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Lynne Wu

English & Mandarin (A.K.A. Chinese) -speaking Psychologist, M.A.P.S. Allied Health Psychologist 

Qualifications:

B.A. Psych; M.A. Prof Psych specialised in family-based systemic approach

Background:

Lynne is a licensed psychologist in Queensland with over 19 years of counselling experience in the U.S.A. and Australia. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Mandarin and Taiwanese (A.K.A. Hokkienese). She has a wide range of professional work experience in multi-disciplinary teams in various cross- cultural settings including Hawaii & Colorado , U.S.A. And Queensland, Australia.

Over the years, she has worked in various youth and adult in-patient and out-patient programs at the hospitals, Community Mental Health, Correctional and local Medical Centres.

Since settling on the Gold Coast in 1996, Lynne has worked in liaison with medical doctors, nurses and other Allied Health Professionals for the local communities of Australia , Asian migrants and international students. Lynne’s expertise and specialisation are in the area of Family and Marriage Counselling with Family –based Systemic Approach. It takes into consideration of the individual’s roles within the family context, rules, structure and the inter-relations and dynamics within different subunits of the system to effect long-lasting changes in a more holistic way.

Psychological treatment modalities Lynne has used include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family-Based Systemic approach, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and psycho-education on Self Esteem / Confidence Building, Anger & Stress Management, Assertiveness Skill training, Conflict –Resolution, Communication, Problem-Solving , Emotion Management Skill trainings, Realistic Goal-Setting and Achievement etc.

Personally, Lynne has major interest in the body-mind-spirit, nature and nurture interconnections and phenomenon for a more holistic understanding on human psyche and psychology. In addition to the above modalities, Lynne adopts a non-judgmental, compassionate, positive-focused, value, meaning and purpose orientated approach to effect better therapeutic outcomes.

Lynne’s specialised areas of counselling include:

  • Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Depression , Anxiety and Phobia
  • Trauma, Loss & Grief counselling
  • Physical , Emotional & Sexual Abuse Recovery
  • Self-Empowerment & Couple Relationship
  • Youth’s Emotional , Behavioural Difficulties & Parenting
  • Mid-life Crisis Counselling
  • Cross-Cultural Counselling