THERAPISTS

SharmeenShroff

Dr. Sharmeen Shroff

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco

M.A. Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco

MSc. (Hons) Psychoanalytic Development Psychology from University College London in conjunction with the Anna Freud Center, United Kingdom

BSc. (Hons) Psychology from The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Dr Shroff has worked in the field of psychology for over 12 years in school settings, community mental health centers, medical clinics and hospitals (inpatient and outpatient units). She is one of the few clinical psychologists in Hong Kong that have been intensively trained to practice psychotherapy from a psychodynamic depth perspective.

Dr. Shroff uses her training in classical psychoanalysis and combines it with a more practical hands on approach to give clients the best of both worlds.  As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Shroff utilizes a combination of directive and non-directive therapy techniques, giving clients the skills they need to improve their lifestyle while allowing them space for their own growth and development.  Dr. Shroff works with individual adolescents, adults and couples in therapy.

Dr. Shroff is a professional member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association and the Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. Shroff is also an associate professor at City University, Hong Kong where she supervises and teaches doctoral level Clinical Psychology students.  She is also a service advisor providing pro-bono therapy to refugee and asylum seekers at Christian Action, Hong Kong.

For more information about Sharmeen please visit www.mindful-choice.com

LoriChau

Lori Chau

Individual and Couples Relationship Counsellor

MA.Counselling from Monash University, Australia

BA. Psychology from The University of British Columbia, Canada

Certificate of Completion Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training from The Gottman Institute, Seattle

Lori is a sensitive and patient relationship counsellor who has worked with individuals and couples on a variety of issues including:

  • Couples who fight over the same issues repeatedly
  • Couples who have trust issues
  • Individuals who want to learn how to decrease stress, panics and anxiety
  • Individuals who are going through a separation or break-up
  • Individuals who want to improve their relationships

Working with clients on relationship issues has been the most rewarding part of her career. Lori is extremely passionate about her work in helping clients rebalance their lives through mental well-being, spirituality, healthy connections and exercise.

She understands that couples can sometimes fall into unhealthy communicative patterns that result in unresolved issues and constant arguments. With that come emotional distancing, stress and even relationship damage. Lori strives to help her clients learn how to listen to each other in constructive ways and develop healthy communication skills.

As a relationship counsellor, Lori also has the opportunity to work with individuals on different stages of their relationships with their partners. She works with clients who have issues ranging from the beginning of a relationship to the aftermath of a separation. Clients have overcome stress, frustration, anxiety, worry, hurt and pain.  Clients are now more in control of their own lives and have rediscovered their strengths.

Lori’s sessions give her clients a chance to find themselves and learn about their partners through a safe, non-judgmental space and learn different coping methods for well-being and balance in life.

Lori is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association and The Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology.

For more information about Lori please visit fourpillarscounselling.com

SheriMcCurdy

Dr. Sheri McCurdy-Lightbound

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology (US/HK)

M.A. Clinical Psychology (US/HK)

M.Sc. Engineering (US)

B.A.E. (US, High Hons.)

Member American Psychological Association

Dr. Sheri McCurdy-Lightbound is originally from the U.S. and has lived in Spain, the U.K., and Sri Lanka before moving to Hong Kong in 2006. She specializes in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies and also provides psychodynamic therapy as needed.

Prior to obtaining her qualifications in psychology, Dr. McCurdy-Lightbound worked as a management consultant and results-oriented business manager for the Fortune 500 and new industry leaders. She was also a volunteer for Room to Read, creating training programs for staff in six countries on subjects such as time management and conflict resolution.

Her goal is to help individuals struggling to find fulfillment at work or school and

in their personal lives. Practice interests include mood and anxiety disorders as well as relationship issues.

(Skype therapy only)

KailiChen

Dr. Kaili Chen

PsyD Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, Hong Kong

MA Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, Hong Kong

BA Psychology from The University of San Francisco, USA

Member American Psychological Association

Dr. Kaili Chen is originally from Singapore and has lived in various countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, and the United States. She has worked in the field of psychology for six years in several non-profit organizations and community mental health centers providing therapy to individuals, conducting group therapy sessions, and psycho-educational seminars.

Dr. Chen utilizes both cognitive behavioral as well as psychodynamic therapies depending on the client. She believes in working with and empowering individuals to develop new coping strategies that will improve and enhance their lives. Practice interests include mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, grief and loss, and trauma. Dr. Chen works with adolescents and adults for individual therapy.

LoraLee

Lora Lee

MSc in Psychoanalytic & Developmental Psychology (The Anna Freud Centre in conjunction with University College of London, London, UK)

MA in Play Therapy (Roehampton University, UK)

BA in Psychology (York University, Canada)

Cogmed Working Memory Coach (UK)

FRIENDS™ for Life facilitator (UK)

Parents Forever Facilitator (University of Minnesota, U.S.A)

Lora is a Registered Psychologist, practicing a combined Cognitive Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approach.  This encourages clients to draw on their own ability and inner resource to develop the skills to change destructive patterns of behaviour.

