Doris Yeung

Registered Clinical Psychologist for Children and Adults

"The curious paradox is that

when I accept myself

just as I am,

then I can change."

Carl Rogers

 

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

  • Full Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society

  • Member of Register of Clinical Psychologist accredited by the Department of Health, HKSAR Government

  • 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

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Clinical Experience

Ten years of clinical experience

  • United Christian Hospital, Psychiatric Services

  • Queen Mary Hospital, Cancer Services, Psychological Services for medical patients, Psychiatric Services and others

  • Gratham Hospital, Palliative Care

  • David Trench Rehabilitation Centre, Psychiatric Services

  • Nurse and Allied Health Clinic (Central and Western District), Family Medicine and Primary Care

  • Risk Assessment and Management Clinic (Southern District), Family Medicine and Primary Care

  • Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Integrated Center on Addiction Prevention and Treatment

 
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My Approach

The following are the most common treatment modalities that I employ:

 

  • Systemic Family Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy

  • Grief Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Intervention

 

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.

 

Services

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Individual Consultation

(50-minute session; in-person or video conference)

Sample Goals

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)

Sample Goals

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 

Diagnostic Assessment

(~3-10 hrs. avg. with written report;

in-person only)

Sample Goals

Identify issues with Intellectual abilities, attention, writing abilities, or other core abilities that are essential for optimal development

Training Workshop

(in-person or video conference)

Sample Goals

Stress Reduction and Management

Managing Anxiety - Flow with Uncertainties

Improving Sleep Hygiene

Understanding LGBTQ

Addiction Prevention

or other mental health related topics on demand

 
 

Q&A

 

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

 

Contact

Let's talk, shall we?

Mong Kok: Edge Development Centre,
Unit 2121, Level 21, Ginza Plaza, 2A-2H Sai Yeung Choi Street South

Info@edgedc.org

+852 5539 6773 (Tel & Whatsapp)

Service Hour: Every Tuesday Afternoon

Central: Mindfully,

Room 701, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-45 Wyndham Street

contact.mindfully@gmail.com

+852 91987264 (Tel & Whatsapp)

Service Hour: Every Wednesday Afternoon

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