Senior Clinical Psychologist

Lanhowe Chen

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons I), 2016; Master of Clinical Psychology, 2019; Member of APS, Member of Clinical Psychologists
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With an extensive background in pain care, Lan strives to make a difference in clients' lives by helping them understand and manage their persistent pain. His warm and collaborative approach, combined with a keen interest in psychology and technology, makes him an invaluable resource for clients on their journey to recovery.

My Background

Growing up, Lan witnessed his mother struggle with aches and pains, which sparked his interest in understanding the complexity of pain. Through his work in pain care, Lan has been privileged to be a part of diverse clients' journeys as they courageously challenge themselves and their pain. He is passionate about the evolution of pain care and the increasing role of psychology in treating, rather than just managing, pain.

My Approach

Lan's approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. Continually learning and fascinated by cutting-edge research, he believes that people are at the center of their own change. Lan sees his role as a supportive guide, using various therapeutic approaches to help clients enact change, whether through trauma-focused interventions or addressing current stressors and emotional difficulties.

My Favourite Therapies

  • Pain Education: Lan is adept at demystifying the intricate connections between psychology, stress, and pain. He provides clients with a comprehensive understanding, empowering them to view their pain from a holistic perspective.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Lan employs CBT as an effective approach to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, guiding clients towards healthier behaviors and emotional well-being.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Through ACT, Lan helps clients embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. This approach promotes psychological flexibility and a commitment to values-based living.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR): Recognizing the profound impact of traumatic experiences, Lan utilizes EMDR to help clients process and overcome traumatic memories, aiming for emotional healing.
  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy: Leveraging the power of neuropsychology, Lan aids clients in reinterpreting their pain, fostering a more adaptive and healthier response to physical discomfort.
  • Couples Counseling and Communication Skills Training: Lan understands the strain persistent pain can place on relationships. He offers couples counseling to strengthen bonds, improve communication, and navigate challenges together.
  • Promoting Self-Management and Self-Direction in Persistent Pain Recovery: Lan equips clients with tools and strategies to take control of their pain journey, promoting autonomy and confidence in their recovery process.
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies: By teaching clients to stay present and cultivate awareness, Lan's mindfulness approaches aim to reduce stress, enhance coping, and foster a deeper understanding of one's experiences.
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy: Recognizing that pain and trauma can be deeply intertwined, Lan offers specialized therapies that address past traumas, ensuring they don't exacerbate or maintain persistent pain.

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Lanhowe Chen


Available in person or via telemedicine, anywhere in Australia.