Founder and Clinical Director of the Jadis Blurton Family Development Center, Dr. Jadis Blurton has practised psychology for over 30 years and is an expert in educational psychology, child development, learning disabilities, special and gifted education and attention and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
Director of Assessments
Dr. Kristie Craigen is a psychometric testing specialist with almost 10 years assessment experience in both clinical and organizational contexts. Kristie received her under graduate degree in Psychology from Wollongong University, Australia and began her testing career with executive search and development firms. Kristie returned to clinical studies after the birth of her two children, receiving a M. A. in clinical psychology and a clinical doctorate in psychology (PsyD.) from Alliant International University (California School of Professional Psychology).
Director of Speech, Language & LiteracyServices
Fiona received her speech and language degree from University of Queensland with first class honours and has since spent 15 years as a speech and language therapist in Australia and the UK. During her career, Fiona has worked in a variety of settings such as private practice, school, pre-school and child-care centers through which she has encountered a wide range and often complex composition of communication difficulties. Her experience allows her to effectively support children of all levels of expressive and physiological abilities/disabilities. She is committed to providing a high quality service that is both empathetic and evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of each individual client, family and educational setting that she works with. Fiona is also a certified and practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists.
Director of Therapy and Psychological Health
Dr. Seiden obtained his Ph.D in Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University in New York. He has spent over 16 years working as a clinical psychologist in America and Hong Kong, including private practice, clinics, hospitals, school-based mental health programs, acute care facilities and residential treatment centers. Utilizing his wealth of experience with cognitive behavioral therapies he works towards tangible lasting benefits in the lives of his clients. In addition to assisting children, adolescents and adults with problems and goals related to mood, anxiety, attention, behavior change, and relationship issues, Dr. Seiden also provides behavioral health treatments for problems including insomnia, pain management and tinnitus.
Dr. Seiden has published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry; Cognitive and Behavioral Practice; The Behavior Therapist; and the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is Board Certified in Neurofeedback, also known as Brainwave Biofeedback. He is licensed as a Psychologist in New York and New Jersey, and Certified as a School Psychologist in New Jersey.
Dr. Cook qualified from London University and worked as a General Medical Practitioner in the UK before moving to Hong Kong in 2002. During her time in the UK, she was appointed as Community Health Doctor, caring for children with medical needs in mainstream schools. Aside from her work as a GP and Community Health Doctor, she has also worked in community and hospital psychiatric and pediatric positions. Her expertise includes executive functioning and psychoeducational assessments in children, and she has a particular interest in supporting both children and adults with attentional difficulties. She also is a longstanding executive officer of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong.
Speech Language Therapist & Literacy Instructor
Vivian earned her bachelors with honors in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and her Masters of Science in Speech, Language, and Learning at Northwestern University. She has worked in a variety of settings in the United States, including public schools, private schools, the subacute medical setting, as well as private clinics. She is passionate about her work with individuals who have needs in speech sound production and speech sound sequencing, expressive-receptive language, fluency (stuttering), augmentative/alternative communication, and accent reduction. Vivian is a certified member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists.
Henrik graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in Psychology. Upon returning to Hong Kong he became versed in phonetic approaches to English language acquisition. He has taught literacy through synthetic approaches for over two years, starting with Oxford's Read Write Inc. program. Extending his expertise, he has received Orton-Gillingham (OG), Barton Reading and Writing System training. He now provides literacy training using the OG approach as well as customized tutoring services.
Theresa Tang received her Master of Arts degree in development psychology at Columbia University in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from McGill University in 2014. As a Hong Kong-born Canadian, Theresa has developed a passion for understanding the development of social skills in children across cultures. She is also interested in interpersonal relationships and family dynamics. Theresa is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Katrina is a Canadian clinician with a Masters of Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary in Canada. She also holds an Honors Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and has conducted research on cross-cultural psychology with a focus on immigration and acculturation. Katrina works with children, adolescents and adults of diverse ages and backgrounds on a variety of psychological issues including emotional regulation, behavioral problems, AD/HD, bullying, mood, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and family, relationship or social difficulties. She provides both individual and group therapy, and seeks to help and empower all clients she has the privilege of working with.
Marianne holds a Masters in Art Therapy from LASALLE, College of the Arts, Singapore. During her clinical work Marianne has treated clients, individually and in groups, with a wide range of issues such as self-esteem concerns, relationship difficulties, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, bereavement, and depression. Marianne is pursuing a Masters of Counseling at Monash University. She is a registered art psychotherapist with the Professional Association for Arts Therapy in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a professional member of the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists, and the American Art Therapy Association. Marianne is passionate about empowering children, adolescents and adults on their journey towards achieving their full potential. She is bilingual in German and English, and fluent in Italian.
Dr. Kopstein provides eTherapy sessions to match your schedule in any time zone in the world, from your home, office, or overseas. She has lived and practiced psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in the USA, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. Dr. Kopstein specializes in mid-profession and mid-life issues, social anxiety, depression, relocation adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, relationship issues, as well as self-identity and self-esteem problems. Dr. Kopstein combines practical techniques with a psychodynamic base to provide personalized treament for each of her clients.
Dr. Sandra Comer received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa , Canada. While completing her studies, Dr. Comer interned for six years in the Ottawa Civic Hospital 's outpatient psychiatric clinic. During that period, she worked extensively with groups and individuals in both the eating disorder program and stress management clinic, and received in-depth practical training in cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Ms. Kou, in addition to providing general counseling services, specializes in art therapy. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults who suffer from a variety of disorders, among them depression, post-traumatic stress, autism, anxiety, bereavement, marital conflicts, attentional deficits, behavioral or impulse control disorders, and schizophrenia. Ms. Kou graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Counselor and Family Life Coach
Justine Campbell is a Counsellor, Family Life Coach, and Social Emotional Intelligence Trainer, working with individuals of all ages. Using a variety of techniques including neuro-linguistic programming, cognitive therapy and emotional intelligence training, Justine supports people of all ages to be all that they can be. To download a copy of Expat Living's profile on Justine, click here.
As a therapist and coach to children (and their families), she focuses on essential life skills such as raising self-esteem, co-operation, confidence building, social interaction and communication with peer groups and adults, motivation and listening skills. Justine also works extensively with adults, with a focus on supporting them to reach their personal and professional objectives.
Cindy LaTour completed residencies in the States and her Practicum/Internship at Therapy Associates of Hong Kong. She holds a Master in Marriage Family Therapy, certification in IMAGO Relationship therapy and is a facilitator of PRE and POST marriage counseling. Cindy has worked with adolescents, individuals, and couples using systemic, person centered, solution focused, and cognitive therapy to empower clients to find solutions that can be applied in their personal and professional life. She has handled a wide-spectrum of issues including, mood disorders, stress management, conflict resolution, life transitions, and communication skills. Marital expertise includes affairs, sexual and intimacy problems, Divorce and separation, parenting through separation, rape and abuse recovery. With domestic helpers being common in Hong Kong, she has also assisted domestic helpers deal with culture shock, unresolved issues and separation from their families.
Regina has worked with adolescents and adults in dealing with issues such as behavioral modification, low self-esteem, relationship, anxiety and work related stress. Her many years of experience in the business world (including holding senior positions in various international companies) provide her with insight and empathy with the business professionals. It also allows her to play a dual role as both a counsellor and an executive coach. Her truly international background - Chinese origin, educated in the U.S. and married to a British with two teenage daughters - gives her a unique understanding of the interracial marriages and related cross-cultural issues. Regina is trained and practices cognitive-behavioural therapy. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.