Joanna Tan completed her Bachelor of Arts at the National University of Singapore and her Masters in Art Psychotherapy at Edith Cowan University in Australia. She is a pioneer in the field of art therapy in Singapore, which she uses in helping children suffering from trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Aside from being an experienced art therapist, Joanna is also an educator, clinical supervisor, group facilitator, and an artist. In 2006 and 2013, she was appointed as a clinical supervisor of the masters of art therapy programme at the Lasalle College of the Arts. She also conducts professional training and supervision for counsellors and therapists in her private practice. She is an approved play therapy supervisor by the Play Therapy International.
Joanna has experience working with adults in a psychiatric hospital, teens suffering from substance abuse, and children who experience family violence, trauma, and abuse. She is also trained in creative therapies, group work, mindfulness, play therapy, clinical supervision, and psycho-spirituality.
Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic was founded in August 2015 at The Adelphi, a lifestyle mall that is in close proximity to the City Hall MRT. It offers art therapy, clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy, eye movement desentisation reprocessing (EMDR), and grief therapy, among others. Its goal is to improve the mental well-being of patients suffering from various conditions such as work or school-related stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, mood and addiction disorders, and phobia. It also offers psychotherapy and medico-legal related issues such as mental capacity affecting legal competency. Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic features a comfortable environment where patients can feel cared for throughout their journey. Its team is composed of a highly experienced psychiatrist, psychologists, and therapists who are deeply passionate about helping patients achieve optimum mental health. Prior to going into private practice, the clinic’s team held clinical leadership positions in the civil service and restructured hospitals. They were also trained at various institutions both in Singapore and abroad including the National University of Singapore, Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, University of Queensland, and Edith Cowan University.