Tunteeya Yamaoka

The Ikigai Psychologist

BA(Psych), GDip(Psych), PGDip(Psych), Master of Professional Psychology (MPP)

Areas of Experience:

  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety/Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) 

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Relationship and Adjustment Problems

Working and living in different environments including Osaka, Maleny, Sydney, Gold Coast, and 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 client's 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 is to help you live with clarity, balance and fulfilment. I use a combination of scientific and holistic approaches to therapy including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help people identify their strengths, explore their fears and closely examine their values to help them understand what's missing in their life. 

I've worked in different organizational settings including public hospitals, private clinics and universities. I opened Ikigai Psychology Clinic to combine my passion and knowledge to practice a unique form of therapy that combines Eastern and Western  Psychology.

When I am not working as a Psychologist I take pleasure in spending time in nature, travelling and listening to music. I am also a creative at heart and I enjoy learning about art, history and design.

I am passionate about supporting people in the community and I recently participated in a virtual talk on Purpose for Creative Mornings. I have also organised TEDx events and I've enjoy collaborating with creative and talented individuals who are pushing boundaries in their field.


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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Suite 3, 629 Brunswick St

New Farm 4005 QLD

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