Cissy Li

Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents and adults

PGDipClinPsyc, MSc Psychology, BSc Psychology (Hons), BA Psychology and French

Cissy is a Clinical Psychologist who is accredited with the Singapore Register of Psychologists and the New Zealand Psychologist’ Board. She is also a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society.

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Background & Experience

Prior to moving to Singapore, she worked in the New Zealand public healthcare system in a specialised eating disorders service and in community adult mental health. Cissy primarily works with older children, adolescents, and adults.

Cissy specialises in working with people with both disordered eating and diagnosed eating disorders. She understands the integral function of working within a multidisciplinary team including doctors, psychiatrists, dieticians, and schools as part of the recovery process. 

She also has interest and experience in working with the spectrum of emotional disorders, including anxiety, depression and emotional volatility. She likes working with young people and young adults to navigate developmental issues, including identity formation, self-esteem and relationships. She is competent in formulating and managing risk, including physical/medical instability, self-harm, and suicidality. 

Therapeutic approaches

Cissy believes in evidence-based practice and she draws upon an eclectic therapeutic approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is trained in Maudsley Family Therapy for Eating Disorders (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E). Her working style is client-centred, collaborative and pragmatic. She encourages flexible, creative and sometimes ‘outside-the-box’ ideas. The main goal is to use a client’s strengths to find adaptive solutions that make sense in the client’s life. 

Having been brought up straddling two cultures and living in Singapore as an Asian expat, she is able to see a situation from multiple perspectives, which fosters a nonjudgmental (and often humorous) approach. Her familiarity with the local and international schools as well as the healthcare system in Singapore allows her to practice in a multidisciplinary way.

Cissy speaks English fluently and is proficient in Mandarin.

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