Yi Fen (Cheryl) Chin


Yi Fen (Cheryl) Chin

Yi Fen (Cheryl) Chin


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.



My Approach to Helping

Everyone has their unique story, and all stories are worth being heard and understood with no judgment but acceptance and presence. With the right therapeutic environment, people can find their ways to outgrow from the stuck point that they face in different stages of life.

Due to high demand, I have gained substantial and consistent amount of counselling experiences on a daily basis. In the past few years, I have trained and gained experience in dealing with clients who struggle with complex psychological issues from various age groups. These issues include complex traumas, severe mood disturbances such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, family and couples issues, behavioral issues, suicidal and homicidal tendencies, as well as sexual and gender-based violence.

Holding a firm value of “do not harm” and knowing the importance of constantly keeping myself equipped in the mental health field, I have attended training and workshops as well as grown through practice under supervision regarding specifically relevant to crisis, traumas, grief and loss, and psychological first aid responses. Incorporating these experiences and skills adopted from different modalities such as Choice Theory Reality Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Expressive Art, I am grateful to have achieved a good number of successful cases. It is such a touching moment to bear witness how clients have transformed from not being able to function in their daily lives, from losing hope, feeling overwhelmed and devastated to feeling empowered as a person, establishing a healthier sense of self and finally finding meaning in life to continue striving again.

Being the team leader of the mental health unit in Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI), I am known as an accountable, empathetic and ethical professional counsellor. I graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology and Masters in Counselling. I am also a registered and licensed counselor with The Malaysian Board of Counselors. During the pandemic of Covid-19, I volunteer as a mental health practitioner Covid-19 Safe Space Project to help managing people who are directly affected by confirmed case of Covid-19. Meanwhile, I also volunteer myself as the associate counsellor with Afghan Community Centre to assist them with clients who need mental health services. I am also engaged by The International Catholic Migration Commission as their associate counsellor.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Reality Therapy

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