Better Life | Goh Yih Shian, Dr Lee Ee Lian, Pearlene Lim, Kim Lian Rolles-Abraham
Meet our multidisciplinary Better Life Clinic team. Senior Consultant & Psychiatrist: Dr Lee Ee Lian, Dietician: Goh Yih Shian, Psychotherapist: Kim Lian Rolles-Abraham, Psychologist: Pearlene Lim.
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Our Team

Dr. Abishek Mathew Abraham
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist 

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI, Ireland)
MMED (Psych) (NUS, Singapore)
MRCPsych (RCPsych, United Kingdom)

Dr. Abishek Abraham is a Consultant Psychiatrist who obtained his medical degree from the National University of Ireland. He subsequently received his specialist training in the field of psychiatry across various hospitals in Singapore including the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKWCH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH). He completed two psychiatry postgraduate qualifications, being conferred both the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) Degree from the National University of Singapore and the Membership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom.

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Dr. Abraham has a wealth of experience managing a wide range of psychiatric conditions in both Singaporean and International patients. His main area of clinical interest is in mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and psychotic disorders. He has extensive experience in managing illnesses in adults as well as those in the child and adolescent age category.

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Having most recently served as a consultant psychiatrist and Director of Psychiatry Inpatient Services at CGH, Dr. Abraham has played a leading role in several key department initiatives, including the establishment of the first inpatient psychiatry ward protocols at CGH. He has also previously served as a Visiting Consultant with the Child Psychiatry department at KKWCH and is presently continuing in a similar role at CGH to run Adolescent Psychiatry clinics.

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Teaching has also been an important part of Dr. Abraham’s work in psychiatry both locally and abroad, having served as a Clinical Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and an Adjunct Instructor with the Duke-NUS School of Medicine Psychiatry programme. He was also a Physician Faculty Member with the National Healthcare Group Psychiatry Residency programme. Outside of Singapore, he was also a Course organiser/workshop trainer as part of the Singapore International Volunteers (SIV) Specialist Team in collaboration with the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), conducting workshops to train psychiatrists in Surabaya, Indonesia over the course of 3 years.

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Dr. Abraham has also been active in the Singapore Psychiatric Association, having previously held the position of Vice President and Honorary Secretary. He has also received numerous awards, including the Singapore Health Quality Silver Award in 2018. He has been involved in research during his career in the fields of adolescent Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and deliberate self-harm in adolescents. He is fluent in English and Bahasa Melayu as well as being able to converse in simple Mandarin.

Dr. Kamini Rajaratnam

Consultant Psychiatrist

(MBBS, MRCPsych, FAMS)

Dr. Kamini Rajaratnam is a passionate and patient-centered psychiatrist with 12 years of experience. She is committed to providing compassionate, holistic and evidence-based care to her patients.

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She graduated with an MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK). She is an accredited psychiatrist with the Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health Singapore and a registered psychiatrist with the Singapore Medical Council. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT), Mindful Motherhood program, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), the Bringing Baby Home program by the Gottman Institute and is a member of Postpartum Support International.

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She practised for 12 years as a medical doctor in the general medical, surgical and psychiatry departments of several public hospitals (National University Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Alexandra Hospital) before practising as a psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

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Through the course of her career, she has gained extensive experience treating patients in the inpatient wards, forensic wards, outpatient clinic, child and adolescent clinic, emergency department and high dependency unit at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). Here, she noticed that there were patients who needed more than psychotropic drugs to facilitate their recovery. Thus, she set off on a journey to expand her armamentarium and create a unique evidence-based practice to address her patients’ concerns.

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She trained in mindfulness-based therapies, nutritional psychiatry and nutritional and environmental medicine and learned that a plethora of other issues can contribute to and perpetuate mental illness. Through this she is able to curate a treatment plan that incorporates holistic aspects into the traditional psychiatric treatment plan. This plan prioritises your wellness and working with not just you, but the allies in your life to put you on the road to recovery. YOU will always be in the driver’s seat of your recovery journey.

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She is especially passionate about perinatal psychiatry and loves to work with women facing emotional issues during and after pregnancy. 1 in 7 women suffer from postnatal depression and 80% of women experience mood disturbances in the postpartum period. 20% of women experience mood disturbances during pregnancy. As a mother, the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood resonate only too well with her. She has made it her mission to guide mothers who are facing emotional difficulties or on the brink of burnout, to make the changes necessary to reach their optimal health and functioning. She’s certified in the Mindful Motherhood programme and Bringing Baby Home programme and she uses these powerful tools in combination with other interventions and medication when necessary.  If you have been feeling increasingly overwhelmed, experiencing mood disturbances, anxiety, insomnia, irritability and fatigue, there is help available. Don’t lose hope. You are not alone, you are not to blame and with help you WILL feel better. Take the first step to getting better and schedule a consultation.

