As a parent, it can be tough but important to decide when exactly it’s time to reach out for help for your child’s mental health. If a child needs emotional support, a listening ear, and help managing big feelings, seeing a psychologist can be a good idea. They help children cope with stresses like divorce, death, and family or school transitions without prescribing medications. Here are some of Kuala Lumpur’s well-known psychology centers to consider that can help your child benefit from therapy.
Founded by Dr. Dan Seal who is a British Clinical Psychologist, Share Resolve offers individual consultations for adults, children and adolescents who are facing difficulties with emotions or other challenges in life. Beyond that, they also focus in providing neuropsychological (learning) assessments for school, college and university students to help them understand their strengths and difficulties.
Share Resolve, Colony KLCC (below Vipod Residences), 6 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +6012 5089 910, www.resolve.my
Founded in 2015, we are a comprehensive psychological service center for families, adults and children. We specialize in psychological consultation, psychotherapy, assessment, testing and intervention. Conveniently located in Kuala Lumpur, their therapist will work with you to determine the best treatment options for your child as every child is unique with different factors contributing to their difficulties, emotions and behaviors. You can also explore their Sandplay Therapy or Lego Social Skills Program with the former being for children who have difficulties expressing themselves and the latter for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Growing Space, P-5- 3 Pusat Bandar Bukit Jalil, Jalan Jalil Utama 2, 57000 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, +6018 3760 336, www.growingspace.org
Composed of a group of professional clinical psychologists, Serene has been providing a wide range of mental healthcare services to all ages, including psychological consultation, couple or marriage therapy, family therapy and psychological assessments for a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, burnout and many more. In addition, they also provide comprehensive assessments such as IQ test ADHD and ASD assessments for children.
Serene Psychological Services, Level 2, Wisma Lifecare, Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6018 7772 242, www.serene.com.my
People Psychological Solutions provides a full range of psychological assessments and counseling for adults, whether you're a university student, working professional, or starting a family. Full psychological assessments are available for depressive and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. They offer counseling & psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders and social issues like divorce and separation, work stress and relationship issues.
Ding Psychology Center provides assessments and therapies for children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults. They evaluate using standardized diagnostic tools that may be required in order to gain a deeper understanding of the problems and needs of their clients, and then propose an appropriate treatment plan. They also offer the Ding Dyslexia Programme to help individuals, especially children, adolescents and adults with reading and writing difficulties.
Ding Psychology Centre, 19-B, 2nd Floor, Jalan SS21/56B Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7727 6628, www.dingpsychology.com
Hatching Center is a center for children with special needs in Kuala Lumpur. It was set up when the founder noticed missing gaps in the education system for typical and atypical children. Their team of Child Psychologists assess, diagnose, and treat children who may have slight or severe emotional, mental or social disorders. They help children and families to be happy and successful in their day-to-day lives, and reach their developmental milestones.
Hatching Center, Unit A01-1. Plaza Kelana Jaya, Jalan SS7/13A, Petaling Jaya, 47301 Selangor, Malaysia, +6011 1133 8518, www.hatchingcenter.com
Inpsych offers assessments and consultations to understand and provide a helping hand to the people in need. Their area of expertise includes but is not limited to mood disorders, developmental difficulties, family problems, self-harm behaviors and even stress arising from adjustments to new environments. They believe in using milestones to help identify any learning disabilities or behavioral problems a child may have, so that they can be addressed early
InPsych, 7-3, Medan Klang Lama 28, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6017 331 1216, www.inpsych.com.my
What’s unique at Kin & Kids’ is their Play Therapy that allows children to communicate through play about their feelings and experiences. Not only will the children learn coping strategies to adapt with difficult emotions, but also learn to resolve concerns in healthier ways and to put these behaviors into practice. Therapists are then able to provide therapeutic support and assess and understand children’s play, gain insight into the child’s emotional wellbeing, provide feedback and support to parents and caregivers, and do family intervention. There are also additional services for marriage support, families and adults.
Kin & Kids, 10-8, Binjai 8 Premium Soho, No. 2, Lorong Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6019 3800 902, www.kinandkids.com
The consultants at IPC consist of qualified educational and child psychologists as well as speech and music therapists. They are able to treat most childhood disorders such as ADHD and Autism and conduct mental health tests including Dyslexia, Asperger’s and IQ tests. The team has worked in partnership with a number of schools, universities, colleges, non-governmental and private organizations to provide mental support for children.
International Psychology Center, 11-1, Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa, 58100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 603 2727 7434, www.psychology.com.my
Mintygreen provides services that include screening, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for anyone, including children, adolescents, adults, and elderly, with psychological problems. The clinical psychologist will assess the conditions of the clients and propose an appropriate treatment plan together with the clients. Among the other services offered are therapies for anger & stress management, behavior intervention as well as individual child therapy.
Mintygreen Psychological And Counseling Services, B-1-6, Landmark Residences 2, Jalan Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia, +6013 2888 632, www.mgpsychology.com.my
Oasis Place is Malaysia’s largest transdisciplinary intervention center. The team of educational, school and clinical psychologists at Oasis Place work closely with children, parents, teachers and adults to help the individual with a learning difference grow and thrive in their world. Oasis Place also offers Music Therapy which focuses on the health, functioning, and well being of a person by using music as the medium for engagement and interaction between the individual and therapist.
Oasis Place, Level 16 Menara Sentral Vista, 150, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, + 603 2276 9111, www.oasisplace.com.my
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