We offer mental health and therapy services with a bit of creativity and magic.
The Rainbow Muse Clinic Pty Ltd is based in Naarm (Melbourne) and offers art therapy, psychology, child-centred play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity.
We bring our mushy hearts and years of experience in a range of community and mental health contexts to tailor treatments to each individual’s needs.
We love the idea of rainbows, because they don’t exist without rain, and sunshine. We believe that everyone has the capacity for magic; some people just need a little bit of help uncovering their sparkle.
How did we get here?
Rainbow Muse was founded in 2019 by Chenai. She dreamt of establishing a magical therapeutic safe space where people who do not like, or fit into “boxes” could feel seen, heard and valued while on their mental health journey. Rainbow Muse grew beyond what she could have dreamed when she teamed up with Sammy, who had been busy building Girl and Dog Psychology.
These two best friends, who met working in youth mental health decided to marry their passion, love and fierceness into an even bigger dream. They joined forces to harness their strengths and in 2022 we opened Rainbow Muse Clinic.
With a multidisciplinary approach, they are excited to come together and lead a team of whimsical caring therapists who share in their dream. At Rainbow Muse Clinic, we believe that lived experience always trumps academic learning, and we are committed to supporting, protecting, learning from, and empowering people from the bottom up.
Whoever you are, whatever has happened and however you identify. You belong here.
We provide therapeutic support, art therapy, counselling, psychology and yoga to young people and adults across Melbourne, Victoria. Here are some of the services we provide:
Mental health, psychology and counselling
Mental Health Peer Support
Dance and Movement Therapy
Child Play Therapy
Neurodiversity Affirming Assessments
Individual therapy sessions are conducted using a variety of interventions including art therapy, psychological talk therapy, and child-centred play therapy. The team incorporate a trauma-informed lens in their approach, allowing for meaningful processing and exploration in a safe and supportive environment.
Groups can focus on a particular mental health concern. Participants journey and process together. The team also utilise their extensive experience in youth and child mental health to craft developmentally-appropriate group and individual sessions for little ones and young people.
Personal and professional development workshops can concentrate on anything from team-building and workplace wellness, to increasing connection, innovation and vulnerability. They’re perfect for community organisations, businesses, retreats and special events, or anyone wishing to cultivate a culture of self-care and creativity.
We deliver training, reflective practice and supervision to individuals and organisations. Sammy is a Board Approved AHPRA Psychology supervisor. We have capacity to supervise students during their final Masters placements, and are particularly passionate about supporting students with lived experience, or from diverse backgrounds.
Tandara Pa Rainbow is a not-for-profit initiative, born from Rainbow Muse. It recognises that not everyone can, should or wants to heal in therapy. We are so proud of Rainbow Muse Clinic, and its just continuing to grow. But we know as therapists we do not have the answer to everything.
Chenai spent years working in community development prior to coming to mental health. This time demonstrated the power of community, togetherness, creating, moving, playing and sharing. When her mum passed it seemed fitting to return to this knowing, and recreate the community of connection her mum Eunice embodied.
In honour of Eunice, Tandara Pa Rainbow was born, a community-building space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. It's goal is co-create safe spaces for people wanting to express themselves, engage with community, feel supported and enjoy the magic of other humans.
Because we all need spaces where we can truly be ourselves.
Visit www.tandaraparainbow.org to learn more.
Meet The Team
Meet our beautiful crew of Rainbow Makers! Our Therapists use a variety of interventions art therapy, psychology, clinical psychology, child-centred play therapy, grief counselling, family/parent dyadic work, animal assisted therapy, yoga and mindfulness. The team incorporate a trauma-informed lens in their approach, allowing for meaningful processing and exploration in a safe and supportive environment. Click on the individual bio's to find out more.
Chenai Mupotsa-Russell (She/Her)
Founder and Co-Director
Sammy Elliott (She/Her)
Co-Director | Clinical Psychologist
Billie Elliott (She/Her)
Lucy Hotchins (She/Her)
Art Therapist | Lived Experience Consultant
Melanie Knight (She/They)
Arts Therapist | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Kate Graham (She/Her)
Casey Vannatter (She/Her)
Art Therapist | Speech Pathologist
Not taking any new clients for individual psychology sessions
Appointments available for individual sessions and Family Therapy via Telehealth
LIMITED Support worker availability please fill contact form
Our waitlist is open
Please fill out the waitlist form and we will get back to you as options become available
Rainbow Muse Clinic acknowledges parts of the community experience disproportionate challenges to their wellbeing, due to their specific or intersectional needs. We are a neurodivergent-affirming, culturally inclusive, anti-racist and LGBTQAI+ celebrating service. We work on Wurundjeri land and strive to create an environment that is culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
It is important for us to provide a safe space for people who are not able to access support in mainstream services. Please let us know if this applies to you and we will honour this as we navigate our responses
We are not able to take any new clients for psychology