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Our Story

Where do we begin? Starting on orientation day in university in 2007, we discovered that we shared a common interest in Psychology, individuals with developmental differences, and a passion for furthering the mental health landscape in Singapore.

Upon graduation, we ended up working in the same local private organisation serving children with autism. And by chance, we were assigned to collaborate on the same team! While serving families in Singapore, we recognised a gap in services and quality of care. This spurred conversations about “setting something up”.

With hearts full of hope and dreams, and a determination to further develop our skills, we moved to Chicago to pursue our doctorates. Throughout our graduate studies and while working in hospitals, community mental health centers, and schools, we continued to take steps towards forming a private practice back in Singapore. 

Fast forward to August 2019, we co-founded PsychHabitat. And here we are today!

The Idea Behind The Name

We started with Psych - let’s be honest, how could we leave this out? It captures a part of who we are, our academic backgrounds, and the nature of what we do. We are clinical psychologists with a curious mind and a passion for the science.

We specifically chose Habitat to reflect the environment we continuously want to foster for our clients. An environment that is safe, nurturing, supportive, and empowering. One where we learn, grow, and thrive together.

Our Commitment

At PsychHabitat, we are dedicated to serving:

  • Individuals and their Families
  • Our Community

We aspire to support and empower individuals and their families by providing services, information, and resources related to developmental and mental health. 

We believe in driving community conversations to further develop a safer, more accepting, and inclusive space for individuals with developmental differences and their families.

Our Approach

We strive to provide well-rounded and quality care to our clients. Our services are tailored to each individual child and their family. We place special emphasis on collaborating with the child’s team (e.g. parents, caregivers, therapists, school, medical team) throughout the process.

The Founders

Dr. Tanisha S. Vanen, Psy.D.
Dr. Tanisha S. Vanen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Aveline Ajalan Vasu, Psy.D.
Dr. Aveline Ajalan Vasu, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist