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.
"Ohana meets family. Family means no get gets left behind... or forgotten!"
- 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 partly related to her personal parenting experience as a parent of two. She thus works closely with families to manage difficulties that arise. In particular, she has a special interest in 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.
Kaiying speaks both English and Mandarin.
Grace completed her Masters in Social Science (Counseling) under a scholarship by National Council of Social Service. She is a registered counsellor under the Singapore Association for Counseling.
Grace has experience working with couples and individuals in the community setting for the past 10 years. She works with individuals who have issues such as depression, anxiety, inter-personal trauma and self-harm. She also works with couples and families who struggle with connection, trust and attachment injuries.
Grace adopts several approaches such as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
She is married to a charming and intelligent husband who has visual impairments. She is a mother to 2 active and expressive boys. She hopes to encourage and instill hope to fellow pilgrims in this journey of Life.
Grace is currently available for appointments on weekday mornings.
Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
Masters of Arts (Applied Psychology)(Educational Psychology)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)(Psychology)
Jade has accumulated over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their caregivers. Prior to joining private practice, she was working at Child Guidance Clinic, Institute of Mental Health, where she specialized in providing evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with mental health disorders, including and not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Selective Mutism.
Jade has experience using a variety of therapy modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Structured Teaching, and Social Thinking, in both group and individual settings. She is also proficient in conducting screening and diagnostic assessment for ASD, as well as intellectual, academic/literacy, and adaptive behavioural assessments.
Jade believes in treating all clients, regardless of age, with genuineness and respect, as she recognises that trust and willingness are important ingredients for successful therapeutic work and better client outcomes. Thus she strives to provide a safe and non-judgemental space where the client can feel understood and supported. She communicates fluently in both English and Mandarin.
In addition, Jade has a passion for sharing knowledge. She contributed a book chapter on ASD for Clinical Psychology in Singapore: An Asian Casebook, and has conducted various workshops and trainings on topics such as ASD, ACT, and psychological assessments for fellow professionals and members of the public. She has provided clinical supervision for junior psychologists, as well as clinical psychology graduate students. Understanding that therapy modalities need to be tailored to individuals and their environments, Jade has also previously led a workgroup that adapted and delivered ACT group intervention programmes to our local population. Moreover, she is involved in several research studies and has presented posters at international conferences. She was also awarded the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program of the IACAPAP 20th World Congress - Paris 2012.
For self-care, she enjoys baking, relaxing in front of a good drama series, exercising, and travelling. Spending time with her family and loved ones is also important to her. She has a lively and determined child who taught her compassion, acceptance, and distress tolerance.
Jade currently conducts joint autism assessment with Kaiying.