Where to Seek Urgent Help

Getting help is the most important first step in overcoming any form of mental health challenges. Here are some very important contact details to seek help.

The Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)

Psychological Therapy & Support Services
Phone: +603 2780 6803 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, except public holidays)
Website: www.mmha.org.my

 

Talian Kasih 15999

24-hour Nationwide Helpline & Counselling
Phone: 15999 or WhatsApp: +60192615999
Website: www.kpwkm.gov.my

 

The Befrienders*

Emotional Support & Suicide Prevention Helpline

Klang Valley / Phone: +603 7627 2929 (24 hours)
Email: sam@befrienders.org.my
Penang / Phone: +604 2910 100 or WhatsApp: +601156706261 (3pm – 12am midnight)
Email: pat@befpen.org
Ipoh / Phone: +605 5477 933 or +605 5477 955 (1pm-10pm)
Email: sam.befriendersipoh@gmail.com
Seremban / Phone: +606 6321 772 or +606 6321 773 or WhatsApp: +60189691772 (7pm-10pm)
Melaka / Phone: +606 2250 791 (7pm – 12am midnight)
Muar / Phone: +606 9520 313 or +606 9540 313 (8pm – 11pm)
Email: sam@befriendersmuar.org
Johor Bahru / Phone: +607 331 2300 or WhatsApp: +6073312300 (4pm-10pm)
Email: sam@befriendersjb.org
Kota Kinabalu / Phone: +6088 255 788 or +6088 259 788 or WhatsApp: +60168036945 (7pm-10pm)
Email: befrienderskk@gmail.com
Kuching / Phone: +6082 242 800 (6.30pm – 9pm)
Email: sam@befrienderskch.org.my

* Please note that operating times may vary due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic and that you can visit https://www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for the latest info on The Befrienders helplines nationwide.

Find A Therapist

The MMHA provides mental health support in a variety of forms to suit almost every individual’s need, including therapy services for:

individual

Individual

couple

Couple/Marital

family

Family

child

Child

psychological

Psychological Assessment

Service Fees

Registered Clinical Psychologist:

1st session: RM210 (1.5hr)
Subsequent session: RM180 (1hr)

Registered and Licensed Counsellor:

1st session: RM210 (1.5hr)
Subsequent session: RM180 (1hr)

Couple / Marriage and Family Therapy

1st session: RM210 (1.5hr)
Subsequent session: 180/hr

Trainee Clinical Psychologist or Counsellor

RM50 (1st session 1.5hr, subsequently 1hr)

Psychiatry Liaison

RM50 (30-45mins, no medication will be prescribed, no official diagnosis, only advice)

Meet Our Therapists

Nurhijjah Mat Zin (Gee)
Nurhijjah Mat Zin (Gee)COUNSELLOR

Professional License and Experience:

18 years working experience in the Mental Health field, still hunger for knowledge and experiences. I am a Registered Counsellor (KB01551/PA01148), a Certified NEO-CBT Master Practitioner, Mindfulness Love Therapy (MLT) and AD-HTP Practitioner, MMHA Mental Health First Aid Instructor and I am also Mental Health Awareness speaker.

Approach to therapy:

Life today is increasingly challenging for most of us from mild to extreme stress. Form of struggles and emotions can be overwhelming sometimes for individuals. The desire for a peaceful heart is everyone's dream. I strongly believe, everyone has the right to enjoy happiness and to feel better in achieving personal satisfaction. Past may pull and drown us, the future can be motivating yet can trigger our worries. However, both are life lessons. Let it be in our control, you and I can work together. How? We can start focusing on ‘here and now’ and self-care for better life perspectives as well as its journey.

My principle is not to judge, but to celebrate weaknesses, strengths and hardships as human nature. Feeling good can instill a sense of self -confidence and satisfaction in us.

