The journey to fulfil my calling of becoming a psychologist started when I was 16. It began with a curiosity for understanding people’s emotions and relationships. It fascinates me that each one of us is unique and we’re all different! Upon completion of my Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, I returned home to pursue a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at HELP University, Malaysia. During this time, I worked with children, adolescents and adults, providing psychological assessments and interventions at the psychiatric clinic in Kajang Hospital. It was also during this time that I discovered and developed a deep passion for working with individuals with chronic pain at Selayang Hospital.

Upon graduation, I spent the next 3 years at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, where I had the opportunity to work with patients from all walks of life. I provided psychological and neuropsychological assessments including interventions for individuals with major medical conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury, as well as secondary disorders such as mood disorders and anxiety. My work at the hospital also allowed me to develop and conduct group programs for these individuals by addressing their psychosocial difficulties with the aim of empowering them and to facilitate their process of reintegrating back to society. Adding to that, I have also given various talks on psychological issues and management for patients, caregivers and the general public.

Through these years, working with clients has given me a deeper appreciation for their resilience and perseverance. While I am open to seeing people with various issues, my areas of interests are in working with those experiencing emotional difficulties and those who struggle with chronic pain and illnesses. Through my work, I’ve witnessed how an individual’s suffering from mental health difficulties can significantly affect their families as well. This intricate relationship between the individual and their family members led me to incorporate the Family Systems approach to my work. I also regularly use Person-Centered and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches to help my clients reach their goals. At present, I am pursuing additional training in Sandplay therapy in the hopes of integrating expressive arts technique to work more effectively with my clients, especially children. As a registered member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP), I abide by their code of conduct.

I believe that therapy is a journey of empowerment that celebrates growth and nurtures healing. It would be a privilege to walk alongside you as you embark on this journey.

 
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