Dr. Lynette Tay

Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lynette S. Tay is a U.S.-licensed clinical Child Psychologist with interests in integrative approaches to psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and their families. While comprehensive evaluations in order to decipher underlying factors that drive challenges in emotional, social and scholastic areas of functioning are the cornerstone of her clinical practice, Dr. Tay’s areas of clinical expertise include evidence-based interventions for anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties with attention and impulse control, and other behavioural challenges. In particular, she has a wealth of experience treating children and adolescents with anxiety-related challenges, such as separation anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, selective mutism, specific phobias and trichotillomania. Dr. Tay obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University (Missouri, USA) and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in clinical Child Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center (Connecticut, USA). Subsequently, Dr. Tay joined the psychology section at the Yale Child Study Center as a faculty member from 2003-2007, where she served as a Consultant Psychologist to the Yale-New Haven Hospital Pediatric Pain Service and the Yale School of Medicine Craniofacial Center, providing direct psychological services to patients as well as supervising psychology and psychiatry interns.

Dr. Tay relocated to Singapore in 2007 to join the National University of Singapore (NUS) as an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Psychological Medicine. During her tenure at NUS, Dr. Tay developed psychological services and clinical research related to children with chronic illness. She was also integral to the development of Singapore’s first post-graduate training programs in Clinical Psychology, including serving as Co-Director of the NUS Clinical Psychology Programmes from 2010-2011. Since arriving in Singapore, she has also been invited to provide professional leadership by various organizations, and has served on the Credentials Evaluation Panel for Psychologists (commissioned by the Singapore Ministry of Health) and the Family Court Services Expert Panel (commissioned by the Singapore Subordinate Courts). Dr. Tay is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53). Since 2012, Dr. Tay has chosen to dedicate her professional effort and focus solely to clinical practice, and is currently the Senior Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of CHCI.


Counseling & Therapy

  • Children, Adolescents and Adults

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Psycho-educational Evaluation
  • Clinical Psychological Evaluation

Faculty Appointments

 Yale Child Study Center
National University of Singapore