At Psych & Psych Consultants, we are dedicated to provide comprehensive, private, and personalised services for your mental health and psychological care needs. We cater to both local and international clients.Our therapists offer an extensive range of services including assessments and therapy for individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples and families.
Psych & Psych Consultants Pte Ltd is an Approved Institution registered with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Parents will be able to utilize Baby Bonus funds for Early Intervention (EI) Programmes at this centre.
Natalie Lim Principal Psychologist/Consultant
Natalie holds a Masters in Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has received extensive training in Canada for many years and did her internship in counselling and psychotherapy before returning to Singapore. Since then, Natalie has worked as a Senior Psychologist at the Child Guidance Clinic, Institute of Mental Health.
Natalie has been in private practice for some years and continues to work with children, adolescents and adults. She uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) on patients with Pain, Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety. Her intensive course graduate programme module in CBT was taught by a Certificate Cognitive Therapist from The Academy of Cognitive Behaviour in Pennsylvania, an internationally recognised certification body, whose Honorary President is Dr. Aaron Beck. Natalie is also a Certified Hypnotherapist.
Natalie also administers assessments such as IQ testing, academic assessments, autism screening and neuropsychological testing for children, adolescents and adults. She conducts individual and group therapy for children and adolescents with ADHD and a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, depression and conduct disorders. She also teaches children and adolescents learning and studying strategies. She has conducted workshops and lectures for parents, teachers and other professionals.
Natalie has extensive experience working with children and adults in educational, community and clinical settings. She is a full member and a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). She is also an Associate Member with the American Psychological Association (APA).
Natalie has penned a manual/workbook for teachers and children and has been interviewed and quoted in magazine articles about family and parenting. She is the proud mother of three young children.
Kenneth Kram Principal Educational Psychologist/Consultant
Kenneth holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and Educational Psychology from the University of British Colombia. He is a member of the Singapore Psychological Society. He has also completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) and maintains a membership with that society.
Kenneth is a career educator whose career spans five decades and two continents. Kenneth started his career as an educator in British Columbia as a mainstream and resource room teacher, supporting students with a variety of special needs. He began his career as an educational psychologist while still in British Columbia. Kenneth continued his career as an educational psychologist in Brunei for Kementerian Pendidikan (Ministry of Education). He was part of a team of people who established support systems for children with additional educational needs in cooperation with the University of Brunei Darussalam as an adjunct lecturer and an educational psychologist.
From 2002 to 2013, Kenneth was a Senior Specialist, Educational Psychology for the Psychological Services Branch of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore. During his years with MOE, Kenneth provided consultation to teachers and assessment for students with possible learning, behavioural or attention difficulties. He also provided consultation for schools on how to implement school-wide systems to screen students for learning difficulties and advised school staff and parents on appropriate and effective educational intervention strategies. The parents were always an integral part of this process. Kenneth presented training workshops at different platforms as part of training and development to help teachers and school leaders develop a stronger awareness of the special needs landscape. As a senior educational psychologist in MOE, Kenneth also supervised and mentored a large number of associate psychologists during their training.
Kenneth is qualified to administer a variety of screening and diagnostic assessments, including IQ tests, attainment tests and behavioural checklists. His strength is in interpreting assessment information and translating the information into appropriate and effective intervention strategies.
Jessie Thia Psychologist
Jessie graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia with an Honours degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) in National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore. Jessie also holds a diploma in Educational Psychology awarded by NIE and National Technology University (NTU), and has achieved the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) which is accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society.
Jessie started work as a Psychologist in 2004 in a voluntary welfare organization, providing assessment and intervention services for children and adults with Intellectual Impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorder in special schools and employment training centres. Prior to Psych & Psych, Jessie was an Associate Psychologist with the Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore for five years. During her work as a school psychologist, Jessie had extensive experience in conducting psycho-educational assessments for students with possible learning, behavioural or attention difficulties. Jessie had also worked closely with schools through providing consultation to school leaders and teachers on developing and implementing school-wide programmes and systems to identify students with special educational needs, and how to better support students with learning difficulties in school. In addition, she has many years of experience in conducting interactive training workshops for caregivers, teachers and school resource personnel in both mainstream schools and special schools on topics including behavioral management and learning strategies for children with special needs.
Jessie specializes in working with children and families, and provides assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents in areas such as Learning Disability, Intellectual Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder and other child-related behavioral issues. She has also worked with teachers to support children and families in areas such as anxiety, depression and other school-related problems such as bullying and school refusal. Jessie believes in active collaboration with parents regarding management of behavioural and emotional issues in their children. She is trained in the Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) approach and is accredited as a Triple P practitioner.
Lim Ai Lin Psychologist
Ai Lin graduated from the University of Western Australia with an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters degree, Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) in National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore. Ai Lin also holds a Diploma in Educational Psychology awarded by NIE and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as well as, the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) which is accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society.
