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Priscilla Lao

Priscilla Lao

Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar

Bio

Priscilla is a warm and empathetic psychologist who aims to provide clients with a safe space to explore and effectively navigate their concerns through evidence-based treatment. Her genuine and curious approach has supported clients across a range of backgrounds, ages, and presentations to reach their wellbeing goals. These presentations have included individuals with mood and anxiety-related concerns, trauma histories, relationship and family matters, physical health problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and difficulties with managing life’s stressors.

Priscilla enjoys working with adolescents, young adults and adults in supporting meaningful changes in their mental health and wellbeing. She has experience in various settings, including hospital inpatient and outpatient units, university clinics and non-profit organisations. Her experience, along with her training in a range of trauma-informed therapeutic approaches allow her to tailor her therapy approach to a client’s unique needs. Priscilla has a special interest in empowering young adults to lead a rich and fulfilling life despite past and/or current challenges.

Special Interests

  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and related disorders
  • Depression and Mood disorders
  • Stress and adjustment
  • Attachment
  • Relationship issues
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania and body focused repetitive behaviours

Therapy Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing/Science) – University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – University of New South Wales
  • Master of Clinical Psychology – University of Technology Sydney

Memberships & Registrations

  • Psychology Board of Australia (Registration Number: PSY0002477157)