Psychologist Bios

Dale Shrestha Psychologist
Dale Shrestha

Senior Psychologist + Partner // MAPS

Adult Clients Only

Dale is a Perth based Psychologist with a strong interest in helping people develop the ability to flourish in all aspects of their life. She believes that the most important step in starting the process of therapy is creating a safe and comfortable space, free of judgement or blame where you can work together as partners towards overcoming the difficulties in life you may be facing.

She adopts an integrative outlook towards therapy and uses a two-step approach; reducing symptoms with scientifically based therapeutic techniques for short-term relief from presenting difficulties, and deeper healing techniques which aim to identify and manage troublesome behaviours and patterns to improve long-term positive outcomes. In short, she aims to help you lead your best life possible.

In addition to her formal training in psychology, she has additional specialised training in mindfulness and relaxation techniques as well as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She is highly experienced in working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures including newly arrived migrants and international students. Dale has a strong passion for, and takes great pleasure in helping people find their balance in life.
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychologists Australia (SIOPA)
  • International Society for Performance Improvement
  • Mensa Australia

Dale is most experienced in helping people with anxiety (and anxiety related concerns such as OCD), depression and marriage / relationship issues.

Tara Reale Psychologist
Tara Reale

Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

Age 13+ Clients

Tara has a strong interest in working with youth clients and is passionate about collaboratively partnering with young people to support them to build fulfilling, self-determined, lives. She prides herself on her genuine, curious, and non-judgmental approach to working with all clients and considers her practice to be person-centred and to focus strongly on principles of co-production, self-determinism, and relational recovery.

In her clinical practice, Tara draws from a range of evidence-based assessment and therapeutic techniques based on the individual needs of her clients. These include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy, play therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, narrative therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy—among others. Please contact Tara to discuss the services she provides and how these can be tailored to best meet your individual needs. Tara also holds a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

Tara is most experienced in helping people children, adolescents, adults and families with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, ASD, ADHD, complex grief, adjustment disorders, domestic violence, sexual abuse and personality disorders. Tara is Sex Positive and LGBTIQ & Kink Friendly.

Ying Low Psychologist
Ying Low

Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

Child, Adolescent & Adult Clients

With over seven years of counselling experience, Ying has a strong passion for providing therapy that is client-centered, compassionate, empathic, reflective. Through facilitating her clients’ self-exploration, healing, recovery and progress, she aims to help clients reach their best potentials, and live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Additionally, Ying is passionate about delivering culturally sensitive therapy facilitated by her experience of living and working in a wide range of countries.

As part of her client-centered approach, she tailors her interventions according to her client’s needs, drawing upon a wide range of intervention modalities. In her work with children and adolescents, Ying is particularly passionate about utilising a systems approach to ensure that the young person is fully supported. This could encompass working from a multi-disciplinary perspective, which may include consulting with or referring clients to other health practitioners, educators, disability support officers, and student support officers.

Depending on the age and presenting issues of the young person, Ying also believes that family often plays an essential role in supporting and facilitating the recovery of the young individual. Her treatment approach when working with children (and sometimes, adolescents) thus often incorporates therapeutic work focused on attachment, family dynamics, parental reflective functioning and parent’s well-being.

In addition to providing therapy, Ying has also had experience in conducting and interpreting cognitive, developmental and learning assessments.
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Associate Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Ying is experienced in helping children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of presenting issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, psychosis, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), personality disorders, adjustment disorder, grief, trauma (including domestic violence, bullying, sexual abuse, vehicle accident), study-related difficulties, family and relationship difficulties, and sexuality-related issues.

James Serpesedes Psychologist
James Serpesedes

Psychologist / EAP Counsellor

Age 13+ Clients

James is a registered psychologist with a special interest in assisting people with work-related issues and more general difficulties which impede daily functioning. He adopts a collaborative approach to therapy and coaching, geared towards enhancing overall well-being and the realisation of potential. He emphasises the importance of person-centred practice, with a focus on empowerment and self-development.

In addition to his formal training in psychology, he has further specialised training in a variety of evidenced based techniques, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and relaxation. He uses these techniques to address a wide range of concerns including; anxiety, depression, work-related stress, conflict management, leadership, and performance enhancement. James has experience across several settings, including mental health, disability, corporate, sporting, and tertiary contexts.
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychologists Australia (SIOPA)

James is most experienced in helping people with anxiety, depression, and workplace issues that are compromising their well-being and performance as well as in EAP Counselling.

