Dr. Chua Sze Ming graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Masters of Psychiatry in 2008. She trained in Singapore’s general hospitals and the Institute of Mental Health and became a specialist in psychiatry in 2011. She served a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of British Colombia in 2013. She helped to set up a community care treatment team for geriatric psychiatry in 2 government hospitals.
Her experience ranges from community outreach teams for the elderly in Singapore, outpatient clinics, telemedicine clinics to inpatient settings in institutions and long term residential care facilities. She served as a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist in the Institute of Mental Health before joining Living Effectively Clinic for Psychotherapy.
She has served as the deputy chairperson of the Pharmaceuticals & Therapeutics Committee and was the PDPA hospital representative for IMH before her departure.
Dr. Chua’s interest in psychiatry are wide-ranging as she identifies as a general psychiatrist who can see teenagers, adults and the elderly. She is proficient in English, Mandarin and can speak basic Hokkien. She is particularly interested in mood, anxiety disorders and psychosomatic disorders. She believes in holistic care tailored to an individual’s needs. She prefers a psychotherapy-focused approach in tandem with psychiatric medications when necessary.