Justin King Hang Leung
I have over a decade of clinical experience in which I constantly strive to better understand and assist people from all walks of life (e.g., from those struggling with homelessness, hospitalizations, or imprisonments, to humble hard workers, ambitious businessmen, passionate activists, unconventional artists, and numerous others who do not fit stereotypical categorizations).
Regular engagement with diverse individuals whose psychologies and experienced difficulties are often intricately different-yet-similar vs. similar-yet-different have trained me to discern when I should generalize from comparable cases and stock theories vs. need to highlight the nuances and tailor therapy accordingly.
The focus of people’s therapy varies. Some people benefit most from “re-conditioning” automated responses and mental processes. Others benefit more from learning how to better identify and work around cognitive biases. Still others need assistance to build the ego-strength required to acknowledge and address (rather than deny or distort) unpleasant aspects of reality, establish balanced values, find purpose and drive, nurture a realistically positive and authentic sense-of-self, develop mature relational styles, work through psychologically scarring trauma, make sense of seemingly incongruous and otherwise perplexing aspects of oneself and/or the world, and many, many more…
People have such phenomenally diversified psychologies and experienced challenges. I am grateful for being given a chance to help, and to learn about all the psychological variabilities and complexities from those I try to help. In many ways, psychotherapy is a mutually rewarding endeavor.
While dedicated to clinical practice, Justin also guest lectured on advanced topics for the clinical masters program at UNSW and trains clinical psychology postgraduates at UTS. He was invited to share his expertise with the clinical division of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and was also tasked to write psychological medico-legal reports and served as expert witness for the court.
Justin adopts an eclectic / integrated approach to therapy. He is most proficient with utilizing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT), but also draws from the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and a few other modalities.
Justin is from Hong Kong and speaks fluent English and Cantonese. He sees adults and late-adolescents, and has experience providing psychotherapy to Psychiatrist and Psychologist clients.
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