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Clinical Team

Sharen Lui
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Sharen Hok Lun Lui

Director & Principal Educational & Developmental Psychologist,  Board Approved Supervisor (Ed&Dev & Clinical Endorsement), MAPS, MAAPi, MHKPS, Board Member of the Australian Chinese Psychologists Association (ACHPA).
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As an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, my keen focus is on supporting neurodivergent individuals across different life stages by conducting comprehensive assessments, differential diagnoses, adeptly identifying potential comorbidities associated with neurodivergence, and providing people-centered, compassionate therapy, while upholding a high standard of clinical and ethical practice.

As the Director of Sprout Psychology Melbourne (SPM), I lead a dynamic team offering a wide range of services, including psychotherapy, assessments, supervision, and workshops. SPM serves a diverse clientele, including individual clients, educational institutions, bilingual families, and the broader community. 

In my supervisory role, I mentor psychology registrars on both the Educational & Developmental and Clinical endorsement pathways, as well as provisional psychologists on placement at our clinic. With a decade of experience in the neurodivergence field, I am frequently invited to provide professional clinical advice to psychologists from other disciplines or endorsement areas, such as clinical psychology, to help address challenges in assessing and providing therapy support to neurodivergent clients.

My clinical responsibilities include conducting psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults for Autism and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), preparing detailed reports for funding applications such as NDIS and Disability Support Pension, and performing comprehensive differential diagnoses. Additionally, I provide individual psychotherapy to neurodivergent individuals aged 6 to 65 and collaborate with medical professionals to support autistic individuals with comorbid psychiatric conditions, such as OCD, bipolar disorder, and depression. I also offer early identification, intervention, and parenting support to families with young autistic children.

My qualifications include postgraduate training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Art Therapy. Well-versed in administering and interpreting assessments such as ADOS, MIGDAS, and Wechsler for neurodivergence, my professional journey is driven by a dedication to providing high-quality diagnostic assessments and therapeutic support. I strive to enhance the lives of neurodivergent individuals and their families through meticulous, evidence-based practices that are sensitive to their unique needs and circumstances.

Bree Ong

Bree (Wan Rong) Ong

Child Psychologist,
MPsych (Educational & Developmental
Psychology), Ed & Dev Psychology Registrar


Bree is a registered Psychologist who is passionate in supporting neurodivergent children and adolescents in their emotional wellbeing and helping them reach their full potential.


Bree has extensive experience working in schools, early education settings, and in private practice. She is trained to conduct sophisticated cognitive assessments, educational assessments, and neurodivergence assessments.


Bree has also provided intervention for children who require emotional and behavioural support, such as for anxiety and emotional regulation. Bree is currently on the registrar program to be endorsed as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Her style is warm, fun and patient with families and children.

Cherry Lau

Dr Cherry (Ho Yan) Lau

Clinical Psychologist,
DClinPsych, MSSc (Psychology of Education), MSSci (Applied Psychology), BA, MAPS

​Cherry is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, New Zealand Psychologists Board & Hong Kong Association of Doctor in Clinical Psychology), Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and American Psychological Association (APA).
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Cherry has over 10 years of clinical experience in the field of Psychology in Hong Kong. With complied experience and knowledge, particularly, she has extensive experience in the treatment for children with special educational needs (SEN) and other developmental challenges such as Intellectual Disability, Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, social, communication, and behavioural issues in the form of both group and individual therapy. Her doctoral dissertation focused on autism, specifically, the evaluation of a home-based intervention for children with autism. She further comprehended her practices focus on children with trauma and attachment issues in Children's Homes.

"Every child has infinite potential", Cherry believes that an appropriate environment and opportunities promote their learning and development; ultimately, every child can shine in their own way. Her perspective regarding psychotherapy is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help individuals improve emotional well-being and lead healthier lives. Cherry believes genuineness and congruence; unconditional positive regard and empathic understanding are crucial when providing therapies. For instance, she adopted integrative techniques from psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and CBT approaches. Cherry cares about the importance of providing clients with a non-judgmental environment, affirming the inherent value of each individual.
Besides children's therapy, Cherry has also worked with adult clients who experience various emotional and behavioural issues, such as, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and adjustment distress. In addition, she has numerous experiences in providing public presentations, seminars, and conducting lectures in universities. Topics include parenting, mental health issues, supporting young children with diverse needs and their families, as well as social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities.

