Psychotherapy Services

Institute of Mental Health provides a wide range of psychotherapy services in a bid to help people with psychological problems in Singapore. Learn what IMH is able to help with, and the psychotherapy options available.


The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) provides psychotherapy services to help people with psychological problems to develop understanding about themselves and to make changes in their lives. For example, they may be suffering from anxiety, depression, grief reactions, personality disorders, or childhood problems.


Individualised treatment programmes are designed for a broad spectrum of psychological problems. These may include:
Mood disorders, such as depression
Anxiety disorders, such as panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, specific phobias
Grief and loss
Trauma and abuse
Health anxieties
Eating disorders
Sleep disorders
Learning and behavioural problems
Stress and anger management difficulties
Interpersonal relationship difficulties

Treatment Options

IMH offers a range of psychotherapies, including the ones listed below. 

Art therapy: a form of psychotherapy where art making is used to allow people to express their worries and feelings in a different way, at their own pace. Individuals do not have to be good at art. There is no right or wrong way to make art in therapy. Art therapy allows the person to make new discoveries and enables the person to make positive changes. 

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT): a form of psychotherapy where people learn to challenge their negative thinking and self-defeating behaviour. People feel more optimistic as they think in more positive and balanced ways and are better able to work and enjoy life.

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR):  a form of psychotherapy suited for people who have experienced trauma. Eye movements are used to reactivate people’s natural healing processes.

Family and systemic psychotherapy: a form of psychotherapy where families, couples, or individuals with systemic issues are engaged. This is in order to help them discover different ways of relating to each other that they find more amicable.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy: deals with unconscious emotional conflicts that contribute to maladaptive patterns.

Schema therapy: a form of psychotherapy where themes or patterns in people’s lives are addressed and healed. The goals of schema therapy are to help patients to stop using maladaptive coping styles and to get in touch with their core feelings; to heal their early schemas; to learn how to flip out of self-defeating schema modes; and to have their emotional needs met in everyday life.

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT): a brief form of psychotherapy that emphasises looking for solutions rather than focusing on problems.

Supportive therapy: a form of therapy where people are supported and encouraged to cope with and solve their problems.

Psychotherapy Centre

IMH’s outpatient Psychotherapy Centre, located on Level 2 (above Clinic B, opposite the Woodbridge Museum) provides a quiet and conducive environment for patients who have been referred by IMH clinicians for therapy. The Centre is equipped with 16 therapy rooms, including an art therapy group room and a family therapy room. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8am–5.30pm
Friday: 8am–5pm


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