Provisional Psychologist

Mingary-Cairnmillar Counselling Service and North Melbourne Community Clinic

About Catherine

Catherine is a Provisional registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a Student Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University in the US and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) at The University of Melbourne. She then decided to pursue further studies and completed her Master of Counselling at Monash University and the Master of Professional Psychology at Cairnmillar Institute. Catherine is fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Catherine has experiences working with different age groups, including preschoolers, teenagers, adults, and older adults, and also leading groups. She has gained counseling experiences in two primary schools with young children and adolescents, and is currently working in another family clinic in the north-west of Melbourne. Catherine is in her final internship year of working toward General Registration.

Catherine is warm, caring, and empathic. She employs a collaborative approach to create a safe and supportive space to assist clients and their families in working toward their therapeutic goals and facilitating well-being in line with their needs. Catherine lived in and traveled to different countries that have deepened her understanding and helped her work with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She prioritizes clients’ best interests and is passionate about working with individuals experiencing various issues and challenges, such as anxiety, depression, anger management, and school-related difficulties. Her intervention approaches incorporating a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), art and play therapy, symbol work, and mindfulness.

Book an appointment with Catherine from July 20th, at our Mingary-Cairnmillar Counselling Service or North Melbourne Community Clinic

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