mindfulness (MSC) coach.
Her humanistic approach makes her accepting, open-minded, sensitive and respectful of the values and belief systems of her clients.
She believes in the individual’s own capacity for self-leadership, healing and growth. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe, gentle and guided way to help the individual identify, understand and remove the blocks in order for that healing to happen.
Her clients include those who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, childhood or past trauma, stress from going through difficult life transitions as well as those who struggle with gender identity or relationship issues.
As a pioneer in the field of art therapy in Singapore, she is adept at using the creative process for individuals who would like to embrace art as a therapy for personal growth and self-discovery.
From 2011 to 2014 Joanna was the Regional Chairperson of ANZATA (Australian New Zealand Art Therapy Association). She has presented in various conferences and Universities in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. She was appointed Clinical Supervisor for the Masters of Art Therapy programme at Lasalle College of the Arts in 2006 and again 2013. She continues in private practice to conduct professional training and clinical supervision for therapists, counsellors and those in the helping profession.
“Be really whole and all things will come to you.” Lao-Tzu