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Jasmine Loo

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

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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.

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 (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

Daniel Ho
Provisional Psychologist

My name is Daniel, I am a provisional psychologist who is passionate about working with children through to young adults as well as implementing new technology in psychology. I have worked as a Research assistant for many years studying areas such as Addiction and ASD, as well as volunteered at an Anxiety hotline. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches with experience in CBT, Mindfulness, Exposure therapy and an interest in ACT. I hope to graduate and one day work as a psychologist aiding children, teens and young adults in areas such as anxiety and depression.

Pronouns: He/Him

We look forward to welcoming Daniel at JLP in July 2022.

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