Social Anxiety Psychologist Brisbane

Eric is an English and Mandarin speaking senior clinical psychologist.  He is a warm, empathetic non-judgmental and humorous person who offers a safe space for clients to explore their emotional struggles and stuck life issues.

Eric’s approach to therapy is conversational as he believes that it is through the right kind of healing interaction that people can come to better understand and change their emotional position.  He is pragmatic and makes practical suggestions that help his clients navigate and transform their emotions.

Eric works with adults from all backgrounds, genders and cultures with a variety of life issues.  He has worked for more than a decade in private practice, public health, civil service and NGO services in both Singapore and Australia. Eric is particularly passionate about helping people in the LGBTIQ community.

Eric counsels (in both English and Mandarin) adults who are suffering from these emotional patterns that contribute to stuck life issues:

  • Anxiety (general anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, phobias, trauma, social anxiety, OCD)
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Struggles relating with people (conflicts, social awkwardness, stuck communication patterns)
  • Attachment issues
  • Coping with chronic health issues (such as IBS, HIV)
  • People struggling with cultural adaptation, homesickness
  • LGBTIQ concerns including coming out, bullying, coping with the trauma of conversion therapy, identity conflicts and gender dysphoria – support and assessment for HRT and SRS, etc. He does provide reports to assess for gender dysphoria and to support Hormone Replacement Therapy and Sexual Re-assignment Surgery/ Procedures.

Eric is trained in evidence-based therapies including:

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Focusing-Oriented Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Narrative and Solution Focused Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

He also has an interest in psychodynamic and mindfulness ideas.  All of these approaches allow Eric to have as broad and deep an understanding of his clients’ problems.

Eric also offers for the public Emotional Coaching Sessions where he coaches people to apply an emotion-focused life-skill to change their stuck emotional patterns and life issues.  These sessions can act as supplementary ones to regular psychotherapy sessions; or for people who do not require full-term psychotherapy and only need an emotional tune-up.

To understand Eric’s approach, you can look up some of his writing on:

TinyBuddha (where he is a contributor): https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-transformed-anxiety-what-to-do-emotionally-stuck/

His author’s website (he has co-written three books): https://www.samerictan.com/

Q-News Magazine (where he is a regular contributor): https://www.qnews.com.au/

Eric does not do medico-legal reports.

  • Young Adults (18 years and above)
  • Adults (including the elderly)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered persons
  • People from different cultures
  • Person Centred Psychotherapies including:
  1. Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT)
  2. Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology)(Hons)
  • Specialist Registration, Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) 

Available

Tuesdays10:00a - 19:00p
Thursdays8:00a - 17:45p

Appointments

Adults (50 minutes)Call 07 3211 1117 to book
Medicare Rebate$124.50 with valid Mental Health Care Plan