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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! 

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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. 

Therapist in Malaysia - Jun Kiat

Jun Kiat

Professional Counsellor
Jun Kiat works with young adults and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and LGBTQ-related issues…
starting from RM 120
Therapist in Malaysia - Izzat Zaid


Clinical Psychologist
Izzat works with young adults and individuals facing depression, anxiety disorders, stress management issues, and communication issues…
starting from RM 90
Online Therapist Malaysia - Keen Ji, TYHO

Keen Ji

Keen Ji works with adolescents and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, LGBTQ-related issues, family dynamics issues and relationship issues…
starting from RM 90
Malaysia therapist Sandya - TYHO


Professional Counsellor
Sandya works with children, adolescents and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, LGBTQ issues, and relationship issues…
starting from RM 90
Malaysian Therapist - Rin at TYHO


Rin works with tertiary students, young adults, working professionals and couples facing depression, grief, relationship issues, family issues and trauma…
starting from RM 90
Malaysia Counsellor JT - TYHO


Professional Counsellor
JT works with individuals and couples from various age backgrounds facing anxiety, stress, depression, anger management, and trauma…
starting from RM 120
Malaysia Counsellor Rebecca - TYHO


Professional Counsellor
Rebecca works with young adults and individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, LGBTQ issues, and cultural adjustments…
starting from RM 90
Counsellor Malaysia TYHO Reagan Ng


Reagan works with individuals from various backgrounds facing anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, and cultural adjustment issues…
starting from RM 120


Clinical Psychologist

Shamenee works with individuals facing anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, LGBTQ-related issues and traumaView more

TYHO Therapists

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 myself

For someone else

Therapy in Malaysia: How Can It Help?

How do I know if I need therapy?

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: 

If you are continually sad, angry, irritable, or disinterested in your favourite activities yet do not know how to control or get rid of these emotions – you might need help.   

The key is to notice the intensity of your emotions. Sometimes, uncontrolled anger or anxiousness could indicate signs of clinical depression.   

Therapy in Malaysia is a space where you can learn skills to overcome those feelings. You can be vulnerable in therapy and seek help for deeper issues such as trauma or abuse, adverse childhood experiences, suicidal tendencies, and high-risk behaviours (eg alcohol use).  

If you struggle to perform effectively at work or school, it could be due to a result of psychological or emotional issues. Mental health issues can affect attention, memory, energy levels, motivation, and concentration and can lead to feelings of apathy related to work. 

The lack of interest caused by your mental health issues could, in turn, affect your work productivity, and you may start to make more errors at work. 

Performing well at work while undergoing personal stress can be painful. A Therapist may use mindfulness-based tools to help you learn healthier and more adaptive ways to manage your personal and professional stress. 

It can also affect your relationships in many ways if you struggle with issues such as mood swings, anxiety, or low self-esteem. 

You might distance yourself from people you love, become insecure in the relationship due to your issues - or on the flip side – you might rely heavily on your partner to cope with your emotions, which might end up draining them. 

With issues such as social anxiety, you might also struggle with communicating openly with your friends, family, or colleagues. 

Your Therapist may use the Gottman Method to help you improve your affection, trust, commitment, and intimacy with your partner. 

Similarly, TYHO Therapists may also use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you replace your unhelpful thoughts in a relationship (eg "my friends hate me”) with a more constructive and practical perspective or fact (eg directly asking for reassurance from your friends about their love for you). 

You do not need to struggle with a severe mental health condition to seek help. 

Therapists at TYHO can help you with daily struggles, such as difficulty forming a habit, or help you better understand yourself and your life goals.

For example, you could seek professional help if you want to:

  • Set realistic goals
  • Learn healthy coping skills
  • Change your unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Talk about a temporary and particular issue
  • Explore what you want to do in life
What are the common issues treated in therapy?

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: 

  • Depression
  • 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)
What types of therapies are available in Malaysia?

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:

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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! 

Finding the right Therapist for yourself is not always easy (especially one that fits your unique needs, budget, and preferences). However, therapy is an investment in making things easier for the ‘future you’.

Hence, we suggest you research and review several Therapist's profiles at TYHO. 

To find someone who is the best match for you, consider your therapy and life goals, and look for Therapists who use approaches you find interesting or helpful. 

Feel free to share your thoughts and preferences in the first session! However, do remember that your Therapist will work with you to determine the best approaches for your problems.

To check if you feel comfortable with your Therapist, you can attend an introductory session with them. Introductory sessions at TYHO are usually for 30 minutes. 

During this time, try to gauge your feelings about the Therapist and ask them any questions you may have about their qualifications, specialisations, approaches, your issues, and their therapeutic style.

Do not hesitate to change your Therapist if you feel like they are not the best match. Some people may find a good match right away, while others might take time. 

Reach out to us at [email protected] if you need help selecting a Therapist!

Before you start your first therapy session, it can be helpful to write down a list of things you want to talk about with your Therapist and a list of questions you can ask your Therapist about therapy. 

Please note that you do not have to write down every single issue for this step. The idea is to come up with the main topics you would like to cover. In the first session, your Therapist might focus on one of your presenting problems. 

However, at that time, if you are confused or cannot think of anything, you can pick an issue from your prepared list and begin therapy. 

Alternatively, you can also show the list to your Therapist and pick an issue to focus on together. You can list down issues from several different aspects of your life, such as:

  • Your relationship issues
  • Childhood issues
  • Family issues
  • Work-related issues
  • Mental health issues

Similarly, you can prepare a list of questions to ask your Therapist in Malaysia. 

Some of the questions you can ask your Therapist include: 

  • What qualifications do you have? 
  • Can you explain your therapeutic approach and style?
  • What issues can you help with?
  • How long will it take for me to notice my progress during therapy? 
  • How do you track progress and growth? 
  • How frequently should I take therapy? 
  • What can I do if I do not progress in therapy? 

Please remember that all TYHO Therapists are held to high standards and align with our values – being empathetic, non-judgmental, and understanding of diverse cultures and backgrounds. 

Hence, feel free to ask any question that you can think of. Here are no right or wrong questions to ask your Therapist! 

In fact, your Therapist will be happy to answer and clarify any doubts you may have about therapy, as it will help them develop a strong therapeutic relationship with you. 

Your Therapist may also ask you several questions to get to know you better in the first few sessions. 

You can expect questions about your relationships, interests, hobbies, issues you face, medical history, family history, work experience, and so on. 

It might take you some time to open up to your Therapist. However, the more you share about yourself, the more your Therapist can help you. 

If you feel uncomfortable, you can initially share a few details and avoid going into depth. However, do let your Therapist know that you need some time to talk about specific memories, experiences, or feelings. 

TYHO Therapists are patient and prioritise their clients before anything else. Hence, they will help you manage your emotions and express yourself more honestly. 

At the same time, your Therapist will also respect you and the pace you choose to take during therapy. 

You can progress in therapy however you wish. There is no right way to do therapy ‘correctly’. 

After the initial session, you will become more comfortable and will be able to express your feelings honestly. Be assured that your Therapist will help you do the same!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be diagnosed with a mental illness before going for therapy?

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. 

How do I encourage my loved ones to seek therapy?

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 should I go for therapy?

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!

Is online therapy in Malaysia secure and confidential?

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.

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