Rekindle Academy offers low-fee therapy services for individuals, couples, and families, conducted by master’s level clinical interns. We provide counselling for relationship and psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, marital problems, substance abuse, addictions, family conflict, parenting, and more. We see clients of all ages, from children and teens (with guardian consent) to adults and the elderly.
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1. Internship. To provide quality systemic clinical training for master’s students in mental health disciplines.
2. Service. To provide affordable individual and family therapy services by master’s level clinical interns.
3. Research. To establish a platform for research relevant to individual and family therapy in the Asian context.
Rekindle Academy operates as a community-outreach and our low-fee services are made possible by donations (finance and effort) from Rekindle Sdn. Bhd. and our clinical supervisors. Contact us to learn how you can donate to the Rekindle Academy Fund.
The fees are RM50 (50-min session) for clinical interns or RM100 (50-min session) for senior clinical interns. Longer sessions will be pro-rated according to RM1/min or RM2/min. Clinical interns have less than one year of internship experience; senior clinical interns have more than one year of internship experience.
Payment is by cash only.
Clients who are unable to pay the full fee may further request for subsidy from the Rekindle Academy Fund. However, all clients will have to pay a minimal amount as this encourages clients to work towards their goals.
The duration of therapy (number of sessions) will depend on clients’ needs and the recommendation of the clinical interns. The availability of clinical interns will vary from year to year.
Therapy conducted by our clinical interns are supervised by our team of clinical supervisors, with oversight by Dr. Johnben Loy (AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor).
Clients may be seen by two clinical interns at a time, and sessions will be audio- or video-taped for training purposes. Recordings will be kept private and confidential, and will be erased upon viewing.
Upon referral by our clinical interns, clients may receive Live Therapy Consultation from members of the supervision team at no additional cost. Live therapy consultation takes place with the consulting clinician and the attending clinical intern in the therapy room as well as a reflecting team in an adjacent room. All sessions are also recorded for training purposes.
Our current clinical interns are Minnie Chang (2020-21) and Thomas Pang (2021), both of whom are working towards completing their Master in Counselling degrees from HELP University.
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Click here to see the full list of former clinical interns trained through Rekindle Academy since 2011.