Psychologists in Malaysia
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Our Handpicked Psychologists in Malaysia
TYHO offers both online audio and video sessions in Malaysia. We urge you to look into the detailed profiles of each TYHO psychologist in Malaysia before booking a session.
In the full profiles, you will find information on the psychologist’s background, qualifications, specialisations, and therapeutic approaches. You can also read the client reviews and watch the psychologist’s videos to know more.
Please click the ‘Find More Psychologists’ button below to see more profiles.
Rebecca works with young adults and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, LGBTQ issues, and cultural adjustments…. View more
Sandya works with children, adolescents and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, LGBTQ issues, and relationship issues…. View more
JT works with individuals and couples from various age backgrounds facing anxiety, stress, depression, anger management, and trauma. View more
How Therapy Works on TYHO
Choose a Psychologist
Choose a psychologist in Malaysia who fits your needs. To do so, read their full profiles, watch short videos, and review the list of issues they can help with. You will also find a list of therapeutic approaches psychologists use in their profiles.
Book Your Session
Click the ‘Book a Session’ button to select the date, type of service, and mode. This will allow you to see the price and availability of your psychologist. Create a TYHO account to book and manage your therapy sessions.
Fill out the Intake Form to share insights into your issues and therapy goals. Start your journey towards better wellness with your psychologist. You will work on a structured program using the Therapeutic Plan to achieve your goals.
Why Therapy With TYHO?
Our platform provides multiple ways for you to select your psychologist in Malaysia – filter based on issues, gender, languages they speak, and more.
Psychology in Malaysia: Introduction
What is psychology?
Psychology is a scientific discipline that explores the human mind and helps us understand how our experiences influence our thoughts and behaviours.
Psychological research reveals how complex our thoughts, emotions, and actions can be. Moreover, psychology helps us understand several factors that shape our daily lives, interactions, and experiences.
Malaysia has a diverse culture and rich traditions – that often exist along with modern influences. Therefore, you may face challenges that can be hard to explain to someone who does not understand your cultural background.
At TYHO, we have a team of psychologists who are either Malaysians or based out of Malaysia. Hence, TYHO Psychologists in Malaysia aim to help you navigate the unique challenges that you may face due to such a diverse societal environment.
The Core of Psychology
Psychology stems from multiple other scientific disciplines, such as biology, sociology and neurology, to develop theoretical frameworks.
At TYHO, psychologists use a holistic approach to help you understand and manage your emotions.
Some tools psychologists use during therapy include empirical research, clinical observations and theoretical frameworks (eg cognitive theories and behavioural theories) to provide support.
Psychologists may also explore any specific concern (eg moving to a new country), emotional distress (eg mood swings), and past or present trauma through a therapeutic process known as psychotherapy in Malaysia or talk therapy.
What methods are used in psychology?
TYHO Psychologists have the required qualifications (with a minimum of master’s degree in counselling or psychology) and clinical training in approaches such as narrative therapy, schema therapy, and person-centred therapy.
Your psychologist may use evidence-based techniques during therapy to help you improve your communication, assertiveness, and self-esteem.
During sessions, psychologists in Malaysia use:
- Approaches such as dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to help you solve issues (eg mood swings, anger) and manage distressing emotions (eg grief).
- Meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques to improve your clarity, awareness and understanding of yourself.
- Hypnotherapy to help you explore and identify issues in the subconscious mind.
- Therapeutic tools such as cognitive restructuring (eg replacing an unhelpful thought with a practical one) to reduce symptoms of chronic stress, obsessive thoughts, and anxiety.
What does a psychologist do?
All psychologists at TYHO are aligned with TYHO values – which include being empathetic, non-judgmental and sensitive to all cultures.
During sessions, your psychologist will always uphold these values and aim to understand your thoughts, behaviours, and feelings.
Through scientific approaches such as gestalt therapy, your psychologist will help you:
- Manage situation problems such as health crises and friendship problems.
- Overcome personal issues such as low confidence, self-esteem and lack of self-awareness.
