Meet the Team In Oasis Place

 

We are a team of passionate and dedicated Psychologists, Therapists and Health Professionals committed to helping the learning-different community grow and thrive. We are locally and internationally trained and collectively bring over a century of hands-on clinical experience to Oasis Place. Our clinicians are registered with the Malaysian Allied Health Professional Body or an international equivalent.

Practitioners

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Sharifah Mastura
Clinical Psychologist
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Elaine Lee Zie Yi
Clinical Psychologist
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Lee Jye Ling
Clinical Psychologist
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Farha Adiela
Occupational Therapist
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Soo Huey
Occupational Therapist
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Rayshell Wong
Speech Language Pathologist
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Christopher Leavesley
Interventionist
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Rachel Lo
Assistant Psychologist
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Jenn Fu
Assistant Psychologist
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Kogilavani Pasupathy
Customer Support-Team Lead
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Prakash Ravindran
Clinical Psychologist
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Michelle Chong
Clinical Psychologist
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La Veina Sangaran
Clinical Psychologist
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Lee Chui Ki
Occupational Therapist
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Esther Lim
Speech Language Pathologist
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Lim Shu Yi
Speech Language Pathologist
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Asako Mitani
Music Therapist
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Prakash Ravindran
Clinical Psychologist
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Michelle Chong
Clinical Psychologist
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La Veina Sangaran
Clinical Psychologist
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Lee Chui Ki
Occupational Therapist
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Esther Lim
Speech Language Pathologist
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Lim Shu Yi
Speech Language Pathologist
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Asako Mitani
Music Therapist

Clinical Mentors

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Jeanette Suen
Occupational Therapist
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Tan Cheng Yi
Chartered Educational Psychologist
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Dr Teresa A. May-Benson
Occupational Therapist
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Kate Balsamo
Speech Language Pathologist

Customer Service

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Maalathi Sockalingam

Centre Manager

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Learning & Development Manager
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Rebecca Krishnan
Customer Support Assistant

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  • Elaine Lee Zie Yi

    Clinical Psychologist

    Lee Zie Yi is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from UCSI University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Sunway University. Zie Yi provides psychological assessments and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults with neurodiversity, behavioural difficulties, phobias, traumatic experiences, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, and emotional issues. During her training, she had experience working with children refugees and supported them by collaborating with multidisciplinary teams including social welfare. She practises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy (PCT) as she believes in the building up of trust and rapport is essential in making changes in clients.

    She has also attended training in Social Thinking and incorporated her learnings into her work. She plans and runs Social Thinking groups across age groups. Zie Yi organises workshops and training sessions covering diverse areas linked to mental health and neurodiversity, catering to a wide range of audiences such as educational establishments, NGOs, and corporations. Zie Yi is registered with the Malaysia Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) and is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

  • Sharifah Mastura

    Clinical Psychologist

    Sharifah Mastura is a clinical psychologist. She attained both her first class honours Bachelor of Human Sciences (Psychology) and Masters of Human Sciences in Psychology (Clinical and Counselling Psychology) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. She is registered under the Malaysian Allied Health of Clinical Psychology (MAHPC).

    Mastura is trained in integrating psychological assessments and psychotherapy for children with developmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adhd and learning difficulties. She also has experience treating adolescents and adults facing different mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar and personality disorders in hospital settings.

    Her main psychotherapy modalities are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is currently diving into spiritual perspective in psychology. Mastura is proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia.

  • Lee Jye Ling

    Clinical Psychologist

    Jelly is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from UCSI University and an MSc in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology from the University of South Wales. She is a member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) and the Malaysian Allied Health Professions Council (MAHPC), while also being a registered member of the British Psychological Society. Jelly is passionate about working with individuals of all ages who are struggling with mental health concerns and is committed to accompanying them through their journeys, both good and bad. However, she has a special interest in supporting parents and children with special needs and providing guidance to parents on how to better understand and support their children.

    Jelly is currently involved in supporting the Quest buddies programme and Neurodiversity @ work. She has expertise in conducting psychological assessments, group therapy, and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, and working adults. Jelly has worked with clients who have neurodevelopmental disorders, learning difficulties, and a broad range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, grief, and loss. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but also incorporates other techniques based on the specific needs of her clients to help them with their behavioural and psychological issues. Jelly is proficient in both English and Mandarin.

