Yixuan Li is a registered provisional psychologist with a Chinese background, bringing a wealth of experience and cultural competence to her role. Yixuan arrived in Australia at the age of 17 and completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Melbourne, followed by an honors degree in psychology at Swinburne University.
Yixuan has a strong background in working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, including international students. She began her career in counseling for international students, providing assessment and therapy to clients with high suicidal risk, complex trauma, and ADHD symptoms. Her experience in working with clients from different cultural backgrounds has honed her skills in understanding diverse perspectives and tailoring therapy accordingly.
In addition, Yixuan has worked with clients from the LGBTQIA+ community, and she understands the unique challenges they may face. She fosters a person-centered approach, placing her clients at the center of their therapy journey, and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), using evidence-based approaches to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals.
Yixuan has experience working with young adults, although she is also open to working with children aged 12 and above. Her particular interest lies in working with clients who have experienced trauma, and she is currently undergoing training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a specialized therapy for trauma.
As an animal lover, Yixuan is also a cat fosterer at the Lost Dogs Home Shelter and believes in the power of the human-animal bond in therapy. She plans to incorporate animal-assisted therapy into her practice, with cats joining her in therapy sessions. Yixuan recognizes the unique benefits that animals can bring to the therapeutic process and is excited to integrate this approach into her work.
Furthermore, Yixuan is actively engaged in research, with her current focus on exploring hallucinations in sensory modalities such as visual, auditory, gustatory, tactile, and olfactory experiences among people with migraines. She is currently working on publishing her research findings.
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