(Founder, Counsellor & Psychotherapist)
Hi, I am Deepika Mulchandani,
a registered counsellor and psychotherapist based in Singapore. I have set up The Open Connections here to provide a space to approach mental health in a way that is emotionally safe, relevant and considerate of our human instinct to live life with a sense of well-being and to grow into our best selves. Having lived through chronic pain and the emotional distress that comes with it, I understand our need to feel well in our body and mind to live a life we enjoy.
I help clients work through their distress by drawing a combination of perspectives and techniques from research-based modality including Family & Systems Therapy, Attachment theory, Mindfulness and Yoga-based principles in a way that suits you best. Most importantly, my priority is to provide you with a safe space and good connection all throughout the process of your growth and healing.
I am also a registered clinical member with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) and a professional member with the Australian Association for Family Therapy (AAFT)
In the process of gaining wellness through learning, exploring and helping others what became evident is that there are two key areas of connections that determine our mental health and our basic sense of wellness. The first is the connection we sense between our mind and body, the second one is the quality of relationships we share with key people in our lives.
By focusing my work on these two areas of connections, I have helped many individuals, adolescents, couples and families regain a sense of well-being and vitality in their lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, chronic pain, depression, chronic stress, eating-related disorders, relational trauma and relationships conflict.
My education and training have been in professional counselling (Master’s Degree), Family & Systemic Therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Yoga-based interventions and play based interventions including Theraplay® which I primarily use in my work with children and parents.