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4 simple and easy steps to choose the right Therapist in KL

Your Guide to Find a Therapist in KL, Malaysia

Last Updated on June 19, 2024 by rootal If you are here to find a therapist in KL for yourself …

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How to Deal with an Anxiety Syndrome

Last Updated on June 14, 2024 by rootal Willpower can help you meet your goals Get started Having occasional anxiety …

A person struggling with anxiety symptoms

5 Anxiety Symptoms to Look Out For

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal The 5 most common anxiety symptoms to look out for include excessive …

A man sitting on couch and wondering if depression is a mental illness

Is Depression a Mental Illness

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal Depression may first start as sadness. When we feel sad, we may …

A person hugging a pillow and struggling through an anxiety attack

What Is an Anxiety Attack and How to Stop It

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal An anxiety attack is a sudden and extreme episode of fear. Although …

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How to Identify the Signs of Depression

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal Someone you love may be experiencing depression signs, even if they don’t …

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Depression Test: Are You Showing Signs of Depression?

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal Depression test is a mental health assessment with a standard set of …

Mental health services in Malaysia

Mental Health Services in Malaysia

Last Updated on May 8, 2024 by rootal According to recent community surveys, around 20% of Malaysians in primary care …

Depression Anxiety Stress Scale

Depression Anxiety Stress Scale

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal The depression anxiety and stress scale, known as DASS, is an assessment …

depression symptoms

5 Symptoms of Depression to Look Out For

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal Depression is a type of mood disorder that may appear suddenly or …

Mental Health in Malaysia

Mental Health in Malaysia

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal Approximately 1 in 3 Malaysians suffer from some type of mental health …

pre marital Counselling malaysia

What to Expect from Premarital Counselling in Malaysia

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal If you are in a live-in relationship or plan to get married …

Therapist explaining meaning of therapists and what they do.

Meaning of Therapists & What They Do

Last Updated on May 8, 2024 by rootal Seeking therapy has become more common and acceptable throughout the world.  How …

Group therapy session for spreading mental health awareness.

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Last Updated on April 24, 2024 by rootal It is impossible to talk about overall wellness without bringing up mental …

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Mental Health Test & Screening

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by rootal Mental health tests can give you a good idea about your mental …

A person standing and point down at the types of therapy.

4 Types of Therapy: How to Make a Choice

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by rootal If this is your first time trying therapy, or you simply want …

A person proposing for marriage. Seek pre-marital counselling before marriage!

All You Need to Know About Premarital Counselling

Last Updated on April 19, 2024 by rootal As you wait to begin a new chapter in your relationship, you …

A person holding their partner's hands to build a healthy relationship.

Tips for Building a Healthy Relationship

Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by rootal Wanting to maintain a healthy relationship is a great sign. Your need …

A person smiling with coffee and journalling about how to overcome anxiety.

Psychological Techniques to Cope with Anxiety

Last Updated on March 12, 2024 by rootal “How to overcome anxiety?” is a common question we may all have …

Bride and groom posing in the street with a flower after gaining the benefits of marriage counselling in Singapore.

The 7 Benefits of Marriage Counselling in Singapore

Last Updated on March 12, 2024 by rootal Getting married can be like starting a new chapter in your relationship. …

A person sitting and looking upset due to suffering from a common mental health issue.

10 Common Mental Health Issues Addressed by Counsellors

Last Updated on March 4, 2024 by rootal Mental health is a big part of our lives. The state of …

A woman looking peaceful, holding the mediation pose with eyes closed to indicate mental resilience.

Strengthening Mental Resilience Through Counselling 

Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by rootal We face several challenges in every stage of life. Sometimes, the problems …

A distressed person sitting on the sofa with their head bent down, indicating suffering from a psychological disorder.

Psychological Disorders: Types and Examples

Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by rootal Psychological disorders are also known as mental health disorders. These disorders affect …

A person wearing a face mask and applying a cream on their face, which is a self care tips for mental health.

5 Self-Care Tips for Mental Health

Last Updated on March 7, 2024 by rootal Wanting to learn self-care tips for mental health is a great step …

A client giving a handshake to a Therapist during a therapy session.

Does Therapy Work? A Guide to Start Therapy in Singapore

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Does therapy work? Seeking help from a Therapist in Singapore is something …

A person climbing metaphorical steps towards a goal sign, indicating personal development.

Personal Development Through Therapy

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by rootal Are you looking to focus on your personal development?  Therapy for personal …

A couple is sitting opposite the Therapist to improve their relationship. The couple are holding hands and looking at each other lovingly.

Improving Relationships Through Couples Therapy

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by rootal Improving relationships is not always easy, but couples therapy in Singapore can …

A pair of hands holding a notebook with the text “helpful tips” for finding a therapist in Singapore.

