Senior Clinical Psychologist
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (Psychology)
Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
Full Member of Singapore Psychological Society
Jerlyn is a registered clinical psychologist with a masters in clinical psychology. Her clinical expertise spans across an extensive range of presenting issues, including but not limited to, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), psychotic disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), tic disorders, bipolar disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), somatic disorders, gender dysphoria, relationship difficulties, deliberate self-harm, and suicidal behaviours. Jerlyn is trained in different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is eclectic and process-based in her approach.
While Jerlyn has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, she is particularly passionate about working with children, adolescents and their families to help them navigate through life’s challenges. Prior to joining Better Life, Jerlyn served as a clinical psychologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). As part of a multi-disciplinary community mental health team at KKH, she conducted mental health assessments and provided intervention for children and adolescents. She also worked closely with schools and parents whom she understands forms an integral part of the child’s or adolescent’s life.
Jerlyn is also proficient in administering psychological assessments for cognitive abilities (i.e. IQ test), attention issues (i.e. ADHD), academic achievement (i.e. reading and writing difficulties), and adaptive functioning behaviours (i.e. special school placements).
Through her years of experience, Jerlyn advocates for creating a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to work through their difficulties. She believes in empowering her clients by equipping them with skills to live a meaningful and valued life. Jerlyn understands that the needs of every individual are unique and different, and hence takes on a person-centred therapeutic approach. Jerlyn is warm and collaborative, and seeks to journey with her clients and help them move towards their therapeutic goals.
As a mother of three children, Jerlyn thoroughly enjoys spending time with her children and creating shared experiences with them. She understands the challenges and unpredictability of motherhood, yet appreciates the joy that comes with the responsibility. Jerlyn values connection with people through the different seasons of her life, and hopes that she can journey through life with you too.