Welcome to The Arts Therapists CoLab

An innovative therapy methodology!

The Arts Therapists CoLab is a pioneering venture by two creative arts psychotherapists who felt the need to bring up collaborative work amongst arts therapists and  promote well-being through the use of arts therapies in India. The organisation holds pride in bringing focus to ethical practices that are being upheld by qualified pioneers in the field of creative arts therapies. The quality of services provided by TATC in the mental wellness sector has been uncompromising where the affiliated professionals are internationally recognised for their commendable efforts in their fields. This endeavour intends to support mental health ventures that are psycho-educational and therapeutically inclined, with the aim to create compassionate, non-judgemental, safe, inclusive and empathetic spaces using the arts.

About Us

Preetha and Anshuma

The Arts Therapists CoLab (TATC) was founded by Anshuma Kshetrapal and Preetha Ramasubramanian, who are leaders in the field of creative arts psychotherapy in India. They work as therapists, supervisors and trainers across the country and in their practice came to realise the scope of work and the power of collaboration that is required to address the potential of mental wellness in India. 

Both of them have extensive experience working with adults and children across various settings and sectors in India and abroad. TATC is envisioned as a venture to mind the gaps when it comes to addressing holistic wellness, emotional intelligence and mental health through the arts.


Dr. Maitri Gopalakrishna has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and an MA in Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. She is also a registered drama therapist (RDT) of the North American Drama Therapy Association. Her work is greatly influenced by feminism and narrative approaches. She also draws on Psychodrama, Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre in addition to core drama therapy approaches. 

Maitri works with both individuals and groups in a variety of settings including schools and community centres. She is a member of staff at Parivarthan Counselling, Training and Research Centre and faculty member in the Foundation Course in Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies. She lives and works in Bangalore. 

What is Creative Arts Psychotherapy?

Creative Arts Psychotherapies is an umbrella term that includes Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Drama  Psychotherapy, Art Psychotherapy, Music Psychotherapy, Play therapy, storytelling therapy and more. It is essentially the intentional use of any art form or material, by a trained psychotherapist, towards the mental well-being of a client. The work focuses on the needs of the client and is rooted in depth psychology, psychoanalysis with a client centered approach, making it an effective way of working with the powerful tool of the arts and the gentle approach of psychotherapy.

Our Services

Corporate Workshops

Corporate workshops are conducted by TATC to address certain issues that organisations face focusing on their employees' mental well-being. These sessions are carefully tailored to cater to the ethos and the needs of the organisation. The sessions, therefore, are run on a consistent weekly/monthly basis or as one-off sessions.

School-based Programme​

Project Reflect is an endeavor by TATC to bring the arts into classrooms through a curriculum designed to enhance emotional intelligence and encourage empathy, inclusivity and sensitivity in young minds. It is a classroom based program that also promotes respect for each other, higher self-esteem, concentration, confidence and increasing empathy while reducing levels of stress, aggression, discrimination and bullying in schools.

Mental Health Awareness

In today's fast paced world, amid the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we often miss out on our basic mental needs such as some moments of rest, peace, quiet and calmness. We conduct talks and workshops in which we highlight the growing issues related to mental health in today's population and how to be aware and detect certain issues early on and deal with them in the best way possible.

Consulting and Supervision Services

We offer consulting and supervision services for Creative Arts Psychotherapy sessions.

Internship opportunities

We offer internship opportunities for those who have a keen interest in our therapy methods.

Training Workshops

We conduct training workshops for Creative Arts Psychotherapy in which we train interested attendees on how to conduct Creative Arts Psychotherapy sessions and help others just like we do.


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