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Introducing Dr Matthew Woo

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My Clinical Practice

 

Schedule a therapy session with Dr Matthew Woo today (trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, phobia, anger, addictions, compulsions)! Reaching your personal and professional goals is easier than you think. It begins with a willingness to go to unfamiliar places and challenge yourself. You can learn to manage your emotions more effectively, improve your relationships and communication, bolster your confidence and self-esteem, and minimize your distress. Most people already have the answers they seek. Therapy is a means to get you to the place where you can begin listening to your answers and working towards them.

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My Treatment Focus

 

Dr Matthew Woo specialises in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy.  He is the founder president of EMDR Singapore in 2010-2012, and has been a facilitator with the EMDR institute since 2011.  He has also undertaken the Basic and Masters Level Training for EMDR therapy from 2007-2012. He is also the President of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitiation Reprocessing) Asia, an organisation that upholds the standards and training of EMDR therapy across Asia.

Dr Matthew Woo also uses CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) to enhance the application of positive thinking and coping strategies in the application to problems related to mental health. He continues to teach at the National University of Singapore on the Psychotherapy program as an Adjunct A/Prof. 

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My Patient Promise

With more than 20 years experience, Dr Matt can help you reach your goals and improve the quality of your life and relationships. He provides a safe space to explore issues, and provides an expert's perspective on the sequences of behavior and patterns at play in your life.


If you tend to have a negative outlook, don't expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually your self-talk will contain less self-criticism and more self-acceptance. You may also become less critical of the world around you.


When your state of mind is generally optimistic, you're better able to handle everyday stress in a more constructive way. That ability may contribute to the widely observed health benefits of positive thinking. 

Yes, you can take back your life when you practise positive thinking every day.


If you're tired of feeling out of control; if you're ready for something better, then now is the time to take control of your life. It's time to achieve your goals so you can flourish and thrive. Schedule a consultation today!

About Dr Matthew Woo

My biography

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Dr. Matthew Woo is currently a principal consultant clinical psychologist and director with Riverlife Psychology. He was formerly in the employment of the Institute of Mental Health for 19 years, and held the position of Senior Principal Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology. He is the recipient of two Health Manpower Development Program fellowship awards for Community Psychiatry (Los Angeles and Chicago, in 2003) and Sex Offender Interventions (Portland, in 2010). 

  

Dr Matthew Woo has been featured for his work with EMDR in the local media that has included the Straits Times, Lianhe Wanbao, Lianhe Zaobao. He has published widely in many international journals, and continues to lectures as an adjunct associate professor with the local universities. 

My experience

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While in the employment of the Institute of Mental Health, he has had extensive specialised experience with the treatment of sexual offenders, particularly for individuals who were under the Mandatory Treatment Order (MTO) as sentenced by the court. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore,

 and has been with the School of Psychology since 2006. He is listed as a key contributor towards evidence based psychotherapy for the Ministry of Health (Singapore)'s 2015 edition of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Anxiety Disorders. He is also the President of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitiation Reprocessing) Asia, an organisation that upholds the standards and training of EMDR therapists across Asia. He is the founder president of EMDR Singapore in 2010-2012, and is a qualified EMDR therapist and supervisor/facilitator with the EMDR institute (USA) since 2011. He has also undertaken the Basic and Masters Level Training for EMDR therapy from 2007-2012.  

Dr. Woo has also published in the area of corporate stress management, and led a team of psychologists in the development of the Stress, Coping and Personality Inventory (SCOPE-i). His other publications include cross-cultural personality profiling with an emphasis on gender-related differences in the clinical population. Through the years, he has acquired a wealth of experience on facilitating and lecturing on the National Emergency Behaviour/Crisis Management courses and workshops.

My profile

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Dr Matthew Woo

Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, BSc (Hons, Australia), DClinPsych (Clinical, Australia)


  • Senior consultant clinical psychologist with Riverlife Psychology
  • Formerly Dy Head with the Department of Psychology, IMH
  • Recipient of two HMDP fellowships from MOH
  • Treatment of sexual offenders under Mandatory Treatment Order
  • Adjunct Associate Professor with the Psychotherapy program with DGMS
  • Key contributor for evidence based psychotherapy (2015 edition of Clinical Practice Guidelines, MOH)
  • President of EMDR Asia
  • Founder president of EMDR Singapore
  • Developer and author of SCOPE-i (Stress, Coping and Personality Inventory)
  • Facilitator and Lecturer at Emergency behaviour/Crisis management workshops

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Therapy

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Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, you can helped to  recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

 

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Trauma & PTSD & Guilt

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, guilt and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. You can overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

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Relationships

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

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