FOUNDER / CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Clinical Psychologist / Board-Approved Supervisor
General Psychologist (Developmental Psychologist Registrar)
Early Childhood Psychotherapist
Counsellor Speech Pathologist
Dr Queenie Wu (she/her/hers) is passionate about her work as a psychologist and truly believes in the value of therapy not only for reducing symptoms, and improving mental health but also for creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Dr Queenie Wu is a highly qualified clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the field of psychology. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University, specializing in Schema theory and Eating Disorders. In addition to her academic work, Queenie is a highly regarded mentor and teacher to young psychology students, helping to train the next generation of mental health practitioners. She has served as a sessional lecturer and examiner for the Psychology postgraduate program at Deakin University from 2014 to 2021, and is an AHPRA-approved clinical psychology endorsement and higher education supervisor.
With experience working in various settings, including private and public health services, forensic services, onshore and offshore immigration detention centres, as well as community clinics and private practice, Queenie has developed a deep understanding of the diverse needs of her clients. She has over seven years of experience working with Australian youth (12-25 years old), where she gained invaluable skills in developmental psychology. She understands the importance of connecting the individual, family, school, and community and believes that a collaborative working alliance is crucial for any meaningful therapeutic work.
As an international student arriving in Melbourne at 19, Queenie appreciates the city’s cultural diversity and has become an experienced practitioner working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her passion for making a positive impact on society is reflected in her media contributions, where she provides insights and commentary on various topics such as cross-cultural psychology, international students’ mental health, and racism. She has been featured on Television networks such as ABC and radio networks such as SBS Radio.
Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Principle & Secondary Supervisor approved by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Board (AHPRA) Board of Psychology (PSY0001129037)
MANAGING PARTNER / HEAD OF MARKETING
Cathy Yang (she/they) is an experienced consultancy expert with interdisciplinary training and experience in clinical and organisational psychology and marketing communications.
Cathy started her professional career with the Dentsu Aegis Network providing branding and marketing consultancy to Forbes 500 clients. She later served as the Director for MyTherapist, China’s largest psychology service provider with 800+ counsellors. Cathy joined Mindspace Consulting in 2019 and provided group training workshops for corporate EAP clients, empowering professionals to strive for work efficacy, effective communications and leadership. Cathy now teaches Master’s candidates at the University of Melbourne and is also a guest advisor for UK’s leading consulting agency ThirdBridge.
Cathy has a BA from Peking University, a Postgrad Cert in Psychology from the University of Liverpool and an MA from the University of Melbourne.
Cathy is available for appointments on professional career support/guidance consultation.
Certified Mental Health Counsellor (China)
Clinical Psychologist / Board-Approved Supervisor
Dr Ross King is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience in public mental health and private practice. Over 28 years he has taught over 500 trainee psychologists. During that time, he has been the Course Chair of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) course at Deakin University and, more recently, the Deputy Chair of Deakin’s Master of Professional Psychology.
Dr Ross King has spent decades working with people who suffer from eating disorders, as well as their carers, and has run and researched a UK-developed intervention to help parents with caring skills.
For years, Dr Ross King has been the key presenter for AHPRA Psychology Supervisor training workshops. He has been invited to deliver seminars and workshops on identifying and dealing with people with Narcissist Personality Disorder.
General Psychologist (PSY0002313437) / (Developmental Psychologist Registrar) / Supervisor
Beryl (she/her/hers) is qualified for psychological counselling in China and Australia. Beryl worked as a psychology teacher and counsellor at Jinan University (China) for ten years, counselled more than 500 university students and staff, and with more than 3000 hours of professional counselling experience. She’s specialized in personal development, emotional regulation, children and adolescence developmental psychology, parent-child relationship, and cross-cultural family/relationship/marriage counselling.
Beryl was awarded a Master of Educational Psychology degree from Monash University (AUS) in 2021, and registered with AHPRA psychology board of Australia as a General Psychologist.
Beryl’s native in Chinese and fluent in English. LGBTQ+ friendly.
PRACTICE MANAGER / SENIOR COUNSELLOR
An active listener and empathetic companion who will be on your side walking you through the dark tunnel that everyone may encounter on different stages of their life. That is what Jasmine has always believed her role as counsellor needs to be.
Jasmine (She/Her/Hers) worked as a clinical practitioner in China and has dedicated herself to pursuing a mental health career since she arrived in Australia. Not only did she complete a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced and Master of Counselling with Monash University to become a registered counsellor with Australian Counselling Association, but she also devoted herself to education firm teaching and managing the implementation of VCE Curriculum for years in the last decade.
Jasmine fosters a person-centric approach, and is trained and experienced in CBT, ACT, and playful therapy with children. She also has interest in Schema therapy and the Gottman Couple Therapy.
With her whole heart, Jasmine is pleased to accompany you on part of your life’s journey.
Reenie (She/Her/Hers) is a compassionate and empathetic counsellor dedicated to fostering genuine connections with her clients. With a background rooted in both Eastern and Western cultures, and armed with an undergraduate degree in International Studies, she possesses a deep appreciation for diversity and can effectively work with individuals from various ethnic backgrounds.
