Ms Chenhong Xu

Qualified bilingual (English and Chinese) psychologist in Melbourne offering telehealth appointments

Gender female
Areas of Health Autism Spectrum Disorders Social and communication difficulties Adjusting to a new country and culture Depression and low mood Anxiety and panic attacks Difficulties managing interpersonal relationships Difficulties managing impulses or intense emotions Recent trauma, post-traumatic stress Current problems linked to childhood trauma Relationship and family conflicts Uncertainty around new romantic relationships Abusive relationships Therapy for families Body image issues and binge eating issues Support for individuals affected by chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome Internet and game addiction Learning difficulties Lack of motivation for study or dissatisfaction with work Parenting training for positive behavioural management Perinatal mental health Support for family carers Medically unexplained illness/psychosomatic symptoms Health anxiety
Profession Psychologist
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Special Services
Ms Chenhong Xu

Qualified bilingual (English and Chinese) psychologist in Melbourne offering telehealth appointments

Gender female
Areas of Health Autism Spectrum Disorders Social and communication difficulties Adjusting to a new country and culture Depression and low mood Anxiety and panic attacks Difficulties managing interpersonal relationships Difficulties managing impulses or intense emotions Recent trauma, post-traumatic stress Current problems linked to childhood trauma Relationship and family conflicts Uncertainty around new romantic relationships Abusive relationships Therapy for families Body image issues and binge eating issues Support for individuals affected by chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome Internet and game addiction Learning difficulties Lack of motivation for study or dissatisfaction with work Parenting training for positive behavioural management Perinatal mental health Support for family carers Medically unexplained illness/psychosomatic symptoms Health anxiety
Profession Psychologist

Location

Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Special Services
Ms Chenhong Xu

Additional information

Chen believes that therapy outcomes should be more than just reduction of psychological distress. While exploring the causes, triggers and maintaining factors of clients’ current problems, she also considers clients’ values, strengths and aspirations, empowering them to strive for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. Having lived in four different countries, Chen embraces the cultural diversity in Melbourne and is experienced in working with clients from different cultural backgrounds. When working with children, Chen cultivates a nurturing, playful environment for the child, and takes a team approach by connecting the parents, the school and the community. Chen completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) and is a fully registered psychologist. She has worked in private and community settings, including an autism spectrum disorder clinic and a university counselling service. Her Masters research centred around mental wellbeing of family carers. Chen is passionate about improving mental wellbeing of international students and migrants. She founded the Melbourne Multilingual Psychologist Group and has built a large network of Chinese-speaking allied health professionals. Chen‘s corporate experience before becoming a psychologist enables her to bring valuable insights into work stress management and workplace relationships. Chen speaks fluent Mandarin. Depending on her client’s needs and preferences Chen uses a variety of evidence-based approaches including: Schema Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Mindfulness Compassion-Focused Therapy Positive Psychology Strengths based approaches Client Centred Therapy Psychodynamic approaches Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

Qualifications Master of Clinical Psychology
Languages Chinese Mandarin

Location

Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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