|Assistant Psychologist||BSocSci (Hons) Psychology & Life Sciences|
|Supervised by Dr. Ronina Stevens & Dr. Cherie Chan||Working with Children, Adolescents, Adults & Groups|
Esis understands that mental health is a unique and dynamic journey and thus strives to take on a client-centric approach tailored to every individual’s sociocultural background, strengths and interests. Though still relatively new to clinical work, Esis has experience and is presently supporting clients who struggle with school refusal, socioemotional regulation and relationship challenges. During her undergraduate years, she also served as head of the Content Committee for a mental health initiative called SPECTRUM, which aimed to normalize mental health conversations and promote social connection using skills derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and the Awareness, Courage and Love (ACL) model.
Esis sees a wide range of age groups and is seeking to venture out into a range of other issues, that includes but is not limited to: stress, mood issues (e.g., depression, anxiety) etc. Additionally, she can provide behavioural support for clients who are grappling with higher-risk issues and are currently seeing one of our qualified clinicians, but may still require an extra pair of hands (and eyes and ears too, in fact). Currently, she is learning several modalities, namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy, and is exploring elements from other modalities like Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. She is also being trained in the Social Thinking® curriculum.
While a true-blue Singaporean who spent her entire life in this little red dot, Esis enjoys voyaging along uncharted territories learning from people and places – be it overseas, locally, or just the journey of life itself. Locally, you can find her hanging around places where the arts, culture and heritage come alive, or sporty places where she will need to bring herself to life (or the opposite even – think the beach, sports centres, adventure courses). An avid lover of humour, Esis finds joy in injecting laughter into people’s lives by creating memes and puns inspired by her own life, and watches sitcoms and anime during her free time. Having been a chorister, you may also occasionally catch her humming some tunes, or belting out to classics (maybe even classical music), sometimes without any awareness that people may be watching her!