Introducing Dr. Vanessa von Auer
Leading Clinical Psychologist & Educator
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Vanessa von Auer, a leading Clinical Psychologist and Special Needs Expert in Singapore.
Dr. Vanessa is the founder and owner of the renowned VA Psychology Center (www.vapc.sg) and the Integrated International School (www.iis.com.sg). She has collaborated with the media for her expertise for the past decade on topics revolving around relationships, children, parenting, special needs and other well-being topics and would like to extend her expertise to your esteemed organization.
Dr. Vanessa von Auer is taking a break from her businesses and her love for writing and contributing to Singapore’s society
A little background:
Dr. Vanessa von Auer's love for Singapore and passion for supporting children and their families has kept her in her beloved city-state for over 17 years.
She moved to Singapore as a young, 13 year-old girl. After studying in the US and receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, she returned to Singapore, her adopted home, where she earned a Master’s in Counseling and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Through her work as a Clinical Psychologist at her clinic, the VA Psychology Center (www.vapc.sg), she learned about the many challenges that face children with special needs and their families. In an effort to help them, she began providing enrichment services to 5 young children with learning differences in February 2009.
The benefit that she provides to Singaporean society was clearly evidenced by the rapid growth of her enterprise. Despite misperceptions regarding special needs children, she persevered and was entrusted with 12 children by March 2010. This demand prompted her to establish the Integrated International School (“IIS”, www.iis.com.sg), a school with streams for both typical and special needs children, in 2011. IIS currently has 65 students and plans to expand in the coming years to accommodate additional children.
Dr. Vanessa regularly contributes to publications such as The New Paper, The Straits Times and Today, for her expertise on a variety of psychological/well-being and education matters. She would be honoured to provide her expert opinion to you and/or your esteemed organization if there is a possible opportunity for collaboration.