Eugene Yeo
Eugene YeoCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic background:

ClinPsych (HELP University, Msia)

Approach to therapy:

In therapy, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles as a compass to my work with my clients. On the side, I also subscribe to systems theory approach as a lens in viewing the world of my clients.

Work experience:

Professionally, I have previously worked with clients from various settings; university students, AWAM, community work, private centres, and corporate as well. Through my journey as a therapist, I have well met and journeyed with clients through a multitude of different struggles; depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relational issues, self-discovery and exploration, and so on.

Hello. Tell me about you. Tell me what makes you happy, what brings you joy, what excites you. Tell me what worries you, what pains you, what stresses you. Help me understand who, what, where, when, where, how are you and all the things that have led you to the you now.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

- The Little Prince

Ng Sze Yin (Zayn)
Ng Sze Yin (Zayn)CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic background:

M. ClinPsych (Help University, Msia)
Member of Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP-0325)

Work Experience:

Worked in hospital, NGOs, and private settings.
Worked with children, adolescents and adults with broad range of behavioral and emotional issues, e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma, body dysmorphic issues, eating disorder, OCD, grief, and interpersonal relationship difficulties.

I adopt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt approaches as my main treatment modalities but also integrate different therapy approaches depending on the needs of my clients. I believe everyone has the capacity to improve their well-being as they go through the journey of self-discovery.

Lee Xiao Shiang
Lee Xiao ShiangCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic background:

ClinPsych (HELP University, Msia)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Lanchester University, UK)

Professional affiliation:

Registered member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) (CP1-0265)

Approach to therapy:

During therapy, I practice an integrative approach of evidence-based therapy such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I value working collaboratively in therapy. In my view, you have unique perspectives, experiences, goals, and meaning in life. They are all worthy to be explored and listened to in depth.

Work experience:

As a Clinical Psychologist, I work with clients struggling with mood, behavioral, adjustment, and relational issues.

In my work experience, I have had the opportunity to work closely with children with special needs, and have since expanded into hospital settings, NGO, private psychological centers and online mental health services. Additionally, I also team up with private universities and corporates to deliver workshops, often discussing and imparting mental health skills to keep up with current events.

On the path of pursuing better knowledge to accompany my clients, I have further completed a Certificate in Family Therapy from Australia and is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Multigenerational Family Therapy with Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare from Rome.

Jean Liong
Jean LiongCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic background:

ClinPsych (HELP University, Msia)

Professional affiliation:

Registered member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) (CP1-0269)

Approach to therapy:

In therapy, I believe in taking a holistic approach in exploring and understanding her clients' strengths and difficulties. As Carl Rogers has once said "A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits", I strive to explore and acknowledge those potentialities with her clients.

I believe that therapy provides individuals with a space to explore their emotional difficulties, to identify and acknowledge what their needs are, and to gain a more objective perspective of the situation that they are in. Therapy serves as an avenue for people to share and not be judged by what they feel or do. We strive instead to understand why they behave in a particular manner and to learn to identify, understand, process emotions, and to be compassionate towards themselves.

Work experience:

I hail from a diverse background of work experiences; hospital, community work, as well as the private setting. With individuals, I have worked with various clients with stress related issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, behavioural issues and developmental delays.

Tamar Chang
Tamar ChangCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic background:

ClinPsych (HELP University, Msia)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Derby, UK)

Professional affiliation:

Registered member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) and British Psychological Society (BPS)

About me:

Hi! I’m Tamar, a clinical psychologist trained in psychological assessments and psychotherapy. My job is to help people understand and resolve their life stresses when the going gets tough. I enjoy journeying with people from different walks of life – to share in their pain, celebrate in their joy and learn from their resilience.

Approach to therapy:

You are the professional of your life. I believe that everyone is unique and gifted, and have something to bring to the table. In therapy sessions, I integrate principles from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to guide my work, and aim to help you harness your own strengths and resources to weather the storms of life.