  • Farha Adiela

    Occupational Therapist

    Farha graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Cardiff University and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education (Learning Difficulties) from the Teachers’ Education Institute of Malaysia. She has furthered her specialisation and graduated with a Master in Occupational Therapy (Developmental Disabilities) from UiTM and has been working with children and families from a variety of age groups, abilities and backgrounds.
    Farha believes in the importance of meaningful engagement through the children’s interests as well as the power of parents’ and educators’ empowerment for the livelihood of the child. Farha is registered with the Malaysian Occupational Therapists Association (MOTA) and is proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia.

  • Soo Huey

    Occupational Therapist

    Soo Huey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from I-Shou University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Since graduating, she has been working with children in paediatrics and has found her true passion in working with families and children in the early intervention setting. She is also a member of the Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA). She believes that self-directed learning is a powerful tool that can help children stay relevant and adaptable in today’s rapidly changing world. In addition to her work, Soo Huey enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging in various activities such as basketball, badminton, hiking, travelling, playing guitar, and listening to music and podcasts. She is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin, which is a valuable asset in both her personal and professional life. Overall, Soo Huey sees self-directed learning as an essential aspect of education that can help children thrive in a constantly evolving world.

  • Rayshell Wong

    Speech Language Pathologist

    Rayshell graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from the National University of Singapore. She has honed her skills through her work in rehabilitation hospitals and children’s hospitals in Singapore. Rayshell also had 3 years of experience as a behavioral therapist and volunteering experiences with neurodiverse children prior to pursuing her speech therapy training. Rayshell is passionate about promoting acceptance and raising awareness of individuals with speech, language and communication disorders. She believes that education is a powerful tool in this effort and is dedicated to using her skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the lives of those she works with. She enjoys collaborating with caregivers in developing individualized and holistic treatment plans to ensure the best outcomes for her clients. Rayshell is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin.

  • Rachel Lo

    Assistant Psychologist

    Rachel graduated from Bachelor (Hons) of Psychology at Sunway University. She used to deal with children with neurodevelopmental disorders and multiple learning disabilities. Currently, Rachel is an Assistant Psychologist at Oasis Place. Aside from assisting Psychologists on daily work, Rachel also assists with interventions and events. She is passionate about working with children and has interest towards adults and adolescents as well. Rachel has been trained on applying Social Thinking concepts on emotional learning and related events. Rachel believes that it is just different learning and coping methods that make everyone different, and her goal is to help find the best ways for the individuals to communicate with the world.

  • Jenn Fu

    Assistant Psychologist

    Jenn is an assistant psychologist and interventionist who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University at Inti International College Subang. Currently, she’s advancing her education with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

    In her role, Jenn provides ongoing intervention support to psychologists while actively engaging with diverse client groups. Her expertise spans several specialized programs, including the Sounds-Write Program tailored for dyslexic individuals, Social Communication sessions designed for ages 5 to 18, and Job Coaching/life-skills programs for adults. Additionally, she actively participates in events such as Best Buddies Malaysia, advocating for neurodiversity.

    Outside of her professional commitments, Jenn extends her support as an empathetic listener on PlusVibes, where she offers solace to individuals in distress. She strongly believes that it is in giving that one receives.

  • Kogilavani Pasupathy

    Customer Support-Team Lead

    Kogilavani is an undergraduate of Biomedical Science. An enthusiastic individual who has progressively grown in the customer service segment in various organisations. Her “serve from the heart” personality is an added advantage to the team. Patient and professional in responding to customer’s needs, with a gentle touch and caring attitude centred. An avid musician, she is currently learning violin to serenade. Hobbies are baking, reading, and outdoor activities.

  • Jeanette Suen

    Occupational Therapist

    Jeanette Suen was instrumental as an advisor to the founders of Oasis Place during its inception. She is a registered occupational therapist of Singapore and Canada with almost forty years of experience working with children in Hong Kong, Canada and Singapore. She has a private occupational therapy consultancy in Singapore and continues to serve as an advisor to Oasis Place.

