Linh Psychologist

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Linh Psychologist Melbourne

  • Linh

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    BSci Pyschology, Grad Dip Psych

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • St Albans, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Emotionally-focused Therapy (EFT) Skills for Working with Couples – Dr Ari Badaines
    • Wounded Couples – Dr Ari Badaines
    • IMAGO Couple/Relationship Therapy – Brenda Rawlings
    • Working with Difficult Couples – Jacqueline McDiarmid
    • Gottman Marital Therapy -Trish Purnell-Webb
    • Focused Psychological Strategies with Relationship Problems – Rosalie Pattenden
    • The 5 Languages of Love
    Areas of Interest

    Fertility, pregnancy, parenting (young children/teenagers), same sex couples, young couples, couples with young families, senior couples, extended families/in-laws, affairs, couples in business, grief and loss/trauma, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, narcissistic personality, borderline personality, Asperger’s, addictions, sexual trauma.

    Linh is a registered Psychologist with more than 12 years experience working with individuals, families, children and couples.  Previously, she had worked in the private and government  health sectors providing support and counselling to individuals and families since 2002.  Having been raised in Melbourne, Australia with Vietnamese heritage, Linh is fluent in Vietnamese in addition to English.  Moreover, Linh has been with her husband for 24 years, she has a close relationship with her husband and her two children.

    Linh is passionate about supporting and empowering her clients to create and maintain loving, trusting and respectful relationships.  Linh’s personal style is described as friendly, gentle, caring and non-judgemental.  Therapeutically, Linh’s approach to therapy is warm and creative, she combines diverse interventions and strategies that are tailored to suit the specific needs of her clients.  These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Supportive Person-Centre Therapy, Mindfulness and Strength-based Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy.

    Achieving a loving, connected and trusting relationship is Linh’s ultimate relationship therapy goal.  Linh has extensive experience working with couples in distress, including cross-cultural relationships that are affected by breaches of trust, affairs, compulsive behaviour, ADHD and addictions, intimacy and sexual problems, conflict and anger management, injuries and health crises, pain management, legal problems, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and loss/grief.

    Having worked with families, children and couples for many years, Linh has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the complexities within a relationship at different levels of interaction.

    Linh works closely with her clients by providing the knowledge and therapeutic tools or resources to achieve healthy, deepening and enriching relationships.  She supports and encourages endless gentle and empathetic communications, deeper emotional connection and intimacy, an openness to share and embrace each other’s vulnerabilities and needs, and a willingness to work as a strong team, that is to accept no matter the problem – it is OUR problem to work through together.

    Suffering is the base of happiness, those that have felt the deepest grief are best able to experience supreme happiness.  Alexandre Dumas

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    18 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Warm, gentle and caring.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The most rewarding aspect of relationship counselling is seeing couples who were caught in a vicious cycle of hurt, blame, contempt, disconnection and loneliness, learning to lower their defences and criticisms and turning to each other to express their deepest fears and insecurities in a gentle and caring way.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    All couples are special and unique in what they bring to therapy.  I’m grateful for their trust in me and the stories that they have shared.  A very special couple reached out to me for help, in a state of distress and despair.  They presented with issues of loss of long-term employment, a legal battle, severe depression with suicidal ideation, cancer, depleted communication, withdrawn and disconnection, and loss of affection and intimacy.  With ongoing supportive therapy, this couple overcame their multiple hardships.  They learnt to re-engage and re-connect mentally, emotionally and physically to support each other through the toughest times.  Through immense commitment and hard work, my couple has found love and laughter in their lives together again.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Clinic is on the main road (Main Road East) between United petrol station and St. Albans Secondary College, on the same side as the petrol station.  Parking onsite and ample free parking at front of the clinic.

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