About Me

Hello! I am Johnben Loy, a pioneer of marriage and family therapy in Malaysia, a YPO Certified Forum Facilitator, and a sometimes-musician.

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.

From 2010 to 2017, I held a monthly radio show on BFM radio station where I was interviewed on topics related to family therapy, mental illness, and also sometimes business-related topics on which I am familiar (e.g. family business, leadership). You can find my podcasts by typing in my name  “Johnben Loy” in the search bar. I believe there are over 70 podcasts.

For those who are interested in my executive coaching work, I did an interview explaining the difference between my work as a therapist and an executive life coach. You can listen to the podcast in the player below (the topic starts at 2:55 after a short discussion about the US elections).

Want to contact me? You can find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.  Please note: I do not offer coaching/therapy through this website. I work with clients at Rekindle Centre for Systemic Therapy in Kuala Lumpur. If you would like to engage my professional services, please contact my office.

11 Replies to “About Me”

  1. 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

    1. 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. 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. Hi, I’m looking for someone to talk to on sexual perversion. I noticed that you are attached with Rekindle and I’ve been to the centre before to see another colleague of yours last year. I would like to have a different opinion and help. Is it possible to arrange for an appointment? Thanks

  4. Hi Dr Johnben, I heard about you from Dr Alvin Ng. I’m interested to know more about marital counselling and ways to be a qualified therapist in this area. Let me know if there’s any workshop or short courses that i can attend as well.

    Please email me.
    Thank you.

  5. Hi Johnben, my name is Michelle Libi and received your name from my friend Brier Miller. I am a LMFT living and working in MN.
    I will be visiting Singapore from 12/28-1/9 and Brier suggested I contact you. My visit is both a vacation and connecting with some agencies around some of the work I do. Brier thought you might be a good person to connect with regarding any suggestions for travelling in Singapore and connecting with people.
    Thank you for your time! Michelle

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