"The curious paradox is that
when I accept myself
just as I am,
then I can change."
Hello! I am a registered clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy for clients of all ages with ten years of clinical experience. Common issues that I treat include depression, anxiety, developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD, relationship distress, family problems, aging, and life adjustment issues such as grief and bereavement.
Along with ten years’ experiences in providing psychological services, as a mother of two myself, I bring an extra layer of empathy and understanding to the treatment for people struggling with child and family issues.
I am also an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) affirmative therapist. Having been trained in the Minor Study in Gender Studies in the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as practicum in a youth project for gay youths and parents, I have heightened awareness of the impact of sex and sexuality on mental health and family development.
My vision as a therapist is to help people to live the best lives they could live. To accomplish this, I aim to provide a space in which clients feel safe and comfortable expressing thoughts and feelings, talk about things that they might not be able to discuss with others, and gain insights into their experiences. At the same time, I also aim to equip clients with practical knowledge and skills that they need in order to accomplish their goals and fully realize their potentials.
As a therapist, I feel tremendously honored to be trusted in this important journey of change. The more I am into the work of psychotherapy, the more I realize that we are more alike than we are different. We are all works in progress doing the best we can.
Education and Professional Qualifications
B.S.Sc. (Hon.) Major in Psychology,
Minor in Gender Studies and Public Health,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
M. S. Sc. (Distinction) Clinical Psychology,
University of Hong Kong
Professional Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy, Baptist University and the Ackerman Institute for the Family, New York, USA
Advance Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy,
Asia Academy of Family Therapy
Associate Fellow of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
Registered Clinical Psychologist, Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologist (Department of Health Accredited)
Honorary Clinical Supervisor of M. S. Sc. In Clinical Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong
Life Member of Asia Academy of Family Therapy
Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator
Ten years of clinical experience
Public Hospitals in Kowloon East Cluster
Public Hospitals in Hong Kong West Cluster
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
The following are the most common treatment modalities that I employ:
Systemic Family Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Every individual is unique and therefore each therapy is tailored made to suit individual's needs. I am open to a wide variety of treatment framework to integrate the most suitable treatment method for each individual client, which was accomplished through a collaborative process based on each client’s needs and preferences.
(50-minute session; in-person or video conference)
Improve Mood: be happier, calmer, or less irritable
Enhance Relationship: with oneself, with spouse, with parents, or with siblings
Adjust to major life changes: serious illness, death of loved ones or pets, or post accident changes
Couple or Family Consultation
(60-minute session; in-person only)
Enhance couple relationship, pre- or post-marriage
Improve parenting strategies to handle child issues such as mood, behavior, or eating problems
Rejuvenate family dynamics for a better overall family atmosphere
(~3-10 hrs. avg. with written report;
Identify issues with Intellectual abilities, attention, writing abilities, or other core abilities that are essential for optimal development
(in-person or video conference)
Stress Reduction and Management
Managing Anxiety - Flow with Uncertainties
Improving Sleep Hygiene
or other mental health related topics on demand
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What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy involves communication between therapists and clients.
Psychotherapy begins with some discussion of the client’s background and the presenting concern. Following this initial assessment, the client and therapist come to an agreement about the goals of treatment, treatment procedures, and a regular schedule for the time, place and duration of their treatment sessions, which could be revised and modified along the treatment progress.
Psychotherapy is intended to help people:
Find relief from emotional distress
Seek solutions to problems in their lives
Modify ways of thinking and acting that are preventing them from working productively and enjoying personal relationships.
How long should psychotherapy take?
Psychotherapy isn’t a lifetime commitment.
Some people feel relief after only a single session of psychotherapy. Meeting with a psychologist can give a new perspective, help them see situations differently and offer relief from pain. Most people find some benefit after a few sessions, especially if they’re working on a single, well-defined problem and didn’t wait too long before seeking help.
Other people and situations take longer — maybe a year or two — to benefit from psychotherapy. They may have experienced serious traumas, have multiple problems or just be unclear about what’s making them unhappy. It's important to stick with psychotherapy long enough to give it a chance to work. You and your psychologist will decide together when you are ready to end psychotherapy.
For more information about psychotherapy, please check out American Psychological Association at https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-psychotherapy
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