About Me

Hello! I am Johnben Loy, USA-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Malaysia.

Over the years, I have received a broad range of education: music (BFA), psychology (BA), business (MBA), theology (MTS), and family social science (PhD).

Here, I write about the varied topics that interest me with an aim to help us deepen our understanding of ourselves and to develop healthier marital and family relationships.

If you like what you read, feel free to leave me a comment.

Below is a podcast of an interview I did on BFM 89.9 (March 2011) with Richard Bradbury in which I described what I do as a marriage and family therapist in Malaysia.

(If you can’t see the icon above, click here to download the podcast.)

Want to see what I’m up to more regularly?  Click on the bird…  Twitter_logo_blue  or the camera… instagram-app-icon

Please note: I do not offer counseling through this website. I only see clients at Rekindle Centre for Systemic Therapy in Kuala Lumpur. If you would like to engage my professional services, please contact my office.


  1. Ong Sing Yee

    Dr Loy, may I have your email add. I am 1 of the participant in the ucsi counseling conference in your workshop. I am interested to learn more on marital counseling

    • Johnben

      That’s not a fair comparison Sivin. When you’ve finished with your doctorate, then let’s compare. I’m sure you’ll be much more prolific than I then!

  2. Peggy

    Hi Johnben – was thinking of you so I did a google search and found your blog. Interestingly I just decided to get back into blogging (takes awhile after the PhD journey, doesn’t it? I am in my 4th year fullltime at Hamline School of Business – so far it’s been a GREAT journey and I feel blessed – never a dull moment! Hope you and your family are well in Malaysia!
    Peggy Andrews

  3. Vern

    Hi Dr. Loy, I would like to inquire a few things from you… Can you email me back? Thank you. -Vern

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