- Handle chronic conditions such as depression and mood disorders.
Our psychologists may use talk therapy or other types of therapy modalities to identify and meet your needs.
Talk therapy is when you converse openly with your psychologist, work through your issues, and learn how to manage your emotions.
Other roles of psychologists include:
- Conducting research or psychological assessments to identify, diagnose, and provide support for mental health conditions.
- Such assessments may include medical reports, family history, school records, and therapeutic exercises and interviews.
- Using diagnostic tests to evaluate and diagnose mental health conditions. Clinical psychologists are a sub-group of professionals specialising in psychopathology, and they usually run tests.
- Diagnostic tests can include evaluating interpersonal skills, personality traits, cognitive abilities, and coping mechanisms.
How Can Psychologists in Malaysia Help You?
TYHO psychologists in Malaysia can help with several behavioural, psychological, personal, and professional issues.
What a psychologist can help with depends on their specialisations, training, and experience. In a TYHO psychologist’s full profile, see the ‘What Therapist Can Help With’ to review the list of issues.
Note: On our platform, we use the term ‘Therapists’ to collectively refer to psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors in Malaysia.
It is hard to list down all the issues a professional can help with. However, below is a breakdown of issues psychologists at TYHO can support.
- Behavioural addiction (including maladaptive behaviour, gambling, sex and internet addiction)
- Anger or defiant behaviours
- Drug use
- Self-destructive habits (eg self-harm, rash driving)
- Problems with eating and weight control (eg bulimia & anorexia)
- Stress and chronic pains
- Fears, anxiety, phobias
- Issues related to personal growth (such as improving performance and habits)
- Mood swings
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Dissociation and dissociative disorders
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Professional issues refer to issues that you might face in the workplace. Your work stress can be caused by personal problems and life transitions or may also be caused by direct triggers in your work.
- Work-related stress
- Lack of communication skills
- Low self-esteem and confidence related to the work you do
- Lack of social skills
- Lack of motivation or productivity
- Job dissatisfaction
- Discrimination, bullying or violence
- Heavy workload
- Lack of time management skills
- Job insecurity
Before your first therapy session, it might be helpful to write down a few questions that you may want to ask your psychologist.
Please remember that you can ask questions and clarify your doubts anytime during therapy – even after multiple sessions.
Similarly, there are no right or wrong questions. No matter what doubts you have, our psychologists in Malaysia will be happy to clarify them for you.
Your psychologist may also ask several questions about your background, issues, and history.
The exchange of questions helps with developing a healthy therapeutic relationship – which is key to getting the most out of therapy sessions.
Some questions you may want to ask your psychologist include:
- How many years of experience do you have?
- Do you regularly see clients with the same issues as mine?
- What is your therapeutic approach, and how will you use it to help me solve my problems?
- How many therapy sessions do I need to see improvement?
- How do you set goals and track progress?
The first thing to remember is that there are no off-limit topics, barring specific boundaries you agreed on with your psychologist.
A place you may wish to start is discussing your immediate emotions and worries. This could include something that happened in the past hour or earlier in the week.
For example, you can talk about your hopes for the future, your passion, conversations with your family, interactions with your partner (eg setting realistic couple goals), sexuality, or friendship breakups and issues (eg having no friends).
You may also want to bring up feelings that have been bugging you but which you find hard to label. Your psychologist at TYHO can help you articulate your emotions and clarify them further.
Other things you can talk about can include your present feelings and thoughts. How do you feel right now? You might be sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, or probably even calm.
Focus on how you are feeling and start the conversation about it. Your need for therapy may stay the same throughout or may even change from day to day.
Hence, it is okay to talk about whatever seems important to you at that moment.
What to Expect at the Psychologist
Starting online therapy for the first time can raise many questions and doubts. In this section, we provide information about what you can expect during therapy at TYHO and some of the steps that you may go through with your psychologist.
Firstly, a major component of effective therapy revolves around a positive and healthy client-therapist relationship.
Regardless of in-person and online sessions, if you focus on being open and honest with your psychologist, you can get a lot of therapy.
