Vanessa Tan Psychologist

Vanessa Tan

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Available: Tuesday – Friday

Sees clients of all ages

Fluent in English and Mandarin

Specialities: NDIS participants, Workers’ Compensation, Gender Dysphoria, Anxiety/Depression & Behaviour Management

Vanessa is experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults across clinic, hospital, and community settings. She takes a person-centred, trauma-informed approach when working with clients, and has worked with clients individually, in a dyad, within family groups and within the client’s larger systems (eg. school, community) when providing therapy.

She is guided by evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT), Mindfulness, Schema Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). 

 She has 5 years of experience working with children with special needs and is passionate about providing clients and their families with the best support possible so that they can achieve goals that are important to them and lead fulfilling lives.

Vanessa is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin and has touched the lives of many culturally and linguistically diverse clients and families through her work.

Areas of interest:

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Childhood related trauma

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Disability/NDIS

  • Managing challenging behaviors

  • Parenting support

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression

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