Clinical psychologist working with children and adolescents
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology); Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.)
Vidhya is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP).
Background & Experience
Vidhya has had more than five years of experience working with children & adolescents, their families, and schools in a community mental health team at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Singapore. She has worked with children/adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, chronic school refusal, and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. ADHD, autism). She also has had experience working in an eating disorder service at the previous Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Australia.
Previously, she worked as a research psychologist conducting clinical interviews and neurocognitive assessments with youths at risk of developing psychosis and adults with psychosis. Vidhya also has a keen research interest in intolerance of uncertainty and its role in maintaining psychological processes, particularly anxiety and eating disorders.
Vidhya also holds a Diploma in Nursing and worked previously as a nurse in Singapore.
Vidhya uses evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness and tailors them to suit her clients’ needs. She is also certified to teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project’s .b mindfulness curriculum to young people aged 11-18.
She believes that authenticity, safety, warmth, and trust are crucial in therapy – with a splash of humour. Vidhya values working collaboratively with youth, their families, and schools and empowering youth to navigate life’s journey and weather its storms.
Vidhya enjoys travelling, swimming, and baking. Growing up in a multi-cultural family and having previously lived in Australia, has piqued her interest in different cultures.
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