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Edwin (Chi Kit) Kung

Educational & Developmental Psychologist,

BSSc (Hons) Psychology, PGDE, PGC, MEd (Educational Psychology), M Edu & Child Psychology, MAPS

Edwin is a registered educational and developmental psychologist in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has dedicated his career to work with children with a variety of neurodevelopmental and educational differences, including but not limited to Autism, AD/HD, Specific Learning Difficulties, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety and Depression.  
 
As a multilingual clinician who speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Edwin provides assessment, therapy and consultation services for children, their families, as well as their educators in his clinical practice. He integrates a variety of evidence-based strategies and the neurodiversity-affirming approach, valuing and respecting each individual's uniqueness.
 
Edwin is a passionate advocate for the Autism community. When he worked as a specialist in the Hong Kong Government, he participated in projects and working groups to develop innovative approaches to early intervention and tiered support models for autistic individuals. In addition, he collaborated with various non-profit organizations to provide resources and support to children and families in needs. He was also a clinical supervisor of the trainee psychologists and a guest lecturer in universities, sharing his frontline experience with the psychologists and educators in training. 
 
Edwin remains steadfast in his commitment to improving the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and fostering greater understanding within society. 

 

Jane (Jingjing) Liang

Lewis (Ho Hin) Yau

Sarah Cameron

Sarah L. A. Cameron

Adolescent & Adult Psychologist,
Master/PhD of Educational and Developmental Psychology Candidate


Sarah is a registered psychologist who works collaboratively with adults in both assessment and counselling. Sarah is trained in psycho-educational and cognitive assessment and has experience working with neurodivergent populations, including assessment of Autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sarah has also worked in counselling roles with clients seeking support for psychological concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and interpersonal issues, life and role transition difficulties.

Sarah employs evidence-based interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. Sarah focuses on building a respectful, positive and safe therapeutic alliance with clients. She aims to help individuals develop an awareness and understanding of both past and current life experiences, and the impact they can have on mental health. Sarah seeks to help clients identify maladaptive patterns and behaviours and learn new skills to encourage psychological growth and improve wellbeing.

Additionally, Sarah has an interest in psychological research and is currently undertaking a PhD exploring mental health service users’ experiences and perspectives of family involvement in their care.

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Lauren Moody-Stone

Adolescent & Adult Psychologist,
MPsych (Educational & Developmental
Psychology)


Lauren is a registered psychologist who prioritises creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. She aims to ensure each client feels listened to, understood, and empowered to navigate their own personal journey. Committed to fostering resilience and personal growth, she focuses on understanding each individual's unique experiences, challenges, and strengths.

With previous experience in primary and secondary schools, private practice, community settings, and with the NDIS as a positive behaviour support practitioner, Lauren's work is informed by a broad range of perspectives. She has a keen interest in supporting neurodivergent adolescents and adults, particularly those diagnosed later in life.

Lauren has experience across various assessments, aiming to provide a holistic view of her clients’ cognitive, educational, and socio-emotional well-being. She has facilitated both individual and group therapy sessions, along with parent education programs, tackling issues like anxiety, depression, and self-exploration, for a diverse array of age groups and backgrounds.

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Jane Liang

Adolescent & Adult Psychologist,

MClin Psych, Master of Counselling, BAPsych

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Jane is a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping others overcome their mental health challenges. Jane is fluent in Mandarin and English, which allows her to connect with a diverse range of clients.

Jane has earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselling and have specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and integrated counselling strategies. These techniques enable her to offer tailored and effective support to her clients.

Jane offers her expertise to individuals, couples, and teenagers facing a diverse range of mental health challenges. Some of the mental health issues Jane has experience addressing include depression, anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, interpersonal relationship difficulties, etc. By employing evidence-based therapeutic approaches, Jane supports her clients in developing coping strategies, fostering personal growth, and improving overall mental health.

