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About Us

The Rainbow Muse Clinic is based in Naarm (Melbourne) and offers art therapy, psychology, child-centred play therapy, dance and movement therapy, family therapy, mental health peer support, animal-assisted therapy and trauma sensitive 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 are a social justice-oriented practice with an emphasis on decolonial care and collective care.

  Chenai and Sammy had a vision of creating a woman-owned safe and inclusive practice where people can feel supported and accepted as they are. 

We center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA humans and with a focus on intersectionality strive to amplify the voices and expressions of Neurodivergent and Disabled Communities.

 We have grown so much (in many different ways) over the last 2 years! We will aim to update the website soon! 

Rainbow Muse, Sammy Elliott, Chenai Mupotsa-Russell, Art Therapy, Psychology, Melbourne

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. We work with an intersectional lens and running a decolonial, de-pathologising and neuro-affirming space on Wurundjeri Land.

We are a small team of busy therapists mostly working part-time. We deliberately keep our caseloads small so we can work in whole-hearted ways, not to burn out and balance other aspects of humaning, parenting and our own lived experience.
 
We understand how frustrating seeking support is and the pain of facing waitlists. We want everyone to belong but if we try be all things to all people we will break.  We also aren't the right fit for everyone. 
 
We feel its important to manage peoples expectations as we cannot work with everyone, we are also just humans trying to do life. If our way of working seems like it aligns with you please fill out the waitlist form and as spaces become available we will reach out.

Services
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Services

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Individual
Therapy

Individual therapy sessions  centering decolonial frameworks, we seek to foster mental health care that is anti-oppressive, culturally informed, neuroaffriming and liberatory. We use  creatve art therapies, talk-based therapy, and child-centred play therapy. The team incorporate a trauma-informed lens in their approach and we value lived expereince and other ways of knowing.

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Groups

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 group and individual sessions for little ones and young people. Our groups prioritise allowing for meaningful processing and exploration in a safe and supportive environment.

Workshops &
Development

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. We have limited capacity to supervise students, and are particularly passionate about supporting students with lived experience, or from diverse backgrounds. We only accept applicants with a commitment to cultural safety for the diverse range of humans we support. 

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Meet The Team

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Meet our beautiful crew of Rainbow Makers! 

Chenai Mupotsa-Russell Rainbow Muse photo by Sarah Walker

Chenai Mupotsa-Russell (She/Her)
 Founder and Co-Director

Sammy, Rainbow Muse photo by Sarah Walker

Sammy Elliott (She/Her)
Co-Director | Clinical Psychologist
Currently on MAT LEAVE

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Billie Elliott (She/Her)
Therapy Dog

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Lucy Hotchins (She/Her)
Art Therapist | Lived Experience Consultant

Casey Rainbow Muse photo by Sarah Walker
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Kate Graham (She/Her)
Support Worker
Currently on MAT LEAVE
Casey Vannatter (She/Her)
Art Therapist | Speech Pathologist
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Amy Pearson (She/Her)
Support Worker
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