S C ANBARASU
S C Anbarasu
Senior Clinical Psychologist
M.Psych (Clinical), MA (App Psych), BSc (Psych, Mgmt, Mktg)
Languages: English, Tamil, French
S C Anbarasu is experienced and trained in the assessment and intervention of various mental illnesses and cognitive functioning. He is also qualified to administer a wide range of psychometric assessments, and prepare psychological reports for SPED admissions.
- Mental Health Issues (e.g. anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, stress)
- Tourette Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Sleep Problems
- Anger Management
- Psychometric Testing
- Psychological Reports
- Child & Adolescent
- ADHD Testing
- Autism Testing
Certifications and Accreditations
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Applied Psychology
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology, Management, Marketing)
Anba is a senior clinical psychologist registered with both the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Anba also holds a professional membership with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
He has experience in the assessment and intervention of various mental illnesses and cognitive functioning. His experience in treating a range of mental health issues (e.g., anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, stress and behavioural problems). Anba also works on the psychological aspects of managing and coping with chronic pain, psychosomatic concerns, medical conditions, Tourette Syndrome (TS) as well as sleep problems and anger management issues.
Previously, Anba has provided psychological services at both local and overseas hospitals and mental health services (community, inpatient and outpatient). Anba’s intervention framework is borne of a client-focused perspective – he believes in tailoring therapeutic interventions to his clients’ needs, opening the doors to recovery. Anba’s interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has led him to develop a cornucopia of therapeutic intervention skills to help clients from different cultural backgrounds to manage life’s inevitable challenges.
Anba is experienced in administering a wide range of psychometric assessments, in particular with child and adolescent populations (IQ, academic, attentional, memory, behavioral and emotional testing). In addition, Anba has experience in preparing psychological reports for special school (SPED) applications, as well as in support of academic accommodations or special considerations for students in all levels of academia.
Born in Singapore and having lived, studied and worked in various countries (USA, France and Australia), Anba understands the different challenges and adjustments faced by the international community. He is multilingual – fluent in English and Tamil, and is keen to provide therapy to those who are comfortable conversing in both French and English during sessions.
Anxiety In Children – Your Questions Answered
Senior Clinical Psychologist, S C Anbarasu, was interviewed by Honeykids Asia's Growing Pains Season 2 about Anxiety in children - how they manifest, how it is caused and how to help them. Follow the link to listen to the 41min 47sec podcast.:...
Anxiety and anxiety disorders in children: Time to talk about it
Anxiety and anxiety disorders are not an ‘adult-only’ thing - children are capable of experiencing these too, and we shouldn’t dismiss or trivialise their feelings. Anxiety is a common feeling for many of us. It’s that uneasy feeling of nervousness, worry, dread, and...
An Interview with ANZA magazine on how psychological testing can help your child
Raising a child is demanding - their emotions and personality trait can change frequently. As a parent, how can you tell if your child's behaviour is part of growing up or a cause for concern? Child psychologists at Promises, Tan Su-Lynn and SC Anbarasu speak to the...
An Interview with HoneyKids Asia on the whats and hows of ADHD in Children
While most of us may be familiar with the term ADHD or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, we may be unfamiliar with the challenges and struggles a child diagnosed with ADHD goes through. Our senior psychologists from the Child and Adolescent team, S. C....
Psychological Testing (Part 1)
Written by: S C Anbarasu, Senior Clinical Psychologist Psychological evaluation is often helpful in understanding the strengths and challenges an individual may have in their cognitive, behavioural, learning and socio-emotional functioning. At Promises Healthcare, we...
Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion feat. Dr Jacob Rajesh & S C Anbarasu
On May 16th 2020, Dr Jacob Rajesh , Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & S C Anbarasu, Senior Clinical Psychologist, were invited to be a part of a Public Education Talk: 'Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion' by the 'Migrant Workers Singapore' group - a migrant...
An interview about Children with ADHD on Vasantham’s En Ullae S2 with S C Anbasaru
Vasantham (Mediacorp’s Tamil & Hindi TV Channel) studios reached out to Promises Healthcare’s Senior Clinical Psychologist, S C Anbarasu, in the name of bringing greater mental health awareness to the Indian community in Singapore. In En Ullae S2 episode 9, we are...
Anxiety and the Covid-19 Pandemic – Ways to Help Your Child Cope
Author : S C Anbarasu, Senior Clinical Psychologist All children have fears. Most simply complain about their worries and move on. However, there are some whose fears get more intense over time instead of naturally fading away. The World Health Organization (WHO)...
An interview about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) on Vasantham’s En Ullae S2 with S C Anbasaru
Vasantham (Mediacorp’s Tamil & Hindi TV Channel) studios reached out to Promises Healthcare's Senior Clinical Psychologist, S C Anbarasu, in the name of bringing greater mental health awareness to the Indian community in Singapore. S C Anbarasu shared on the En...
Ask A Child Psychologist: S C Anbarasu on Children’s Mental Health
Senior Clinical Psychologist and child psychologist S C Anbarasu was featured on Yellow Pages Singapore’s 'Ask A Doctor series', which decided to engage him to answer some questions about children’s mental health issues because of increasing awareness about the...