Dr. Ng Wai Sheng (Psy.D.)
Dr. Ng Wai Sheng is the founder and clinical director of Growing Space Psychology Center in Seremban and Kuala Lumpur (KL). She has 18 years of experience in the mental health field, serving in various settings including schools and special needs learning center, social services, as well as inpatient and outpatient clinics. Her experiences include working with children, teens and adults, couples and families. A Fulbright alumnus, Wai Sheng received her Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago. She also received advanced training in family therapy at the Asian Academy of Family Therapy, Hong Kong. In addition, she was trained in spiritual companionship under Maranatha Retreat House, Malaysia. Her extensive experiences in psychology, systemic thinking and spiritual formation helps Wai Sheng to develop multiple lenses and perspectives, which often help clients and trainees to explore beyond their current stuck points and discover more loving ways to relate with themselves and others.
Prior to setting up Growing Space, Wai Sheng was a Visiting Consultant at Columbia Hospital Seremban and International Medical University Healthcare Centre KL. Wai Sheng was also known for her pioneering work in spearheading the Master of Clinical Psychology program at HELP University KL, the first among private institutions in Malaysia in 2009. Active in mental health training and consultation to local and international groups, Wai Sheng believes in empowering young professionals and paraprofessionals in improving the wellbeing of those under their care. Wai Sheng also co-led a refugee teacher training project that won the 2012 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund supported by the United States Department of State. Besides that, she has been actively involved in the shaping of psychology standards in Malaysia, through her work with the Allied Health Professional Bill Taskforce for Clinical Psychology, as well as the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Wai Sheng enjoys writing and is featured as an expert writer in Yourtango.com. Check out her articles at drngwaisheng.com!
“I practice wholistic mental health, that is, I help people connect their mental health with physical, relational and spiritual health. In therapy, I use an integrative approach, combining psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems and spiritual frameworks, to help my clients understand the internal and external processes that are affecting them. I believe in listening deeply to my clients’ verbalized and pre-verbalized desires, so we can co-create more life-giving solutions that fit with their inner needs and external context. Learning from my own personal and professional journey, I find great joy in seeing people grow and expand towards greater personal integration and relational satisfaction.” ~ Ng Wai Sheng, Psy.D.