As a provisional psychologist, my journey for mental health advocacy was initiated by a profound desire to alleviate the struggles of those individuals facing mental health challenges. My passion lies in empowering individuals, granting them a voice, fostering resilience, and instilling hope in their journey toward self-belief and recovery.
My academic pursuit began with a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Michigan, followed by a Diploma of Advanced Psychology from Deakin University, and lastly a Master's degree from The Cairnmillar Institute. Each step of my education has not only enriched my theoretical understanding but has also served as a launchpad for practical experiences.
During my recent placement at a primary school, I delved into various aspects of psychology, honing my skills in areas such as cognitive assessments like the WISC-V. I also immersed myself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), emotional regulation techniques, and grounding skills, all of which profoundly shaped my approach to fostering mental well-being.
Notwithstanding, I remain open learn new experiences within psychology. My goal is to expand my expertise in psychometric and assessment tools while furthering my therapeutic skill set, exploring modalities like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
With an unwavering commitment to continuous growth and learning, I aspire to contribute meaningfully to the field of psychology, seeking to be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those I have the privilege to support.
I also speak 3 different languages Chinese, English and Spanish.