Sessions are available face to face, via video calls or phone calls.
Hope for Tomorrow is a social enterprise started with the belief that everyone should have access to quality mental health services to meet your mental health needs. We thus provide a range of psychological services, and make our services accessible and available for individuals who need our services. We also link up with agencies in the community so as to reach out to more individuals who can benefit from our services.
Hope for Tomorrow prices our services at a rate that we hope is sustainable for us, and affordable for you. Reduced rates are available for individuals who need further support. Please enquire directly with us if you require subsidized rates.
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- Lilo & Stitch
Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (University of Sydney, Australia)
Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Honours) (University College London, UK)
Kaiying has a broad range of experience working with both kids and adults from different backgrounds. Prior to obtaining her Doctor of Clinical Psychology in Sydney, she was working in the government sector as a prison psychologist, and her work included conducting risk assessments and group intervention for offenders. More recently, Kaiying has been working at private clinics in Singapore conducting assessments and intervention for kids and adults. This includes intelligence, ADHD and autism assessments, as well as therapy for anxiety, depression and stress.
Kaiying adopts an individualised approach to helping individuals experiencing various psychological and emotional challenges. Some modalities she uses include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Kaiying has a keen interest in parenting, that is related to her personal parenting experience as a parent of two. She thus works closely with families to manage difficulties that arise. This includes helping children who display oppositional behaviours or conduct problems. This relates to her previous experience as a prison psychologist, as well as her postgraduate training in Sydney, whereby she was trained in parenting intervention that target oppositional behaviour, and conducted research in this area (Sng, K. I., Hawes, D. J., Raine, A., Ang, R. P., Ooi, Y. P., & Fung, D. S. (2018). Callous unemotional traits and the relationship between aggressive parenting practices and conduct problems in Singaporean families. Child abuse & neglect, 81, 225-234.)
Another key area of interest is helping individuals with emotional difficulties or emotional dysregulation. For instance, Kaiying uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help individuals with borderline personality disorder or others who need help with emotional regulation.
Kaiying also practises mindfulness and regularly incorporates it in her intervention. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and on the supervised teaching pathway with the Oxford Mindfulness Center (UK). She is also a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with the Center for MIndful Self-Compassion (US).
Kaiying speaks both English and Mandarin. She is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Registered Psychologist (Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society)
Certified Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) therapist, International Society of Emotion-focused Therapy
Masters of Psychology (Clinical), National University of Singapore
Bachelors of Social Sciences in Psychology (Honours), National University of Singapore
Jeanice is a registered Psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society. She utilises evidence-based approaches such as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness in her therapy work. Jeanice is also a certified EFT therapist of the International Society of Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Jeanice has several years of clinical experience at the Institute of Mental Health on top of her years of service as a psychologist to Home Team Officers in the Singapore Civil Defence Force and Singapore Police Force. Her experience includes providing individual psychotherapy to adults with interpersonal and relational concerns, stress and anger management difficulties, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, mood disturbances, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and personality disorders. In addition, Jeanice is experienced in conducting group therapy and psychological evaluations such as IQ and neuropsychological assessments. She has also delivered training sessions on psychology and mental health- related topics to Home Team officers as well as community partners such as Family Service Centres.
Jeanice conceptualises the therapy process as a journey which she takes with her clients towards meeting their needs and goals. As a firm believer in the importance of relationships as catalysts for therapeutic change, she places great emphasis on building alliance and trust with each individual she works with. Adopting a client-centred and integrative approach, Jeanice provides customised treatment based on each individual’s unique needs. She strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives, one person at a time – regardless of their cultural or ethnic group, religious belief, gender and sexual orientation, as she believes that everyone deserves the right to mental wellness. One of her areas of interest is in helping clients process the unresolved responses related to trauma and abuse, and work with them towards recovery and restoration of self-compassion and equilibrium in their lives.
In her free time, Jeanice enjoys bonding with her children and family as well as honing her parenting skills by reading up on related topics.
Jeanice speaks both English and Mandarin. She is available on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Educational Psychology Specialization), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Master of Social Sciences (Psychology, by research), National University of Singapore
Bachelor of Social Sciences. Honours (Second Class, Upper Division) in Psychology, National University of Singapore
Kit Kwan is a Singapore Registered Psychologist (SRP) and an approved SRP supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society. She found her calling as an Educational Psychologist more than a decade ago and made the decision to pursue this profession as a life-long career. Kit Kwan has a strong background in assessment and testing, as well as working with children and teens with special needs. These included Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behavioural and emotional difficulties. She has worked in early intervention centres, special education schools, an integrated preschool setting, as well as a private enrichment/tuition centre that has mainstream students with special needs. In recent years, she has also been working at private clinics in Singapore, conducting assessments for kids and adults, as well as therapy for typically developing teens with socio-emotional concerns. With adults, she has carried out ASD diagnosis, and IQ or learning difficulties assessments as per overseas school application and examination accommodation.
In addition to working directly with youngsters with specific needs and with their teachers, Kit Kwan feels that it is essential to build a sincere partnership with parents, as they play a very integral and involved role in a child’s development. Consequently, she undertook training in DIR/FloortimeTM, to work with parents to support the educational, social-emotional, and developmental challenges of children, including those with Autism. She is also a certified facilitator in the research-based, evidence-informed “Good Enough Parenting” program. She is likewise cognizant in the use of behavioural learning principles to help parents manage difficult behaviours in young children, and to teach the latter more adaptive skills. Using these principles, she believes it will help parents build healthy relationships and emotional connectedness with their children and facilitate their progress.
