Meet The Team

Who We Are

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Jasmine Loo

Educational and Developmental Psychologist,

Board Approved Supervisor

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I am Kah Yan Loo - most people know me as Jasmine. I have loved the study of the human mind and behaviour long before I moved to Melbourne to study psychology. Back in those days, not many within my culture and society understood my passion for psychology but it never ceases to fascinate me, how the brain works and how each of us and our stories are so unique.

Eventually I developed a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the female presentation of ASD. I started working with many on the spectrum and people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and continue to be blown away by their strengths till this day.

Through therapy sessions, I’ll support you in overcoming your difficulties and celebrate your unique strengths. I don’t think we tend to focus on the latter enough, especially when a person’s in a dark place. I’ll help you recognise your strengths, overcome barriers and build a meaningful life that you value.

As a psychologist, one of the most important things for me is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, which makes a strong foundation for efficient therapy. Therapy goals are drawn up in collaboration with clients and parents in session. I believe there is no one-size-fits all and adopt a strength-based and eclectic approach in therapy to suit the individual needs of clients I work with. 

Another passion of mine is studying languages. I speak 6 of them (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Malay language and Japanese), even though I only achieved native language level proficiency with the first 4 on the list. Multicultural awareness helps me offer culturally sensitive support to clients from diverse cultures.

Before becoming a psychologist, I worked as an early childhood teacher registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In terms of my interests, I am a Potterhead and fan of many Sanrio and Disney characters. I love travelling and have an appreciation for heritage buildings (the oldest one I’ve stayed at was built in the Dark Ages, more than 500 years ago) because once again, I love anything with a good story and a rich history. At home, I am the proud mum of my 3 furbabies, Hugo, Sunshine and Moon. They all had a tough start to life, some with impacts that may be here to stay for life, but at present, they do believe that they run the household and call the shots. Who knows? Perhaps one day, one of them may show potential to be a therapy cat or dog and you might meet them!

Education and professional memberships:

  • Full registration with Psychology Registration Board of Australia (PsyBA)

  • Psychology Registration Board of Australia (PsyBA) Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology

  • Psychology Registration Board of Australia (PsyBA) Approved Supervisor

  • Full registration with Victorian Institute of Teaching (non-practicing)

  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (M. Ed & Dev. Psych)

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (BPsych Honours)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Japanese major (BA)

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)


Special professional interests:

Female presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)                                      Anxiety and depression

Life transitions                                                                                                         Cognitive and educational assessments

Learning difficulties                                                                                                 ASD assessment (child and adult)

Counselling                                                                                                             Emotional regulation

Mindfulness                                                                                                             Affective education

Behavioural management and parenting support                                                  Self-esteem

ADHD assessment                                                                                                  Social skills development

Joyce Lim

Registered Psychologist

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I am Joyce, a Registered Psychologist and PhD Candidate who has completed the Master component of the combined Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) and Doctor of Philosophy programme at the Australian Catholic University. My belief in caring for the people around me led to a career in psychology where I have worked with clients across the lifespan, from providing adult counselling and family therapy, supporting children, adolescents and their carers, and engaging in cutting-edge research on healthy ageing. I have experience working in community, hospital, and school settings.

I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents and young adults who are on the spectrum and/or have ADHD,

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and with individuals who have experienced trauma. I feel strongly that diversity in our world is what makes it beautiful, from differences in cultures, the path of each person’s life experiences and the uniqueness of each individual’s neurotype. To this end, I aim to provide a safe space where my clients can grow and discover their strengths. I approach therapeutic work through the lens of attachment theory and draw from different modalities to suit the needs of the client. This includes using a strengths-based, collaborative approach while tapping on strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Play Therapy. I am fluent in English and Mandarin.

Outside of work, I love cooking and enjoying good food with my family and friends. I also love cats despite being severely allergic to fur and dust. Being in nature soothes me and I love travelling to scenic places. 

 

Education and professional memberships:

  • Full registration with Psychology Registration Board of Australia (PsyBA)

  • PhD Candidate in Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) and Doctor of Philosophy programme (M. Psych/PhD)

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (BPsych Honours)

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Jemma Griffiths

Provisional Psychologist

My name is Jemma Griffiths, and I am a provisional psychologist who is passionate about supporting the learning, development and mental health of people across the lifespan. My prior experience as an early childhood educator has given me valuable insight into the importance of family collaboration and early intervention to support children’s wellbeing. I have an interest in using play to guide children’s skill development and build therapeutic relationships. I practice with modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, and compassion-focussed therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults.

My style would be described as warm, empathic, and focused on the client’s strengths. This informs the way I administer assessments; I aim to empower clients to discover their strengths and areas of difficulty. I also feel privileged to support individuals in therapy with tools and reflections to work with their anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties and emotion regulation. My aim is to collaborate with clients to work towards their own personalised goals and potential.

Education and professional memberships:

  • Provisional registration with Psychology Registration Board of Australia (PsyBA)

  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (M. Ed & Dev. Psych)

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced
    (Grad. Dip. Psych)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology major (BA)

Ken

Administrative Assistant

Ken is our practice's administrative assistant and works with us a few days a month on average. He is modest and not a great fan of showing his face. He sees himself as a much more "behind-the-scenes" sort of guy but we wanted to include him on our team page to acknowledge what a great asset he is to us. He is our go-to whenever we run into any technology-related issues, and can organise files to be tidier than Jasmine does (introduction written by Jasmine).

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