Meet Our Counselors: Psychologists' Profiles
Dr. Arini Beaumaris
Dr. Arini Beaumaris is the managing director of High Capacity Communications, which provides the tools to enhance all your relationships and better understand yourself and others; - in your workplace, family and personal relationships. We do come with an instruction manual, it is written in our faces, we can help you to read this manual to communicate effectively, leverage your strengths, create strong teams and overcome conflicts and misunderstandings. She has also developed a unique system of coaching parents and care givers to develop ethical character and behaviour management in young children based on her Doctoral Research into acting on moral choices. She has spent over 20 years as an educational leader from pre-school to higher education. As principle of a secondary school in Canada, she introduced a character education program, resulting in 64% of the students being placed on the British Columbian Honours Roll. Her corporate consultancy work has embraced the hospitality, tourism, child care, health, communications and IT industries; with business leaders; government, community and educational institutions in Australia, North America, Europe and China.
Dr. Maxim Goncharov
Dr. Maxim Goncharov – MD, PhD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, board member of the World Association of Positive Psychotherapy (WAPP), World and European Certificate of Psychotherapy holder, international master trainer of International Academy on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (IAPP), professor of International Academy for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy, professor of European University of Tirana, Associated professor at the chair of psychology in the Far Eastern University of Humanities.
Maxim is actively involved in providing training in psychotherapy in Russia, Germany, Turkey, Romania, China, Australia and Albania.
Anna Huysse-Gaytandjieva was born on 14th May 1970. She graduated cum laude the Medical University, Varna. She specialized in psychotherapy and worked actively for the establishment of the Positive Psychotherapy Association in Bulgaria. Anna holds an European Certificate for Psychotherapy.
In 1999, Anna was offered a scholarship for her post-graduated study in Public Health at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. After successfully finishing this program, she worked as a researcher at the Department of Health Organization, Policy and Economics (BEOZ), Maastricht University. At the same faculty, Anna started with her PhD and combined this with educational tasks. In 2007, Anna opened her own Psychological practice in the Maastricht area. During the period 2011-2013, Anna Huysse-Gaytandjieva was elected and worked as a member of the Board of the directors of the World Organization of Positive Psychotherapy, Wiesbaden, Germany and at the NGVH, a professional organization for psychotherapy, the Netherlands. On the basis of her scientific work, Anna has developed a training in supporting organizations to become more passionate and employees - positively embedded. Anna may be contacted in the following ways: 0031 43 45 991 55; 0031 6 13 776 418; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Azin Nasseri
Dr. Nasseri specializes in marriage and family counseling and has over 16 years of experience in clinical psychology. He integrates Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Positive Psychology in addressing work/life balance, personality development, midlife and existential concerns, child/parenting issues, trauma and intrapersonal conflict, adjustment issues, stress management, and spiritual development.
Dr. Nasseri completed his doctoral studies through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (USA) and received his Masters degree and advanced training in marriage & family counseling in Switzerland.
He currently serves as the vice-president on the board of Shanghai International Mental Health Association (SIMHA), and provides clinical supervision and training for psychology graduate students from Palo Alto University. He is also the co-author of an upcoming book on marriage.
Dr. Nasseri has been happily married for over 20 years, and has three children. He and his family have been living in Shanghai for the past five years.
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Dr. Michael L. Penn
Dr. Michael L. Penn is Department Chair, Professor of Psychology, and a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Franklin & Marshall College in the United States. His research interests and publications include works in the pathogenesis of hope and hopelessness, morality and mental health, adolescent psychopathology, trauma related pathologies, and the relationship between culture and psychopathology. Professor Penn has lectured widely around the world and has been invited to serve as trainer for United Nations staff and as a consultant and speaker at United Nations-related conferences in several countries. He is the author of “Overcoming Violence against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem”, as well as numerous academic papers and chapters. In 2004 Penn was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Administration by Governor Edward Rendell. He also serves on the Board of the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C.