Reenie’s career journey has been diverse, spanning the Hospitality, Engineering, and Construction industries, providing her with a rich tapestry of experiences and a broad worldview. This has instilled in her a profound belief in the unique yet universal nature of humanity.
Her unwavering passion lies in empowering individuals and families to discover their inherent strengths and resources. Reenie takes a holistic approach to counselling, accompanying you on your personal journey to help you uncover solutions in your own way. Her ultimate goal is to support you in confidently stepping onto your desired life path. With Reenie by your side, you’ll find a safe space to address life’s challenges and embrace change wholeheartedly.
Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA-29777)
Clinical Neuropsychologist (PSY0002104784)
Connie (she/her/hers) is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with clinical experience working across a diverse range of settings, including acquired brain injury, geriatrics, neurology, mental health, and paediatrics across inpatient and community settings. She has experience working with clients across the life span presenting with a myriad of difficulties, including mental health disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, neurodegenerative disorders, neurological disorders, behavioural difficulties, and trauma.
Connie’s high level of independent clinical skills is indicated by her ability to adapt testing battery and assessment to effectively address diverse referral questions (e.g., diagnostic assessment, decision-making capacity, NDIS eligibility, applications to VCAT for administration and guardianship). She also frequently provides reports and expert opinions to various government services and departments, community organisations, law firms and the Victorian Court system.
Beyond the clinical setting, Connie’s outstanding research performance is evident in her ongoing first-author publications in well-recognised peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international academic conferences.
Provision of Neuropsychological Assessments
Diagnostic assessment (e.g., multiple sclerosis, neurocytoma, epilepsy, ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, learning disability, intellectual disability, MCI, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, behavioural variant FTD)
Decision-making and capacity assessments (e.g., return to work/driving, financial management, lifestyle decisions, medical management, testamentary capacity, parenting capacity, consent to sex, the need for a litigation guardian)
Individually tailored cognitive interventions targeted at daily functioning improvement
Assessment following an acquired brain injury (e.g., motor vehicle accident, fall, stroke)
Academic and learning disability assessments
Home-based and in-prison cognitive assessments.
/ SENIOR COUNSELLOR
Isabella’s journey with psychology started from 14 years ago, she earned a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science in Australia and completed her Master of Science in Counseling, specialized in Mental Health Counseling from the United States. She is a licensed Counseling Psychologist in Taiwan and a clinical psychotherapist registered in Australia. Over the past 10 years, she has accumulated with excessive clinical experience and training to work with individuals coming from diverse cultural and ethnical backgrounds to cope with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, general anxiety disorder, complex trauma, life transitions and cultural adjustment, as well as issues in couples’ relationship leading to certain extent of mental distress.
She has also very experienced to work with couples to deal with issues in the relationship causing conflict and a great extent of emotional and mental distress in close relationships. She is particularly trained with the skill to work with intercultural or cross-racial couples to help them understand their differences as individuals and to work together to reduce the tension and distress in the relationship. Her ultimate goal for couples is to empower them to reach what they truly long for and desire in the intimate relationship through not just helping the couple to work on the problems in the relationships, but also helping them to understand themselves and their attachment needs better individually. Then assisting them to articulate and communicate to their partners in a way that repairs the past wounds and reestablishes positive and nurturing bonding experiences that increase a sense of safety and security and closeness with each other. Besides, she is very experienced at working with same sex couples.
As a bilingual therapist, she has years of experience providing individual and couples therapy to bilingual, Mandarin and English, speaking clients. Therefore, she has excessive experience to work with individuals and couples from multi cultural backgrounds including the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Spain, Honduras, etc. She is very passionate to work with clients with rich cultural experiences and strengthen them to go through those personal challenges in life.
She believes that human beings are not wired to survive alone. Although we need to be independent, we are, most of the time, interdependent indeed. When the storms of life strike you unexpectedly and seem to overpower you, she invites you to take a leap of faith and let her explore with you and assist you in this journey, in a caring and nonjudgmental way and in a safe environment, so that you can be empowered to reach a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Lily (she/her/hers) is a counsellor with adequate knowledge of mental health concerns across different ages. She is experienced in providing a range of counselling support services in both group and one-on-one settings. She has worked with a range of people who have experienced trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, and other hardships. She is passionate about using a holistic and intuitive approach when supporting individuals in developing a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves.
Apart from working as a counsellor, she is also working as a specialist family violence practitioner, supporting individuals and families in crisis.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Yvonne loves being a child Psychotherapist, and believes that person-centred and interests-based meaningful therapeutic play is able to motivate and enhance young children and adults’ mental health, learning and well-being.
In 2019, Yvonne establishes YellowStone studio for young children who need support in self-regulation, emotional /social skills development and learning difficulties via musical, playful and sensory mediums. Yvonne was a qualified educational leader and preschool teacher in the city of Whitehorse Council-based early learning centres in Melbourne from 2005 to 2021. In these sixteen years, Yvonne had integrated her musical talent, child age developmental appropriate observational and psychotherapy skills into children’s early educational intervention/inclusion and school readiness programs for children who were developmental delays and need additional support. In particular, they had PTSD, OCD, ODD, ADD, ADHD, Autism spectrum or limited physical sensation backgrounds. In the meantime, she also worked in line with a range of professionals to implement holistic designed therapeutic programs, and their efforts were rewarded with excellent outcomes from the children’s improvements, parents’ feedback and peer reviews. Additionally, Yvonne was mentoring Deakin university early childhood education master course international students and being a student placement supervisor for Box Hill TAFE child care diploma course students from 2017 to 2021. Before settling down in Australia, Yvonne worked as a kindergarten principal in Taipei, Taiwan.
