Tunteeya Yamaoka

Registered Psychologist


  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) 

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Relationship and Adjustment Problems

Working and living in different environments including the vibrant city of Osaka/Japan, the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Maleny, the energetic city of Sydney, the relaxing beaches on the Gold Coast and the leafy green parks in the city of Brisbane has shaped my ability to connect with a wide variety of people. 

I use an open minded authentic approach to therapy where I encourage my clients to explore their mind through asking  carefully constructed questions to navigate their thought processes. I direct therapy at my clients pace, while challenging them enough to make progress for insight.  I believe therapy is a place to explore your thoughts, feelings and desires to get a better understanding of your inner world. 

My goal in therapy is to help you live with clarity, balance and fulfilment. I help people identify their strengths, explore their fears and closely examine their values to help them understand what's missing in their life. I use a combination of scientific and holistic approaches to therapy that focuses on helping people who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed to shift unhelpful behavioural patterns.


I use a combination of different therapies including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviours Therapy (CBT) to help my clients find meaning and purpose in their life.

In my past experience I've worked in different organisational settings including public hospitals, private clinics and universities. I opened Ikigai Psychology Clinic to combine my passion and knowledge in psychology to practice a unique approach to therapy to combine Eastern and Western  Psychology.

When I am not working as a Psychologist I enjoy time with nature, travelling and listening to music. I also have a strong interest in creativity, art and digital design.


Macquarie University    

Master of Professional Psychology

Bond University

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

Queensland University of Technology

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts Major (Psychology) Minor (Japanese)

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29b/25 James St, Fortitude Valley

Located at City Cave

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