Cathie Wu

B.A. Psy. (CAN), M.A. Coun. Psy. (USA). Counselling Psychologist

Cathie Wu
+60 12 7111693

Cathie Wu

B.A. Psy. (CAN), M.A. Coun. Psy. (USA). Counselling Psychologist

Professions: Psychologist, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: Other
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Suite 3A-07, Block F, Phileo Damansara 1,
9 Jalan 1611
Kuala Lumpur, P.J, Selangor 46350 - Malaysia
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46350 - Malaysia

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My Approach to Helping

The human experience is an individually unique and dynamic phenomenon. We each journey upon obstacles and difficulties which we may not always be able to overcome by relying on our own resources.

Seeking a trained help professional to guide us through these periods of emotional, psychological, and physical burden is often a difficult and intimidating process. I understand the crucial issues of trust and empathy, and respect my client's needs in seeking for help to overcome and cope with their individual challenges and to live with greater empowerment in their lives.

I have been a professional Counselling Psychologist for more than 12 years in different countries and cultures from North America (USA) to Asia (Kuala Lumpur). Having worked in major hospitals, universities, and private practice (US Veterans Administration, Monash University, University of Malaya Medical Centre, etc.), I have seen clients from very different walks of life; with and without psychiatric and medical diagnoses; from individual issues to relational ones. My client populations range in age from adolescents, adults, to the elderly.

I am trained in and use a number of different approaches best tailored to a client to aid them in the process of healing emotionally, psychologically, and physically. I regularly use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, Existential Therapy, and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I also use Habit Reversal Training for Tourette's Syndrome.

I am a Canadian expatriate from Calgary, Alberta and have been working in Kuala Lumpur for the last 8 years. Through my work with a wide network of expat and Malaysian clients, I continue to learn and integrate cultural competency.

A visit with me begins with an intake session where I will come to understand your history and other relevant information, difficulties and needs, and the main goals for therapy. You will receive feedback, recommendation, and general overview of the therapeutic approach should you decide to continue. I will evaluate progress on a continual basis and will remain flexible with you throughout the therapy process to maximize your well-being.

More Info About My Practice

I'm Co-Founder and Director of ABRI Integrated Mental Health clinic in KLPJ.
Our location is 5 minutes walk from MRT, and easy underground parking with confidential and private elevators to our office.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Mandarin

Groups I Work With

    Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar); Anxiety Disorders (Panic, OCD, Phobias); Schizophrenia; Addictions; Personality Disorders; LGBT and Gender Identity; Sexual Paraphilias; Tourette's Syndrome; Chronic illness; Cancer; Palliative; Geriatric. Individual and relationship issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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