Senior Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (Psychology), B. Soc. Sc (Hons) (Psychology)
Languages: English, Mandarin
Pearlene Lim provides psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults experiencing difficulties coping with their mental illnesses, anger, stress, or relationships. She is also trained in conducting psychological assessments in the areas of intelligence, cognitive impairment and intellectual disability.
Pearlene has worked with clients in different clinical settings both in the public and private sectors. She is currently also providing psychological services for the incarcerated in the public sector.
- Affective disorders (e.g. depression)
- Anxiety disorders and phobias
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive and Compulsive Disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Anger management
- Stress management
- Relationship issues
- Psychological assessments (e.g. intelligence testing)
Certifications and Accreditations
- Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), National University of Singapore-University of Melbourne
- Master of Social Science (Psychology), National University of Singapore
- Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)(Psychology), National University of Singapore
When people experience severe stressors or rough patches in life, they commonly feel like their lives are unravelling. Pearlene’s passion is in walking alongside her clients on the journey of recovery, guiding them to develop healthier mindsets and habits so that they can have healthier and more positive views of themselves. She empowers my clients, who include children, adolescents and adults, to overcome their personal challenges, know themselves as whole and complete, and to lead better lives.
She believes that each client has his or her own story to tell, with no single treatment approach being the best solution for every individual. As such, Pearlene adopts a client-centred integrative approach and have been trained in psychological assessment and a variety of evidence-based interventions, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Pearlene’s academic background includes a joint M.Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore (NUS). She also has a M.Soc.Sci in Psychology and a B.Soc.Sci in Psychology from NUS.
She has extensive experience working with a broad range of clients across different hospital, community and private settings. Her foray into mental health started when she volunteered at the Institute of Mental Health as a teen, which sparked her interest in playing a direct role in the recovery of those experiencing mental health issues. Her professional career started at Singapore General Hospital, where she was part of the Eating Disorders team. Since then, Pearlene has worked with clients with other mental health disorders, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders, autism and dementia.
Outside of her professional career, Pearlene enjoys embarking on new culinary adventures and doing dog training/agility with her lovely dogs. As a team, Pearlene and her 6 year old agility dog Terry have represented Singapore at the World Agility Open international competitions in 2018 and 2019. She is also a dog agility trainer with one of the local dog training schools in Singapore.