Tiffany Foster Psychologist
Tiffany Foster

Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

Adolescent & Adult Clients

Tiffany aims to co-create a collaborative approach, tailored to each individual rather than a one-size-fits all. Through sessions we’ll develop self-awareness, and insights into patterns of behaviours, sense of self, and templates for how we relate and interact with others, to foster change and personal growth. Increasing ways that you can harness your strengths, to work towards bringing about therapeutic change and healing based on goals that are important to you and your lifestyle.

Experience in working with evidenced-based interventions including CBT, ACT, Schema, compassion-based approaches and holistic lifestyle interventions to assist clients in reducing symptomatic distress, and creating a meaningful life. Tiffany is interested in exploring value-guided action with her clients, working with anger, relationship conflict, and trauma-informed lenses. Tiffany has a history of working with family domestic violence, substance-use and identity formation.

Using a person-centred approach, Tiffany is passionate about creating a safe space to explore the difficult stories and unravel complexities using a person-centred, genuine, empathic and non-judgemental attitude with a sprinkle of humour where necessary. LGBTIQA+ friendly
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Tiffany is experienced in working with a range of concerns including anger management, conflict management, family domestic violence and substance-use.

Ruth Harris Psychologist
Ruth Harris

Psychologist / Family & Couples Counsellor

All Age Groups

Ruth is skilled in providing both individual or group counselling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. Ruth has knowledge of ethically appropriate and legally correct practices and procedure, and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment with Allied Health Professionals in a services industry environment.

Ruth is passionate about gaining better outcomes and coping strategies for everyday functioning in life for clients. She is client centred and works collaboratively with clients in a holistic way. Ruth provides individualised internal and external support strategies with the aim of improving independence and a better quality of life. Ruth has experience in family and couple counselling, NDIS clients, Drug and Alcohol counselling and general counselling. Ruth is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional development through ongoing education and continuous self improvement.

Ruth has experience working with culturally linguistically diverse people and consultation with interpreters. She enjoys working with all age groups across the life span, youth at risk as well as adults and elderly. Ruth is trained to develop therapeutic and treatment plans based on individual interests, abilities, or needs of clients and is skilled to evaluate results of counselling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments. Ruth provides effective evidence based practice for children, adolescents and adults including CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focus, Schema Therapy and Motivational interviewing.

Ruth is experienced in supporting all age groups across the life span, youth at risk, as well as adults and the elderly.

Cheong Wong Psychologist
Cheong Wong

Psychologist

Age 13+ Clients

Cheong spent 9 years in India exploring religion, searching for the meaning of life, providing counselling, and helping refugees. He is warm, caring, and attentive to the cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, and can converse in additional languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese, and even some Tibetan. He provides a safe space for clients to explore and work through their deepest thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. His therapy sessions are LGBTIQA+ friendly, and he is at ease with exploring thoughts and feelings that are considered socially taboo.

In addition to providing therapy to people with common mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, domestic violence, grief and loss, relationship issues, and trauma, Cheong also works in the disability sector, and has experience providing counselling and support to people with Autism and Intellectual Disability.

Cheong takes an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from a range of evidence-based techniques to provide clients with therapy that works best for them. Some examples of therapy modalities that Cheong draws from are cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, logo therapy, humanistic therapy, and family/systems therapy.

Cheong is experienced in working in the disability sector and with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Aaron Neo

Psychologist / Managing Partner // MAPS

EAP Clients Only

Aaron is a registered psychologist in Perth with a special interest in helping people deal with workplace / work-related issues in order to improve their overall well-being and reach their full potential.

In addition to his formal training in psychology, he has specialised training in a range of treatment modalities including Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness skills training. He place a strong emphasis on helping people build their skills and knowledge so they can better manage their own well-being and goal achievement.

Aaron has enjoyed a diverse career path across both Singapore and Australia which has allowed him to gain a deep understanding into mental health and well-being across various cultures and industries. As a former combat engineer in the armed forces, He is also familiar with the various difficulties that veterans might come up against in their lives.

As the founder and managing partner of Humanique, Aaron is also involved in the daily operations and marketing of the practice, and other businesses under the Humanique Umbrella.
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)
  • International Society for Performance Improvement
  • Mensa Australia

Aaron is most experienced in providing Career guidance, EAP counselling and helping people manage workplace issues that are affecting their mental health.