Leow Lilyn

Leow Lilyn

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Lilyn has over 20 years of experience working in field of mental health, with 18 of these years spent caring for the adult population at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). She completed her academic studies at the University of Western Australia, where she received her master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is registered both as a Clinical Psychologist, and supervisor with the Singapore Register of Psychologists, under the Singapore Psychological Society. In her time at IMH, she has held leadership roles as a clinical supervisor of other psychologists, and as an administrator for IMH’s department of psychology. For her service at IMH, she was awarded the National Day Efficiency Medal in 2022.

Lilyn’s clinical focus is with patients suffering from major mental health concerns, including depression, trauma and anxiety. Lilyn also has a particular interest in working with those suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She is one of a handful of clinicians in Singapore to have received training in a novel, intensive treatment format, shown to be highly effective for the management of OCD. She is a professional member of OCD Network Singapore and is also listed as a service provider with the International OCD Foundation. 

Lilyn has extensive training and clinical experience in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)- the gold standard treatment for OCD. She also incorporates a range of other evidence-based approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in her work.

Lilyn believes that the heart of therapy, is the collaborative relationship between the patient and the therapist. Hence, she works deliberately to develop a safe and secure environment to ensure the right fit. Lilyn is driven by her desire to empower patients to conquer their mental health concerns, and to help them grow during their recovery journey.

Beyond her work in the clinic room, Lilyn is also a strong advocate for improving mental health literacy in the community. She acknowledges that people who are struggling often do not know where to start seeking help. Lilyn has conducted workshops and talks for numerous organizations, and has also been featured in the media to educate the public about mental health issues.