shrimathi swaminathan

Clinical Psychologist & Director

B.A. (Psychology)

M.A. M.Phil. (Clinical Psychology)

Member, Singapore Psychological Society

Member, Australian Psychological Society

Shri is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in various clinical settings. Shri works with children, teens, adults & couples, integrating psychotherapy approaches to help resolve a range of mental health issues. She has a special interest and expertise in ADHD, Eating Disorders, behavioral disorders in children, Borderline and other personality disorders, and Neuropsychological & forensic psychological assessments. 

After several years of experience working in different settings, she established Psynaptica in 2008 that serves a diverse client population with different backgrounds and needs. Over the years, she has helped clients from over 30 different nationalities from around the world reach positive mental health outcomes. At Psynaptica, Shri leads an experienced team of Psychologists with a mission that our psychological services are current, scientific and evidence based, yet simple and practical. She does this by emphasising a strict code of ethics with a priority on safeguarding the client interests. 
Shri is currently also the clinical director for Body with Soul, which is an integrated healthcare network providing a full range of healthcare services including Psychology, Osteopathy, Dietetic & Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. 
Shri has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the Singapore Psychological Society, Australian Psychological Society and the Society for Psychotherapy Integration.

David shapiro


B.A (Psychology)

M.A (Developental Psychology)

Ph.D (Educational Psychology)

Member, American Psychological Association

David Shapiro, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist from California, United States of America. David has a PhD from the University of Texas, Austin and Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, NY. 

He has over 20 years of clinical experience working in various setting and helping clients both in the US and in Singapore. He works with children, teens and adults providing psychotherapy to individual, couples, and families.  

David’s overarching approach to counselling is best described as solution focussed. He integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive, Behavioral, Interpersonal, Psychoeducational, Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Existential-Phenomenological, Imago Therapy as well as other complementary adjunctive therapies.  The goals with each strategy employed can be described as promoting disruption of ineffective patterns, and replacing them with more effective patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviour and life choices.

David is also very interested and qualified in Buddhist meditation and enjoys integrating mindfulness and meditation in his psychotherapy work.

Anastasiia Goncharenko

Intern Counsellor on Placement

M.A. Psychology

Anastasiia has a Masters degree in Psychology from the Lomonov Moscow State University, and is currently in the final phase of completing her Maser of Counselling program at Monash University. Anastasiia is further trained on client-centred Gestalt therapy. She is an intern counsellor at Psynaptica on placement and provides counselling for adults to support them with a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and low self-esteem. She uses a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Gestalt Therapy.

Originally from Russia, Anastasiia is fluent in speaking Russian and English.

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