About Our Psychologists

– Why Healthfocus?

Clinical Psychologists have a minimum of 8 years of undergraduate and postgraduate training, while Registered Psychologists have a minimum of 6 years of training.

Clinical Psychologists have further experience and training in research, assessment, intervention and multi-disciplinary consultation for mental health conditions in the DSM that enables wider and deeper engagement with complex psychological issues and application of combined or advanced approaches during treatment.

At Healthfocus, our Clinical Psychologists are assigned more complex cases where there may be more severe or multiple interacting issues, including trauma, or when there are medico-legal issues. Registered Psychologists with Healthfocus benefit from the experience and supervision of one of our Clinical Psychologists.

Here is an overview of our team…

Dr Yong Lee
B.Sc (Hons), M.Psych (Organisational), M.Psych (Clinical), D.Psych (Clinical), MAPS, AHPRA Approved Supervisor
Clinical Director / Clinical Psychologist – Armadale, Bull Creek

Dr Yong Lee is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is an expert on Behavioural Activation as a treatment for anxiety. She also completed Masters degrees in both Organisational and Clinical Psychology. Yong has worked as a psychologist since 1999, beginning with psychological assessments of children in the government sector, followed by nearly 10 years in injury management, including counselling and workers’ compensation return-to-work programmes. She joined Healthfocus in 2011.

She is experienced in working collaboratively with clients and other medical and allied health professionals. Yong specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and Behavioural Activation for depression and anxiety, and exposure and response-preventing therapy for obsessive compulsive disorders. She works with adults as well as children and their families. Yong conducts Positive Parenting Programmes for parents with children with disabilities.

Yong is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese and is comfortable working with culturally diverse groups.

Yong is an AHPRA approved supervisor for both general category and for Clinical Psychology Area of Practice Endorsement.

Dr Debbie Lien
B.A., B.Psych, D.Psych (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist – Armadale

Dr Debbie Lien is a warm, empathetic and experienced Clinical Psychologist. She has strong interpersonal skills in fostering and maintaining rapport with a diverse range of clients. She has been able to assist clients to process, feel empowered and develop skills to resolve their difficulties. She is well versed in cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness based therapies.

She has worked in the public and private sector for over 10 years and has specialised in mood, anxiety, trauma,  self-harm, eating and psychotic based symptomatology. She has worked with clients presenting with more complex and co-morbid diagnoses.

Monique Armstrong-Burgin
B.Psych, M.AppPsych (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist – Armadale, Bull Creek

Monique Armstrong-Burgin has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for over 10 years in both government and private sectors. Monique’s experience includes working with issues related to anxiety and mood disorders, attachment and relationship challenges, parenting issues as well as behavioural and emotional difficulties.

She works across all age ranges, from young children to adults. Monique enjoys working alongside others, helping people to feel empowered through understanding their options and making positive changes in their own life.

Dr Zdenka Bartova
B.A (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical), Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist – Armadale, Bull Creek

Dr Zdenka Bartova completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2014 that focussed on the experiences of individuals with severe mental health conditions, and how these individuals can cope, adapt and recover from their problems. Zdenka works with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and parenting difficulties.

Zdenka has a strong academic record that includes First Class Honours, and winning the prestigious Australian Psychological Society award for most outstanding thesis in her final year for her undergraduate degree. Her preferred approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Supportive Counselling, and she incorporates techniques including mindfulness, interpersonal, and schema therapy.

Zdenka is bilingual in English and Czech.

Jacinta Tan

Jacinta Tan
B.Sc. (Psych)(Hons), M.App.Psych (Professional), M.App.Psych (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist – Armadale

Jacinta is a Clinical Psychologist and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She has experience working collaboratively with children, adolescents and their families, and adults with psychological or psychiatric disorders across the community-based and public health settings. Jacinta has worked with a diverse range of clients with presentations such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and voice hearers. She also has experience in working within a multidisciplinary team with other medical and allied health professionals. She conducts psychological assessments for both children and adults.

Jacinta takes on a non-judgmental, empathic stance in understanding her clients presenting difficulties while providing them with a safe space to work through challenges. She adopts evidence-based modalities to address her clients’ needs. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and attachment approaches. A keen advocate for the parent-child relationship, Jacinta is a registered Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) facilitator with Circle of Security International. She has experience in providing therapy to individuals with a broad spectrum of difficulties, including mood, anxiety, adjustment, anger, stress-related, and relationships.

Jacinta is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Yaw Yung Wong
B.Psych., M.Psych (Professional)
Registered Psychologist – Bull Creek

Yaw Yung holds a Masters of Psychology (Professional) and AHPRA registration (General classification). He has experience in the employment sector, supporting individuals with mental health barriers to return to the workforce. He believes in working with a holistic, collaborative and person-centred approach. Yaw Yung works with a diverse range of client presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, and psychological adjustment.

Yaw Yung is experienced in applying a wide range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Yaw Yung’s interests involve working with adolescents and adults experiencing a broad range of behavioural, social, and emotional challenges. In his free time, he enjoys playing computer games and watching drama series from around the world.

Hui Lin (Lin) Tan
B.Psych., M.App.Psych (Organisational)
Registered Psychologist – Bull Creek

Lin has been a practicing registered psychologist since 2011. Her expertise spans providing comprehensive therapy and counselling services across diverse populations, alongside consulting for organisations in need of mental health support and program development. Lin holds accreditation as a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor and is currently engaged in a registrar program aiming for endorsement in Organisational Psychology.

Lin’s therapeutic approach is characterised by its non-judgmental, empathetic, and evidence-based nature, catering to individuals facing a variety of mental health challenges, including stress, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, burnout, and interpersonal issues. She is proficient in several evidence-based methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Furthermore, Lin is deeply committed to enhancing marital satisfaction among distressed couples, evidenced by her completion of Level 3 Gottman Couples Therapy training.

Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, Lin is adept at connecting with individuals from various cultural and diverse backgrounds, ensuring a respectful and inclusive therapeutic environment.

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