Meet Our Therapists

Ho Shee Wai

Head of Counselling/Registered Psychologist

Shee Wai holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Newcastle, Australia, a certificate in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR Institute, USA, and a certificate in Advance Training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis from the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. She is an accredited facilitator for the FOCCUS marriage preparation and enrichment programme. She has also completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses Gottman Method Couple Therapy in her work. She is also certified with NOVA, National Organisation for Victim Assistance, USA, as well as a certified Emergenetics® Associate.

Shee Wai has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families in both Australia and Singapore. She has more than 18 years of clinical experience and have been helping expatriates deal with their various life challenges in Singapore since 2002. She specialises in marital and relationship counselling. She works with individuals on stress management, depression, anxiety, phobia, pain management, and grief and loss. Her training in EMDR enables her to be especially effective in working with all sort of trauma, e.g., family of origin and painful past experiences, accident, natural disaster, assault, rape or sexual abuse. She also provides psychological assessment for adults and children.

Shee Wai takes an integrated approach in her work, drawing on my training from Ericksonian Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Logotherapy, Family System Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her focus is in fitting what works best to a particular client and issue. She is registered as a Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia and am approved as a Supervisor. She is also registered as a Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society and am approved as a Supervisor. She is a member of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Singapore Psychological Society.

Goh Zhengqin

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Zhengqin is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Yale-NUS College. He holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree from Singapore and is certified in practicing Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by the EMDR Institute, USA. He has been trained as a National Care Officer and was formerly a Human Emergency Assistance and Response Team (HEART) team lead under SGSecure. His work and training has involved working with adults and youth in public and private health sectors, as well as forensic settings.

Zhengqin’s approach is primarily informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which he uses effectively in the assessment and treatment of client’s mental health concerns. In addition, he uses a wide range of techniques from other therapy models including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. He has worked with individuals on stress and anger management, depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD, trauma (e.g., accidents, natural disasters, assault, rape or sexual/physical/emotional abuse), grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. His has also worked with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, autism spectrum disorders, psychotic illnesses (e.g., schizophrenia), and paraphilias. He can provide psychological assessments for adults as well.

He applies a collaborative approach to tailor therapy to the personalities and needs of his clients. His overarching goal is to help clients become the most connected version of themselves (connected with their values, identity and relationships), feel empowered to face life’s challenges and enjoy life, and experience psychological wholeness and wellness.

Claudia Ahl

Clinical Psychologist

Claudia is a Clinical Psychologist at Yale-NUS. She earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in Australia and is a member of the Singapore Psychological Society. As well as extensive experience working with adults, Claudia has expertise in child, adolescent and family psychology in the private and public health sectors in Singapore and in Australia.

Claudia has a strong background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She uses a range of techniques and therapies with demonstrated effectiveness to assess, diagnose and treat her client’s mental health concerns. These include Maudsley Family Based Therapy, Parent Management Training, Psychodynamic Play Therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness interventions.

Claudia enjoys working with a wide range of clients, presenting with diverse and complex issues. Her special therapy interests include depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and personality disorders. Through a collaborative and empathic approach with her clients, Claudia helps them connect with their deeper values, equip them with an increased sense of empowerment, self compassion and an improved quality of health and well-being.

Kathleen Seow

Licensed Professional Counsellor & Registered Art Therapist

Kathleen received her Masters of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University and Masters of Art Therapy (MAAT), from Saint Mary of the Woods College in the United States. After completing 2 years of residency with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Parham Doctors’ Hospital and in private practice, she received her credentials as a License Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR). Following her residency, she worked in Arizona with Native Americans, later with WellSpan Philhaven Hospital in the Emergency Room and most recently with Humana Health Insurance Corporation.

Further trainings include, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Developmental Approaches in Treating Addiction, Trauma Informed Care, Completion of Healing Touch Level 1, Completion of Stephen Ministry Training, and serving as a Stephen Minister in her local church, Red Cross Volunteer and registered as a Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Volunteer, Hospice Volunteer with Bon Secours Hospital, Patient Advocate for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), advocating for those in domestic violence situations.

Kathleen’s approach is client-centered, holistic, interactive, strength based, drawing from her skills as a clinician & art therapist with creative interventions such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Art Therapy. She also draws from inspiration from the resiliency and strength of her clients. She has worked with all ages, childhood to adult and LGBTQ clients, diagnosed with one or more than one (comorbid) condition, which may include Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Eat Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Severe Mental Illness (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective), Trauma & Abuse, Alcohol/Substance Use, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder & Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD & ADD), Bipolar I & 2.