Shimali Perera

I am based in Colombo and practice as an Art Therapist. I received my Masters qualification and training in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri. I have been working with adults and children ever since I obtained my qualifications to do so. I have experience in working with adults and children in Singapore, India and Sri Lanka and have provided many art experiential work-shops for adults in Sri Lanka. My areas of focus currently are depression, grief, trauma, abuse, anger management, and children from single parent families. My training is based on psychodynamic theory but I also follow a person-centered approach in therapy. My passion and drive is to support adults and children overcome their situation through the creative medium and utilize art as a vehicle of communication and expression when words are not enough.