Meet Asian Australian Psychotherapist, Eunice CheungAug 18, 2023
We know that it's not always easy trying to work out which therapist we might like to work with: Because the decision isn't just about where they're located and when they're available, but there's a bit more of a human, relational element to the decision too.
So here at Shapes and Sounds, we want to help make that process just a little easier.
Every month, we'll be introducing a therapist from the Asian Australian Mental Health Practitioner List to help you gain a bit more insight into who you feel might be a good fit for you or someone that you know.
This month we're excited to connect you with Eunice Cheung who is a psychotherapist working at Your Millenial Therapist (offering services in NSW and Telehealth sessions Australia-wide). We hope you enjoy connecting with Eunice below!
1. What led you to choosing psychology as a career?
I wanted to understand why I struggled to belong while moving between Hong Kong and Sydney growing up. I wanted to understand why I saw the way I did - in a negative pessimistic light and I wanted to be better.
2. What is your unique cultural heritage?
I was born Hong Kong but I have spent 50% of my life in HK and 50% in Sydney. So I'm both and I am a proud third cultural kid (TCK).
3. What are your areas of specialty and what kind of frameworks do you work from?
My area of speciality is identifying the root of our limiting self beliefs through exploring our conditioning, cultural and upbringing.
I adopt a holistic approach, I do not believe there is one particular method that works for everyone as we are all complex and unique in our own way. I draw from CBT, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, attachment lens and incorporate them in sessions with clients depending on what they would like to explore.
4. What kind of clients are you best able to support?
I love working with clients who are curious by nature and motivated to understand themselves more. Clients who are not afraid get to the root issue and are passionate about personal growth and self improvement.
5. If you could be your own therapist right now, what do you think you would say to yourself?
Stop thinking 10 steps ahead, accept what you cannot control. Learn to live in the moment and be present. Live and speak your truth and don't ever lose yourself for anything or anyone. Allow yourself to feel your emotions and don't try to dismiss them even if you are a therapist who knows better.
Connect with Eunice via our Asian Australian Mental Health Practitioner List HERE.
Alternatively, if you feel like Eunice may be a good fit for someone that you know, be sure to forward this page on to them too. Let us continue to not only support ourselves but all those around us too!
If you require urgent assistance, please do not contact Eunice or any of the practitioners on this list. Instead, please call emergency services on 000 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Shapes and Sounds does not recommend or endorse Eunice or any of the practitioners listed on the Asian Australian Mental Health Practitioner List.
Please always consult your GP before making changes to your mental health care plan.
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