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Tanisha S. Vanen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tanisha S. Vanen (Psy.D.)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Maryland, USA)
Registered Psychologist & Supervisor (Singapore)

Dr. Tanisha Vanen (Psy.D.) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (USA), a Registered Psychologist (Singapore), and Registered Clinical Supervisor. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and their families both in Singapore and the United States.

Dr. Tanisha graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D.) from the US. She completed both her doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tanisha has worked in various clinical settings in both Singapore and the US, including inpatient and outpatient clinics, local and international schools, community mental health centers, and private practices.

Dr. Tanisha co-founded PsychHabitat. Through PsychHabitat, she offers diagnostic assessments, therapy, skills coaching, parent training, and school observations for individuals and their families relating to a range of neurodevelopmental differences and mental health challenges. Apart from her clinical practice, Dr. Tanisha is a lecturer for various psychology modules at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels at local and private universities in Singapore.

Apart from her clinical practice, Dr. Tanisha also offers clinical supervision to budding psychologists, consults with organisations on various projects, and conducts talks and workshops for parents and professionals. She is a co-founder of The Singapore Sibshop, where she facilitates programs for siblings of neurodivergent individuals.

When working with individuals and their families, Dr. Tanisha places added emphasis individualising strategies to meet each child’s unique needs. She incorporates relevant members of the child’s team to ensure that the child is advocated for and well supported across various environments.


2016     Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 

2013     Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology (M.A.) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

2007     Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology (B.A.) University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Professional Experience

College of Allied Educators (Singapore) - Current
Adjunct Lecturer

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - Current
Part-Time Lecturer

The Winstedt School (Singapore)
Clinical Psychologist

Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD)
Doctoral Intern & Postdoctoral Fellow

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Pediatric Developmental Center (Chicago, IL)
Therapy & Advanced Extern

Ada S. McKinley Community Services (Chicago, IL)
Diagnostic & Therapy Extern

Autism Partnership (Singapore)
Program Specialist

Dyslexia Association Singapore (Singapore)


An International Survey of Clinicians’ Comfort in Providing Care for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Singapore.

  • Faculty Mentor: Jason M. Fogler, Ph.D.
  • Co-Investigator: Aveline A. Vasu, Psy.D.


Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Board of Examiners of Psychologists (Maryland Department of Health)


Vanen, T. S. (2016). Raising a Child with Autism in Singapore: A Story of Two Families (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.