YAW KAH KITT

Clinical Psychologist
EAP Consultant, Life Coach
Master of Clinical Psychology, HELP University

LICENSE / PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0264)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ CERTIFICATIONS
Certificate of Psychological First Aid (John Hopkins University)
Expressive Sandwork Facilitator (International Association of Expressive Sandwork)
Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 2 years

AREA OF FOCUS
Personal Development, Communication, Parenting, Psychological Disorders, Personality Test, Interpersonal Conflicts, Couple and Marital, Physical Health Issues, Trauma, Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Disorder, Emotional Distress, Stress and Coping, Self- Esteem, Grief and Bereavement, Work-related Issues, LGBTQIA+

THERAPY APPROACHES
Gestalt Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy; Behavioral therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Positive Psychology; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT)

MORE ABOUT ME
Initially I was interested in physical health, but psychology exposed me to a part of health that we often overlook or disregard, which is the health of our conscious mind. Having lost a few friends due to suicide also encouraged me to further pursue this field of study in hopes that I one day will be able to help those that are silently in need.

I personally believe that everyone can heal and live a meaningful life. Like Kintsugi, the idea that embracing flaws and imperfections creates a stronger, more beautiful piece of art (human in this case).  My Psychology professor has this quote that he attaches in all his emails “I argue that because identities are narratively constituted and narratively damaged, they can be narratively repaired (Hilde Lindemann Nelson, 2001)”, which summarizes this belief.

I am a registered clinical psychologist and a (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practitioner. I mostly work with working adults from different ethnicities, background and nationalities, and focus on conditions like Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety disorders and Personality disorders.

LANGUAGES
English, Malay, Cantonese (casual)

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