Psychologist Ella Tsang says receiving counselling herself as a teenager for depression and anxiety was the start of a process that has made her a better therapist. Self-care is a big factor in good mental health, she says. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Psychologist Ella Tsang says receiving counselling herself as a teenager for depression and anxiety was the start of a process that has made her a better therapist. Self-care is a big factor in good mental health, she says. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Wellness

Self-care is key to our mental well-being, says psychologist who sought counselling as a teen for anxiety, depression and an eating disorder

  • Clinical psychologist Ella Tsang struggled with depression and anxiety in her teens and saw a number of therapists
  • Despite one therapist’s limiting advice, Tsang became a mental health professional, and understands the importance of self-compassion

Psychologist Ella Tsang says receiving counselling herself as a teenager for depression and anxiety was the start of a process that has made her a better therapist. Self-care is a big factor in good mental health, she says. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Psychologist Ella Tsang says receiving counselling herself as a teenager for depression and anxiety was the start of a process that has made her a better therapist. Self-care is a big factor in good mental health, she says. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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