    Jeanette is specialised in treating children with developmental delay, sensorimotor and/or neurodevelopmental issues, such as those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy and more. She is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, and in the use of the Bobath Method. She has completed the advanced level training in Therapeutic Listening, and is experienced in using that to augment occupational therapy intervention programs. Other than clinical work, Jeanette is interested in training and education. She is an approved supervisor for Practicing Certification of the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) of Singapore, and has been actively involved in grooming young therapists. Jeanette has given numerous workshops and talks to professionals, parents and students on topics related to paediatric occupational therapy and sensorimotor development.

  • Tan Cheng Yi

    Chartered Educational Psychologist

    Tan Cheng Yi was one of the original team member who started Oasis Place in 2014. She served as the Head Psychologist for 5 years, setting up processes and establishing relationship with schools and other service providers. She supervised and shaped the Oasis Place Psychology Team and handed over the leadership to existing senior psychologists. Presently, she acts as a clinical mentor and consults privately on an appointment basis for Oasis Place. Cheng Yi is licensed by the UK Health and Care Professions Council, and practices under the title of Chartered Educational Psychologist, awarded by the British Psychological Society. She specialises in development, learning, mental-health and behaviour of children and young people. Her experience spans nearly 20 years. Between 2001 and 2011, she worked in London, Surrey and Peterborough, England; serving in public schools, the National Health Service (NHS) and Children Services. Since 2012, she has been providing psychological consultation, assessment and intervention in Malaysia.

  • Jacqui Tan

    Clinical Mentor

    Jacqui was part of the start-up team at Oasis Place in 2014. She set up and led the Speech Language Team, shaping the direction of the department and mentoring younger therapists. Currently, Jacqui serves as a clinical mentor and continues to offer consultation services and advice to the Speech and Language Team. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a certified Hanen consultant in It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words. Having practised since 2008 in the USA and Malaysia, Jacqui has had diverse experience working with children, adolescents and adults in different settings including: rehabilitation hospitals, schools, adolescent day care centres, clients’ homes, private clinics, and early intervention. Jacqui has experience working with a variety of communication needs including articulation, language, pre-verbal skills, social skills, voice and stuttering.

  • Dr Teresa A. May-Benson

    Occupational Therapist

    Dr Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., is a lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Dr. May-Benson has a diverse background as a clinical practitioner in both private and public school settings as well as private practice. As an educator, she has worked at both the University of Indianapolis and Tufts University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University and her Master’s from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She has received numerous awards including the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from The American Occupational Therapy Association, The Alice Bachman Clinician Award from Pediatric Therapy Network, and The Catherine Trombly Award from the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapists. Dr May-Benson is also owner of TMB Education, LLC.

  • Teoh Tze Yen

    Centre Manager

    Tze Yen is an IT graduate who has worked in the education industry for over two decades. Tze Yen enjoys working with young adults and serves as the Head of Admissions and International Office at various other institutes of higher learning. Working in the education industry has made Tze Yen realise the importance of mental well-being for young adults. At Oasis Place, Tze Yen facilitates overall awareness of mental health care and strives to make a difference in all she does. In her spare time, Tze Yen loves to read, spend time in the garden and travel.

  • Maalathi Sockalingam

    Centre Manager

    Maalathi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Texas. Following her studies, she embarked on a dynamic career in the aviation industry, specialising in cargo operations upon her return to Malaysia in 2010. Over the span of a decade, she adeptly managed the operations of numerous foreign carriers, gaining invaluable experience in the field. However, feeling a deep-seated urge to contribute more meaningfully to society, Maalathi transitioned her career path towards education. She discovered a profound sense of fulfilment in teaching English to children, recognizing the immense joy in working closely with them and their families.

    Driven by her newfound passion, Maalathi made a pivotal decision to leave the cargo industry behind and join Oasis Place. Here, she embarked on a journey of personal growth while extending her support to clients and their families as the office manager. Over the course of eight years, Maalathi’s dedication and expertise led her to take charge of the learning and development team, drawing upon her training as a Signposts for Building Better Behavior facilitator.

