Ng Kah Wei, Alicia (M. Clin Psych)
Ms. Ng Kah Wei or more fondly known as Alicia is a senior clinical psychologist and Managing Partner at Growing Space. She has been in practice for the past 10 years. She gained vast experience serving inpatients and outpatients with depression, anxiety, pain, grief and trauma on top of their chronic illness while working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital for 3 years. She further expanded her experience working with individuals, families, and couples upon her return to Malaysia.
Throughout the years, she noticed that what is commonly known or seen as depression, anxiety and other emotional difficulties are often just symptoms that speaks of a deeper and larger pain. This reaffirms her belief to continuously inspire her clients to look beyond their symptoms and focus on reconnecting with themselves, gradually moving towards developing a more authentic and integrated self and fulfilling relationships with others.
Her work with children takes on a more creative route. She incorporates Sandplay Therapy in her sessions as children work through their emotional difficulties best through play. Through Sandplay Therapy children are able communicate their inner struggles and desires that they cannot express with words. Alicia also leads a social skills group for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and social communication difficulties through Lego®-based Therapy.
Beyond the therapy room, she spends time supervising postgraduate students and serves an adjunct lecturer at a private university. In her free time, she finds simple joy in reading a good book and painting.