How to Find the Right Therapist in Singapore

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Finding the right Therapist in Singapore can be easy when you know …

Two people holding hands in mutual support during a counselling session to overcome mental illness.

Overcoming Mental Health Illness Through Counselling

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Overcoming mental illness without enough social or professional support can seem hard. …

A person holding a pen above a to-do list paper to write down the steps for choosing the right counsellor. Several items, such as a coffee mug, watch, glasses, keyboard and notebooks are on the table.

5 Tips to Choose the Right Counsellor in Singapore

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by rootal Choosing the right counsellor in Singapore can seem overwhelming at first. However, …

A person thinking about the types of mental health counselling in Singapore. The person is holding one poster of a thought buble.

Mental Health Counselling in Singapore: Types & Benefits

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Mental health counselling in Singapore is a key support for those feeling …

A therapist and a distressed client sit on a couch during a counselling service session in Singapore. The therapist holds a notebook.

Counselling Services in Singapore

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Singapore is a country where the pace of life never seems to …

Two people share a tablet and discuss what therapy is in a friendly, collaborative manner.

What is Therapy and Different Types of Therapy

Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by rootal From time to time, all of us feel mentally or emotionally burdened, …

A person giving a handshake to a Singapore counsellor. Both of them are sitting on a couch opposite to each other.

Counselling Session: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Waiting for your first Singapore counselling session can be a nerve-racking experience. It …

Love languages and cultural differences

5 Languages of Love: Thinking Across Culture & Geography

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by rootal Therapy helps 97% of couples express their love effectively Find a Therapist …

Trauma and physical health are connected. Trauma can leave lasting impacts on our well-being.

How Trauma Affects Physical Health

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal This piece is produced in collaboration with DTAP Clinic, A GP+ clinic …

Procrastination is not permanent. With insight and support, you can swap that ‘laziness’ for a boost of productivity.

Why You Procrastinate and How to Stop

Last Updated on April 19, 2024 by rootal Have you ever found yourself cleaning the entire house, alphabetising your spice …

Social media and mental health is closely connected.

Social Media & Mental Health: How Is It Connected?

Last Updated on April 24, 2024 by rootal Do you check your social media as the first thing you do …

What does your iPhone say about you?

What Does Your iPhone Say About You?

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by rootal Therapy helps you understand your choices and desires Find a Therapist Updated …

When is it okay to use reverse psychology? Learn more in this article.

All About Reverse Psychology

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal What Is Reverse Psychology According to the Cambridge Dictionary, reverse psychology is, “a …

FOMO may cause us to feel dissatisfaction with out lives and impact physical and mental health.

FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out And the Psychology Behind It

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by rootal A Therapist can help reduce FOMO before it worsens Talk to a …

Voyeuristic disorder is a paraphilic disorder. Learn more about how to seek support for it today.

Voyeuristic Disorder: Symptoms and Treatments

Last Updated on August 20, 2023 by rootal In recent years, the public’s understanding and awareness of mental health disorders …

Having no friends can leave you feeling lonely and ashamed.

Have No Friends? Here’s How to Thrive

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy can teach you practical social skills to make friends Speak with …

Exhibitionistic disorder is a type of paraphilic disorder characterised by recurrent and intense sexual arousal from exposing one's genitals to unsuspecting strangers.

Exhibitionistic Disorder: Symptoms, Cause, and Treatment

Last Updated on June 14, 2023 by shilpa Engaging in a conversation or discussion about sex can make it a …

“Is my boyfriend cheating?” is a statement that can cause distress and affect academic and professional achievements, and mental wellbeing.

Is My Boyfriend Cheating? Watch Out for These 4 Signs of Infidelity

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal Cheating in a relationship can affect us in several different ways.  Was …

Narcissistic gaslighting is a manipulative tactic used by narcissists to make someone doubt their own reality.

Narcissistic Gaslighting: 7 Signs to Look Out for and How to Cope

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy helps 77%-100% of people recover from being gaslighted Connect with a …

The bond between a mother and child is complex and multifaceted.

Why Does My Mom Hate Me? Reasons You May Feel This Way

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy can help fix nearly 90% of parent-child relationships Solve parental issues …

Friendship Day is a celebration of the special bond and companionship between friends.

Friendship Day: What It Is & Ways to Celebrate

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal 6 April 2023 Friendship is integral to our lives. It provides us …

Unrequited love is love that is not reciprocated, causing pain and feelings of rejection.

Unrequited Love: Signs, Causes, and Tips to Overcome It

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy can help you move on from unrequited love Find a Therapist …

How to spot narcissistic relationship patterns and what are some ways to manage them?

