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Carmen is a Counseling Psychologist specialized in helping individuals and families with a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, and social-related issues. Having studied and worked abroad, she brings forth a set of international experience committed to provide the most effective therapy for each unique individual. She speaks English and Cantonese.

In progress, Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
California Southern University
MA, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
MSc, Applied Child Psychology
Kingston University London
BSc (Hons), Applied Psychology
University of Durham
American Counseling Association
Professional Member
American Psychological Association
Associate Member
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Member (MBACP)
Hong Kong Psychological Society
Hong Kong Registered Psychologist, RCoP(HKPS) Division of Counseling Psychology (DCoP) Member

Carmen Ip 葉家文

Associate Therapist 心理治療師

Areas of expertise

  • Autism, and behavioral issues
  • Behavioral support, and social skills related issues
  • Depression, low moods, loss of motivation issues
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence issues
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts
  • Trauma, phobias, and stress-related issues
  • Social and emotional regulation
  • School-related issues, such as bullying, avoidance, attention/concentration
  • Peer relationship issues
  • Transition and life changes
  • Family-related issues, including parenting, communication and coaching
  • Addiction-related issues, such as internet gaming
  • Goal setting, reducing of maladaptive and unhelpful thoughts/behaviors
  • Building insight towards personal problems and facilitate identity difficulties
  • Online therapy

Approach & Bio

Carmen is a registered counseling psychologist with the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and a registered psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  She has lived and studied in various parts of the world, including Canada, Thailand, U.K. and Chicago before returning to Hong Kong in 2013.  She has experience working in schools and providing counseling services and workshops for children and adolescents both in the U.S. and Hong Kong.  She has further received ABA therapy training specialized in helping children with Autism to enhance their social skills and reduce behavioral issues.   

Carmen specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues.  She believes in the power of working together in finding what works best for you.  Depending on unique needs of every individual, she uses approaches including Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, along with a variety of play therapy approaches for younger children.  Her international experience has led her to believe in the importance of acknowledging different cultures and different perspectives.  Everyone has unique challenges and her goal is to help clients build a stronger understanding of themselves.