Dr. Sam (Wee Hong) Tan


Senior Clinical Psychologist

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ABOUT SAM

Sam is a Clinical Psychologist with special interests in working to support adults:

  • from both the straight and the LGBTQ communities
  • with psychological issues stemming from complex early relationships with their caregivers and childhood difficulties.
  • who have experienced trauma
  • wishing to successfully achieve health behaviour changes

With his down-to-earth, very open and warm approach, Sam works collaboratively with his clients to raise awareness of patterns within themselves and patterns of relating with others, He helps to develop skills to change unhelpful patterns and ultimately meet important emotional needs. 

Sam is also a board-approved supervisor and provides training and supervision for trainee psychologists.

He completed his Doctoral degree in clinical psychology with research focused on life transitions and well-being in mid and later life women. 

Sam has worked as a mental health clinician for 13 years in not-for-profit, correctional, hospital and private practice settings.

Education and Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Sciences (1stClass Hons)
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Health Psychology)
Board Approved Supervisor, Psychology Board of Australia

Other Languages: Mandarin Chinese

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Areas of Focus
  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adjusting to Chronic Health Problems
  • Burnout and Stress
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity Issues (LGBTIQ) including assessment and reports for gender transitioning
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Issues / Bullying
Types of Clients

Sam supports adults:

  • from both the straight and the LGBTQ communities
  • with psychological issues stemming from complex early relationships with their caregivers and childhood difficulties.
  • who have experienced trauma
  • wishing to successfully achieve health behaviour changes
Therapeutic Techniques

Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approach

  • Emotion-Focused Therapies
  • Psychodynamically-Informed Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Availability

Mondays10:00a - 7:00p
Tuesdays8:15a - 4:15p
Wednesdays10:00a - 7:00p
Thursdays 10:00a - 4:00p
Fridays8:00a - 4:00p

Appointments

Individuals50-60 minutes. Contact our office for fee
Medicare Health Plan Rebate$124.50 per session
Brisbane MindApproved Provider for General and Suicide Prevention Program