About Us

The name ‘Sage Cocoon’ was inspired by nature and the journey one takes in life. The imagery encapsulates what therapy is and what the therapeutic space means. Sage Cocoon welcomes youths and young adults who are looking for support to manage life’s challenges.

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Founder of Sage Cocoon & Chief Clinical Psychologist

I am a Singapore Registered Psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association. I obtained my doctoral training in the US and completed my clinical residency in a state psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents in Michigan. Having worked with diverse populations in Singapore and the US, my psychotherapy approach is culturally-sensitive and youth-centric.

Since 2002, I have started working with children, youths, and families in Singapore first as a trained teacher and school counsellor with the Ministry of Education (MOE). Subsequently, I have worked with children and youths with trauma and abuse at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). 

Credentials & Awards

PhD, Clinical Psychology
(Miami University, USA)
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
(Miami University, USA)
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology & Spirituality (Boston College, USA)
Diploma, School Counselling (NIE, Singapore)
Postgraduate Diploma, Education
(NIE, Singapore)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours),
Social Work (NUS, Singapore)
Singapore Psychological Society,
Registered Psychologist (SRP)
Singapore Association for Counselling,
Registered Counsellor (SAC RegCLR)
American Psychological Association, Member
2017: American Association of University Women (AAUW), International Doctoral Fellowship
2016: Philanthropic Educational Organisation (PEO), International Peace Scholarship, Marian K Hume Scholar


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Teo, B., Raval, V. V., & Jansari, A. (2017). Emerging adults’ reports of maternal emotion socialization and their adjustment across cultures. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 52, 59-68.

Teo, B. (2015). Reflections on my experience as a school-based mental health counselor in Singapore. International Psychology Bulletin, p. 47.