Dr Harold Robers
Clinical Psychologist/Marriage and Family Therapist
M.A. (Counselling), M.A., Ph.D (Clinical Psychology)
Psycare’s practice comprises highly skilled and experienced professionals, specialized in working with individuals, children, couples and families; both Asians and expatriates. As a practice, we use an integrative and eclectic approach employing techniques which best suit our clients’ specific needs and styles. Our overarching therapy stance is interfacing neuro-science with psychotherapy. We also integrate the following counselling modalities/techniques:
All our psychotherapists and psychologists have completed a Masters or Doctorate in Counselling or Psychology.
Clinical Psychologist/Marriage and Family Therapist
M.A. (Counselling), M.A., Ph.D (Clinical Psychology)
Dr Harold Robers is a USA-trained clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist and EMDR trained, with almost 30 years of professional experience. He received his training in clinical psychology from the Rosemead School of Psychology and the University of Southern California. He engages in therapeutic work with both Western expatriates and Asians. He specializes in interfacing neuroscience and psychotherapy. Dr Robers has been trained in a variety of approaches including: psychodynamic, gestalt, cognitive-behavioural, EMDR therapy, marriage, family & child and bio-feedback therapies, as well as TRE and other neuro-psychological approaches.
Dr Robers provides psychological assessment and consultation services to children, adolescents, adults, organisations and statutory boards. He trains and provides supervision to professional psychologists and therapists as well as lectures at several tertiary level institutions. Dr Robers also provides executive coaching for neurological change and development for corporations and senior executives. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist
M.A. (Counseling), M.A. (Marriage & Family)
Mrs. Ann Robers is a USA trained psychotherapist in individual, couples and family therapy, with more than 20 years of professional experience in both short–term solutions and brief therapy as well as long term psychotherapy for personality and eating disorders. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and couples; and provides employee assistance counseling. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods including psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), schema therapy, client-centered marriage and family systems, and cognitive behavioral methods. Besides psychotherapy, she has done training for different groups of population: teachers, parents, students & couples.
Psychotherapist/Psychological Assessment Coordinator
B. Com., Grad. Dip. (Psych), M. Soc. Sc. (Counselling)
Emily Cheah joined Psycare in 2001. She provides counselling and psychotherapy and is involved in psychological assessments for children and adults. Emily engages with individuals and couples to find meaning, resolution and personal empowerment in the following areas: self identity and relationship, family of origin issues, trauma, life transitions. She is committed to helping individuals address specific concerns and/or personal growth and development. Emily’s therapeutic approach is integrative and person-centred. She uses psychodynamic, gestalt, EMDR and mind-body therapies with a focus on family of origin and inner child work. She has interest in integration of spirituality and psychology.
Emily graduated with a Master in Social Science (Counselling) from Edith Cowan University and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
B. Bus, PGD (Education), Adv. PGD (Guidance and Counselling), M. Soc. Sc. (Counselling)
Yvonne Lek was trained as a teacher and taught in St. Margaret’s Primary School for a number of years before joining the Ministry of Education as a Guidance Officer. In her work as a guidance officer, she has been actively involved in the development of courseware and the training of teachers in areas pertaining to social and emotional development, career guidance and psychological well-being. Yvonne has also worked extensively with students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, often involving their families and caregivers in the process. She has offered consultation to schools in the areas of case management, programme development and implementation.
Yvonne conducts training for companies, educational institutions, statutory boards and religious organisations in areas such as counselling skills, pedagogy and andragogy.
Yvonne graduated with a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and an Advance Post-Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from the National Institute of Education
B. Sc., B. ID., M. Comm., M. Soc. Sc. (Counselling)
Yih Sze has more than 20 years of professional experience in corporate management, management consulting, organizational development, people / career development, coaching and psychotherapy. Besides seeing clients in private practice, she also works with youths / youths-at-risk and their families with abuse, trauma and attachment disorder histories referred by MSF, schools and voluntary welfare organisations etc. She also trains staff in corporate, educational institutions and clinical settings.
In therapy, Yih Sze exudes a deep understanding and respect of each person's individuality and unique physical, psycho-social and spiritual context. She empowers individuals, couples and families with skills and emotional resources to heal traumas, navigate through current distresses, find closure, develop resilience and achieve personal growth. Each session is an intuitive and individualized blend of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, gestalt therapy, developmental needs therapy, hynotherapy, EMDR, TRE, somatic experiencing and other neuropsychology-informed psychotherapy techniques with principles of psychodynamic and inner child work.
