Yimin Chau (accepting new referrals for Footscray & Malvern East)
Yimin is the newest addition to our team and the face of our Music Therapy services. She offers a therapy alternative that uses music exercises and various instruments to encourage engagement during sessions. This is often highly effective working alongside other therapies such as Speech and OT.
Yimin completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne. She is a Registered Music Therapist of the Australian Music Therapy Association. She has clinical experience across a variety of settings including special schools, large non-profits, hospitals, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups during her professional career in the following areas:
– Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
– Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
– Children, Teenagers and Adults with Special Needs
– Depression and Bipolar Disorder
– Anxiety Disorders
– Chronic Mental Illness
– Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues
– Cancer Care
– Palliative Care/End-of-life Care
Yimin believes in a relational, collaborative, strengths-based approach to therapy that is mindful of cultural, ethnic and economic concerns. She believes in working in partnership with clients to utilise their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. She also realises how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process.
Yimin is able to speak several languages and dialects including English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, and Hakka.