Kit Kwan speaks both English and Mandarin. She is available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Registered Psychologist (New Zealand and Singapore)
Certified OCD Therapist (International OCD Foundation, IOCDF)
Certified Forest Therapy Guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, ANFT)
Master of Psychology (Clinical), James Cook University
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), James Cook University
Chin Meng made a career switch from a 28-year career in information technology to clinical psychology because of his desire to give back to society. He hopes to do his part to meet the community needs for mental wellness.
From 2012 to 2021, Chin Meng has provided psychological services to adult and adolescent clients at Institute of Mental Health (IMH). These include individual therapy sessions as well as group interventions. Other aspects of his work include psychological assessments and in-patient ward services. In addition, he had a stint with the intervention services for young offenders and youth-at-risk. In February 2021, he has moved into private practice to continue his service to the community.
The three foundations of his practice are the deepening awareness of hearts and minds, an empathetic and compassionate therapy space, and finding meaning and purpose in challenging life circumstances. He is guided by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy as well as mindfulness and spirituality practices. In addition, he has been trained and implemented interventions specifically designed for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma and bipolar disorder.
Authenticity is a focus of Chin Meng’s way of life and it is carried into his clinical practice. He lives and guides based on cultivation of psychological flexibility through the processes of openness, awareness and engagement (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl & Wilson, 2012). He applies the processes in response to his share of joyful and foolish life experiences. Perhaps, this has helped when he introduced the same processes to his clients who are facing their own experiences of common humanity.
In his effort to expand service offerings to the community, Chin Meng’s curiosity has led him to learn and implement new approaches. In his early psychologist career, he implemented ACT interventions for clients with psychosis. He also worked with like-minded colleagues in the application of mindfulness based interventions for stress, anxiety and depression. More recently, he is exploring Forest Therapy as a group intervention to improve the well-being of his clients. He is also considering a brief intervention on the internet to improve the accessibility and affordability of therapy services. In future, he hopes to integrate spirituality and psychology in spiritual direction. All in line with his desire to meet the mental health needs of the community.
Chin Meng speaks both English and Mandarin. He is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Registered Psychologist (Singapore), MSPS
Singapore Register of Psychologist (SRP) Approved Supervisor
Master of Psychology (Clinical), The University of Melbourne & National University of Singapore
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Psychology, National University of Singapore
Darshini’s practice journey as a Clinical Psychologist has spanned over a decade. She began her practice at the Institute of Mental Health, working with clients with complex clinical presentations, in inpatient and outpatient tertiary psychiatric services. Darshini’s practice has also brought her through child protection, youth offending and residential services, community services, military services, global/regional/local corporate consultancy, and private health services. Darshini has worked with individuals and groups for psychological therapy, and conducted psychological assessments for different needs. She has also been involved with creating and implementing clinical services and programmes in public health.
Darshini’s keen interest in clinical psychology has seen her supervise the practicum of students undertaking their postgraduate clinical psychology training, and provide clinical supervision to practising mental health professionals. Darshini also teaches psychology at the National University of Singapore, and provides mental health related training to corporate organisations.
As a Clinical Psychologist, Darshini is trained to evaluate for different mental health needs, make clinical diagnoses, and provide appropriate non-pharmacological intervention. Darshini is trained in and uses evidence-based treatment modalities, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Behaviour Modification.
Darshini has clinical interests in the areas of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia). Other key interest areas include trauma, complex mental health needs, panic attacks/disorder, behavioural change, personal growth, and wellbeing. In her clinical practice, Darshini has (and continues to) work with individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorders, somatic complaints, intellectual disability, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, adjustment disorder, grief and gender identity issues.
Darshini believes that each individual’s unique life experiences shape them and that an understanding of this empowers, connects to inherent strengths, and creates a space in which learning and forward movement can take place. Accordingly, Darshini’s approach is personalised to the needs of each individual client, within a respectful and safe space.
Darshini speaks both English and Tamil. She is available on Tuesday afternoons.
Ming Hui spent 20 years in the corporate world, with extensive experience in regional business planning, supply chain, HR and the oil and gas industry. When stress levels escalated to an all-time high trying to balance a demanding job with a young family, she felt lost – lost in the past, and lost in the future - notwithstanding having an on-off meditation practice then. It was only when she decided to go right back to basics, by unlearning and relearning mindfulness meditation with MBCT, that she found her way back to the present again. As Ekhart Tolle put it, “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment.”
Ming Hui is a certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator and trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and on the supervised teaching pathway with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (UK). She is passionate about bringing her experiences to connect with learners, helping them improve emotional wellbeing and access their inner wisdom through mindfulness.
Ming Hui is currently co-running MBCT groups with Kaiying.
Master of Counselling – Monash university
Master of Science in Psychology (RMIT University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (James Cook University)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Monash University)
Provisional Clinical Member of Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) – Registration in progress.
Teerousha is currently practicing as a counsellor. Her areas of interests include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, emotional regulation, suicidal behaviours, attachment, grief and loss. She has prior experience working with people struggling with addiction and students with special needs.
Teerousha employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as her main modality. She is also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, DBT (Level 1&2) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT. Teerousha has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and her experiences have enhanced her interests in counselling. She is receiving clinical supervision at our centre.
Teerousha speaks both English and French. She is available on Saturdays.
Zoe Yi graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2021, where she obtained her Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (Distinction) in Psychology.
Previously a Behavioural Therapist, Zoe Yi had a rewarding and meaningful experience as she assisted children with special needs in attending classes. She also conducted therapy sessions with them using an evidence-based practice (Applied Behaviour Analysis).
Zoe Yi believes that no problem is too big or too small, and she hopes to be able to provide emotional support to all those who need it.
Feel free to reach out to her if you have any enquiries.