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Dr Ran Shi

Ran Shi is an empathic and warm psychologist who is passionate about providing the best evidence-based psychological care to children, adolescents and families of all backgrounds. Ran enjoys providing a safe and compassionate space where clients feel heard and understood, collaboratively developing achievable goals in therapy, and working to create long-term positive change. 

Ran has a Bachelor of Psychology, a PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney. Ran’s experience spans from hospital to community health settings, where she has provided assessments and treatments for a range of learning, behavioural and emotional difficulties. She has worked with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety disorders (including worry, social anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias and panic attacks), young people with obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, adjustment to change, procrastination, family difficulties, emotional regulation difficulties and chronic health conditions and with parents with anxious and emotional toddlers. She has experience providing individual, family and group-based interventions in a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Family Therapy. She also has experience providing evidence based programs such as the “Cool Kids” and “Cool Little Kids” anxiety programs. From 2011, Ran has been working as a Lecturer of undergraduate psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), teaching topics such as cognitive psychology and behavioural science. Ran receives ongoing training and supervision through the Selective Mutism Clinic in the “Triple P” parenting program as well as the assessment and treatment of children with selective mutism. Ran’s PhD research was about how people understand different written languages, and she has a special interest in working with children and families from multi-cultural and multi-lingual backgrounds. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and can explain treatment strategies to children and families who feel more comfortable with Mandarin.

Ran is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar and has endorsement as a General Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is registered with AHPRA (Reg. #: PSY 0001965999).