Research has consistently shown that online counselling can effectively manage several mental health conditions.
For example, the Journal of Anxiety Disorders found in 2018 that online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is effective, acceptable and practical in mental health care.
The same study also showed that online CBT is just as effective as face-to-face sessions to treat major depression, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder.
At TYHO, online therapy in Malaysia is completely confidential (subject to any legal or ethical obligations of the Therapists) and effective.
Keep reading to learn more about how therapy works at TYHO!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can! TYHO Psychologists in Malaysia provide online counselling via audio and video conferencing.
Both mediums are just as effective as in-person sessions. However, video sessions also help your psychologist assess and read your facial expressions and body language!
At TYHO, an hour-long session with a psychologist in Malaysia may cost around RM 180.
The exact amount usually depends on the type of service – for example, whether you opt for individual sessions or couples counselling.
Please refer to our pricing page below for more information about pricing and discounts.
You can consult a psychologist for free or at a low price through counselling services from your school or workplace.
Your school or university may provide free or low-cost therapy sessions if you are a student. You can also consult your religious organisations to check if they offer free counselling.
If you are an employee, you can benefit from the employee assistance program (EAP). Through EAP, you can attend therapy for a low price and seek help to manage both your personal and professional issues.
At TYHO, we offer EAP services to all types of companies and organisations. You can visit the link below to see how you can benefit from our EAP services as an employee.
Furthermore, feel free to share the link with your HR if your company does not yet have EAP services.
Yes, you can see a private psychologist in Malaysia!
If you would like to see a private psychologist, you might have to research more about their qualifications, certifications, specialisations, and experience. You can directly book a session with a psychologist without any referrals.
At TYHO, we do the research and select the most qualified (all TYHO psychologists have a minimum of master’s in counselling) and professional team of psychologists for you – so you don’t have to.
You can also reach out to us at [email protected] if you need help selecting a psychologist or have any other questions related to our services.
The main distinction between a psychiatrist and a psychologist is that psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medications. On the other hand, psychologists cannot prescribe medications.
Deciding whom to consult can be a confusing step. You can openly talk to your psychologist if you are currently undergoing therapy and are confused about the different treatment options.
You can also consult both a psychiatrist and psychologist at the same time to receive a holistic treatment.
Your psychologist can also refer you to a psychiatrist and vice versa.
Psychiatrists can diagnose, manage, and provide a range of therapies to manage conditions such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
TYHO Psychologists in Malaysia can also use psychological assessments to diagnose and manage mental health conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Moreover, our psychologists are experts in several therapeutic approaches, such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), narrative therapy, and gestalt therapy.
At TYHO, we use the term ‘Therapists’ to refer to all mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors.
On our platform, it is not necessary to choose a particular type of professional because they all have similar qualifications and academic backgrounds.
Moreover, all TYHO Therapists can address and help with various mental health conditions, emotional issues, and family conflicts.
Please be assured that all therapy sessions with us are confidential (subject to Therapists’ legal obligations), non-judgmental, and safe.
The most important thing is to find a Therapist you feel comfortable with. To get the most out of therapy, you might have to focus on developing a positive therapeutic relationship with your Therapist.
Your Therapist will work along with you to do the same!
No, a psychologist is not a doctor.
TYHO psychologists in Malaysia are professionals and can help you identify, diagnose, and manage psychological conditions. However, they do not have a medical degree and hence cannot prescribe medications.
Feel free to talk to your psychologist about it if you feel like you need medication. Together, you can work on a therapeutic plan along with your psychologist.
Your psychologist will also refer you to a psychiatrist if and when you require medication.
Yes, psychologists at TYHO can diagnose.
Psychologists in Malaysia use diagnostic tests and assessments to diagnose mental health conditions such as clinical depression, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
You can check with your psychologist to see if they can help diagnose. Alternatively, you can also reach out to us at [email protected] to clarify your doubts.
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Our priority is to ensure a welcoming environment where you can freely discover all aspects of your inner world.
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