Prior to Psych & Psych, Ai Lin was an Associate Psychologist with the Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore for five years. In the five years with MOE, Ai Lin had independently served a number of schools as their school’s Psychologist, providing consultation to teachers and school leaders, and conducting assessments for students with possible learning, behavioural or attention difficulties. Ai Lin has had extensive experience administering a variety of screening and diagnostic assessments, such as IQ tests, rating scales for attention difficulties and attainment tests. She also provided consultation to schools on developing and implementing school-wide programmes and systems to identify students with special educational needs, and how to support students with learning difficulties in school with intervention strategies. Ai Lin had worked with numerous parents, providing advice on how to support their children at home and how to work with the schools to provide a more supportive learning environment for their children. Besides consultations and assessment services, Ai Lin has presented various training workshops to teachers and school leaders in the areas of special educational needs and intervention strategies. She was also involved in producing a MOE publication for parents of children with special educational needs and was a booth presenter for special educational needs in MOE’s annual ExCEL Fest.
Brian So Principal Speech Language Therapist/Consultant
Brian So was awarded the Ministry of Health’s Overseas Specialist Scholarship and trained in the University of Sydney. After graduating with top honours, he went on to work in Singapore General Hospital. It was there that he specialised in paediatrics and was appointed to be one of the heads of the paediatric department. He became heavily involved in the training of junior speech therapists wanting to specialise in paediatrics. Besides this coaching role, Brian enjoys clinical work. He often collaborates with doctors, parents and teachers to help children achieve their fullest communicative potential at home and in school.
Brian is regularly involved in creating public awareness of communication impairments present in the paediatric population. He participates as a speaker in public forums and has been invited, on several occasions, to contribute articles on communication issues, relating to children, to various parenting websites. He has been featured in The Straits Times and has given a radio interview on the topic of Autism in 93.8 LIVE.
Brian’s paediatric clinical experience extends to teenagers and young adults as well. He regularly assesses and treats clients with speech, language and social skills difficulties. During treatment, he is certified to conduct various programs, including but not limited to Hanen, PECS, DIR/ Floortime, MORE therapy and PROMPT. Depending on individual needs, Brian is able to conduct small group or 1:1 sessions.
Serena Educational Therapist
Serena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern New Mexico University, USA and a Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) from National Institute of Education, Singapore.
Serena is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading remediation. She has more than eight years of experience in working with preschoolers and children with dyslexia and other learning disorders. As a mother of two lovely children, she shares in the enthusiasm and perseverance of other parents, and looks forward to the lifelong learning journey of parenthood.
Ruzita Zaki Educational Therapist
Ruzita is a trained teacher with years of experience in both mainstream and special needs settings. She taught English in a secondary school for six years and also spent a year in Nepal as a Singapore Volunteer Overseas, teaching English in a village school.
For the last ten years, Ruzita has been working with children who have literacy difficulties such as dyslexia. She was also involved in mentoring new educational therapists. She also spent three years in a primary school, providing literacy support to children with learning difficulties.
Her work with children affirms her belief that every child can learn. This belief motivates her to plan programmes that meet each child’s differing needs and to deliver them in an enjoyable and emotionally-sound environment.
Ruzita is an Associate member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Singapore and a postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Institute of Education.
Wong Wai Keen Educational Therapist
Wong Wai Keen was previously an Educational Therapist with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), where she was also a member of the Curriculum Team, which looked into the designing of curriculum frameworks for dyslexic students, and was involved in teacher training. In addition, she also managed the learning resources of a learning centre, looking into the learning needs of children. Prior to joining DAS, she was an Allied Educator (Learning and Behavourial Support) [AEDs (LBS)] in Nanyang Primary School. Her main duties were to identify pupils with dyslexia and upon diagnosis, provide individualized educational programmes to support these pupils in their learning.
She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences from the London Metropolitan University, which focuses on the Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE) Cycle, a systematic manner in approaching intervention programmes for learners with learning differences. She also obtained a Diploma in Dyslexia Studies from the DAS, a Diploma in Special Education from the National Institute of Education and was trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach in DAS. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics (1st Honours) from the University of Leicester. Wai Keen believes in the importance of building relationships with the students to further understand and engage them better in learning.
Celeste Tan Yoga Instructor
Celeste has been practicing yoga for since 2001 under a number of yoga instructors from France, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai, and Taiwan. Fuelled by her passion in yoga and love of travelling, Celeste gave up her corporate career in banking and finance to further her yoga knowledge and completed the Unity Yoga Heart Teacher Certification Course to become a yoga instructor.
She was also at Yoga Niketan in Rishikesh, India in January 2006 in pursuit of more intense yoga experiences. Although schooled in Hatha Yoga, Celeste’s yoga journey has exposed her to try out partner yoga and the more therapeutic types of yoga for pregnancy and scoliosis.
- Cognitive (IQ) and education testing for learning difficulties, school readiness and giftedness
- Neuropsychological Assessment
- Legal/Forensic Assessment e.g. personality testing
- Autism assessment and interventions
- Child development services
- Individual, couple, group and family therapy and counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression, anxiety, insomnia, anger issues and pain
- Grief therapy
- Reality therapy
- Study skills and academic strategies
- Education therapy for learning disability
- Early literacy intervention for pre-schoolers
- Anger management, classroom behaviour skills, social skill groups, parenting workshops, school workshops
- Case supervision
- Speech & Language Therapy and Assessments