Yana Ricart - Promises Healthcare


Sharmini Winslow Therapist

Yana Ricart

Senior Psychotherapist
MSoc Sc (Counselling), B. Sc. (Hons), Post-Graduate and Graduate Certificate Expressive Therapies

Languages: English, Spanish, Japanese


Yana has significant experience working with children and adolescents. She also has extensive experience in providing counselling in multiple languages to adults. She has helped people with anxiety, depression, stress management, cultural adjustment, life transitions, grief and loss, complex trauma, etc.

Yana holds a Masters Degree in Social Sciences (Counselling) from the University of South Australia. She is a Master Solution Focused Practitioner and a Certified Advanced Solution-Focused Coach. She holds a Graduate and Post Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies and a Certificate in Sandplay Therapy. Yana has over 15 years of experience as a counsellor and is a Registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).


• Anxiety
• Depression
• Child & Adolescent issues
• Adjustment and Transition issues
• Stress management
• Grief and Loss
• Trauma

Certifications and Accreditations

• Master of Social Science (Counselling), University of South Australia
• Master Solution-Focused Therapist and Certified Advanced Solution-Focused Coach, Academy of Solution Focus Training, Singapore
• Post- Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapies and Graduate Certificate in Sandplay Therapy (Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia)
• Diploma (Psychotherapy) and Diploma (Applied Counselling Skills), Counselling and Psychological Resources, Singapore
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering), Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
• Registered Counsellor and Clinical Member (SAC)
• EMDR Therapy (Levels 1-3, Parnell Institute)
• EMDR Therapy and Expressive Therapies (Levels 1-2, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness)
• Brainspotting (Levels 1-2, Brainspotting Australasia)
• Yoga Teacher Training (Diploma, International Yoga Teacher’s Association)


Originally from Latin America, Yana has spent over 30 years in Asia (Singapore and Japan). She can provide counselling in English, Spanish and Japanese (she also understands well Portuguese and French). Her multicultural background and experiences allow her to empathize with clients from different cultures.

In her psychotherapeutic work, Yana integrates various trauma-informed and strength-based approaches, including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Mindfulness-Based Family Constellations, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Attachment-Focused EMDR and Brainspotting, depending on the individual needs of clients. Yana also has a Diploma in Yoga Teaching and a background in dance and dance therapy, which allows her to include relaxation and visualization techniques, body awareness, and movement in her practice.

Her focus is helping her clients to process emotions that are blocking their journeys and to get in touch with their strengths and resilience in order to better face future challenges of their lives.

Yana enjoys connecting with family and friends during her free time, reading and dancing.