Therapists in Malaysia
Find someone who gets you!
Only 10% of Therapists who apply to TYHO are accepted. We carefully curate our team of Therapists in Malaysia and handpick only the best for you.
If you are suffering, know that you are not alone. You deserve quality care and support!
Find a Featured Therapist in Malaysia
We urge you to review each Malaysian Therapist’s full profile, watch their videos, see the issues they can help with, and read the selected client reviews to make an informed decision.
We have Therapists who offer online audio sessions, video sessions, or both. Click the ‘Book Now’ option to schedule a therapy session.
Please click the ‘View More Therapists’ button to see more profiles.
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How are TYHO Therapists selected?
On TYHO, we use the term ‘Therapists’ to collectively refer to all mental health professionals, including psychotherapists, psychologists, and counsellors.
Our Therapists have the right qualifications (minimum master’s degree in counselling or psychology) and professional training and are also aligned with TYHO values. Our values include being empathetic, non-judgmental and sensitive to diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Every professional is deeply committed to providing their clients with quality therapy services.
Our Therapists have also lived and worked in many countries and organisations. As such, they tap into their varied and unique life experiences when interacting with clients.
Together, their diversity of backgrounds and skills will allow you to find someone who best suits your needs.
What is the difference between Care and Empathy Therapists?
We currently have two categories of TYHO Therapists – Care and Empathy – who charge a slightly different fee. The categorisation considers various factors, including:
- Therapist’s specialisations (ie whether they have to undertake and continue working towards specialist certifications such as Gottman etc which require additional costs and management)
- The predominant composition / demographics of the Therapist’s clientele (ie whether they mainly work with people in the workplace, full-time caregivers / or youth – the latter requiring more affordable support)
- Therapist’s availability on the platform (ie the number of slots they have made available and the percentage of slots booked)
Regardless of category, all TYHO Therapists were selected via the same stringent process and can recognise and help with mental health issues listed on their profiles, including mild to moderate depression, mood swings, relationship problems, or work-related stress.
Ultimately, the fit between you and your Therapist is most important for effective therapeutic outcomes, and selecting the right Therapist is key (regardless of their Therapist category).
Who are you seeking therapy for?
For my child
For someone else
Therapy in Malaysia: How Can It Help?
We all experience symptoms of depression, mood swings, or some form of emotional distress at some point in our lives. The pain could be because of a professional setback, romantic rejection, or family conflicts.
Sometimes, we might need professional help to get through the low moments of life.
Therapy is an effective tool to help you regain control of your life. TYHO Therapists are skilled in several approaches to help you improve your interpersonal communication, thought or behavioural patterns, decision-making skills, self-esteem, and self-image.
It is important to pay attention to your mental health (similar to physical health) and ask for help if you feel like things are falling apart.
Sings that you might need therapy include:
TYHO Therapists in Malaysia have the expertise and experience working with several mental health issues.
You can visit your shortlisted Therapist’s full profile to see what they can help with. For example, you will find a list of issues under the ‘What Therapist Can Help With’ section.
Under the ‘Therapeutic Approaches’ section, you will find all the approaches your Therapist may use during therapy.
However, some of the common issues TYHO Therapists can help with includes:
- Fear and phobias
- Panic attacks and panic disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Communication problems
- Childhood trauma
- Emotional or physical abuse
- Social anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Addictions and compulsions
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Body image issues
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Chronic pain or illness
- Parental or caregiver stress
- Complex Posttraumatic Stress (C-PTSD)
- Eating disorders (eg anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder)
- Family conflicts or issues
- Grief, loss, and bereavement
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Workplace issues (including chronic stress and lack of productivity)
TYHO Therapists use several different types of therapies based on your issues, the intensity of the problem, their specialisations, and your therapy goals.
Do note that the therapeutic approach will be decided after you work with your Therapist and identify the issues together with them.
In some cases, Therapists may use only one type of approach to help with a condition. For example, people with BPD (borderline personality disorder) may benefit from dialectic behavioural therapy (DBT). Therapists may use tools like distress tolerance from DBT to teach new and effective ways of tolerating stressful situations without engaging in self-destructive habits.
On the other hand, your Therapist may draw from several approaches (eg narrative therapy & person-centred therapy) to help with emotional difficulties, stress, family issues, relationship issues, trauma, and depression.
Please note that different mental health professionals may use different approaches. For example, child psychologists in Malaysia may use play therapy (eg drawing or painting to help children manage and express their feelings).
In general, however, below are some of the common types of approaches TYHO Therapists use in Malaysia:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Eclectic Therapy
- Inner Child Work
- Resilience-Building Intervention (RBI)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
- Trauma-Focused therapy
Moreover, we offer several therapy services, such as:
Therapy in Malaysia: What to Expect
Going to therapy for the first can be overwhelming. However, this section provides valuable information to help improve your therapy experience with us.
Preparing for your first session and knowing what to expect can reduce your nervousness, help you stay organised, articulate your thoughts, and recall struggles you need help with.
Keep reading to find out how to prepare for your first therapy session with TYHO and what to expect during therapy!
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you do not need to be diagnosed with a mental illness to seek therapy.
People choose to go to therapy for several reasons, some of which include developing healthy habits, improving communication skills, and discovering meaning and purpose in their lives.
You can also seek therapy if you suspect that you might have a mental health issue. At TYHO, Therapists in Malaysia (including psychologists) are highly qualified (with a minimum of master’s in counselling or psychology). They can help diagnose and manage mental health issues such as clinical depression, generalised anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, phobias etc.
However, you can also book a session with our Therapist if you are already diagnosed and need more help managing your condition.
There are no rules to seeking therapy – if you think they are important enough or affecting your life negatively, then therapy can help you.
Encouraging your loved ones to seek therapy can be challenging. You may wish the best for them; however, it may often be hard for them to get help.
Some ways you can encourage your loved ones to seek therapy include:
- Show genuine support and use non-stigmatising language when talking about their issue (for example, you could say, “What you are feeling is valid, and you deserve all the support you can get”).
- When proposing the idea of therapy to your loved ones, try to be sensitive about the time and place. Talking about their mental health in front of others or when they are already in the middle of a breakdown may do more harm than good. Find a comfortable and safe environment to bring up the idea of therapy.
- Be prepared to handle their resistance or rejection. Not everyone will be immediately open to the idea of therapy, and that is okay! You can try to use your relationship with them as leverage (in a good way) and let them know how important they are to you and how you wish they could feel better.
- Offer any help that your loved one might need. Show them that you are with them. You could also reach out to the Therapist at TYHO for them and book a session. Any small step that you take towards helping them seek therapy can play a significant role!
How often you need therapy can depend on several factors, such as the issues you are facing, their intensity, and therapy goals.
You can talk to your Therapist about the frequency of therapy.
Most TYHO clients usually attend therapy once a week. The consistency usually allows them to remember what they explored in the previous week, maintain rapport with their Therapist, and progress much faster.
However, progress does not always depend on the frequency of therapy. Therapy works differently for everyone.
Some people may progress faster after a few sessions, while others may take time even after several monthly sessions.
Any minor change you observe after therapy shows that you are progressing!
Yes, online therapy in Malaysia at TYHO is entirely secure and confidential!
At TYHO, we prioritise your safety and follow strict confidentiality guidelines. Any information you share with your Therapist during sessions will not be revealed to anyone else.
Please note that your Therapist may have an ethical and legal obligation to contact your emergency contact person if they notice that you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else. Speak to your Therapist to learn more about applicable limits to confidentiality.