Psychologist & Founder :D
Hi I'm Hernping,
I'm a psychologist and currently the founder and lead trainer for our volunteer Hear Buds, as well as the lead placement supervisor for our intern counsellors.
Since seeking professional treatment is not only expensive but daunting to many (including my younger self), I hope to normalise accessible and informal mental health support as a norm in Singapore.
I'm passionate about mental wellbeing having suffered from Mental Illness myself. The trauma of my mom passing away suddenly when I was five led me to experience Depression, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) through my childhood and youth.
Through my own experiences with mental illness and getting better through therapy, I was driven to study Psychology myself. Qualifications-wise, I have a First Class Honours in Psychology, a Masters in Applied Psychology and am a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
I'm currently practicing as a Private Practice Psychotherapist in Singapore and specialise as a practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I also write on a Mental Health Blog called Kaya Toast For the Soul as part of my personal outreach efforts, while volunteering with the elderly and needy in my free time.
As an acknowledgement to my younger self, I try my best to provide quality, but accessible counselling, therapy & coaching to those who need it. So reach out if that interests you!
I'm always happy to chat and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime :)
Likes: Books (especially science-fiction & Haruki Murakami), my wife and two dogs, Korean food and dramas (selectively), Indie and Punk Rock music, and Swimming and Basketball.
Dislikes: Noisy and crowded places.