Chiu [she, her] is an AHPRA registered senior Psychologist. She obtained a Bachelor of Psychology through the University of South Australia, a Postgraduate Diploma in Science through the University of Sydney, and is currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology through the University of New England.
Chiu started her career in 2003 as an early childhood early intervention therapist. Since then, she has dedicated years working across a number of specialized services. As a result, Chiu has expertise in the management of mental health, autism & related neurodevelopmental conditions, learning & intellectual disabilities, rare genetic conditions, carer & sibling mental health support, and gender questioning & gender diverse presentations. She is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) and the Australian Professional Association of Transgender Health (AUSPATH).
Chiu has conducted research with the University of Sydney exploring the role of personality traits in the assimilation of minority groups in Australia. This research enhanced both her competencies in case conceptualization and her empathetic support of people with varying neurotypes, abilities, gender, and sexual identities.
Clients describe Chiu as thorough, efficient, down-to-earth, and pragmatic. She utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered, family focused, trauma-informed, no BS approach. Chiu fiercely maintains gender and neurodiversity affirming values.
Chiu founded Possibilities Psychological Services in 2012. Possibilities was awarded Best New Business by the NSW Small Business Commissioner on behalf of the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) Australia in 2013.
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Theodore (Teddy) Lau
Teddy was born in January 2014. He has Maltese and Poodle parents. Teddy specialises in Cute Therapy® and Dog Phobia Gradual Desensitization treatment. Despite failing his therapy dog training program due to being too excited and happy when he meets human friends, Teddy still takes his responsibilities seriously. His main job at Possibilities is customer service, where he greets clients in the reception area and enthusiastically ushers them and Mummy into the clinic room. Teddy has grown up in a clinic environment, therefore he is child-friendly.
Possibilities was a private group practice from January 2014 to December 2019. Psychology is a highly competitive field, hence, we determined that one of our main missions should be to provide a launch pad from where early career psychologists, provisional psychologists and psychology undergraduate students could use to further their training and careers. Our dedicated team of senior psychologists also believed in the value of equipping student psychologists with the right clinical knowledge, skills, attitude and values, resulting in the birth of our ‘training clinic’ program.
Past Possibilities employees and student interns are now working in the fields of mental health, disability, education, child protection, HR, addiction and trauma. As you can tell, we are exceptionally proud of our Possibilities Family and what they have achieved. One of the ways we continue to support our work family who are in private practice is through including them in our best practice referral database. Please book with them (they are very good!)