    Beyond her professional endeavours, Maalathi finds solace and rejuvenation in yoga and delves into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in her leisure time. She is a certified Ayurveda massage therapist, exploring the holistic benefits of this age-old practice.

  • Melissa Low

    Customer Service

    Melissa Low has a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Plant Resource Science and Management) from the University of Malaysia, Sarawak. Melissa is passionate about psychology and caring for children, both mentally and physically. As a Customer Support Team Member of Oasis Place, Melissa provides administrative, emotional and customer service support to Oasis Place clients. Melissa believes the most enjoyable and meaningful part of her job is to be able to help people from all walks of life grow and thrive despite their learning differences.

  • Rebecca Krishnan

    Customer Service

    Rebecca Krishnan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR). Rebecca is currently pursuing her studies in Advanced Special Education at CAE. Rebecca is experienced in the multi-facets of management at both small and large organizations. Rebecca worked for 10 years in logistics in Perak Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, covering various management and operational practices. Rebecca loves working with children and her strengths are patience, adaptability and her ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Prakash Ravindran

    Clinical Psychologist

    Prakash is a Clinical Psychologist from Kuala Lumpur with an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) and Masters of Clinical Psychology from HELP University. Prakash is also an experienced fitness trainer and applies his expertise to help individuals with special needs through physical therapy.

    Prakash is well versed in the diagnostic tools needed in assessing, reporting, diagnosing and treating individuals of all ages with developmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other learning differences. Prakash is adept in conducting assessments and therapy both in person and also video online.

    He has also attended training in sensory integration and social thinking and incorporates these practices into his work. Prakash leads Oasis Place’s Social Thinking and Malaysia Day Camp and also plans and facilitates social communication sessions across age groups. He conducts workshops and trainings on various topics related to neurodiversity and mental health for learning institutions, non-governmental bodies and also corporate audiences. He has been a guest speaker on BFM and NST, BernamaTV and TV3. Prakash is registered with the Malaysia Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) and is proficient in English and Malay.

  • Lee Chui Ki

    Occupational Therapist

    Chui-Ki has a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of South Australia where she worked in a variety of fields including Geriatrics, Acute Rehabilitation and Mental Health. After graduating, Chui-Ki further explored paediatric occupational therapy and has since worked with children from a variety of age groups, backgrounds and challenges. Chui-Ki believes in the importance of play, meaningful activities and flexibility when working with children, allowing them to explore, learn and develop new skills. She conducts executive functioning sessions for school age and teenage clients both in person and online to support them in meaningful and functional areas of their day-to-day lives.

    Chui Ki co-designed Oasis Place’s programmes “Movement to Mindfulness” (M2M) and “Cool, Focused, Organised” (CFO) amongst others, and enjoys providing support for the other programmes run by her colleagues. She has received her Certification in the “Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration” (PECSI), as well as a Yoga Alliance Certification. Chui Ki is registered with the Malaysian Occupational Therapists Association (MOTA) and is proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia.

  • P’Ng Jie Yi

    Associate Occupational Therapist

    Jie Yi is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about adventure, community and learning together. Jie believes in nurturing the unique potential of each individual client with various OT tools including: Sensory Integration (SI), Neurodevelopmental (NDT), Play-Based Therapeutic Listening, and client and family centered at-home and in-school therapies. Jie graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons), at UKM in 2009. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Occupational Therapy at UKM and is researching parent-mediated home programmes for toddlers with autism.

    Jie Yi is registered with the Malaysian Occupational Therapists Association (MOTA) and Hong Kong Sensory Integration Society (HKSISoc) and is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin.

  • Asako Mitani

    Music Therapist

    Upon completing her Bachelor in Sociology and Masters in Education for Special Needs, Asako Mitani went on to study music therapy at the Japan Welfare and Education College. Today, Asako is a certified Music Therapist registered with the Japanese Music Therapy Association. She has brought awareness of Music Therapy to many institutions in Japan, including the Poco-a-Poco Music Therapy Studio, Tokyo Women’s Medical Hospital, Koto-ku Special Needs Support Centre, and the Children and Family Support Centre. Asako works with special needs children and has worked with NASOM (The National Autism Society of Malaysia) and other private special learning centres in Malaysia since 2012. Asako is registered with Japanese Music Therapy Association and is proficient in English and Japanese.