Work experience:

Professionally, I’ve worked with NGOs, private psychological centres and refugee agencies to make psychological support accessible to the community. I also engage in corporate health talks, university forums, and the Mental Health First Aid (Malaysia) program to advocate for mental health awareness.

My clients include adults and teenagers. Whether you are struggling with trauma, grief, stress, relationships, or emotional concerns, I’d be happy to work together to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thing Sim Teng
Thing Sim TengCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic Background

Master of Clinical Psychology, HELP University

Approach and Experience

Passionate about supporting individuals with emotional challenges, I pursued a career in clinical psychology. Witnessing the transformative power of empathy, I'm committed to offering a safe space for clients seeking solace and personal growth.

Holding a Master of Clinical Psychology from HELP University, I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Both modalities empower clients to gain insight into their thoughts and emotions, facilitating meaningful change. I also incorporate Person-Centered Therapy to create a nurturing environment for self-discovery and growth. In couple therapy, I utilize Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to foster secure connections and strengthen relationships.

My expertise extends to diverse individuals facing depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, emotional abuse, and grief; and for couples to improve relationships.

Tan Ei Win
Tan Ei WinCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic Background

M.ClinPsy (HELP University, M’sia)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Sunway, M’sia; Partnership with Lancaster University, UK)

Approach and Experience:

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0278) and the Malaysian Allied Health Professional Council (MAHPC(CP)00350. Throughout my clinical experience, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults facing learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, and various mental health challenges.

My clinical work involves conducting psycho-educational assessments, making diagnoses, and providing interventions for individuals with learning and behaviour difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, among others. Additionally, I work with clients experiencing anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and anger/stress management in diverse settings.

While my primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also integrate various forms of psychotherapy, including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), expressive art and play-based therapy, to address the needs of individuals. I aim to create a safe and non-threatening platform for clients to express themselves in my clinical sessions. Moreover, I have completed training in Structured Play Therapy and Jungian-based Sandtray Therapy.

Najwani Razali
Najwani RazaliCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic Background

Master of Human Science in Psychology (Clinical & Counselling Psychology) (International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUM)
Master of Computer Science (International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUM)
Bachelor of Computer Science (International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUM)

Approach and Experience

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and used to be a computer scientist. I work closely with individuals who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and mental health difficulties. The ranges of cases include mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, obsession-compulsive disorder, interpersonal issues, trauma, emotional disturbances, and any mental health-related condition. I engaged with individuals ranging from adolescents to older adults from different backgrounds. I believe everyone in this world has their struggles and used to have their ways of coping with the struggles. The uniqueness is each individual has their own great potential to be used in order to survive in this epic world. However, along the journey, sometimes, we may deviate from the track, which includes too many obstacles. Due to that, we may feel lost along the way and struggle to find the way back to the track. Yet, it is okay to feel that way as we are all human. Therefore, asking for help and reaching out is an option or probably important to get back on track. Focusing on your strengths and learning from past experiences is vital, which may help us stay on track. I normally adopt Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in facilitating individuals to progress toward vitality and meaningful life. My previous experience in government and private settings helps me to be flexible in handling diverse clients.

Farahah binti Rosni
Farahah binti RosniCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic Background

Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia [MAHPC(CP)00224]
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Approach and Experience

Farahah is a clinical psychologist, having earned her Master of Clinical Psychology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2021. Building upon her foundational knowledge during clinical practicums at public hospitals, she has experiences in addressing mental health challenges among adolescents and young adults. Her clinical practice encompasses a broad spectrum, including mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and interpersonal issues.

In addition to her clinical roles, Farahah has actively participated in community-based programs dedicated to offering mental health and psychosocial support for children, particularly during times of disasters and crises. Her commitment to the well-being of vulnerable populations underscores her dedication to addressing mental health needs beyond traditional clinical settings.

Farahah is a proponent of open dialogue surrounding mental health. She firmly believes in providing individuals with a secure environment conducive to self-discovery and the development of effective coping mechanisms. Her approach is rooted in empowering clients with the knowledge and tools necessary for enhanced self-awareness and resilience.
 

