Ms Tang Wen-Tian, Vanessa

Associate Psychologist / Clinical Psychotherapist

AssocMAPACS, MCoun (Candidate), MLitt (Managing in the Creative Industries) (Dist), GradDip Counselling, BA (Psych) (Summa Cum Laude), Dip Art Therapy

 

The Lion Mind

Vanessa is a mental health clinician with The Lion Mind. She has more than two years of experience providing counselling, coaching, and psychotherapy to young adults and working adults suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, social anxiety, interpersonal problems, trauma, self-esteem issues, and life transitions. Vanessa works well with the women population, the millennial generation, and working adults to successfully overcome mental health issues and achieve positive life outcomes.

 

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

Vanessa has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of San Francisco, USA, and a Diploma in Art Therapy from the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT), Australia, Singapore. Her other qualification includes a Master of Letters in Managing in the Creative Industries. She is currently pursuing her Master of Counselling at Flinders University, Australia.

Vanessa adopts an integrative counselling approach to tailor to the needs of each client. She is well-versed in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Approaches, Psychodynamic approaches, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Transactional Analysis (TA). Outside of clinical practice, Vanessa has interests in existential and transpersonal psychology, which explore the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human condition. She adopts a holistic view of mental wellness, attending to the psychospiritual domain of the individual to understand one’s higher nature and purpose in life.

 

Professional Membership

Vanessa is an Associate Member with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS), a certified coach by Collective Change Institute, and was credentialed by International Coach Federation (ICF) as Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

 

Other Experiences

Vanessa has a wealth of experience in Arts, Human Resources, and Education. She has taught visual art to children from 3 years old to teens, including drawing, sketching, and water-colouring. She has experience conducting outreach and supporting seniors in the community through an Active Ageing Centre.

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