Anna Tan

Anna Tan

Founder and Director of SNS Child & Family Development Center, Registered and Licensed Counseling Psychologist (PA09242, KB09615)

I specialize in using toys, sand trays, art, and various creative expressive techniques to assist children, teenagers, parents and individual adults in coping with their challenges. I incorporated these creative expressive techniques with talk therapy to assist this cohort to gain insights on the challenges and issues they faced.

Education & Qualifications

  • Masters in Counselling, HELP University
  • BSc Psychology, Upper Iowa University
  • Certificate in Child Psychology & Development, Segi College
  • Structural Play Therapy
  • Special Education Trainings

Years of Experience

  • 11 years

Other Involvement & Professional Experiences

  • Founder and Director of SNS Child & Family Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • Featured in The Edge Markets on children’s overconsumption of digital entertainment with the title “Over the top: the entertainment binge”
  • Featured in The Star on youngsters’ online addiction with the title “Caught in the Web”
  • Featured in AiFM live interviews on parenting and play therapy topics “假期与孩子的期待” and “如何帮助儿童了解疫情及防范措施”

Area of Expertise

  • Academic Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Cyber Addiction
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Fear
  • Grief & Lost
  • Parental & Peer Pressure
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Siblings Rivalry
  • Social Issues
  • Suicidal
  • Trauma
  • Parenting counselling and help parents to develop:
    • Behavior Management Skills & Strategies
    • Effective Communication
    • Practical Parenting Strategies

Targeted Age Group

  • 3-18 years old
  • I help the children/ teenagers to develop:
    • Creative problem solving skills
    • Empathy
    • Functional coping mechanism
    • Healthy emotions expression skills
    • Self-acceptance & respect for others
    • Sense of responsibility for their behaviors
    • Social skills


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Malay
  • Hokkien
  • Cantonese
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