Dr Arina Lanser grew up in Nigel and matriculated from High School John Vorster. She is married to Christo Anderson and has four children; a daughter, a son-in-law, a son, and a daughter-in-law.
She has been registered with the HPCSA since 1988 and has been practicing for more than 30 years.
She served as the psychologist for the Idols contestants in 2003 and has done various radio interviews on stations such as RSG as well as programmes for SABC 2 and SABC 3. She was also interviewed on e-news with regards to her experience with bullies in her practice.
She wrote articles for Vrouekeur, Leef, Huisgenoot, Beeld, Baba en Kleuter. She is also a regular speaker at school functions, open days and a variety of other functions.
She was nominated as a finalist for the Westrand Business Woman in 2007.
She was also appointed as an independent psychologist for the Practica Program in 2008.
She became part of the Child Well team in 2011.
She did, in the past, take a part-time position as a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.
She works on a part-time basis at L/S Helderkruin.
Message from Dr Arina
“I take my work and my practice seriously. Each and every child that comes my way is viewed as a unique creation in the process of developing his/her full potential.
I am proud of my practice, which has taken a lot of hard work to create. I personally handle everything that happens within the practice. I also work with various primary schools and pre-schools. Although my field of interest is mainly the assessment of children, I also do parent guidance, present courses, write articles, deliver speeches and do community service on a regular basis.
I hope that I can make a difference in children’s lives and the lives of their parents on a daily basis. I believe that the whole experience of coming to my practice should be as memorable, informative and enjoyable as possible.”