Are You in a Relationship With a Narcissist? Here Are 5 Common Patterns

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal 23 March 2023 Are you starting to feel like you are always …

Happiness is a state of mind that is attainable through intentional actions and positive thinking.

How to Be Happy Again? Rediscovering Joy and Happiness

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by rootal 16 March 2023 We all aspire to achieve happiness, yet it can …

Thoughts like “what is wrong with me” can interfere with a person’s daily life. Negative thought patterns can cause distress and unpleasant feelings.

What is Wrong With Me? Why You May Feel This Way & 10 Ways to Feel Better

Last Updated on June 21, 2024 by rootal Do you feel overwhelmed and stuck in your life? Learn how to …

Dispelling myths and understanding the importance of masturbation can promote healthy sexual self-exploration and wellbeing.

How to Stop Masturbating Excessively

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by rootal 23 February 2023 Welcome to the beautiful world of self-exploration! Masturbation is …

Maladaptive behaviours impede one from coping with situations or stressors in healthy ways.

Maladaptive Behaviour – Causes, Examples, and Ways to Cope

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy helps 75% of people replace maladaptive habits with healthy ones Find …

"How do I tell if he loves me" is probably a question that has come to your mind a couple of times.

How Do I Tell If He Loves Me – 15 Signs to Look Out For

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy can help you learn how to love and be loved Find …

Gaslighting Parents

Gaslighting Parents: How to Respond to Unconscious or Unintentional Gaslighting?

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by rootal 7 December 2022 “Gaslighting” refers to a form of manipulation where someone …

Learn more about therapy and how it works from Daniel's testimonial.

Client Stories – Daniel

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by rootal 28 November 2022 In our bid to normalise seeking support and help …

realistic couple goals

Realistic Couple Goals and Ways You Can Achieve Them

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal 99% of couples say therapy improves their relationship Find a therapist today …

Letting go of someone you loved and moving on can be a difficult process to grapple with.

Letting Go of Someone You Loved and Moving On

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy can help with the distress of moving on from someone Talk …

Ethical non-monogamy is an umbrella term; people practice it in various ways.

All You Need to Know About Ethical Non-Monogamy

Last Updated on June 21, 2024 by rootal Need help understanding your relationship dynamics? Our therapists can help Updated on …

Do I Have ADHD or Am I Just Lazy

Do I Have ADHD or Am I Just Lazy

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by rootal 1 October 2022 Attention-deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the …

Deep Questions to Ask to Truly Get to Know Someone

Deep Questions to Ask to Truly Get to Know Someone

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by rootal 1 October 2022 Have you ever wanted to get to know a …

Thinking “I miss my ex” can lead to a spiral of thoughts and feelings about a past relationship.

Why Do I Miss My Ex? 5 Common Reasons and How to Stop

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Struggling to move on from an ex? 40% succeed with therapy Speak …

Emotions are part and parcel of our daily life. Even if you are feeling more emotional lately, don't beat yourself up.

Why Am I So Emotional? 13 Common Reasons and What You Can Do

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by [email protected] 85% of people gain emotion regulation skills through therapy Seek therapy today …

Guilt-tripping occurs when a person makes another feel guilty, to manipulate them into doing something. What are some signs, examples, and ways to respond?

Guilt-tripping: Definition, Signs, Examples, and How to Respond

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by rootal Therapy can help with the pain of being guilt-tripped by a loved …

What is a dopamine detox and does it actually work? This article discusses what a dopamine fast is and isn’t, and delves into how we can lead more meaningful and engaging lives.

Dopamine Detox: Does It Work?

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by rootal 17 June 2022 Do you feel like a slave to technology? Is …

Peer pressure, whether good or bad, has affected all of us at some point in our lives.

What is Peer Pressure and How to Overcome It?

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by rootal 24 June 2022 We’ve all heard of peer pressure, and in one …

Have you ever thought about wanting to die, or know someone who has? You may have felt helpless and hopeless in the situation. But please remember, you are far from alone.

“I Want to Die”: Warning Signs, Causes, Myths and Seeking Support for Suicidal Ideation

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by rootal 10 June 2022 It can be terrifying to hear yourself think, “I …

21 Activities to Engage the Elderly in Singapore

Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by rootal 24 January 2022 This article is republished as part of a content …

LGBTQ individuals experience internalised homophobia when they feel shame and self-loathing towards their sexual orientation. It can cause a great deal of stress.

Internalised Homophobia

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by [email protected] 28 December 2021 This Article Contains: What is Internalised Homophobia? How Can …

Anger Management Books

Anger Management Books

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by [email protected] 28 December 2021 Anger can be a difficult emotion for us to …

Middle Child Syndrome

Middle Child Syndrome: Characteristics, Effects and Overcoming It

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 by [email protected] Did you know that birth order can affect a child’s development? See …

While caregiving can bring great fulfilment, it is important not to let our various caregiving responsibilities culminate into a caregiver burnout.

