Dr. Chua Sook Ning studied in Canada and graduated with a MA in Social Psychology from University of Waterloo and a PhD in clinical psychology from McGill University, and is a registered Clinical Psychologist in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. She works as a psychotherapist, researcher and presently is a lecturer at National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University. She has been practicing as a psychotherapist for over a decade.

As an academician and researcher, she focuses on exploring autonomy support, goal progress and well-being, autonomy support and civic engagement, and developing interventions for mental health. Her research contributes to the understanding on how to promote personal and relational well-being through social support and through community interventions.

Her team of international collaborators includes Dr. Richard Koestner (McGill University), Dr. Frederick Philippe (Université du Québec à Montréal), David Bakker (Monash University, Australia), Dr. C. Barr Taylor (Stanford University), and Dr. Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft (Washington University).

She is a published author and has published over a dozen scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, she regularly conducts seminars and workshops on various psychological issues such as Let's Talk About Depression, A Primer on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, How to Relate to Your Teen and How to Actively Listen and Reflect to raise awareness of the importance of mental health. She is also a consultant psychologist for BFM.

She also has a part-time private psychotherapy practice. Please contact her at therapy@relate.com.my if you would like to make an appointment.


Past appearances in the media.
Date Programmes Podcast Title
24-May-17 Evening Edition
(06:00 PM)
Dr Chua Sook Ning, Clinical Psychologist
10-Jan-17 Live & Learn
(03:45 PM)
The Psychology of Daredevils
Dr Chua Sook Ning, Clinical Psychologist
9-Nov-16 Evening Edition
(06:00 PM)
Parenting Adventures #10: Modern Dads
Lim Kian Meng, Father | Kaihan Krippendorff, Father | Chua Sook Ning, Clinical Psychologist
24-Oct-16 Evening Edition
(06:00 PM)
Beauty Pageants - Empowering or demeaning?
Carey Ng, ex-National Director of Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation | Tan Heang-Lee, WAO Communications Officer | Dr Chua Sook Ning, Consultant Psychologist
23-Aug-16 Health and Living
(04:00 PM)
Breathing and Emotional States
Dr Chua Sook Ning, Consultant Psychologist
18-Jul-16 Health and Living
(04:00 PM)
Teens on Social Media
Dr Chua Sook Ning, Clinical Psychologist
25-May-16 Live & Learn
(03:45 PM)
Facebook and Plus-Size Ads
Dr. Chua Sook Ning, Clinical Psychologist
30-Jul-14 Live & Learn
(03:00 PM)
Facebook’s Experiment
Ng Juan Hann, WAGO | Lim Sheng Feixiang, WAGO | Dr. Chua Sook Ning, Consultant Psychologist
5-May-14 Health and Living
(04:00 PM)
#Selfies and Body Image
Dr. Chua Sook Ning, Consultant Psychologist