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Hello!

I'm Tristan Chooi

it's nice to meet you!

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My Professional Experience and Therapeutic Approach

 

Hello! I'm Tristan, I am Psychologist who can provide therapy in both English and Mandarin. I see clients in person at our Melbourne office and via telehealth. 

I've worked in the mental health sector for the past 5 years supporting both adults and children with a range of common mental health concerns. I've spent four years, specialising in supporting neurodiverse children and adults, particularly those on the Autism spectrum and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

I've volunteered at Victorian Service Helplines, supporting clients grappling with anxiety, depression, and a broad range of mental health concerns. As a psychologist, I do my best work with people with ADHD of all ages, as well as working with people with personality challenges. 

Using a strength-based approach, my goal is to guide clients towards cultivating healthier strategies for a balanced and fulfilling life. I prefer a conversational style in therapy, fostering a warm atmosphere where both therapist and client work together towards your goals. I am experienced in using Cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), as well as using psychodynamic approaches. At its core however, I believe we can do our best work by building trust and connection rather than a particular psychological intervention.

Tristan Lyon Chooi

Senior Psychologist

BPsych, BPsych (Honours)

Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)

AHPRA Registered Psychologist

PSY0002483116

Currently has a waitlist for new clients. Available from May 2024

I can support clients with:​

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression

  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Men's Issues

  • Mood Disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Racial Identity

  • Stress Management

  • Thinking Disorders

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Panic Attacks

I’m trained in the following approaches:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychodynmaic Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

 
My Background and Beliefs

Having spent my earlier years in Southeast Asia, I have experienced firsthand the detrimental effects of conservatism on the exacerbation of mental health stigma in my community. The intricate relationship between culture, ethnicity, and mental health often can bring significant complexities. Therefore, with my personal experiences and learnings, I aim to provide my clients with support that is culturally and ethnically sensitive, all while offering insights into the factors that could be contributing to their distress.

Seeking psychological therapy is a deeply personal and often life-changing decision, and I believe I can offer a safe, supportive, and effective environment for your healing and personal growth. I draw inspiration from Buddhism, Stoicism, existentialism, and humanism, integrating these philosophies alongside my knowledge of evidence-based interventions to help my clients gain a multifaceted perspective on mental health.

I firmly believe that within every person resides an inherent inner strength, which is often overshadowed by life's challenges. Therapy goes beyond merely alleviating symptoms; it is also a journey of discovering and realizing your aspirations and potential. Regardless of where you currently stand, we will collaborate to identify your goals, and then embark on the path toward achieving them.

Qualifications and Memberships 

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologist Incorporated (AAPI)

For further information or to make an appointment with Tristan, please email us at hello@reimaginepsychology.melbourne or phone our friendly reception team on (03) 8330 5588.

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