In addition to therapy, Jane offers assessments for various developmental problems, including Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), memory issues, and overall cognitive abilities. She also provides therapy services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ensuring that her services are accessible to those who need them most.

As an LGBTQ+ friendly psychologist, Jane is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all her clients, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Jane is dedicated to helping clients overcome their challenges, achieve their personal goals, improve their mental well-being, and lead fulfilling lives.
 

Lewis Yau

Provisional Psychologist,
Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Candidate


Lewis is a Provisional Psychologist completing his Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. Prior to pursuing his career to become a Psychologist, Lewis worked as a  senior behavioural consultant who supported neurodivergent children through behavioural assessment and intervention.

Lewis is passionate about helping both neurotypical and neurodivergent children and youth to learn and unlock their full potential. He believes in a family-inclusive and strength-based approach when working with young people.

He is also trained to conduct cognitive assessment, educational assessment and interviews with the younger population. Lewis is experienced in working across different settings including schools, early  educational settings, and home-based practice. He is familiar with NDIS and school-based behaviour support.

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Lynn Tan

Provisional Psychologist,
Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Candidate

Lynn is a provisional psychologist completing her Master’s in Educational and Developmental Psychology and Master of Counselling at Monash University. Before joining the psychology profession, Lynn worked in the education sector in Singapore, gaining extensive experience with children from diverse backgrounds and various special educational needs, including autism, ADHD, and specific learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia).

In her previous role, Lynn provided educational intervention to children with varied learning challenges in literacy and numeracy. She also has counselling experience providing support to young clients with anxiety, social or emotional issues and transitional difficulties at school. Lynn strongly believes in the uniqueness of each child and tailors her interventions to address individual needs, developing personalised strategies to manage their difficulties.

Recognising the significance of physical, emotional, and psychological well-being in a child's learning, Lynn values collaboration with families and professionals in a child's learning environment. She is trained to conduct cognitive and educational assessments and is proficient in both English and Mandarin. She enjoys working with culturally diverse populations and strongly believes in fostering an environment where every child can realise their full potential.
 

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Emma Berg

Provisional Psychologist,
Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Candidate


Emma is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing her Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Emma has completed a previous placement with Student Support Services at the Department of Education, becoming skilled in cognitive, Specific Learning Disorder, and ADHD assessments. She has consulted with teachers and wellbeing staff regarding the management of complex cases and provided recommendations for students with neurodiviersities and specific learning needs.

Emma also has four years of experience working as a learning support assistant in primary and middle school settings. In this role, she helps neurodiverse students who require additional support in the classroom. She works closely with students with autism, ADHD, and learning disorders to support the development of their social pragmatic, organisational, and learning skills.

Emma is dedicated to empowering others to discover their inherent strengths. When working with her clients, she strives to cultivate resilience, promote personal growth, and facilitate positive development.

Rachel Ho

Rachel (Jia Wei) Ho

Provisional Psychologist,
Master/PhD of Educational and Developmental Psychology Candidate


​Rachel is a Provisional Psychologist completing her PhD degree in Psychology at Monash University. Her intensive training in autism assessment has enabled her to provide high standard assessment and  achieve great clinical outcomes for children. 


“My approach lies in understanding clients’ stories and narratives (both from the young clients and their families), to help them understand themselves. I enjoy collaborating with clients in using their strengths to achieve their own goals. I also have a passion for supporting parents and teachers to support their children and students.

I have worked in educational, clinical and community settings, with experience in
conducting psychological assessments and adapting evidence-based strategies to suit the needs of each client. My biggest interest is working with autistic individuals, but I also have experience working with other neurodiverse children (e.g., ADHD), children with learning difficulties/disabilities and children who require socioemotional and behaviour support.

Growing up in multicultural Malaysia means that I understand the importance of accounting for the cultural sensitivities and needs for clients and their families. I speak Mandarin and have a basic understanding of Hokkien and Malay, and hope to be able to use my multilingual abilities to interact with families who prefer to do so in their first language.”

