Annelise Lai

Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents and adults (specialised in Eating Disorder)

Annelise holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and she is trained to provide Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) by the University of Oxford. Annelise is a registered psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP).

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Background & Clinical Experience

Annelise’s past experience in the Singapore public and private mental health settings includes working with individuals who suffered from mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorder, obsession-compulsive disorder, self-harm, personality disorders, and anger management. With a specialized interest in Eating Disorders, Annelise has worked extensively with adolescents and families with a focus on improving eating behaviours and relationships within the family unit. In recent years, she has given multiple workshops and wellness talks on mental health-related issues to professionals and the public through media engagement as well as publications.

Therapeutic Approaches

Annelise adopts an eclectic approach and provides personalized treatment for different needs with evidence-based and clinically proven therapies. Her clinical work is guided by the principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Psychodynamic. Annelise places a huge emphasis on building a comfortable, non-judgmental, and trusting environment where individuals could understand the root of their issues and work on finding ways to create a meaningful life.

Other Professional Roles

Outside of clinical work, Annelise lectures at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), teaching Psychology modules to undergraduates. Annelise is also a strong believer in mental health advocacy and education. She writes articles and engages in media interviews to combat social stigma around mental health issues. She is also the current Publicity Chair in the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).


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