Counsellor / Speech Pathologist
Session: Telehealth/Face to Face (Adelaide)
As a daily practitioner of mindfulness, Ariana has participated in various meditation training such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, the Power of Mindfulness, Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness Retreats, and has completed over 1000 hours of mindfulness practice.
Ariana has graduated from long-term professional training in Hakomi mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy from the Hakomi Institute of California in the United States. Ariana
serves as a teaching assistant in the China region for the Hakomi Institute of California, USA, and regularly receives individual and group supervision.
In 2013, Ariana was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent chemotherapy and transplantation, which enabled her to deeply empathize with patients and their families facing serious illnesses. After immigrating to Australia, Ariana pursued a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology which provided her with richer experiences in understanding the psychological characteristics of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural populations. While providing services at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide and Flinders Medical Centre in Australia, Ariana consistently centred the patients and their family members. With her warmth, stability, empathy and professionalism, combined with evidence-based assessment and intervention, Ariana has helped many patients alleviate their mental distress, rediscover inner strength and achieve their goals.
As a counsellor, Ariana skillfully employs mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy techniques in her work with clients. She creates a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental space for them, accompanying them on an inner journey of exploration. Ariana’s teaching experience in psychotherapy has enabled her to effectively help clients learn how to deal with emotions, cultivate self-compassion and self-care, and enhance personal well-being.
As a speech pathologist, Ariana particularly focuses on the mental health of individuals with communication disorders. Ariana is skilled in helping adolescents and adults who stutter to reduce the severity of stuttering, increase self-acceptance, achieve comfortable communication, and improve their quality of life. On International Stuttering Awareness Day in 2022, as one of the professionals, Ariana introduced the importance of psychotherapeutic intervention in adolescents and adults who stutter in the Chinese stuttering community.
Ariana specialises in supporting cross-cultural groups in better adapting to society, managing interpersonal relationships, and handling emotional stress. Ariana has accompanied numerous international students and immigrant groups through their internal struggles and challenges, helping them discover inner strength and overcome obstacles. Ariana is also committed to providing high-quality psychological counselling services to critically ill patients and their families. Her focus areas include counselling in grief and loss, disease and death-related anxiety and depression. She has supported many patients and their families in confronting significant life losses, successfully transforming pain into resilience.
Bloom offers individual therapy to people who may experience a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues. She strives to help individuals gain an in-depth understanding of themselves and their experiences with the ultimate goal of alleviation of their difficulties.
Bloom will meet clients wherever they are on their wellness journey. She offers a calming and supportive space, where clients are free to express themselves and dig deeper to understand their challenges better. She combines therapeutic approaches based on individual client needs so that therapy is personalised and relevant.
Bloom completed a Master of Counselling from Monash University. The degree has equipped her with experiences in working with clients from different backgrounds. Apart from working as a counsellor, Bloom works as a Youth Mentor, providing support for young carers in Melbourne.
Eva (She/Her/Hers) is a warm, caring, and passionate counsellor dedicated to providing support to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, career stress, family or relationship issues. She is skilled in creating a safe, trust and comfortable space for clients to freely talk about their difficult feelings and experiences.
Eva adopts an empathetic, client-centred, and integrated approach to support you in navigating life challenges, with a strong emphasis on your strengths. She is trained and experienced in using CBT, ACT, mindfulness, self-compassion, and solution-focused therapy, while tailoring her interventions to individuals’ unique needs. Eva’s objective in counselling is to help individuals improve self-awareness, gain deeper insights into their problems, and learn to cope with them more effectively.
Eva believes that people thrive in the face of adversity, and she serves as a supportive guide and witness on your journey of growth and recovery. Eva has a keen interest in working with young people and elders. She is also interested in Narrative Therapy and thus loves to listen to the unique and vivid stories you bring to the sessions.
With a master’s degree in counselling and a psychology background, Eva is equipped with solid knowledge and professional skills in offering counselling services to individuals with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Change begins within the moment you decide to seek help.
Tony (He/Him/His) believes that every individual is a diamond that shines in their own ways. After four years bachelor’s degree in China Tony completed his Master of Social Work in Australia, where he launched his journey in mental health. Tony has been working with people across lifespans to provide mental health specific social work support and assisted people to navigate through different social welfare systems such as NDIS, My Aged Care, Medicare, housing and employment.
Tony is experienced in both group work and one-on-one counselling. Tony has extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, Bipolar and schizophrenia using an integrated model of therapies including CBT, DBT, ACT and Narrative Therapy. Tony is creative in his therapy sessions where, based on individual strengths, he introduces art and music to build relationship and maximize therapeutic outcome.