  • Esther Lim

    Speech Language Pathologist

    Esther received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Flinders University in South Australia where she also worked as a Speech Therapist in children’s hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, private clinics and schools. Esther’s skills cover a range of communication needs including articulation, language, pre-verbal skills, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and stuttering. Esther is passionate about play-based therapies and believes that working collaboratively with families and allied professionals is crucial for successful intervention. Esther is registered with the Malaysian Association of Speech-Language & Hearing (MASH) and is a Hanen-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist in the “More Than Words® Hanen Program” offered via OPConnect or onsite.

  • Petrina Cheong

    Speech Language Pathologist

    Petrina graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Speech Pathology and Therapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. While studying, Petrina worked with clients of varying ages and needs in community health centres, specialist residential centres, primary and secondary schools, and speech and language therapy clinics. Petrina is passionate about supporting children, parents and family members on their communication journey. Petrina has worked with children with autism, learning disabilities, aphasia, developmental language delay, global delay, Down Syndrome, speech and stuttering, and articulation difficulties. Petrina is registered with the Malaysian Association of Speech-Language & Hearing (MASH) and is proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia. She is a Hanen-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist in the More Than Words® Hanen Program offered via OPConnect or onsite.

  • Chong Poh Yin

    Occupational Therapist

    Poh Yin obtained her Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC), Malaysia. She has gained work experience in a variety of areas including paediatrics, psychiatry, geriatrics and neurology. Poh Yin graduated from the Certification Course in Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration (PECSI). Before joining Oasis Place, Poh Yin worked in a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) where she was part of a Neurology & General Rehabilitation (NGR) team working with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and other neurology cases. After a year at NGR, Poh Yin transferred to the Paediatric Rehabilitation Department to further develop her experience with children with special needs. Poh Yin is registered with the Malaysian Occupational Therapists Association (MOTA) and is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin.

  • Ch’ng Mei Qi

    Occupational Therapist

    Mei Qi obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) Upon graduating, Mei Qi started work with interest in paediatrics OT and has started to extend her occupation therapy intervention to support transition to independent life and work skills. Mei Qi completed her Certification Course in Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration. Mei Qi specialises in children with special needs and believes every child is special in their own way. Mei Qui enjoys using her love for creativity to plan unique and interesting activities as part of her intervention therapies. Mei Qi is registered with the Malaysian Occupational Therapists Association (MOTA) and is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin.

  • La Veina Sangaran

    Clinical Psychologist

    La Veina is a Clinical Psychologist with a degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) with first class honours and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from HELP University. She is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a full member of Persatuan Psikologi Malaysia (PSIMA) and the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychologists (MSCP). La Veina is passionate about existential-humanistic teachings and cognitive behavioural methods. She supports mental health counselling and codeveloped “Oasis Place’s Kindness Matters” Program that celebrates The World Mental Health Day annually. She is committed to helping those facing relationship issues, abuse, self-esteem issues, grief, and mental health disorders related to mood, trauma, stress, personality, and substance abuse. La Veina conducts Psychological and IQ Assessments for conditions such as ASD, ADHD, learning disabilities and disruptive, impulse control and conduct disorders. La Veina is registered with the Malaysia Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) and is proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia. La Veina’s appointments are via OPConnect only.

  • Michelle Chong

    Clinical Psychologist

    Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) from HELP University. She is also a registered member with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP). Michelle is passionate in working with people of all ages with mental health concerns and committed to journeying with these individuals through the good times and bad. Michelle codeveloped “Oasis Place’s Kindness Matters” Program that celebrates The World Mental Health Day annually. She is skilled in psychological assessments, group therapy and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families and working adults. Michelle has worked with clients with neurodevelopmental disorders, learning difficulties, and a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, grief and loss. She is experienced at providing training and workshops to corporations, business owners, human resource teams, company heads and staff to create awareness on mental wellness, as well as a more inclusive and neurodiverse workplace. Michelle uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and incorporates techniques from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as uses expressive therapy to help clients with behavioural and psychological issues. Michelle is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin.

