In 2000 I moved to Singapore from the U.S. to work with youth. During my time as a youth worker I realized I needed to become more equipped to deal with the issues facing todays teens. This began my journey in the area of clinical Counselling. I pursued my Masters and began my work in counselling and psychotherapy in 2010.
My Clinical work has been in the area of trauma and abuse, attachment injuries, depression and anxiety, personal identity, relationship and family issues. I was one of the Founding members of DaySpring Residential Treatment Centre in Singapore, the first of its kind in South-east Asia. DaySpring is a residential treatment program which works with teenage girls who have experienced trauma and abuse. I served as the Clinical Director for 4.5 years before going into private practice.
My recent passion is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Please go to the tab above to read more about this therapy. I have been trained in Trauma- Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Levels 1 & 2), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and Choice Theory/Reality Therapy (CTRT). I integrate these modalities to suit the needs of clients. I believe that by looking at our past experiences we can recognize core beliefs and patterns we have developed, and once recognized can move towards a positive change that leads to inner healing and greater resilience. A client is offered to either participate in traditional talk therapy or equine assisted psychotherapy.
I have had the privilege of speaking on several radio shows such as 93.8FM’s “Parenting made easy”, and was the keynote speaker at the Singapore Parenting Congress. A huge honor was being awarded the Singapore International Woman of the Year by the American Women’s Association in 2012, for the pioneering work with adolescents.
I enjoy working with the local, expatriate and corporate communities. I am a registered counsellor (Clinical Member) with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) and a Registered Clinical Supervisor.
My practice is located in Singapore.
Equine therapy sessions take place at the Singapore Polo Club and Bukit Timah Saddle Club.
Please contact me for fee enquiries.