Dr Felicia Neo
Clinical Psychologist and Neuroscientist
PhD (Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience),
PGDip (Clinical Psychology), BA (Psych & Mass Communications).
Dr Felicia Neo spent 15 years studying, working and living in Melbourne, Australia before relocating back to her birth country Singapore. Obtaining her Bachelor’s from Monash University, double majoring in Mass Communications and Psychological Science; she continued on to do her postgrad studies at Swinburne University and was awarded a scholarship by them to do her PhD in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience.
Felicia is a member of the American Psychological Association, Australian Psychological Society, Canadian Psychological Association, Singapore Psychological Society, Society for Neuroscience and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Felicia has always been fascinated by the human mind, emotions and behavior. Her interests have driven her to explore further in depth, peeling back the countless layers of individual differences. Having personally encountered various cross-cultural experiences in her vast years of travel, and also living and working between countries, she thus also understands and appreciates family and cultural values across countries.
Throughout the years, she has worked with researchers, doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists from other various and similar disciplines such as the Social Anxiety Group (Cognitive Therapy Program) at Swinburne Psychology Clinic, Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Dynamics Group, the Lifespan Development Group, and the National Institute of Complimentary Medicine Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition, amongst many others. Additionally, Felicia was also attached to the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre during the time of her PhD. Felicia has had her research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. She also presented her work at both the International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference as well as the Students of Brain Research Symposium. She previously taught at Swinburne University in Melbourne but now does sessional teaching at James Cook University Singapore from time to time.
Felicia is experienced / specialized in working with a diverse range of different conditions that include the mood and anxiety spectrum as well as trauma-and-stressor-related disorders. She also works with adult ADHD, anger management, abuse, grief and traumatic bereavement; as well as other issues such as peer and societal pressure, memory, self-esteem, personality and geriatrics. She also offers family and marriage counseling, therapy for disability and chronic illness, provides, holistic and pharmacotherapeutic care for patients, as well as support for the LGBTQ community.
To deliver a safe and supportive framework for her patients / clients, Felicia is certified and well-trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT Australia – Melbourne, Australia); Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy Inc - Melbourne, Australia); EMDR (EMDR Association of Australia); Schema Therapy (Schema Therapy Training Australia); and Gottman’s Therapy for Couples (The Gottman Institute). She has also acquired other certificates in training for Metacognition and Mindfulness-based CBT (CBTs WA - Perth, Western Australia).
Felicia’s goals are to attend a number of seminars, conferences and / or training workshops a year to contribute to her career development. She believes that the road to learning is endless and that by continuously improving her skills, she will be able to stay updated with treatment methods for her patients / clients. In her time of leisure, she enjoys spending time with her family. After spending so many years away from home, she understands how precious time can be. She also enjoys traveling when she can get time away. She believes powerfully in the quote “travel makes one modest; it shows you what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. Felicia also tries to engage in as much philanthropic work as possible to give back to society.