Anna Chen, Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Honours) James Cook University
Masters in Clinical Psychology, National University of Singapore
Anna is a trained clinical psychologist. She graduated from James Cook University with an Honors Degree in 2008 and received scholarship from the Institute of Mental Health to complete her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the National University of Singapore in 2012. She has been actively involved in various psychological and counselling services since 2006.
Anna sees a wide range of conditions in her practice, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm behaviors. She provides counselling for stress and anger issues and coaches parents to manage challenging behavior in children. She works with children, adolescents and adults. Her approach to therapy tends to be eclectic with a strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, as well as Acceptance and Mindfulness based intervention. She believes every individual is unique and has the potential to thrive when given the right support.
Prior to joining private practice, Anna has worked in Voluntary Welfare and private organizations. She also held the position of a senior psychologist at Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health, where she helped pioneer community-based mental healthcare services for students. She supervised graduate psychology students for their Masters programme, and provided mental health training for school counsellors and medical doctors. She also conducted parenting workshops, group therapies, and published research papers in peer-reviewed psychology journals.
- Chen, A., Mond, J. M., & Kumar, R. (2010). Eating disorders mental health literacy in Singapore: beliefs of young adult women concerning treatment and outcome of bulimia nervosa, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 4, 39-46.
- Mond, J. M., Chen, A., & Kumar, R. (2010) Eating-disordered behavior in Australian and Singaporean women: a comparative study.
- Chen, A., Mond, J. M., & Kumar, R. (2009). Eating disorders mental health literacy in Singapore: beliefs of young adult women concerning treatment and outcome of bulimia nervosa [Abstract]. Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore, 38, 33.
Assessment & Evaluation
Clinical Psychological Evaluation
Counselling and Therapy
Psychotherapy of Clinical Disorders