Dr Chaw Jia Hui, Yvonne
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
Licensed PSychologist (USA)
Dr. Chaw Jia Hui, Yvonne, attained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the United States of America (USA). She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist in the USA after completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program at Brown University and passing her licensing examination.
Dr. Chaw has worked in multiple settings including Singapore Prison Service, community mental health center, and medical centers (inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization program). She is experienced in providing individual and group therapy for a range of psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, obsessive and compulsive disorder, grief, adjustment disorders, and borderline personality. Dr. Chaw is particularly interested in working with adults struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or emotion regulation more broadly. Apart from her experience in providing specialized treatment for emotional dysregulation, she has also completed her doctoral dissertation focusing on comparing the efficacy of treatment protocols for major depressive disorder and what makes them effective.
Dr. Chaw strongly believes that everyone deserves a safe space to share their feelings and thoughts. Hence, she is dedicated to bringing compassion and empathy into the therapeutic relationship as she supports individual explorations of life challenges, what matters to them, and empowering them in their journey towards a fulfilling life. To do this, Dr. Chaw integrates different treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to better meet the unique needs of every individual. Having worked with a diverse population in the USA, she has also developed a deep appreciation for diversity issues (e.g., religious beliefs, racial identity, and sexual orientation) and how these may impact one’s well-being.
Given her commitment to the integration of science and practice, Dr. Chaw remains active in research activities to better assess mental health needs and to develop better treatments to improve mental health outcomes. She is currently collaborating on a few research projects with Brown University and other researchers around the globe.
In her free time, Dr. Chaw enjoys watching comedies and action movies, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. She also loves hiking and exploring different places, food, and cultures!