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Maria Tandoc

Provisional Psychologist,
Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Candidate


Maria is a Provisional Psychologist who is in her last year of her Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to training as a psychologist, Maria has worked in various support roles in different educational settings and has a deep appreciation for challenges individuals may face throughout the lifespan. Maria has a particular interest in accessible and equitable education, as well as providing counselling and strategies to assist individuals in navigating challenges and meeting their goals.


Maria has experience working with children, adolescents, adults in providing assessments and interventions. Maria is sensitive to the challenges and strengths of individuals, and can assist in the exploration of ADHD, Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities and support general well-being.


With a neuroaffirming approach, Maria prioritises a collaborative, client-centred, strength-based focus within the therapy space. Maria focuses on building rapport with clients, taking into consideration their interests and goals when exploring strategies and protective factors to support individuals. Maria appreciates the significance of individuals’ support systems, and so utilises a collaborative approach in working with families and educational settings.


Maria has experience in counselling children and adults. She is also trained in the administration of various assessments. She can assist in the exploration of cognitive, behavioural, attentional and adaptive difficulties in children, adolescents and adults.

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Shiu Sum Esther Chan

Oversea Consultant
Child Psychologist, MAAPi, MPsych (Ed&Dev)


Esther is a Child Psychologist with 13 years of teaching and working experiences with children that present with special needs. She is a Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi), and was trained to provide Educational assessments and intervention for children. She has a valuable skill set in performing the ADOS-2 for autism and Cross Battery Assessments. She will be our consultant from July 2023 onwards.

 
​I started my work with children with special needs and their families after I graduated with my first degree. As a teacher and later a principal for a small non-profit educational centre, I have gained experience and passion in supporting children with Autism and ADHD, and their families.
 
After 13 years of teaching, I decided to continue my study so that I could provide assessments and diagnoses for individuals with difficulties. Now, my knowledge and skills have expanded to working with children with other difficulties and mental health concerns, like individuals with Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia), Selective Mutism, Anxiety, and Depression. With my experience as a teacher and the knowledge that I have gained in becoming a psychologist, I am now excited to continue providing support to children and families in need.
 
My perspective on neurodivergent individuals also has changed over the years, from trying to "fix" their disorders and helping them to become typical, I now adopt the affirmative paradigm. I believe that we should be more inclusive and the world is much more beautiful with diversity. As Malaysian Chinese descendent, I can speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese in addition to English and enjoy working with the culturally diverse population.​

Administrative Team

At SPM, our team members are not only highly trained and knowledgeable, but they also prioritize maintaining a warm and welcoming environment for all clients. We understand that seeking psychological support can be a vulnerable experience, and that's why we emphasize the importance of empathy in our interactions. Our administrative team, in close collaboration with the director, works diligently to provide compassionate support to individuals seeking our services. We believe in going above and beyond to ensure that every client receives the highest level of care and has a positive experience throughout their journey at our clinic. Whether it's scheduling appointments, addressing inquiries, or providing necessary resources, our team is dedicated to making each client feel supported, valued, and heard.

Flora Yam

Administrative Officer

Flora is our warm and patient admin officer, with years of experiences behind her as in medical admin. She brings strong communication skills and confidence in supporting our clients. She is also a mother of two beautiful toddler.

Flora speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Ruki Fung

Business Manager

Ruki is the Business Manager at our psychology centre with years of experience in enhancing business operations within the healthcare sector. She specialise in creating and implementing systems that digitalize and streamline processes, improving both operational efficiency and patient care.
 
With a strong focus on leveraging technology for better service delivery, Ruki is committed to making mental health services more accessible through innovative solutions.
 
Fluent in multiple languages, she also ensure that our center offers a supportive and inclusive environment for all clients. Her work is vital in advancing the center’s mission to provide care that prioritizes the well-being of every individual we serve.

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Sally Siu

Administrative Officer

With over 10 years of experience in health administration, Sally is a compassionate professional dedicated to assisting clients in every aspect. Known for a caring and friendly approach, She also enjoys watercolor drawing and teaches pastel art during free time.

Sally speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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