The Ikigai Experience

Our Story

Ikigai Psychology Clinic was founded by Registered Psychologist Tunteeya Yamaoka in 2019 and started as a passion project that operated from a wellness centre in Fortitude Valley before the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unfortunately during the March 2020 lockdown, the wellness centre closed down and moved its location forcing Ikigai Psychology Clinic to operate online.

In September 2020 Tunteeya found a humble suite to operate from above a private art gallery that felt like the ideal new home for Ikigai Psychology Clinic. Responding to the growing mental health crisis,  In August 2021 Tunteeya expanded her practice, inviting like-minded Psychologists and Therapists to join her clinic.

Tunteeya's purpose for opening Ikigai Psychology Clinic was to provide a safe space for people of all colours and genders to feel comfortable to express themselves and their identity without fear or judgement. Her passion for art, creativity, digital design, travel and culture shape her unique view on mental health and wellness that includes understanding how the external world around us shapes the way we see ourselves, which intern impact's our internal sense of wellbeing. 

At Ikigai Psychology Clinic we believe in providing a service that is ethical, professional and sustainable. Our views on mental health are not merely shaped by the reduction of negative symptoms. We believe that mental health is getting to a place where we feel more "alive" and that includes having a clearer sense of purpose and developing long-lasting healthy relationships with our friends, partners, family and community around us. 

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Our Passion and Purpose

Our mission is to create a space where mental health is de-stigmatised so no one feels ashamed to ask for help.

 

We look beyond clinical symptomatology and explore your identity, environment, family, relationships, culture, work and education. We help you learn how your thoughts, emotions and behaviours impact your wellbeing.

 

We are here to explore your passion and your purpose as well as your pain and discomforts. Our hope is that through your experience with us you can find a way forward towards your goals and dreams.

 

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