Better Life Clinic | Dr Lee Ee Lian | Senior Consultant & Psychiatrist

Dr. Lee Ee Lian

Senior Consultant & Psychiatrist

MBBS, MMed(Psychiatry), FAMS

Dr. Lee Ee Lian graduated from Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1985. She was subsequently conferred the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) degree in 1990, and attained her specialist accreditation in 1998.

She first worked in the field of Eating Disorders in 1988 at the Gordon Hospital (Charing Cross & Westminster Psychiatry Rotation) in London, UK. Her overseas exposure extends to the University of Toronto/Toronto General Hospital (1997-1998) where she completed a Clinical Fellowship in Eating Disorders and Mood Disorders. She also completed Health Manpower Development Fellowships at Stanford University (Family-Based Treatment),UCLA (Obesity Management/Eating Disorders), and the University of Hawaii (Motivational Enhancement Therapy).

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Having a special interest in Eating Disorders, Dr. Lee then founded the Eating Disorders Programme at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), of which she was the first Director. She was also the former Clinical Director of the SGH LIFE Centre. Apart from Eating Disorders, Dr. Lee’s other areas of interest are Mood Disorders and General Psychiatry. Dr Lee sees patients who are turning 13 this calendar year and older, and adults.

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Dr. Lee is also a member of the Singapore Medical Association, Singapore Psychiatric Association (Past President), ASEAN Federation for Psychiatry & Mental Health (Past President), and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Dr. Tina Tan

Consultant Psychiatrist

M.D. (Duke-NUS, Singapore)

MRCPsych (U.K.)

FAMS

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Dr. Tan is a Psychiatrist with experience in treating a diverse range of mental health conditions, particularly in the elderly, working adults, and young adults. These conditions include, but are not limited to, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, grief, insomnia, psychosis, stress, adjustment issues, and burnout. She has a special interest in caring for those in the middle and latter stages of life, and has extensive expertise in managing persons with dementia, or other memory-related conditions. She is also knowledgeable in conducting mental capacity assessments, and LPA certification. Dr. Tan is passionate about promoting positive work-life balance and family values.

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As part of her specialist training in psychiatry, Dr. Tan practised in a variety of hospital settings across Singapore, including the Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and National University Hospital. She also trained and practised as a psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health, where she has experience managing complex cases in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She continues to be a Visiting Consultant with IMH, where she runs the Memory Clinic service.

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Dr. Tan believes in the education of the next generation of doctors and medical leaders. She was actively involved as an Adjunct Instructor at her alma mater, Duke-NUS Medical School, and has previously served as adjunct teaching faculty for the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

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Dr. Tan is currently a Council Member of the Singapore Medical Association (SMA), and is the Editor of SMA News. She is also a member of the Singapore Psychiatric Association. She has given webinars on mental wellness, and contributed opinion pieces on mental health to SMA News, Straits Times, and Channel News Asia.

Better Life Clinic | Dr Adaline Ng | Psychologist

Dr Adaline Ng
Senior Principal Clinical Psychologist 

Registered Psychologist, Singapore 

Member of Singapore Psychological Society 

Member of Australian Psychological Society 

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology 

Dr Adaline Ng is a clinical psychologist by training and has more than 15 years of experience in the helping profession. Trained and experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dr Adaline Ng is passionate about helping individuals who struggle with mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction) and personality difficulties (e.g., borderline personality, antisocial personality). With a background in criminal justice as well, she has treated those with problems pertaining to violence (e.g., domestic violence, general aggressive behaviours), sex offending, substance-use, and other criminal behaviours.

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Dr Adaline Ng has extensive experience in helping individuals with longstanding, complex psychological problems. Her clinical experiences moulded her understanding of the change process – how to motivate an individual to change, how to support efforts at change, and how to maintain the change.  Dr Adaline Ng adopts a non-judgemental, client-centred approach in her work. She believes that unconditional positive regard and validation for the client are integral in a successful therapeutic relationship.

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Dr Adaline Ng is proficient in intelligence testing, assessments of memory and cognitive abilities, and personality assessments. She has experience in medico-legal assessments as well. She is also trained and qualified in the use of evidence-based tools for assessing criminal behaviours.

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Dr Adaline Ng’s notable achievements include heading the psychological services of a civil service department, in a directorship role. In that capacity, apart from managing a team of psychologists, Dr Adaline Ng also advised on policies pertaining to the assessment, management, and treatment of psychological and behavioural problems. In addition, she provided professional consultation to other civil service departments, social service agencies, and criminal law advisory committees. She previously taught at National University of Singapore as well.