Lora’s approach stresses the importance of the unconscious, past experience and family dynamic in shaping current behaviour thus undesirable behaviours is learnt and can be modified.

Lora has over eight year’s clinical training and experience with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, e.g. private, non-profit, social work and school.

Lora works with children and adolescents between the ages of 4 to 16, who are experiencing difficulties in parental divorce, bereavement, self-harm, suicidal idealization, selective mutism, social anxiety, ADD, bullying (being the bully or the victim), Asperger syndrome and social communication as well as emotional and behavioural functioning. Lora’s aim for each child or adolescent,is to work towards improving their sense of well-being and thus provide a more stable platform to support their future growth.

To optimize this affect, Lora works with each child according to their own unique character, conditions and circumstances.  Lora practices a child-first approach putting the needs of the child or adolescent at the centre of therapeutic treatments.  Lora is a Registered Psychologist with the Hong Kong Psychological Society and a member of the British Psychological Society.

For more information about Lora please visit www.loralee.info

Dr. Tess Browne

PsyD. Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

BSc. (Hons) Applied Psychology from Cardiff University, UK

Certificate of Completion of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 3 Training from Richman EMDR Training, UK

Dr Browne is a UK trained Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner. She has worked in the field of psychology for over twelve years in community mental health services, medical clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and with military personnel. Dr Browne specialises in treating older adolescents, adults and couples with a wide range of mental health issues and psychological problems, from mild to more complex difficulties. She has particular expertise in treating difficulties arising from traumatic or very stressful life events. Dr Browne also offers Cognitive Behavioural Coaching to facilitate learning, performance and development outside of the therapeutic arena, and medico-legal assessment.

Dr Browne is a compassionate, reflective and thoughtful practitioner. She adapts and integrates cognitive behavioural techniques with other evidence based interventions (such as EMDR, compassion focused, mindfulness and systemic approaches), depending on the unique needs and goals of her clients.

Dr Browne is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council. She provides pro-bono therapist supervision and therapy to refugee and asylum seekers at The Justice Centre, Hong Kong.

For more information about Tess please visit www.talkspacepsychology.com

Wendy Lam

Wendy Lam

BScPT (Hons), Dip. Acu, IMTC (USA)

Integrative Manual Therapist

Craniosacral Therapist

Physiotherapist

Wendy is a Holistic Physiotherapist with extensive training in both Hong Kong and the United States. She integrates Physiotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy, Acupuncture and other gentle and effective healing modalities to facilitate optimum recovery and healing in infants, children and adult patients.

She has been practicing with multidisciplinary clinics for over 13 years, and has helped a lot of patients over the years with acute and chronic pains, injuries, bone dysfunctions, pre and postnatal concerns, fatigue, digestive problems, as well as stress and emotional issues through integrated therapies.

She also has extensive experience in helping infants and children with conditions ranging from developmental and learning disorders, such as gross and fine motor developmental delays, posture and growth issues, irregular head shape, ADHD/ADD, Autism spectrum disorder, sleeping problems, immune deficiencies, colic, reflux amongst others.

In order to optimize the innate healing potential that lies within each one of us, she works hand-in-hand with her patients to develop individualized manual treatment plans, lifestyle, nutrition as well as home programs to correct the root cause(s) of dysfunctions and support the body and mind

For more details about her treatment approaches, please visit www.holisticphysio.com.hk

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi

Central Minds Psychologist

BSc Hons, MSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Zaidi is a British Clinical Psychologist. She is a graduate of Kings College London and Cardiff University. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for the past 14 years.

Dr Zaidi works with both families and individuals as well as in schools. She adopts an integrated approach tailoring a range of proven psychotherapeutic approaches according to the individual needs of each client. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Relate Couples Therapy and Family Therapy.

Dr Zaidi specialises in working with both individuals and families. She deals with issues including trauma, adapting to change, for example issues arising from relocation and parenting. She is highly experienced at working with adolescents and dealing with teen issues such as cyber safety, bullying, eating challenges and self-harm. She also has an interest in women’s wellbeing including pre and post natal depression, marriage guidance and work life balance. She works with individuals to help with stress and burnout as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

She has expertise in educational assessments and learning challenges in children and teens, including ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and ASD. She also provides emotional support for individuals and families facing cancer from diagnosis to pre- and post-treatment.

Dr Zaidi is skilled, respectful, empathetic, caring, supportive and above all professional. As a member of BSP and BACP Dr. Zaidi abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

For more information about Quratulain please visit www.mindnlife.com