Hello

I am Claudia Chan, Clinical Psychologist

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About Me

Who am I? 

Hi everyone! I’m Claudia, a clinical psychologist aspiring to provide a safe space to my clients to talk about the pain they’re going through. Working with clients allowed me to view the process of therapy like a puzzle, gradually fitting in the pieces together through understanding the meanings behind their pain and enabling us to find the appropriate interventions by zooming out to look at the complete picture. Thus, I find it meaningful to working with my clients collaboratively to understand the underlying mechanisms of their struggles and forming a treatment plan that is tailored for them.  

 

How do I practice? 

My main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Using this approach, I help my clients to understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and gaining the ability to evaluate and reframe certain unhelpful thinking patterns or behaviors that might bring progressive change to their daily functioning. In addition, I also incorporate certain skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help certain individuals to better regulate their emotions and to learn healthier coping strategies. 

 

I look forward to the collaborative work I will do with the client, in both understanding their concerns and approaching the treatment goals. In therapy, I believe in creating a safe and empowering environment. I also strongly believe in maintaining confidentiality and privacy of the client. 

 

Education & Experience

Masters in Clinical Psychology, HELP University

Bachelors in Psychology (Hons), HELP University

IDuring my practicum training, I was given the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and suicidal ideation at sites like Centre for Psychological Counselling and Services (CPCS), Dignity for Children Foundation, and The Mind Psychological Services and Training. I am trained to conduct individual psychotherapy and carrying out psychological assessments with adults and children. 

 

Interests 

  • Anxiety, depression and stress-related issues 

  • Mood & Bipolar Disorders 

  • Grief/ Bereavement  

  • Personality Disorders

  • Trauma/ PTSD 

  • Social Anxiety