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Shazeema Mashood Shah is a Certified Senior Clinical Psychologist that has been trained in working with Children and Adults with Mental and Developmental disorders. Before entering full-time into the private sector in 2017, she worked as a full-time Clinical Psychologist in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She was exposed to both psychology and also Islamic studies in IIUM and integrates her knowledge in Islam in her practice. She later found her passion in clinical psychology and was awarded the Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) to do her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Kyushu University, Japan. In Japan, Shazeema was exposed to the theories and practices of Clinical Psychology that are mainly used in Japan. The advanced practices in Japan in regards to their system and their clinical practice inspired her to join the government sector in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Health Psychology Clinic as a Full-time Clinical Psychologist so that she will be able to incorporate those skills and experience learned in Japan in her practice in UKM. She worked there till 2017. She is also currently a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.
Farah Putrinegara is a Certified Senior Clinical Psychologist that has been trained in working with Children and Adults with Mental and Developmental Disorders. She was the first full-time ClinicalPsychologist in UKM Health Psychology Center. She obtained her Bachelors of Psychology (Honors) in Curtin University Australia under the sponsorship of Sabah Government Scholarship in 2002 and her Master in Clinical Psychology in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2007. She is experienced in working with families and has a special interest in pediatrics, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning difficulties, disabilities, and behavior management. For adult clients, she is known for therapy related to depression and anxiety. With Shazeema, she conducts training for corporate clients and mental health talks for various organizations in Malaysia. She is also currently a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.
Carmen is a passionate clinical psychologist who is committed to empowering individuals through challenging times, dealing with psychological difficulties. Carmen graduated with a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Psychology from The University of Nottingham, Malaysia, and subsequently completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from HELP University, Malaysia. In her past clinical training, she had experience working in a university counseling center, private psychology centers, and non-government organizations (NGOs) which provided her with a wide exposure of cases and clients with diverse backgrounds. Carmen’s roles include delivering individual therapy for adults, administering psychological assessments, and providing individualized interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her clinical training also provided her with the opportunity to provide consultation and crisis intervention for refugees who have gone through trauma. She believes that each person has a story to tell and through the narration of their life story will they find strength and meaning in adversity.
Upon the completion of her undergraduate study, Hanna worked with children with special needs who required academic and/or behavioural support using behavioural modification techniques. This experience further sparked her interest in the mental health field and inspired her to take on a role as an assistant clinical psychologist at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) where she assisted in managing the day-to-day running of the psychology clinic and organised various events related to mental health. As part of the postgraduate clinical training, Hanna worked as a trainee at Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta (HBUK) and Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) where she was exposed to a variety of cases ranging from psychiatric to pediatric and forensic.
Hanna is experienced in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments for clients with personality disorders and various neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and specific learning disorder. With regards to therapy, she has worked with people with psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), personality disorders and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Her main therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which focuses on identifying and restructuring maladaptive thoughts and behaviours. Additionally, she also incorporates other therapeutic approaches and techniques namely dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), relaxation techniques, parent management training, assertiveness training and anger management therapy to fit the specific needs of the clients.
As a mental health practitioner, her work focuses on managing the symptoms experienced by clients to help them return to the highest level of function and independence, while improving their overall quality of life. However, she is aware that starting therapy can be incredibly difficult and confusing. People often say that acceptance is the first step towards change, growth, and healing. While this may be true, Hanna strongly believes that self-understanding always precedes self-acceptance. By compassionately understanding the root cause of their distress, she believes that her clients will eventually move towards greater self-acceptance.
Navila is a practising speech-language therapist working with the paediatric and adult population. She has 3 years of experience in providing speech and language therapy to children aged 3-25 years old across a range of disorders and in various settings (hospital, private and school). She pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in the University of Mysore on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. During her 1 year of clinical training, she had the opportunity to work with various communication disordered populations who required speech and language therapy. After obtaining sufficient training and clinical hours, she started practising as a full-time therapist in a special needs school in Kota Damansara. While practising, she has undergone few qualified trainings and obtained certificates such as Certificate in Social Thinking; Certificate in Understanding Anxiety & Depression; Certificate in Overcoming Imposter syndrome; Certificate in Writing Measurable Goals and Objectives; Certificate in Understanding Transitional Food; Updates on their Behaviour, Use and Benefits in both the Adult & Paediatric Population. Besides that, she has attended workshops on teaching communication strategies for speech delayed kids and developed therapy material for enhancing auditory memory. She is also a lifetime member of India Speech, and Hearing Association and Member of Malaysian Association of Speech and Hearing (MASH). Currently, she is pursuing MPhil in Psychology at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.
