James Chong
Clinical Director (Principal Psychologist) / Principal Counsellor / Co-founder

MAPACS(L2), MSPS, MCoun, BA(Psychology), Spc.Dip Career Counselling, P.Dip Psychotherapy

James is the Counsellor with The Lion Mind. He has many years of experiences working with people from all walks of life (e.g. addiction, elderly, renal health, students, working professionals). As a strong believer of using evidence-based treatment, his counselling approaches include Child-centred Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). He is also proficient in providing career counselling, group counselling, psychiatric rehabilitation counselling, and in providing the 5Es of renal rehabilitation.

James has presented in 2 oral presentations during the 5th Asia Pacific Rim International Psychotherapy and Counselling Conference 2017 in Singapore, and has published a peer-reviewed paper in the Australia Counselling Association (ACA)’s Counselling Australia Magazine.

James is a strong believer in continuous education and life-long learning. To date, he has a Master in Counselling from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His other professional qualifications include Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy from the School of Positive Psychology, and Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling from Republic Polytechnic. He is also a WSQ certified HR Professional (Recruitment & Selection), and a certified Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator. Furthermore, James is currently a graduate student for the Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) programme with Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

James is a registered Level 2 Practitioner (membership no. A0084) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS), and an Affiliate member with the Australian Psychological Society (APS)  since 2013.  He is also a Full Member (membership no. FM019005C) with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) since 2019.

Weiren Yap
Operations Director / Co-founder

MAPACS, GradCert Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT), BBA, Dip Mar Trnsp Mgt

Weiren is the Operations-In-Charge with The Lion Mind. He oversees the operational aspects of the organisation, ensuring smooth operations in the organisation. He has extensive working experience in both logistics and business operations.

In addition, Weiren is the co-founder and member of Appassionata Limited. He is committed to bringing chamber classical music to the masses through partnering with established musicians. He also aims to help provide the necessary platform for both aspiring and professional musicians to showcase their talents in Singapore.

He has a Bachelor of Business Management from NHL University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (Netherlands), and a Diploma in Maritime Transportation Management from Singapore Polytechnic. He has recently completed an accredited course (ACA, APACS) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Weiren is also an Ordinary member (membership no. A219) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS).

Wei Jie Tan
Centre Manager / Associate Psychotherapist

MAPACS, GradCert Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT), Diploma in Information Technology

Wei Jie is the Centre Manager with The Lion Mind. He oversees the operational aspects of the counselling centre, ensuring smooth centre operations. He has eight years of extensive working experiences in both instructional and operations with the Navy (Singapore).

He has a Diploma in Information Technology from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He is currently an undergraduate student for the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) programme with Murdoch University. He has also recently completed an accredited course (ACA, APACS) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Wei Jie is also an Ordinary member (membership no. A0237) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS).

Dhivyaasrree Krishnamoorthy
Event Manager / Associate Psychotherapist

MAPACS(L1), GradCert Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT), Diploma in Mass Communication

Dhivyaasrree is the Events-In-Charge with The Lion Mind. She oversees the smooth planning and execution of events for the organisation. She has many years of experiences working with children, and teenagers. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with The Lion Mind, she specializes in working with the population group of young adult, and women.

Dhivyaasrree is an active member of Peer Mentors with SIM GE, providing peer support to students and facilitating camps and events. In addition, she is part of the Publication sub-committee of the SIM Psychology Society.

She has a Diploma in Mass Communication from Republic Polytechnic. She has also recently completed an accredited course (ACA, APACS) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Sand Play Therapy. She is currently an undergraduate student for the Bachelor of Psychological Science programme with the University of Wollongong.

Dhivyaasrree is also a registered Level 1 Practitioner (membership no. A0232) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS).

Vivien Lai
Liaison Manager / Associate Psychotherapist

MAPACS, GradCert Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT), Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Vivien is the Liaison-In-Charge with The Lion Mind. She oversees the industrial partnerships, fostering meaningful collaborations for the organisation. She has various experiences working and interacting with children, as well as youths. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with The Lion Mind, she specializes in working with the population of young adult, and women.

Vivien is an active member of Peer Mentors with SIM GE, providing peer support to students and facilitating camps and events. In addition, she is part of the Marketing sub-committee of the SIM Psychology Society. She is an Appropriate Adult volunteer with the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) for persons with intellectual disability (PWID). She is also an active volunteer at IMH, facilitating activities for patients in rehabilitation wards.

She has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Teaching & Leadership) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She has also recently completed an accredited course (ACA, APACS) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is currently an undergraduate student for the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) programme with University of Buffalo.

Vivien is also an Ordinary member (membership no. A225) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS), and a member of Psi Chi Honor Society.

Amos Tan
Associate Psychotherapist

MAPACS (L1), GradCert Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT), BSc (Hons) (Biological Sciences, Psychology)

Amos is the Associate Psychotherapist with The Lion Mind. He is in charge of providing psychotherapy services to clients during the weekends.

As a passionate mental health advocate, Amos aspires to contribute to Singapore’s mental health landscape through research, raising awareness, speaking out against stigma, and guiding his clients on their journeys of recovery, self-discovery and psychological wellness.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from Nanyang Technological University, graduating with Honours (Distinction) in both the majors of Biological Sciences and Psychology. He has recently completed an accredited course (ACA, APACS) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Amos is also a registered Level 1 Practitioner (membership no. A0244) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS).

Rachel Lim
Counselling Intern

Rachel is the Counsellor with The Lion Mind.  She provides research support to the team and quality counselling services to clients.

Rachel has many years of volunteering experiences with the Changi Sailing Club in providing mentorship to lower secondary school student through its Sailing & Sustainability programme. She guides these students on the importance of values and life skills, and helps them grow into mature and responsible adults.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Buffalo (UB). She is currently a graduate student for the Master of Counselling programme with Monash University.

Belinda Lau
Wellness Consultant

MCoun, Grad Dip. Law, BSc(Hons) (Math & Mgmt)

Belinda is the Wellness Consultant with The Lion Mind. She is in-charge of working with corporate partners in destigmatising mental health. She has more than a decade of work experiences in both the banking and finance industry. In addition, she is an active volunteer at All Saints Home and CARE Singapore.

She has a Master of Counselling from Monash University, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mathematics & Management from King’s College, University of London, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University Law School (London). In addition, she has completed her training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1 and level 2.