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Dr Adaline Ng currently holds an academic appointment in Clinical Psychology at James Cook University, where she teaches and supervises postgraduate students, and conducts research. Additionally, she provides psychological services to various organizations.

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In her free time, Dr Adaline Ng enjoys writing songs and jamming with her Chinese rock band. Her band released an album in 2006 and has performed at various events and venues, including the annual Hua Yi Festival at The Esplanade.

Better Life Clinic | Kim Lian Rolles-Abraham | Psychotherapist

Dr. Kim Lian Rolles-Abraham

Senior Principal Clinical Psychologist

DPsych (Clinical Psychology)

PgDip (Psychology)

BA (Psychology)

A Singaporean with mixed heritage, Kim has resided in Singapore for most of her life and is familiar with both the local school system as well as the international school system. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (extended major in Psychology) from the University of Queensland, Australia. Subsequently, she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology at Murdoch University, Australia. Kim then completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at James Cook University, with a doctoral dissertation focusing on recovery in eating disorders.

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As part of her doctorate program and work, Kim has completed clinical attachments in several different settings such as community clinics, private and government hospitals, as well as the Singapore prison service. She has conducted both individual and group psychotherapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In the course of her work, she has seen individuals with a variety of psychological issues, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, specific phobias and family/relational issues.

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Kim particularly enjoys working in adolescent and adult mental health, and has a special clinical and research interest in the area of eating disorders– her doctorate dissertation focused on defining recovery in eating disorders and what that means for individuals who have/had an eating disorder. Throughout the course of her thesis, she worked with various stakeholders in the field of eating disorders such as mental health professionals, caregivers and patients. Along with her colleagues, she is responsible for chairing clinic-run support groups for caregivers of individuals with eating disorders.

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Apart from her specific expertise and interest in eating disorders, Kim also enjoys work relating to mood and anxiety disorders, as well as adjustment disorders. She understands that transitions in life such as role/job changes, losses, pregnancy, parenthood, beginning/ending of relationships, migration etc. can be particularly stressful, and she seeks to journey emphatically with individuals through these changes. Over her years of practice, she has gained experience working with couples (BGR/marital issues) as well as parents.

Additionally, she is passionate about working with the offending population, and did so in the past as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing psychotherapy and counseling for the prison inmates at the Changi prison.

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While a large part of Kim’s work involves engaging in one-to-one psychotherapy, she also works closely with her clients’ family members where possible, and conducts couple and family work to facilitate systemic healing and growth.

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Another facet of Kim’s professional practice involves providing clinical supervision for fellow mental health professionals, and is currently a sessional teaching staff and clinical supervisor for the Masters/Doctorate clinical psychology programme at James Cook University, Singapore.

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Kim has received training in a variety of psychotherapeutic interventions, with a large emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She practices with an integrative approach, incorporating aspects from Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Attachment theory. As a believer that the acquiring of knowledge is an ongoing process, Kim is constantly expanding and updating her knowledge and expertise in the different modalities of psychotherapy by attending courses and conferences relevant to her work, as well as engaging in peer and supervisory consultation.

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Most importantly, Kim believes firmly in the importance of developing and maintaining a good therapeutic relationship with each individual she journeys with. She commits to practicing ethically and professionally (as per code of ethics by the Singapore Psychological Society), providing them a safe space to address and heal from the most painful of issues. She is fluent in English and basic Mandarin.

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As a mother of three beautiful girls, Kim enjoys the company of her family, friends, pets, and good books. She strongly believes that each and every individual has the potential to overcome their difficulties and lead a happy and meaningful life!

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Mentions:

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Coping with anger during COVID-19:

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/staying-sane-while-staying-home-why-people-lose-their-temper-and-ways-manage-anger

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Remote mental health treatment during COVID-19:

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/how-patients-and-i-struggle-remote-mental-health-treatment-covid-19-circuit-breaker

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CAN interview – virtual vs physical counselling during COVID-19:

https://www.facebook.com/CNA938/videos/singapore-today-virtual-vs-physical-counselling-during-covid-19/948209788945465/

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Be Inclusive podcast; Lesson from the Pandemic: Health:

https://be-inclusive.com/inclusively/2020/5/27/s2e04-lesson-from-the-pandemic-health

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Coping with loneliness over the festive season:

https://cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com/experiences/coping-with-loneliness-over-the-festive-season-12158662

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Eating disorders in pregnancy:

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/navigating-path-parenthood-eating-disorder-or-its-aftermath

