Regina Foong

Regina Foong

Regina is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked in private practice, schools, hospitals and forensic settings. She is proficient in treating children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, attachment issues and trauma.

She collaborates with clients to explore and identify maladaptive patterns of behaviours and coping mechanisms that may be contributed by significant early experiences and rupture in attachment relationships then tap into their strengths and resources to facilitate an empowering and therapeutic process that will help them experience healing so that they gain new insights and make changes to build a life that is more meaningful and fulfilling congruent with their values and goals.

Regina believes strongly in using in-depth clinical assessment to identify the underlying factors contributing to the presenting problems and using evidence-based interventions to facilitate changes in the brain’s neural networks so that it brings about an enduring transformation in the individuals’ belief system, emotional patterns and behavioural responses.

Early attachment experiences have a significant impact on how individuals respond to the world around them and these early distressing events can continue to impact adult relationships if they remain unresolved in their brain’s neural networks. This may present in the form of heightened physiological responses (flight, flight or freeze mode), emotional dysregulation and maladaptive beliefs of oneself and others triggered by stimuli in the current environment that brings up memories of past distressing events.

Individuals often use maladaptive coping mechanisms to manage these vulnerable emotions which may have been necessary in childhood to survive distressing events but are no longer helpful in their adult life to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. Regina uses evidence based approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Neurotherapy to facilitate the process of healing in the nervous system so that the cycle is broken, and the individual is free to respond to their current reality without feeling compelled to repeat their maladaptive behavioural patterns.

Regina has used Neurotherapy and EMDR effectively with clients who struggle with emotional regulation and intense physiological responses triggered by memories of past early attachment experiences. She is Board certified in Neurofeedback.

In her leisure time, Regina enjoys spending time with her family by going on nature walks as well as reading up on the latest research on psychological interventions to improve individuals’ quality of life.

Regina currently works at Blaxland on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.