Your Guide To Psychologists in Hong Kong

Feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety? Your mental health shouldn’t be left behind, and seeing a psychologist may be the right thing to do. We have prepared a practical guide to help you find the right psychologist in Hong Kong: locations, specialties, costs, insurance coverage and emergency support.

Here is a useful guide to Doctors in Psychology in Hong Kong, for adults and children.

 

Methodology: In the absence of regulation of psychologists in Hong Kong – although this may change shortly – we have listed practicing psychologists with a doctorate degree. This list is informative only, doesn’t aim to be exhaustive and is based on independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any service in exchange for inclusion in this article. The providers are listed in alphabetical order and do not indicate any preference.

 

Psychologists and centres for adults:

 

Central Health Medical Practice
This clinic has many doctors and practitioners: GPs, pediatricians, nutrition and dietetics, and clinical psychologists.

Their team of Doctors in Clinical Psychology:

Dr. Jim BIERMAN – Dr. BIERMAN is licensed in California and registered in New Zealand. He has more than 22 years of experience. He specializes in Psychotherapy and Evaluations.
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Dr. Susan MISTLER – Dr. Susan Mistler an american clinical psychologist registered both in the U. S. and Hong Kong. She has many years of experience with adolescents, adults and couples. She has special expertise regarding people dealing with trauma.
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Dr. Deirdre O’HARE – An Australian psychologist with many years of experience, Dr. O’HARE focuses on adults suffering from Tourette’s syndrome and Tic disorders. She also provides assessment for other psychopathologies, behavioral and personality disorders.
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Dr. Hannah REIDY – Dr. REIDY graduated at Oxford University. She specializes in adolescents and young-adults issues.
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Dr. An TONG GONG – Dr. TONG GONG was trained in the UK and is experienced with children and adolescents’ mental health.
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Dr. Cécile VALANTIN – She was trained in France, and speaks French and English. She specialises in adults and couples, in particular for difficulties encountered by expatriates.
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Meet the whole team of psychotherapists, neuroscientist, counsellors and sleep specialists: here.

Address: 3/F Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central – Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2824 0822
Contact the center: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Central Minds
Central Minds is a private psychology counseling practice which offers psychotherapy for children, adults, families and couples. They also offer assessments for corporates in order to help them with employee development or stress management. They have a team of therapists and psychologists trained in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia.

Their team of Doctors in Clinical Psychology:

Dr. Michele A. BLAND – Dr. BLAND is from Canada and moved to Hong Kong 20 years ago. She has significant experience with couples and people seeking personal growth.

Dr. Tess BROWNE – Dr. BROWNE was trained in the United Kingdom and has over 17 years of experience. She specialises in adults assessments and more specifically in people dealing with traumatic life events and pre or postpartum depression.

Dr. Kaili CHEN – Dr. CHEN was trained in the USA and Hong Kong. She provides individual or group therapy sessions.

Dr. Natalie LOONG – She was trained in the USA and Hong Kong. She provides psychotherapy to help understand recurring patterns in people lives by exploring the unconscious. She is also specialized in play therapy for children.

Dr. Sheri McCURDY – LIGHTBOUND – She was trained in the USA and Hong Kong. She has strong experience helping adults with panic disorders, anxiety or people struggling with relationship or adjustment issues.

Dr. Sharmen SHROFF – Dr. SHROFF was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is the founder of central Minds and has more than 14 years of experience. She works with all ranges of patients, from adolescents to adults and couples.

Dr. Hannah SUGARMAN – She was trained in the UK and is specialised in therapeutic work for people feeling stuck in their lives. She also offers adult assessment for people suffering from epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or traumatic brain injury.

Meet the whole team of Integrative Manual Therapist, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Clinical Counselor, Psychologist and Individual/Couples Relationship Counsellor: here.

Address: Central Minds Ltd, 8th floor VC House, 4-6 On Lan Street, Central Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2813 6108
Contact the practice: [email protected]

 

Dimension Center  寧思中心
Dimension center is a psychological and psychiatric practice which includes counselors and art therapists. They have expertise in conflict resolution, stress management and families’ and couples issues.

Their team of Doctors in Clinical Psychology:

Dr. Puihan, Joyce CHAO 周佩嫻博士 – Dr. CHAO helps all ranges of patients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar behavior, alcohol and substance addiction, as well as relationship issues. She was trained in the USA.

Dr. C.Y. Amos CHEUNG – Dr. CHEUNG is a trained psychologist from Hong Kong. He has particular experience with people facing anxiety and depression. He mainly treats families and the elderly.

Dr. , Sui Man Rachel POON MAK – Dr. POON MAK mainly focuses on children, adolescents and families, with a particular interest for autistic children. She has over 20 years of experience.

Meet the whole team of psychiatrist, counsellor, clinical psychologists and art therapist: here.

Address: Room 1601, 16/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2789 2297
Contact the Center: [email protected]

 

GC Therapy – Dr. Ginette Cheung 張貝芝博士
GC Therapy helps people with difficulties emerging from daily life issues such as stress from work/family or difficulties to adapt to life changes. GC Therapy also provides care for corporations and employee assistance, through training conferences, meditation or crisis management.

Dr. Ginette Cheung is the clinical psychologist behind GC Therapy. She is known for supporting women with breast cancer and their families. She treats groups and individuals.

Address: Suite 1302, 13/F, Tak Woo House, 1-3 Wo On Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852  6211 0830
Contact her: [email protected]

 

Dr. Felicia KS Lee 李坤璇博士
Dr. Felicia KS Lee was trained in the USA and provides adults and children therapy. She deals with common issues such as: anxiety, grief, panic, eating disorders or sleep issues. She works with individuals as well as with families when children are at stake. They help them cope with divorce, loss or low self-esteem.

