Nikolina Manojlović Vračar graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and is a specialist in art therapy at the University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek. She is a freelance visual artist and writer with interdisciplinary experience in other artistic practices as well. She has received multiple awards for her literary and illustrative work. Participating and cooperating with the Croatian independent theater scene, she has undergone many professional trainings related to work with voice, body and movement - in addition to visual arts, these skills greatly help her in working with clients. She regularly expands her knowledge, through seminars and workshops, about various psychotherapy practices (CBT, mindfulness, integrative psychotherapy).
She conducts art therapy individually and in groups with children, young people and adults who face various biopsychosocial challenges (e.g. adverse childhood experiences, anxiety, self-harm, psychological abuse in relationships, acute life crisis etc.) as well as with people from different social groups (employees in helping professions, retirees, children with developmental disabilities, etc.). Her clinical experience as an art therapist includes working with a group of young people and adults at the department of the Day Hospital for Integrative Psychiatry of the Clinic for Psychiatry of St. Ivan in Zagreb.
Member of HART (Croatian Art Therapy Association)
Member of HDLU (Croatian Association of Visual Artists)
Member of HZSU (Croatian Freelance Artist Association)
Member of HDKDM (Croatian Association of Writers for Children and Youth)