Cheryl Chung is a senior clinical psychologist Registered Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor (Singapore) with over 10 years of clinical experience. Cheryl worked as a senior clinical psychologist at Singapore’s only tertiary psychiatric hospital, the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), where she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Health’s under Health Manpower Development Programme and completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree from the National University of Singapore.
Cheryl’s work at IMH centred upon the hospital’s Child Guidance Clinic which provides for young patients (21 years old and below). Cheryl is experienced in providing psychological assessments, individual and group therapy and providing clinical supervision to psychologists-in-training. Cheryl also worked with families, schools and other partnering agencies in helping the young clients. Cheryl has also conducted mental health workshops for other medical professionals and developed treatment programmes for clinical disorders. Cheryl was also part of a team that established the first paediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) clinic in Singapore providing, assessment, treatment and supervision.
Cheryl’s years of experience has allowed her to work adeptly with children and adolescents with diverse backgrounds and challenges such as anger-management problems, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, behavioural problems, depression and anxiety, learning disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, selective mutism, social anxiety and specific phobias.
Cheryl believes in empowering young persons with a voice and space to work through and process their challenges and emotions therapeutically. Cheryl constantly strives to create a safe environment and adopts a client-centred approach by applying flexibility and depending on the needs of the young person, utilizing a wide range of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, schema therapy and solution-focused therapy.