Karin GohDirector, Registered Psychologist (Clinical)
Karin’s journey as a psychologist began as an Applied Behavioural Therapist (ABA) in Perth, Western Australia (2004), where she completed her undergraduate education in Psychology and training to become a certified ABA therapist in her work with children on the Autism Spectrum ranging from mild to severe ends of the autism spectrum. During postgraduate Master studies in Clinical Psychology, Karin’s skills continued to develop. She is therefore trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Reality Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She integrates Self-Compassion Mindfulness and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness into the work that she does with the community.
Between 2012 and 2018, Karin volunteered her time as Psychologist to working alongside with underaged girls surviving sexual abuse and human trafficking resulting in traumas in Cambodia (AFESIP Cambodia). She also dedicated her time as a board sub-committee member and volunteer Psychologist at the Infant Jesus Homes and Children Centres (IJHCC) and she supported teenage girls needing respite from difficult home situations. Her work with the community now extends from working with individuals on the autism spectrum (high functioning) as well as children with behavioural issues to working with youth and adults with traumas resulting in self-harm, suicide and developing psychotic symptoms (i.e. hallucination and delusions).
Karin believes in upholding utmost respect in the stories of her clients’ lives and working through issues gradually with the hope that families come away with a set of helpful tools to navigate through life’s challenges. She works collaboratively with families and believes in working alongside with other professionals who play an integral role in the lives of the people she supports.
Depression (including perinatal and postpartum depression)
Gender Identity (LGBTQIA community)
High Functioning Autism (ASD) and Asperger Syndrome (AS).
Sexual, Physical and Psychological Abuse