Ms Capriole T.W. Choy
B. Psych (Hons), M. ClinPsych
|Master of Clinical Psychology||HELP University|
|Bachelor of Psychology (HONS)||Winona State University, USA|
|Serene Psychological Services||2015 – Present|
|Private psychological center||2020 – Present|
|Private psychological center||2013 – 2020|
|Department of Psychiatry, Klang General Hospital||2014 – 2015|
|Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Hospital Kuala Lumpur||2013 – 2014|
|Porta Kabin, Hospital Kajang UPM||2012 – 2013|
|Non-profit/ Non-governmental organizations||2012 – 2013|
|Center for Psychological and Counseling Services, HELP University||2011 – 2012|
- Cantonese (conversational)
- Mandarin (conversational)
- Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
With close to 10 years in clinical practice, the indomitable and resilient human spirit continue to inspire Capriole. She believes that relational damage is the core of trauma and therefore, relationship is the core of healing trauma. The quality of the therapeutic alliance is crucial in helping clients strengthen their inner compass, which in turn, helps them generate better solutions and coping strategies. Therapy to her is a mutual collaboration – where clients embark on a personal journey of healing, discovery, and empowerment, with her as a co-traveller. Her psychotherapy approach is integrative, eclectic and prioritizes clients’ needs – oversimplistic or one dimensional theories may not fully embrace human complexities and thus, fall short in understanding human nature.
Her clinical experiences encompass postings in Kuala Lumpur General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health; establishing a Clinical Psychology Unit in Klang General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry; and presently, private practice. This exposure has enabled her to work and relate well to a diverse spectrum of clients including adults, adolescents, children with special needs, hospital patients, refugees, stranded migrants and human trafficking victims. Her specializations include Trauma-related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Personality Disorders.
Academically, she has lectured at UCSI University, and currently supervises peer psychologists and Clinical Psychology trainees from HELP University. She speaks fluent English and Malay, and is conversant in Cantonese and Mandarin.