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Jaclyn Lim

Clinical Psychologist

Master of Clinical Psychology, WSU
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons-1), UNSW

I take a collaborative and person-centred approach to support individuals and families in the face of everyday challenges. I am dedicated to creating a compassionate, non-judgemental, and safe therapeutic space for clients to share their experiences. I aim for my clients to feel heard, understood and respected at all times.


I am passionate about empowering individuals with effective strategies to achieve their goals and engage in meaningful relationships. My practice is informed by several evidence-based modalities, current research, and importantly, the individuality and autonomy of the person/s I am working with.

Clinical approach

  • CBT, Narrative, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Parenting strategies, Parent-Infant Therapy, Problem-Solving Therapy.

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (certified)

  • Works with adults, children, adolescents, and parents.

  • Recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach.

  • A focus on the individual within their context and how experiences can shape unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.


  • Experience at Karitane working with clients with Postnatal Depression and Anxiety, difficulties adjusting to parenthood, and difficulties bonding with their infant at Karitane.

  • Experience in delivering individualised and group treatment in child and adolescent mental health services in a community mental health setting, perinatal mental health unit, university clinics, and telehealth.

  • Experience working with clients (adults, adolescents, and children) with a variety of disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, postnatal anxiety and depression, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, phobias, complex trauma).

  • Publications on suicide prevention, and internet-delivered CBT for panic disorder.

  • Masters research on the predictors of psychiatric readmission in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Honours research in the effectiveness of a virtual reality exposure program for a fear of heights. Research presented at several forums.


  • Depression, low mood, and other mood disorders

  • Anxiety, stress, worry

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Perinatal mental health issues

  • Postnatal anxiety and depression

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Work and study issues

  • Family relationships and parenting issues

  • Social and interpersonal difficulties

  • Relationship and sexual difficulties

  • Self-harm and/or suicidal ideation

  • Body image concerns, eating disorders, weight management

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Perfectionism, time management/organisation

  • Chronic illness

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Complex trauma, family violence

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder


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