Lee Sheng Kwong (SK. 圣光)
Lee Sheng Kwong (SK. 圣光)CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Academic Background

Master’s in Clinical Psychology (USM-UPSI) Sept 2020 – Sept 2022
Degree in Psychology (HELP University) Jan 2015 – Dec 2017

Approach and Experience

As a clinical psychologist, he implements intervention and assessment skills for clients. Now he has been practicing as an associate clinical psychologist in different settings (a university, Private clinics, & NGOs) since 2022. 

He has experience in conducting assessments for neurodevelopmental cases such as Intellectual Disability (ID), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Specific Learning Disorders. Apart from the assessment, he has experience in conducting psychotherapy sessions for adolescents and adults. The approaches that he most embraces would be Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT). He has also experience in conducting sessions in three languages (English, Malay, & Mandarin) to fit the different backgrounds of his clients. 

His belief is people might fall into pit holes or get into the darkness somewhere in their lives, which can be extremely scary and lost. He aims to be the light to people who are in need by using his expertise and skills to help them regain their shine and grow. “The first step is the beginning of a change.” Just like planting a tree, time is needed to heal your wounds and continue growing, and the very first step for you to take is seeking help. Hence, let’s make this possible and he is willing to work through this life journey and grow with you.
 

Wellness & Recovery Programme

Wellness & Recovery Programme (WnRP) is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme which aims to provide a safe space for individuals living with a mental health condition that need guidance to recover and sustain their life for betterment.

Program Objectives:

  1. Learn and practice self-care activities to manage triggers and relapse.
  2. Learn social skills that help them to build healthy relationships in creating a support system.
  3. Learn skill sets in preparation for employment/education.

Program Content:
The programme adopts two evidenced-based practices:

1.Illness Management and Recovery Plan (IMR) - developed by Kim T Mueser
Based on review of research on teaching illness self-management strategies to clients with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. MMHA staff uses psychoeducation, behavioural tailoring, relapse prevention training, and coping skills training to assist in symptom management and goal formulation. The focus is to empower clients so they can take control of their lives.

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2. Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) - developed by Dr. Mary Ellen Cople
Our clients will learn how to develop and practice their daily maintenance plan as a part of their routine. The five concepts of WRAP are hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. MMHA incorporates WRAP and the daily maintenance plan into the programme as a major self-help tool in the road of recovery.

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Wellness and Recovery Programme (WnRP) also incorporates:

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Requirements for Participants:

  1. Persons aged between 18 to 60 recovering from a diagnosed severe mental illness like Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, or any other mental disorders that affect their role functioning.
  2. Do not have aggressive or disruptive behaviours.
  3. Understands English which is the medium of communication.
  4. Potential clients must be referred by a mental health professional (psychiatrist/ clinical psychologist).
  5. Potential clients must provide a recent medical report to show their health status OR a mental health professional must determine the client is physically fit to attend program.
  6. Potential clients must be free from addiction and other chronic health conditions

Caregiver & Peer Support Group (CPSG)

The Caregiver & Peer Support Group, unite caregivers and their loved ones. It's a safe space fostering empathy and mutual aid, sharing insights and practical knowledge. Beyond meetings, it forges lasting connections and providing ongoing support.

Online Mental Health Test

Would you like to have a mental health assessment for you or someone you know, but not ready to talk to someone yet? 

There are online screening tools that can give you a snapshot of your mental health.  The test only takes a few minutes with complete privacy and instant results.

Only a licensed mental-health practitioner or doctor can properly diagnose mental health conditions. However, these online assessments can be a valuable first step toward getting treatment.

Click on any of these links (you will be taken to a different website) to begin your mental health test, provided by Mental Health America (MHA).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a doctor or a therapist) can give you a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better. 

You may also contact us at +603 2780 6803 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, except public holidays) or send us a message.