Natalia obtained her degree in psychology, with Class 1 honours from the University of Queensland. Upon graduation, she spent two years as a specialist psychologist in an organization providing professional services for children with learning disorders in Singapore. Her main roles were to administer psychological assessments to children and youth, and to provide psychological support for their family members.
Natalia subsequently moved to another social service organization as a counsellor, where she spent almost five years counselling clients with various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and psychosis. During this period, she was also a facilitator at Support for Eating Disorders Singapore, a programme organized by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
On top of providing psychological interventions for mental health conditions, Natalia also provide psychotherapy for issues such as stress management, anger management, grief and low self-esteem.
Natalia describes herself as a client-centred therapist who draws upon different psychological approach to assist her clients to overcome various issues. She is trained in various psychological therapy techniques- Schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Natalia is sensitive to the cultural differences of her clients, having worked with clients from various parts of the world. She is an Indonesian Chinese herself, who was originally from Indonesia before living in several different countries growing up, including the United States and Australia. Natalia has lived in Singapore for over 8 years, and has a good understanding of the local culture and the challenges of moving to a new country in an expat life.
- Natalia Lukito ()