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Non-invasive fat-loss treatments:

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/just-beyond-skin-deep-non-invasive-fat-loss-treatments-getting-more-popular

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Victim-blaming: 

 

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/second-wave-trauma-why-victim-blaming-happens-sexual-assault-cases-and-its-implications 

 

Physical punishment for children: 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/caning-corporal-physical-punishment-when-not-okay-law-rules-13081578 

 

 

Anxiety in relation to Covid-19: 

 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/the-introverts-loved-circuit-breaker-covid-19-phase-2-difficult-12873386 

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Dominic Chong

Senior Clinical Psychologist

M Applied Psych (Clinical) (Murdoch)

B Soc Sci (Hons)

Dominic is a registered Clinical Psychologist and approved clinical supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society.  He has more than 15 years of experience in the helping profession and is passionate about helping individuals who struggle with their own mental health issues or are experiencing a particularly challenging period in their life.  He provides assessment and therapy to adults, children and adolescents, couples, and families on a broad range of issues including but not limited to mood and anxiety difficulties, recovery from trauma, managing chronic pain and diseases, parenting and attachment difficulties, relationship difficulties as well as stress, adjustment, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Adopting a non-judgemental, client-centric approach, Dominic has been able to support his clients (both males and females) through the healing process.  He also firmly believes in maintaining a safe therapeutic alliance so that clients can learn skills to create positive sustainable changes in their lives.  Working collaboratively with the clients’ medical professionals and families, he draws from his training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Schema Focused Therapy to provide a well-structured, evidence-based therapeutic response suitable for clients’ needs.

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Dominic is certified and has experience in forensic risk assessment as well as providing treatment for individuals with offending behaviours (e.g., addictions, violence, sexual violence). Prior to joining the private sector, he was working in the criminal justice sector (for adults and juvenile) as a psychologist.  Dominic is also proficient in administrating standardised psychological evaluation (e.g., academic/literacy assessments, adaptive behavioural assessments) to better understand the social, emotional, academic, and behavioural needs of a child.

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Moreover, Dominic is qualified to deliver Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), a structured method of helping groups of people who have gone through traumatic events to process their stressful experiences.  He has also accumulated rich experience in treating people who have been traumatised vicariously in their line of work (e.g., professionals working with child abuse victims).

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Dominic aspires to positively impact the next generation of psychologists vis-à-vis his role as an adult educator.  He holds concurrent appointments as an Adjunct Lecturer with James Cook University and an Associate Instructor with Singapore University of Social Sciences.  In addition, Dominic is a clinical supervisor for clinical psychology graduate students.

Dr Goh Ci An
Senior Clinical Psychologist 

Registered Psychologist, Singapore (Singapore Register of Psychologists)

Member of Singapore Psychological Society 

Registered Psychologist, United Kingdom (Health and Care Professions Council, UK)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology 

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Dr Goh Ci An is a licensed clinical psychologist who has working experience in both Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK). His clinical expertise encompasses the treatment of various mental health conditions including mood disorders (e.g., depression), anxiety, phobia, sleep disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, stress, grief, and trauma.

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Dr Goh obtained his Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He attained his doctorate in clinical psychology from the UK and is a certified clinical psychologist there. During his time in the UK, he worked in multiple settings including community and private mental health clinics, government hospitals, and children’s clinics. Dr Goh has also published his doctoral dissertation in the field of online gaming and mental health.

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Upon returning to Singapore, Dr Goh practiced in the public healthcare sector and has worked with clients across the age spectrum with various mental health difficulties. He has helmed several leadership roles and was awarded the best performing allied health professional (2018) in his organisation. He is a registered psychologist on the Singapore Register of Psychologists and is committed to upholding the ethical and professional standards in his practice.

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Dr Goh is trained in multiple therapeutic modalities. He works in an integrative manner, incorporating aspects from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness based therapies (e.g., Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

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Essentially, Dr Goh firmly believes in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship and therefore adopts a client-centred approach in his work. He holds the view that every life matters and is worth investing in. He endeavours to help clients break free from the psychological barriers which constrain them from living healthier, stronger, and fulfilling lives.

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During his free time, Dr Goh enjoys the company of his family and friends, a good movie, the occasional video game, and sports. Dr Goh is dedicated to helping every individual enhance their quality of life and develop the necessary skills to respond resiliently to life’s challenges.

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Dion Lo Zhen Yu

Senior Clinical Psychologist

PhD Candidate (Psychology)

MPsych (Clinical), MSPS

Registered Psychologist (Singapore)

BA (Hons)(Psychology)

Everyone struggles at some point in their lives and it is my belief that everyone could benefit from having a little more support. It takes courage to step forward to seek that support, and I hope to be able to be of aid to these courageous individuals as they navigate through the challenges that life may bring.