Mary K. Radpour
Mary K. Radpour is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience. She treats individuals, families and couples, and facilitates workshops for groups and organizations. She is trained in clinical hypnosis, structural and systemic family therapy, and transactional analysis and is a Certified Mediator. Her clinical expertise has been enhanced by focused training and treatment of the following conditions: Post-trauma treatment of sexual abuse, gay and lesbian issues, gender dysphoria, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, treatment of craving and relapse prevention in substance abuse, as well as treatment for couples.
Mary K. has served as a consultant with Kochman Communications Consultants, a nationally acclaimed consulting group specializing in cross-cultural communications, with particular emphasis in Afro-American-Anglo, Hispanic-Anglo, and Asian-Anglo communication. She currently is a consultant and trainer for The Authenticity Project, a non-profit foundation dedicated to integrating psychology and ethics. She is also the author of Inner Freedom and Self-Mastery: the Dynamics of Moral Authenticity. Mary K. is currently at work on a writing project for The Authenticity Project.
Amy Reale, Psy.D.
Dr. Amy Reale is a clinical and school psychologist from the New York City area who lives and practices in Singapore with children, parents and families. She offers psychotherapy to children from birth to adolescence who struggle with problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity confusion, inattention, impulsivity, behavioral problems, trauma, and social and relationship difficulties. Children who are also having struggles with adjusting to major medical conditions; significant life, academic, or family stressors; or neurobiological conditions are also treated by Dr. Amy. In line with her research which continues to lead her to present worldwide, Dr. Amy specializes in the treatment of mothers and babies, who are having difficulty bonding, often as a result of peri-natal depression and anxiety. Dr. Amy conducts comprehensive psychological assessments with children to inquire about their learning style and disabilities; giftedness; social, emotional and personality features; inattention, impulsivity, & hyperactivity; development, and cognitive functioning; and executive functioning.
Dr. Amy tends to approach her work bearing in mind the child’s development and neurobiological processes, the family and larger social systems, and the child’s intrapsychic experiences. She typically uses a relational psychodynamic approach but applies cognitive, behavioural, or skills-based techniques when needed. Her advanced skills in nonverbal observational techniques uniquely contribute to her assessment and intervention abilities. Early childhood is her primary area of interest, but Dr. Amy greatly enjoys her varied caseload comprised of psychological testing, and individual, group, and family therapies. Collaborating with other professionals through consultation, trainings, and supervision is also of utmost importance to her.
Dr. Amy completed her Doctoral and Master degrees from Pace University in New York, NY, USA, and her Bachelor degree (Major in Psychology, Minor in Dance) from Franklin & Marshall College in PA, USA. She is a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society, and a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist in New York, USA. She holds memberships in the American Psychological Association, the World Association for Infant Mental Health, and the Singapore Psychological Society. She is also a Credentialed Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (USA). Dr. Amy has clinical experience in counseling and psychotherapy, consultation, teaching and training, supervision, crisis management, and psychological assessments of individuals of all ages across a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, and child development centers.
Jingjing Dann is an MA mental health counselor trainee of Palo Alto University and is a certified mental health counselor in China under the National Certification for Mental Health Counseling (Level 2).
She is currently working as a clinical intern at Olivia’s Place. She works with children who experience emotional, social, behavioral and academic difficulties, and parents who needs assistance with their own mental well-being, parent-child relationships and parenting skills.
She knows both Chinese and western cultures well, and works with Chinese families, expatriate families, and mixed-culture families. She is available to provide individual and group therapy for children and parents. The interventions she offers include psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, parent counseling, group counseling, and integrated intervention. Mandarin, English
She can be reached at email@example.com or +86 18321953496.
Evonne Wee is pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling from Palo Alto University.
Hailing from Singapore, she lived in Los Angeles, California for 14 years before settling down in Shanghai, China. Standing at the confluence of culture from the East and West, she is able to leverage her experience to help clients adapt and thrive cross-culturally.
She has worked with diverse client populations for the past 20 years including youth, clients with developmental disabilities and clients in substance abuse recovery.
Working primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Evonne assists clients facing marriage and family issues, addictions, cultural adjustment, depression and anxiety. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.