|Alicia obtained her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from HELP University, Malaysia. During her graduate studies, she worked with children, adolescents and adults providing psychological assessments and interventions in the psychiatric clinic at Kajang Hospital. It was also during this time that she discovered and developed a deep passion working with individuals with chronic pain at Selayang Hospital. Upon completion of her studies, she spent 3 years at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, where she had the opportunity of working with people of all ages and backgrounds within the inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. At the work in the hospital, she routinely conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments and interventions for individuals with amputation, acquired brain injury, orthopaedic injury and spinal cord injury as they struggled with conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, dementia, chronic pain and phantom limb pain. She also developed and conducted psychotherapy groups for individuals with stroke, amputation and traumatic brain injury. Alicia has also given various talks on psychological issues and management for patients and the general public.
While working in the hospital, Alicia developed a keen interest in family therapy upon witnessing the impact mental or physical health conditions can have on the individual and their families. She believes that a single person within the system can be the catalyst of change. Thus, in her work with clients, Alicia also incorporates family systems approaches, apart from person-centered and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Currently, she is pursuing additional training in sandplay therapy in the hopes of integrating expressive arts technique to work more effectively with her clients.