What is the purpose of Psychology Matters Asia?

Psychology Matters Asia is a web portal designed to provide useful information to both mental health professionals and to those seeking therapy for mental health problems. This website has four basic functional capabilities:

  1. Psychotherapists can list themselves and their services so that they can be easily located by potential clients.

  2. Clients can search for therapists in their particular region and even to select therapists who have experience with their particular problem.

  3. Psychotherapists can post short articles on and hence share their experience, latest research findings of interest, and questions and inquiries both with other therapists and/or the general public including potential clients. We want to make this website a convenient and powerful way to market your business and services.

  4. Events Directory for Conferences, Workshops, Talks and Courses happening in Asia. This directory is useful for Therapist to keep up with their CE requirements.

In short, it is hoped that Psychology Matters Asia will help psychotherapists enhance and expand their practice and also assist persons wishing to find psychotherapists conveniently located and with the relevant expertise.

Why is it called Psychology Matters Asia?

The name Psychology Matters Asia was chosen because it is our belief that psychology does indeed matter and that psychological research and practice can contribute greatly to improving the state of mental health of individuals in Asia. The term "Psychology" is meant to be inclusive; as well as psychology, it is meant to encompass social work, psychiatry and the more recent scientific discipline referred to as neuroscience which is increasingly being applied to mental health issues.

The term "Asia" was used because this portal focuses specifically on psychology matters pertaining to Asia. Again we wanted to be inclusive but recognized that in using the term "Asia" we were covering a huge geographical area with important cultural and social differences across the region. Nevertheless, we also feel that Asia does have unique social and psychological characteristics which can differ significantly from the West.

Psychology Matters Asia welcomes participation by mental health workers in the following Asian regions: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. If we have omitted any region, please let us know and we will happily expand our list. We apologize that presently our language is limited to English.

Contact Us

You can contact us by email at admin@psychologymatters.asia, or you can use the following form to send us an inquiry. We strive to get back to you within 1 working day.