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"The wound is the place where the light enters you"
- Rumi

Jean Selvam

Marriage & Family Therapist

Marriage & Family Therapist

教育

OPLEIDING

AKAD. AUSBILDUNG

PENDIDIKAN

Education

  • Master of Science in Counselling (specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy) – San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – College of St Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Master of Science in Counselling (specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy) – San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – College of St Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

执照 / 专业会员资格

PROFESSIONELE LIDMAATSCHAPPEN

Lizenz / Berufliche Mitgliedschaft

professional licenses in malay

License / Professional Membership

Clinical Member - Malaysian Marriage & Family Therapy Association

Clinical Member - Malaysian Marriage & Family Therapy Association

进深培训

Aanvullende kwalificaties

additional qualifcations in malay

Zusaetzliche Qualifikationen

Additional QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Practitioner in the following Evidence Based Practice:

  • Brainspotting Phase 1 – Brainspotting Trainings Inc.
  • Brainspotting Phase 2 – Brainspotting Trainings Inc.

Certified Practitioner in the following Evidence Based Practice:

  • Brainspotting Phase 1 – Brainspotting Trainings Inc.
  • Brainspotting Phase 2 – Brainspotting Trainings Inc.

专业治疗与辅导陈述

Wie ben ik?

KENYATAAN PROFESSIONAL

ÜBER MEINE ARBEIT

Professional Statement

"The wound is the place where the light enters you"

- Rumi

"The wound is the place where the light enters you"

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My Belief in the Purpose of Therapy
Over the years, I have met many individuals from various communities who have shown me that although many aspects of life can be crushing at times, there is always hope! Hope for resolution, happiness, and peace.

To many, it may feel impossible in that moment of emotional exhaustion and sometimes physical pain, to see the possibility of achieving happiness and peace. However, I believe in Rumi’s words, “the wound is the place where the light enters you.” I am often in awe at the level of resiliency in clients even when they do not feel their strength or see their courageous acts.

I believe that we all have the innate ability to be resilient and to be empowered to lead a fulfilling life. As a therapist, my role is to journey with you, guide you, and at times even question your perspectives, as you navigate your way towards a preferred way of living.


Areas of Specialty
As a marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective to gain a deeper understanding of my clients’ worldview. In therapy, we will explore the different parts of life that have contributed to client(s) well-being, such as family of origin, society, religion, country, and other areas.

I have a special passion in working with teens. I find it such a joy and privilege to be able to connect with them, to hear their hearts, and to see the world from their eyes. It moves me each time when the children I work with turn from distrust and anger against the world to be able to see a brighter, more positive future for themselves.

I believe that listening with an open mind and an open heart can make a big difference in people’s lives. Through my clients, I have been exposed to stories and issues surrounding family and marital conflict, different types of abuse, suicidal ideations, depression, anxiety and many other mental health and behavioural concerns. Yet, I often see that despite these challenges, clients know deep down that they have the answer to overcoming them. My job is to help clients to discover the solutions that are already within them.


Training/Educational Background
In 2007, after graduating with a degree in Psychology from Saint Catherine’s University (Minnesota, USA), I returned home and volunteered at the Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) in Petaling Jaya, where I assisted the social workers in the women’s shelter. I knew then that helping people was my calling and pursued my Master in Counseling with a specialisation in Marriage and Family Therapy at San Diego State University (California, USA) in 2010. As part of my internship experience, I counselled at a high school for two years, helping teenage clients 14 to 18 years old together with their families. In addition, I worked at a low-cost community counseling center for a year providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds. Upon graduating in 2013, I returned to Malaysia where I worked at Regent International School in Klang for a year, teaching music as well as providing counselling. In 2014, I joined the Rekindle team as a marriage and family therapist.


More about Me

I am culturally of Indian origin and I am an only child in my otherwise large extended family. I come from a family of animal lovers and compassion towards animals has been ingrained in me since birth.

I have been blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful people growing up in Malaysia as well as during my time in the United States. I have made deep connections and have learned so much about different cultures from my interactions with people. My relationships have greatly shaped my perspective on life and contributed to my approach as a therapist.

Over the last 8 years, my work as a therapist has evolved even as I have grown as a person in all aspects of life, and especially as I have recently become a mother. I see life as one of continual growth and exploration of one’s potential, and I look forward to journeying with you as your grow into your potential, even as I continue to mature as a woman, a wife, a mother, and as a therapist.

My Belief in the Purpose of Therapy
Over the years, I have met many individuals from various communities who have shown me that although many aspects of life can be crushing at times, there is always hope! Hope for resolution, happiness, and peace.

To many, it may feel impossible in that moment of emotional exhaustion and sometimes physical pain, to see the possibility of achieving happiness and peace. However, I believe in Rumi’s words, “the wound is the place where the light enters you.” I am often in awe at the level of resiliency in clients even when they do not feel their strength or see their courageous acts.

I believe that we all have the innate ability to be resilient and to be empowered to lead a fulfilling life. As a therapist, my role is to journey with you, guide you, and at times even question your perspectives, as you navigate your way towards a preferred way of living.


Areas of Specialty
As a marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective to gain a deeper understanding of my clients’ worldview. In therapy, we will explore the different parts of life that have contributed to client(s) well-being, such as family of origin, society, religion, country, and other areas.

I have a special passion in working with teens. I find it such a joy and privilege to be able to connect with them, to hear their hearts, and to see the world from their eyes. It moves me each time when the children I work with turn from distrust and anger against the world to be able to see a brighter, more positive future for themselves.

I believe that listening with an open mind and an open heart can make a big difference in people’s lives. Through my clients, I have been exposed to stories and issues surrounding family and marital conflict, different types of abuse, suicidal ideations, depression, anxiety and many other mental health and behavioural concerns. Yet, I often see that despite these challenges, clients know deep down that they have the answer to overcoming them. My job is to help clients to discover the solutions that are already within them.


Training/Educational Background
In 2007, after graduating with a degree in Psychology from Saint Catherine’s University (Minnesota, USA), I returned home and volunteered at the Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) in Petaling Jaya, where I assisted the social workers in the women’s shelter. I knew then that helping people was my calling and pursued my Master in Counseling with a specialisation in Marriage and Family Therapy at San Diego State University (California, USA) in 2010. As part of my internship experience, I counselled at a high school for two years, helping teenage clients 14 to 18 years old together with their families. In addition, I worked at a low-cost community counseling center for a year providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds. Upon graduating in 2013, I returned to Malaysia where I worked at Regent International School in Klang for a year, teaching music as well as providing counselling. In 2014, I joined the Rekindle team as a marriage and family therapist.


More about Me

I am culturally of Indian origin and I am an only child in my otherwise large extended family. I come from a family of animal lovers and compassion towards animals has been ingrained in me since birth.

I have been blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful people growing up in Malaysia as well as during my time in the United States. I have made deep connections and have learned so much about different cultures from my interactions with people. My relationships have greatly shaped my perspective on life and contributed to my approach as a therapist.

Over the last 8 years, my work as a therapist has evolved even as I have grown as a person in all aspects of life, and especially as I have recently become a mother. I see life as one of continual growth and exploration of one’s potential, and I look forward to journeying with you as your grow into your potential, even as I continue to mature as a woman, a wife, a mother, and as a therapist.

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Please note that starting 1st August 2021, Dr. Johnben Loy will not be taking on new clients as he will be focused on managing the centre's operations. Former and current clients may continue to access his services.
For new clients interested in FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTATION, please contact the office for more information.