Kristen Wong

Assistant Psychologist working with children and adolescents

MSc in Psychology and Education from the University of Sheffield

Bachelors in Psychology from the National University of Singapore

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society

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Background & Experience

Prior to working with Thrive Family, Kristen has previously undertaken internships within the special needs sector, serving at Pathlight School where she supported teens with high functioning autism and most recently, at Olive Tree Development Centre where she worked with young children presenting with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia. Whilst pursuing her MSc in the UK, she has also contributed as a volunteer at an activity club for children with learning disabilities.

Therapeutic Stance

Kristen sees children and adolescents with a range of socio-emotional problems such as anger, anxiety, social difficulties as well as neurodevelopmental disorders (i.e. ADHD, Autism). She has undergone a Social Thinking training course, where she helps her clients in developing social competencies, self-regulation, social problem-solving abilities, and much more. She is also trained in basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Personal

Kristen is a self-professed crime junkie, and enjoys spending her free time watching true crime documentaries on Netflix and reading thriller/suspense novels. She also appreciates hiking out in nature with family and catching up with friends

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