About Our Psychologists

– Why Healthfocus?

Our Clinical Psychologists have at least 6 to 8 years of training,  as opposed to Registered Psychologists who have a minimum of four years of general training. Clinical Psychologists have more depth of experience and training that enables wide and deep exploration of psychological issues and a more considered approach during treatment.

Here is an overview of our team…

Dr Yong Lee
B.Sc (Hons), M.Psych (Organisational), M.Psych (Clinical), D.Psych (Clinical), MAPS
Clinical Director / Clinical Psychologist – Armadale, Riverton

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 holds 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 vocational rehabilitation, 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.

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 ten 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 comorbid diagnoses.

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

Monique Armstrong-Burgin has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the past nine years in both the 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, Riverton

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 APS 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 Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist Registrar who 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.

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