Sumathi is currently pursuing her Master of Arts (Applied Psychology – Counseling Psychology) in National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE-NTU). Prior to her postgraduate studies, she received her Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from James Cook University and worked as a Youth Guidance Officer in Singapore Girls’ Home, Ministry of Social and Family Development for close to three years.
On top of her experience working with children and adolescents-at-risk, Sumathi has gained additional experience in working with adults. The presenting issues that she commonly consult for over the past four years include depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors and behavioral issues.
Sumathi employs therapeutic approaches from various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology. She believes in adapting to the unique needs of clients, creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship and providing a non-judgmental and empathetic environment for them to develop and improve in the ways they aspire to.
Apart from working hard to complete her postgraduate studies to become a registered Psychologist, Sumathi also loves watching anything comedy, having delicious food with family and friends and reading a good book.
Sumathi is able to provide therapy in English and Tamil, via face-to-face and Zoom sessions.