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I strongly believe in a transdiagnostic approach to therapy. I integrate elements from Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in my therapeutic approach. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, I have conducted psychotherapy and assessments in both forensic and hospital settings. In the course of my work, I have seen individuals with a variety of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, specific phobias, identity and family/relational issues. I am also proficient in intelligence testing, attention, memory and cognitive assessments, and personality assessments. I work well with clients from the young to the old, but have a special interest in working with children and adolescents.

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I spend my free time exercising, studying coffee, and playing with my dogs. I also like video games, superheroes, and these are things I have always been interested in since I was a child. I believe we all have an inner child, one that requires consistent nurturance and guidance throughout our lives in order to forge resilience and improve our quality of life. Whilst some of us may have been fortunate enough to have had adult role models and superheroes during our developmental years, others have not. As such, I am a strong proponent of helping people gain emotional awareness and improve expression of their feelings, particularly children, to assist in their journey in living better.

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I hope to have the opportunity to work with you, and that through our collaborative efforts, we can both be living better.

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Yih Shian Goh-Poremski

Principal Dietitian & Nutritionist

BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics

MSc Psychiatry

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietician

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Yih Shian graduated from University of Sydney, Australia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics in 2007. She has worked in various settings such as clinical dietetics, food service management, education, and community health services. She has experience working with clients of all ages and conditions. Her experience with dietetics in the clinical setting led her to develop an interest in eating disorders. After working with the Singapore General Hospital’s eating disorder clinic, she decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Psychiatry at Cardiff University in 2009.

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Her multi-disciplinary education allows her to approach her clients with methods that vary from traditional dietetics. She collaborates with clients to heal their relationships with food and achieve their goals. As a Health at Every Size® advocate, Yih Shian approaches health and lifestyle issues with a non-judgemental, non-diet mentality. To better serve her clients, she regularly updates herself and seeks certified courses where possible. She has completed training for multiple counselling methods such as Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietician (CEDRD). She is the first to achieve the CEDRD status in South East Asia.

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Yih Shian is an accredited member of the Singapore Nutritionist and Dietetics Association (SNDA), International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the chairperson of the Eating Disorder Interest Group within SNDA.

Loo Sook Ming

Loo Sook Ming

Senior Principal Family Therapist 

MSc (Family Therapy)
B.Soc.Sci (Hons) (Social Work)
B.A (Psychology & Social Work)

Sook Ming graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Work from the National University of Singapore. She has worked in the restructured hospital for about 15 years, working with patients suffering from psychiatric illnesses by providing counselling and support to them and their caregivers in their journey towards recovery.

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She was awarded a sponsorship, by the hospital, to pursue her master’s degree in Family Therapy at King’s College, London in 2006. One of her attachments was with the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Outpatient Service in the Maudsley Hospital. After her return, Sook Ming started to specialise in her work with eating disorder patients and their families.

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In 2014, Sook Ming received the Healthcare Humanity Award that recognises outstanding healthcare workers who are inspirational role models for going the extra mile to offer care and comfort to the sick and infirmed. In the same year, she was also awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme by the Ministry of Health, to do her attachment at the Stanford University School of Medicine, USA, to be trained in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for the treatment of eating disorders.

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Sook Ming is a qualified family and systemic psychotherapist who counsels people with marital and interpersonal problems and coupled with her training in social work where the profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being, she utilises theories of
human behaviour and social systems, to provide support to patients and their families who have difficulties coping with their emotional, psychological, social and care problems arising from ill health.

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Sook Ming is also a certified Advance Care Planning (ACP) facilitator for General ACP and Preferred Plan of Care (PPC), where she can facilitate discussions with patients and their loved ones to help identify patients’ care goals and preferences for future medical care. She is also trained to attend to crisis work and provide support to grieving families of patients where death is impending.

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Sook Ming is versatile; apart from being a family therapist in Better Life, she is also a locum medical social worker with Parkway Pantai Singapore where she does assessments for living organ transplants. Sook Ming is a registered Social Worker with the Singapore Association for Social Workers and she is also a registered supervisor with the association. She also enjoys teaching as an adjunct lecturer in Singapore University of Social Science and James Cook University currently.

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Sook Ming is a mother of 2 and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves travelling and baking. She believes that families are the fundamental building blocks of society and family is where we experience our biggest triumphs and our deepest vulnerabilities. It is where we learn to love ourselves and each other, and to feel the value of being part of something greater than ourselves.