What is Caregiver Burnout: Signs and Tips to Prevent It

Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by rootal 13 December 2021 Tags: caregiver burnout, caregiving, self-care This article is republished …

How long does grief last

How Long Does Grief Last

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by [email protected] 12 November 2021 Tags: grief, bereavement, mourning, therapy While grieving, it can …

Films that accurately and sensitively capture the experience of individuals with depression can help us empathise with them, see them beyond their mental health condition, and learn to identify the symptoms of depression.

Movies About Depression

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by rootal Over 80% manage depression successfully with therapy Find a Therapist Updated on …

There are powerful lessons on human psychology we can learn from Squid Game.

Lessons From Squid Game on Human Psychology

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by [email protected] 28 October 2021 Tags: human psychology, lessons, Squid Game, motivation Warning: Spoilers ahead! …

If you often feel sad for no reason you can think of, it can can be a sign of a more complex issue.

Why Do I Feel Sad for No Reason?

Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by shilpa 14 October 2021 “Why do I feel sad for no reason?” is …

Learning to control anger in a relationship minimises the escalation of conflicts.

How to Control Anger in a Relationship

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by rootal 14 October 2021 Tags: anger, relationship, emotions Failing to control one’s anger …

Dating someone with depression can be taxing at times. With the right knowledge and attitude, however, you can support your partner in meaningful ways.

Dating Someone With Depression

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 1 September 2021 Tags: depression, relationships, couples counselling  Dating someone with depression …

Employee Assistance Programmes enhance employee wellbeing and keeps them motivated at the workplace.

Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by [email protected] 26 July 2021 Tags: Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), benefits, employee wellbeing What …

Online counselling enhances our mental health and wellbeing.

The Benefits of Online Counselling

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by [email protected] 22 July 2021 Tags: online counselling; benefits; advantages; mental health  What Is …

A client talks to a therapist in a physical counselling session.

Do I Need Therapy?

Last Updated on March 29, 2023 by [email protected] 15 July 2021 Tags: counselling issues; counselling; therapy; stress Do I need …

An employee struggling with the stages of burnout at home.

Work Related Stress – The 12 Stages of Burnout

Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by rootal 15 July 2021 Tags: burnout; work related stress; stages of burnout Are …

Practicing good communication can help you better cope with work related stress

Communication Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by shilpa 08 July 2021 tags: how to communicate when stressed, work related stress, …

Giving attention and responding to employees’ wellbeing concerns shows employees that the organisation values them.

Improving Employee Wellbeing

Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by rootal 08 July 2021 Introduction During these uncertain times, many organisations find it …

How to help a friend or family member with work related stress and burnout

How to Support a Friend or Family Member With Work Related Stress and Burnout

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 02 July 2021 Tags: Support a friend or family member with work …

A bad therapist falling asleep in the midst of an online counselling session

Signs of a Bad Therapist

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 02 July 2021 Tags: Bad therapist signs; what to look out for …

Individuals who struggle with stress related to work often feel alone and assume that they are the only ones with such an experience. This could not be further from the truth. Work stress related symptoms are commonly reported by employees worldwide. Thankfully, there are various ways to go about managing this issue. Here are some tips to get you started!

7 Tips for Managing Stress Related to Work

Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by rootal 29 June 2021 Individuals who struggle with stress related to work often …

Body Image Issues

Mental Health and Body Positivity

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 17 March 2021 Diong Zoe Yi Tags: body positivity; self-criticism; counselling Singapore …

Self Care

How to Do 5 Self-Care Tips Better

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 06 September 2020 Zi Ling Tags: self care; life hacks; tips to …

Self Compassion

Practising Self-Compassion

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 17 August 2020 Diong Zoe Yi Tags: self-compassion; self-criticism; counselling Singapore Why …

Minority in Singapore

Minority of Minority in Singapore: The Struggle is Real

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 05 July 2020 Alyssa Fernandez Tags: ethnic privilege; minority experiences; mental wellness …

Discuss about your mental health

Courage: Telling Your Story With All of Your Heart

Last Updated on September 17, 2023 by shilpa 08 June 2020 Alice Ho Tan We were just signing off from …

Stigma Around Mental Health

The Stigma Around Mental Health Issues

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 22 May 2020 Diong Zoe Yi A recent survey by the Institute …

active listening

Four Annoying “Listening” Habits

Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by shilpa 10 May 2020 Alyssa Fernandez Tags: poor listening habits; active listening; listening …

Pink Flower

Online Counselling – A Personal Story

As an older millennial growing up in Singapore, I did not understand talk therapy, and thought it was only for those with serious mental health illnesses or disorders.