MPsych (Clinical) BPsych (Hons)
Amelie Nguyen is an accomplished Psychologist with a passion for enabling adults to overcome worry, low mood, low self-esteem, stress, and social, interpersonal and relationship challenges. Honest, respectful and dynamic, she holds a keen interest in understanding human interactions, and how meaning and identity are developed through relationships.
Amelie combines a background in media with extensive experience in psychology to provide invaluable insights into the impact of social media on self-perception, perception of others and the world. She fully understands how low self-worth, low self-confidence, self-doubt, insecurity and anxiety can result from evaluating and comparing your life to those idealistically portrayed on social media.
Amelie also appreciates the crucial role intimate relationships play in determining identity, and deeply empathises with the loneliness, anger and fear that eventuates when they go wrong. She knows you need to be heard and affirmed, and provides a warm, supportive atmosphere to comfortably share your experience in. Her caring nature and genuine curiosity ensure you feel safe and valued.
At the heart of Amelie’s approach is an enduring belief in the importance of living a meaningful life. She collaborates with you to overcome interpersonal challenges, and equips you to make important life decisions using trusted strategies for effective problem solving, decision making and communication.
As a Psychologist at Creating Change, Amelie holds a Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Hons), and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from Western Sydney University. She is the recipient of the University Medal for Outstanding Scholarship, the Psychology Honours Scholarship, and the Katie Page Scholarship for High Achieving Women. Amelie has extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
She proficiently assesses and treats a wide range of presentations including: anxiety, depression, psychosis, and learning and behavioural difficulties. Amelie has facilitated group therapy in public and private hospitals focussed on anxiety, mood disorders, anger management, behaviour management, drug and alcohol abuse, emotion regulation, and relapse prevention. She is also experienced in suicide risk assessment, intervention and prevention, mental health first aid training, crisis supporter workplace training and applied suicide intervention skills training.
Outside of work, Amelie enjoys travelling, photography, spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, film and theatre, music, and dance.
"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be - Sonia Ricotti"