Yih Sze holds a Master degree in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology, Masters of Commerce from University of New South Wales, and Bachelor degrees from National University of Singapore and University of Canberra. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
B. Psychology, PGD (Marital and Family Therapy), M. Psychology (Clinical)
Adrienne has over 15 years of experience working with children, youth and adults on issues like behavioural matters, attention problems, school concerns, anxiety and mood disorders, social adjustments as well as other clinical matters.
As a clinical psychologist, she actively engages her clients in bid to help them restore their sense of well-being and enhance their mental health. Adrienne believes in working comprehensively with children, youth / youth-at-risk, families and other stakeholders through counselling, psycho-educational assessments and a range of therapeutic interventions to bring about positive change. As a trainer, Adrienne gives talks and offers training for a range of agencies like statutory boards, voluntary welfare organizations as well as religious organizations.
Adrienne presently holds a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) from James Cook University as well as a Post Grad Diploma in Marital and Family Therapy from Birbeck College (University of London) and Counselling and Care Centre.
B. Soc. Sc. (Hons), M. Soc. Sc. (Counselling)
Kaiwei is a psychotherapist/counsellor trained with a Masters of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree in Psychology from National University of Singapore. She works with adults, children and youths across a broad range of emotional and behavioral issues, and is experienced in both individual and group therapy settings in her past work across various schools in Singapore.
As an integrative therapist, Kaiwei brings in a blend of person-centered, psychodynamic, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches in her work, and holds special interest in using various experiential platforms in ways that are meaningful to clients. She values warmth and empathy in her journey with clients, the appreciation of each individuals' unique strengths and actualizing potentials, and the capacity inside all to thrive and flourish.
B. Psychology with Neuroscience (Hons), M. Clinical Neuroscience,
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Chartered Psychologist
Charissa graduated from the University of Westminster with a Bachelors in Psychology with Neuroscience (Honours) and subsequently earned a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience from University College London. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology from James Cook University, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
Warm and always equipped with a smile, Charissa works predominantly with adolescents and young adults who struggle with issues such as childhood difficulties, learning disorders and trauma. Driven by her passion for people, Charissa believes in journeying with her clients with the help of personalised diagnostics, and a variety of therapeutic techniques that include cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, schema therapy, solution-focused therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing, inner child work, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and other neuro-psychological techniques. Above all, Charissa recognises that every hand needs another's hand and every mind another's heart. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin
B.A. (Pol. Sci.), M. Soc. Sci. (Conflict Resolution and Mediation), M. Counselling
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin
Drawing on her multicultural and multilingual background, Lira’s experiences growing up and working on four continents enable her to personally understand how life can seem a little lost in translation at times. She believes that conflict, whether external to or within ourselves, are life’s opportunities for mindfulness, growth and transformation. Integrating a person-centered approach with principles from inner child work, narrative, cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused brief therapy, Lira creates a warm, accepting and nurturing environment for each person’s unique passage of healing.
Lira is a trained psychotherapist/counsellor with a Masters in Counselling from Monash University. She also holds a Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Melbourne University. Having worked in the Foreign Service and the international humanitarian field, she seeks to help others cultivate the strengthening of their innate inner resources in facing challenges wherever life has led them. Lira has a special interest in trauma and cross-cultural adjustment issues, and sees children, youth and adults in the local and expatriate community. She believes in the healing potential of art and play across the ages.
B.A. (Double English), M. Counselling, Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Lvls 1&2)
“Whatever is shareable is bearable…” – Daniel Siegal, Mindsight
Alice believes that those who seek counseling are those who are self-empowered in their quest for wholeness. As such, her approach is based on being person-centered, and her therapeutic tools are adapted for each client’s needs. She employs integrative processes to enable each client to tell their stories and find empowerment in this shared journey.
Her personal history of being a mother and diplomatic spouse living in foreign postings - spanning four different countries in three different contingent, including experiencing the Arab Spring, have helped her to develop compassion and understanding for those who experience emotional and mental vulnerabilities because of life’s changes and transitions.
Her experiences of living in different environments with diverse cultures have helped her to gain insights and appreciation for complementary thinking and differing values that have shaped individuals and society. Her previous work experience included consultancy at Ogilvy & Mather PR Pte Ltd (now renamed as Ogvily PR Worldwide) and running her own communications company, Equator Communications Asia Pte Ltd.