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dr joyce chong

Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), PhD, MAPS(CCLP)

Joyce is a warm and friendly Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping people get the most out of their lives. She recognises that leading a productive and fulfilling life draws on boosting positive wellbeing, improving mental health, and developing skills to enhance performance and the daily experience.

As such, her approach in working with individuals is to help them build skills to achieve better work/life balance, build a healthier lifestyle or mindset, or improve wellbeing. To this end she draws on science-backed techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. 

areas of focus

Joyce’s particular strengths are in working with the following presentations:

  • Improving wellbeing and resilience through healthy lifestyle habits and a healthy mindset
  • Enhancing performance (Time management, Problem-solving, Goal-setting, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Public speaking and exam anxiety)
  • Stress management, Burnout, and Work/life balance
  • Anxiety (Panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias)
  • Trauma (including motor-vehicle accidents)
  • Depression + Bipolar disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Health-related issues including adjustment to chronic disease and quitting smoking
  • Perinatal anxiety and depression + Psychological preparation for pregnancy and parenthood

Joyce has extensive experience working with individuals including university students and working professionals to enhance performance, wellbeing and resilience, and mental health. Having worked for many years in university counselling services (with staff and students) as well drawing on her corporate experience she helps individuals with perfectionism, procrastination, low self confidence, exam stress and public speaking anxiety, burnout, and achieving a balance between work and life. Joyce has also written self-help books for university students on managing exam anxiety and overcoming procrastination, and written and facilitated workshops on stress, resilience, and burnout.

She is also passionate in helping individuals prepare for the psychological changes that comes with pregnancy and parenthood, and works particularly well with individuals with a history of anxiety or depression who are pregnant or preparing for a pregnancy. She believes in the importance of psychological preparation for a significant adjustment in terms of lifestyle, mindset, focus/values, and identity.

Clinically, Joyce is also highly skilled in working with anxiety (particularly panic, social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), and depression.

Joyce trained at The University of Western Australia where she obtained a Bachelor of Science (with Honours), and a combined Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists, and is a Board-approved psychology supervisor for trainee psychologists, psychology registrars, as well as clinical psychology registrars.

Joyce is registered to provide Medicare and major health fund rebates. She sees individuals aged 16+ years.