If you knew how to live your best life, would you?
If you had a safe place to work that out, could you?
At Safe Haven Psychology, we believe people are inherently wise and capable of living their best lives. With the right support, we believe you can discover the joy of living.
As the founder and clinical psychologist of Safe Haven, Ms Joyce Ong holds the vision of establishing an open platform for individuals to take a seat on the proverbial ‘couch’ of therapy. She advocates for individuals seeking to partner in therapy as a social practice that encourages mental wealth and inner growth.
Safe Haven offers a safe space for anyone wishing to explore their internal worlds, without any judgment, stigma or pathology. Our mission is to help people find meaning in whole-hearted living and to reclaim their vitality in life.
You Are Worth The Help
Whether your reason for seeking therapy is simply out of curiosity, encouragement from a loved one, or that you have been struggling with an issue that you find hard to talk about, we want you to know that any reason is a good enough reason to reach out.
Using the wisdom of existential-humanistic psychology, we know that almost all suffering stems from truths of these four life predicaments; freedom, death, isolation and meaninglessness. You do not have to suffer in silence – your psychologist is here to connect and engage with you – as prominent psychoanalyst Erich Fromm once quoted the ancient Roman poet Terence’s words, “I am human, and nothing human is alien to me.”
SAFE HAVEN PSYCHOLOGIST, MS JOYCE ONG
Since gaining her registration and full endorsement as Clinical Psychologist in Sydney, Australia, Joyce has pursued advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Trauma-Informed Care. These methodologies have helped her clients navigate through difficult issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma and dissociation, relationship conflicts, cultural integration difficulties, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Joyce appreciates that therapy does not follow a one-size-fit-all model, and endeavours to tailor her clients’ needs with the right approach.
With years of professional development, Joyce combines the use of up-to-date evidence-based therapy as well as existential and experiential exercises to invoke meaningful changes by focusing on clients’ experience and process over content. She uses her warm, empathetic, and compassionate nature to form authentic relationship with clients to help them embrace the painful truths about our common suffering. Joyce finds partnering with her clients in their therapy as a step to honour our past, reclaim our present and align our future.
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