Choi Young Jin

Educational Qualifications:

  • Master of Arts in Art Psychotherapy, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

Professional Registration:

  • Professional Member with Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association

Professional Training:

  • Certificate in Understanding Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Certificate in Understanding Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Certificate in Understanding Persons with Sensory Disabilities
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program Ethics Module

Clientele:

  • Children (0-12 years)
  • Adolescents
  • Young adults
  • Adults (Parents)

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Korean

Choi Young Jin

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Choi Young Jin

Young Jin is a registered art psychotherapist and professional member of the Australia, New Zealand, and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA). With a Master's degree in Art Therapy, Young Jin has experiences in providing therapeutic care through individual, dyadic (client and caregiver) and group art therapy sessions, as well as open studio environments. Her professional background includes working in inpatient and outpatient health care settings, where she provided support to patients facing psycho-emotional challenges from chronic illness, trauma, grief, relational conflicts, and mental health concerns.

Her academic pursuits closely align with her professional passions. She wrote her thesis on attachment-informed dyadic medical art therapy, focusing on mother-child dynamics in a child with paediatric stroke. This research underscores her commitment to integrating interpersonal neurobiology - the intricate interplay of mind, brain, and relationships – into her therapeutic practice to promote self-expression, and strengthen a sense of self and interpersonal relationships in her clients.

Working with clients across a wide spectrum of psychological challenges including, depression, anxiety, attachment difficulties, emotional dysregulation, stress management, childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), Young Jin approaches therapy through a diverse range of frameworks including psychodynamic, attachment informed, strength-based, client-centred, and trauma-informed sensory somatic methodologies.

A native Korean speaker, with a major in Chinese language and literature and studies in Korean-English translation and interpretation, Young Jin's multicultural background enriches her ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Her professional journey also includes working with marginalised communities in slums, prisons, and with trauma survivors in the Philippines. The profound impact of art as a powerful voice for the unheard deeply influences her therapeutic approach.

Young Jin believes in the transformative capacity of art as a means of expression, tapping into non-verbal communication to evoke emotions, memories and bodily responses within the therapeutic relationship. Her guiding principle centres on the belief that healing and wholeness are not solely achieved through words but also through the expressive language of art.

Psychologists

Dr. Sanveen Kang

Director & Lead Clinical Psychologist

Samantha Ng

Principal Counselling Psychologist & Therapy Lead

Veronika Schindler

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Aneesha Sathiananthan

Senior Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Benjamin Low

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Sonya Branson

Clinical Psychologist

Psychotherapists/Counsellors/Coaches

Giana Sharma

Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Diandra Andersen

Counsellor & Health Coach

Christabel See

Psychotherapist

Ho Yan Lin

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Stephanie Lee

Case Manager & Counsellor-in-training

Art Psychotherapists

Joshua Tan

Senior Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Michelle Baraba

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Choi Young Jin

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Occupational Therapists

Kaitlin Morgan

Principal Occupational Therapist & Head of Allied Health Services

Susan Ferguson

Principal Occupational Therapist

Abelle Wee

Senior Occupational Therapist

Claire Soh

Occupational Therapist

Speech & Language Therapists

Azealia Kadir

Principal Speech and Language Therapist

Blakesley Orr

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Kerensa Chew

Speech and Language Therapist

Educational Therapists

Mathana Balan

Senior Educational Therapist

Dr. Zainab Shaukat

Senior ADHD Coach & Educational Therapist