Sangetha Kisnan holds a Degree in Counseling from University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and a registered counselor with Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia (LKM). She was a counselor at the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia and has experience working with children, youth, adults and families who come from diversified backgrounds. The counselling issues are varied, covering workplace/career issues, child-parent relationship, emotional and interpersonal relationship issues. She works with clients closely to identify the root of issues, connect the dots and present the issues in a different light by using techniques such as Gestalt Therapy, Reality Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Sangetha uses different creative tools as art drawing and inventories to provide space, comfort, and discover clients strengths and potentials. She gained experience by involving in talks, rescue the homeless operation and counselling events to improve professional competence. Other than that, she went workshops and seminars to stay up-to-date on latest practices such as E-Psychological First Aid Workshop, seminars on Psychological Support In New Norm and Integrity & Ethics In E-Counselling Sessions. She believes that mental wellness is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive not where you’re going. She is fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Tamil.
Liyana completed her Master in Clinical Psychology at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and had experiences working with psychiatric, neurological, substance abuse and rehabilitation cases during her training years. She was trained to conduct a psychotherapy session that allows her clients to express themselves and will form a collaborative relationship with them.
She’s strong advocacy in Islamization of Psychology and passionate in incorporating the role of human’s spiritual intelligence in her therapy. This has prompted her in striving to become a secure base for her clients to treat their struggle with the approach of bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. She is dedicated to facilitating her clients to have more adaptive ways of dealing with important life issues.
Liyana had also completed ABA Level 1 training and had experienced using a behavioural approach to help children with ADHD and Autism as their therapist and shadow aide. As a Clinical Psychologist, she believes that diagnosis is a tool to drive effective treatment and not to label someone. She wishes to create more awareness of the importance of mental health and to make the services accessible to all group of people.
Serene is a qualified psychologist registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical
Psychology (CP1-0224). Having a genuine interest in people’s life journeys, she is passionate to learn more about different lived experiences and encourage people to make positive changes in their lives. This drove her to complete a Masters in Clinical Psychology from HELP University, where she provided both psychological assessments and therapy (individual, couple, & family) in private clinics and NGOs. She has also been actively engaged in conducting training workshops, motivational seminars, and support groups for schools, healthcare professionals, and refugee communities. These experiences have made her very comfortable working with a wide range of individuals from different age groups, races, religions, and backgrounds. As a therapist, Serene is committed to creating a safe space for you to feel deeply heard, to discover new insights together as well as to explore alternative, helpful ways of thinking and practicing strategies to address your concerns. If you would like some breakthroughs in your life, let her work collaboratively with you – to facilitate you grow, succeed, and live your life to the fullest.
Kher Yin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) from International Medical University. She had working experience in a non-governmental refugee organization, listening to their stories and assessing their protection needs as well as vulnerabilities. This experience has strengthened her ability to relate to a variety of people from diverse backgrounds and inspired her to pursue a professional career in mental health.
She subsequently obtained her Master of clinical psychology from HELP University. She completed her clinical training in a university counseling center, private psychology centers, and non- government organizations where she was exposed to a wide range of clientele. Her clinical roles involved administering psychological assessments and providing psychotherapy to both the adult and children population with various mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. Kher Yin is predominantly trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, and she also uses creative methods to help clients express their difficult feelings. She aims to provide a safe avenue for clients to narrate their stories and share their struggles, as well as to find adaptive coping ways.
Sumaiyah completed her Bachelor in Counseling with Honours from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and is a licensed and registered counselor under the Lembaga Kaunseling Malaysia (LKM). She has previously worked with the Ministry of Works for a brief period of time as a Junior Counselor assisting issues related to career, personal development, and family issues. Sumaiyah has a special interest in working with children, teens, and their families. Her counseling experience includes working with clients who are struggling with low self-esteem, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, relationship, and other issues. She has also facilitated group work with young secondary school students to build on their personal strengths such as communication skills and self-identity. In therapy sessions, Sumaiyah utilizes different approaches such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy. She too adapts therapy modalities based on what would best suit her client’s needs. She believes that hurdles in life can make someone stronger or weaker depending on their core beliefs. A person’s thoughts are what affects the way they view their issues. Thus, Sumaiyah sees her role as a helper in facilitating clients to untangle their hitch through a broad range of activities for them to discover their strengths and empowering them to reach their full potential in a safe and accepting space.