Cissy is a registered New Zealand Clinical Psychologist with previous experience working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. She has particular interest and experience working with mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment across the lifespan.
Cissy collaborates with her clients to alleviate concerns related to stress, anxiety and mood related concerns which may cause impairment in the personal, interpersonal or school/work settings. She has specialist experience working with eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia. She also enjoys working on social skills and related concerns for clients with mild Autism Spectrum Disorders, previously known as Asperger's Disorder.
Cissy believes in evidence based practice and is committed to providing her clients with the highest standard of service. Targets for treatment may include self-esteem, identity, emotional regulation, effective communication, problem solving skills and entrenched beliefs about the self and others that interfere with life. The aims of treatment are to use a client's strengths to find adaptive solutions to create a life worth living. She has received training in and her therapeutic approach is informed by:
In addition to therapy, Cissy enjoys working with children 5 years and up for psycho-educational, developmental and diagnostic assessment related to ADHD, the Autism Spectrum or learning problems. She has experience with mandarin exemption, school accommodation and placement assessments. She enjoys working closely with parents and schools to tailor recommendations that can help a child show their true potential.
Cissy speaks English fluently and is proficient in Mandarin.