Hello, I am Michelle.
Professionally, I’m a social worker, a couple’s counsellor, an individual psychotherapist, a family therapist, and a relationship specialist.
Personally, I am a Chinese-Australian queer woman. I am proud of the work I’ve done in my personal therapy and I don’t think therapy is anything to be ashamed or awkward about. I believe working on yourself if a lifelong journey that may sometimes be uncomfortable!
I believe in working with respect and warmth, and not patronising my clients. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling, with various training in other courses but that’s not the important part – the important part is that we click.
I love working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. There’s so much we carry from our families of origin and what we believe about relationships that is subconscious that impacts our sense of Self, identity, self-worth, romantic relationships (attachment styles, communication styles), friendships, the way we parent (insecure/secure, punitive/passive, authoritarian/authoritative), the way we communicate, and the way we see the world (safe/unsafe).
I specialise in issues of self-growth and identity, family and couples therapy, parent-child bonding, working with the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin exploration and issues, relational and complex trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect, working with men who use violence, and attachment issues. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I am interested in how our families of origin influence how we think and act in our current relationships. Please note that email is the best way to contact me.
I want to be explicit in saying I am inclusive and warmly welcome all LGBTIQA+. CALD, poly, any other diversities you might be wary that therapists may not understand.
I offer afterhour appointments in the Sydney CBD during Tues/Wed and all day Saturday in the Inner West so I am accessible for people who are unavailable to attend a 9-5 appointment.
I’m glad something about me resonated with you so you clicked on my profile. I don’t know how I could possibly summarise me as a professional or a person on using words on a page. I think the therapist-client relationship and chemistry is more important than a list of credentials or a fancy spiel. If you would like to connect with me please send me an email.
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