Patricia Lu

Patricia Lu

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Pronouns: She/Her

Patricia is an affable and compassionate psychologist who endeavours to make individuals feel heard and validated within each session. She enjoys getting to know clients from all walks of life and hearing about their life experiences.


Patricia prioritises building a connection with the individual to foster safety and therapeutic growth in the journey ahead. She is guided by values of transparency and openness under an ethical framework. Patricia tends to apply a creative lens to her work with a client, approaching things from alternative angles to make things fun and appeal to everyone’s inner child. A collaborative approach is important to Patricia, as she believes that clients should ultimately walk away feeling empowered to make change in their lives. To do this, she adapts therapy to the client and their unique circumstances.

Experience and Interests

Patricia has worked with a diverse range of individuals from across the lifespan. She has also worked with varying presentations including struggles with depression, anxiety, neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD, ADHD, intellectual disability), substance use, PTSD, and some personality disorders. Patricia’s work experience has been accumulated through experience in school, custodial, as well as community settings. She has delivered both individual and group therapies. Patricia is particularly passionate about helping young adults advocate for change in their lives. She is interested in issues arising from low self-esteem, anxiety, and a displaced sense of identity. She also has an interest in trauma and how that guides one’s interactions with the world and those around them.


Patricia uses a range of evidence-based frameworks to facilitate her work with a client. She draws on elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She can be flexible with these interventions based on client feedback and what is deemed most appropriate to meet the client’s needs.

How is Patricia Described by Her Clients?

Clients have described Patricia as a genuine and positive person with a fabulous sense of humour. Many clients have said they find the friendly dynamic comforting in the therapeutic process.

Patricia Personally

Patricia enjoys a good Netflix show or documentary and discovering new Spotify artists. She also likes to download e-books (which she concedes she often forgets to read).