Address: Room 906B, 9/F, McDonald’s Building, 46-54 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Phone: +852 9225 3835
Contact her: [email protected]

 

MindnLife
MindnLife is a private psychology practice in Central. They focus on a variety of techniques to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families overcome their problems.

Their team of Doctors in Clinical Psychology:

Dr. Kimberley CARDER – Dr. CARDER was trained in the USA and in Hong Kong has been specializing in children and families having relationship issues. She believes in the mind-body-connection and in the importance of sport regarding mental health.

Dr. Quratulain ZAIDI – Dr. ZAIDI was trained in the UK, USA and Australia. She has significant experience in: couples therapy, teen stress and depression, trailing spouse, expat families, cyber addiction for adults, cyber safety for children and teens.

Dr. Kristin ZEISING – Dr. ZEISING was trained in the USA and has been helping people suffering from relation, emotion or sexual issues. She works with adults, families and couples.

Meet the whole team of clinical psychologists and counsellor: here.

Address: Suite 1202, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central
Phone: +852 2521 4668
Contact the clinic: [email protected]

 

The London Medical Clinic
The London Medical Clinic was founded in 2012 and has a team of four psychologists and counsellors trained in the USA, the UK and Australia.

Their team of Doctors in Clinical Psychology:

Dr.Joyce CHAO Puihan 周佩嫻博士 – Dr. CHAO helps all ranges of patients dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar behavior, alcohol and substance addiction, as well as relationship issues. She was trained in the USA.

Dr. Sharmen SHROFF – Dr. SHROFF was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is the founder of Central Minds (see above) and has more than 14 years of experience. She works with all ranges of patients, from adolescents to adults and couples.

Dr. Kate STEVENS – Dr STEVENS was trained in London and has over 15 years of experience. She receives individuals or families and deals with many difficulties such as psychosis, relationship difficulties or anxiety disorders.

Dr. Andrew STOCK – Dr. STOCK was trained in Australia and the USA. He has worked in Hong Kong for six years. He is specialised in addiction bereavement and relationship issues. He practices commitment and acceptance therapy as well as family therapy.

Dr. Hannah SUGARMAN – Dr. SUGARMAN was trained in the UK and is specialised in therapeutic work for people feeling stuck in their lives. She also offers adult assessment for people suffering from epilepsy, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or traumatic brain injury.

Address: 9/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2537 6898
Contact the clinic: [email protected]

 

Special psychologists and centres for children:

 

Autism Partnership
Autism Partnership is the first organization in Hong Kong specially designed to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. They have more than 20 learning rooms, to help children acquire new skills and gear towards a better quality of life. Autism Partnership has more than 80 Therapists, psychologists and supervisors.

Meet their Clinical Psychologist:

Dr. Angel AU 區浩慈博士  – Dr. AU has more than 14 years of experience dealing with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), from toddlers to middle-aged adults. She provides social skills training and psychotherapy to help patients live with their condition.

Address: 7/F, 633 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2526 3812
Contact the organisation: [email protected]

 

ChildPsy, Assessment and Learning
The ChildPsy, Assessment and Learning Clinic is specialised in treating children up to 18 years old. They provide speech language, educational and psychological offers as well as camps to enhance social skills. They have psychologists trained in Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

Their team Doctors in clinical psychology:

Dr. Maureen KONG 江慕儀博士 – Dr. KONG was trained in Australia and focuses on children’s behavioral and social development.

Dr. Ida WONG – Dr. WONG was born and raised in New Zealand. She is experienced with children and adolescents suffering from long standing trauma, attachment issues and emotional/social/behavioral issues.

Address: Unit A, 1/F, 1 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2348 6222
Contact the Clinic: [email protected]

 

The Rainbow Project
For children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the Rainbow Project is a charitable organisation located in Sai Ying Pun. Their services range from special education to occupation therapy and speech therapy. Education and therapies are provided both in English and Cantonese to children from 3 to 11.

Address: G/F, Yuen Fai Court, 10 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun
Phone: +852 2548 7123

 

SPOT
SPOT is a psychological practice dedicated to children. They provide a range of services including: speech-language therapy, care for dyslexic children or with specific learning differences, physiotherapy, child and family counselling.

Dr. Jennifer LAU 劉潔儀博士 – Dr. LAU specializes in child assessment but she also works with adolescents, parents, and families. She helps patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), depression, PTSD, anxiety, specific learning difficulties and intellectual disability. Dr. LAU also has particular skills with mental health of foreign helpers.

Address: Unit 1021-25, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2807 2992
Contact her: [email protected]

 

How much does it cost to see a psychologist in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong the cost of seeing a psychologist varies greatly (just like for other health practitioners), and it largely depends on private practices’ locations. It usually ranges between $1,500 HKD and $3,000 HKD.

 

Does insurance cover psychology sessions?

According to our partner AD MediLink, psychological consultations are rarely covered in Hong Kong by local health insurance plans and if they are, they are subject to sub-limits. Usually, medical insurance plans that cover psychological services are comprehensive corporate plans. If you have health insurance questions, contact AD MediLink’s experts at [email protected].

 

Some useful links:

The Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology
The Hong Kong Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology

 

If you need immediate support, here is a list of 24/7 Hotlines to call:

Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre → 18288
Hotline Service (Family Crisis)

Hospital Authority → +852 2466 7350
Mental Health Direct

Social Welfare Department → +852 2343 2255
Hotline Service: 24 hours

Suicide Prevention Services → +852 2382 0000
Hotline Service: 24 hours

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong → +852 2389 2222
Hotline Service: 24 hours

The Samaritans → +852 2896 0000
Multi-Lingual Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24 hours

For a list of other useful mental health services, please click here.

This article was independently written by Healthy Matters and is not sponsored. It is informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.