Soak Mun LeeRegistered Clinical Psychologist, Singapore, Australia; Clinical Supervisor, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Soak Mun is a registered Clinical Psychologist in both Singapore and Australia. She is also a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Soak Mun has more than 12 years of experience providing psychological assessment and therapy for a broad range of counselling and mental health issues.
She has worked across hospitals, community settings and private practice in Australia. She also provided psychological support to staff at Victoria Police and a pediatric intensive care unit. Locally, Soak Mun has worked in the Singapore public service and hospital settings.
Currently, Soak Mun works primarily with adults and youths, both individually and in groups. She believes in meeting individuals at where they are on their life journey and selecting an approach that best fits their unique needs. Soak Mun holds particular interests in emotional experiential therapeutic approaches, with emphasis in helping individuals reconcile conflicts between how they feel and what they think. Soak Mun has a strength-based perspective, where she aims to help clients explore their strengths to maximise their potential and find meaning in their life and journey.
Soak Mun’s areas of special interests include childhood trauma, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, emotion regulation difficulties, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, stress management, anger management, grief and loss or adjustment issues in relation to chronic health problems, palliative adjustment and issues related to life transitions.
Psychology being her second career, Soak Mun’s diverse work, volunteering and personal experiences in the past have also helped her appreciate the challenges faced by people from all walks of life.
Soak Mun draws on techniques from various psychological theories and interventions guided by evidence-based research. She has developed an eclectic approach towards psychological interventions over the years. She is experienced in:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness-based approaches
- Trauma-focused therapy
- Schema therapy
Soak Mun speaks fluent English and conversational Mandarin.