  • Ong Su Sen

    Clinical Psychologist

    Ong Su Sen is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from The National University of Malaysia and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from The University of Queensland. Su Sen provides psychological assessments and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults with autism, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, phobias, traumatic experiences and emotional issues. Su Sen is passionate about working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before pursuing her Master’s degree, Su Sen was trained as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapist. Su Sen is registered with the Malaysia Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) and is proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin.

  • Joanne Goh

    School Psychologist

    Joanne is a School Psychologist with a Masters (M.S.Ed) and Education Specialist (Ed.S) Degree in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA, and a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) in Psychology from Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA. As a school psychologist, Joanne helps children grow academically, socially, behaviourally and emotionally. Joanne conducts training and workshops and has presented in SENIA Malaysia (Special Education Network International Asia). Joanne runs individual and group therapy using social thinking approaches. She is well versed in psycho-educational assessment, screening and progress monitoring, individual counselling, functional behavioural assessment (FBA) and behaviour intervention plans (BIP). Joanne has worked with children with autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, emotional and behavioural difficulties and more. Joanne is Wisconsin certified and is proficient in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

  • Kate Balsamo

    Clinical Mentor , Speech Language Pathologist

    Kathryn Balsamo, M.S. CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Loyola University, a Masters of Science in Education (Communication Disorders) from the College of St. Rose, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Kathryn spent the last ten years working at the International School of Kuala Lumpur as the Elementary Speech Language Pathologist. She is trained in a variety of therapy approaches, including Hanen, PROMPT, Social Thinking, the Lidcombe Program, and multiple Lindamood Bell programs. She currently resides in Burlington, Vermont, USA and is the Director of Alumni Programs for a subsidiary company of Architects for Learning, named Vivido in Boston, Massachusetts. While overseas, Kathryn joined the Special Education Network and Inclusion Association executive board where she currently holds the position of Chairperson.

  • How J-Yi

    Speech Language Pathologist

    J-Yi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Flinders University in South Australia where she underwent clinical placements in private clinics, hospitals, primary schools and aged care centres. Post graduation, J-Yi worked as a speech pathologist in a large private practice for over 2 years where she served the paediatric population. Whilst working in Australia, J-Yi provided services in a range of disciplines including early childhood intervention, speech, language, fluency, literacy skills, social skills and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She also serviced a caseload with varied presentations including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Global Developmental Delay (GDD).

    J-Yi is a current Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and a registered member of the Malaysian Association of Speech-Language & Hearing (MASH). J-Yi is a Hanen-Certified Speech Language Pathologist in the It Takes Two to Talk Program and is also trained in using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Sounds~Write First Rate Phonics Literacy Program.

  • Lim Shu Yi

    Speech Language Pathologist

    Shu Yi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Sciences (Speech-Language Therapy) from University College London and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education (Learning Difficulties) from the Teachers’ Education Institute of Malaysia. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist with children and families from a variety of age groups, backgrounds and abilities. She believes in relationship driven, strength based, and respectful approaches in supporting and empowering children, families and educators. Shu Yi is excited and passionate about transdisciplinary practice as a way forward for holistic and comprehensive care for clients. Shu Yi is registered with the Malaysian Association of Speech-Language & Hearing (MASH) and is a leader within the Special Interest Group (SIG) for Child Language and Literacy Development. She is a Hanen-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist in the “It Takes Two to Talk® Programme” and the “More Than Words® Hanen Programme” offered via OPConnect or onsite. She has also obtained the DIRFloortime® Certificate of Proficiency.

  • Tan Jie Ni

    Assistant Psychologist

    Jie Ni completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) with first class honors from HELP University. She is passionate about working with individuals with special needs and has worked with children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD and learning disabilities. Jie Ni works closely with the psychologists at Oasis Place in assessments and delivery of interventions. She also plans and manages events and programs at Oasis Place. Jie Ni strives to develop herself professionally to serve the special needs community better. She also enjoys yoga and is interested in research involving mindfulness, family relationships and highly sensitive persons.