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About

Lynda Troy (Principal)

B.A., Dip.Psych (Distinction), M.Clin.Psych.(neuro), M.A.P.S,
Member APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists


Director of Mind Professionals, Lynda has been a registered psychologist, practising since 1992 and works in private practice full-time. She has accredited qualifications in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. She works from both the Sydney and Brisbane offices.


Lynda has extensive experience in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology, in the public and private sectors, and in the role of an expert witness within the legal setting. She has a sound background in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a broad range of clinical issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship and self esteem issues and adjustment difficulties.


Her areas of interest include the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment and emotional issues. She also offers psychological assessment to target a wide range of needs (e.g. aiding diagnosis, medico legal/personal injury and compensation claims, pre-sentence or pre-trial reports, return to work programmes, competency issues, and academic/educational issues). Interventions are provided to help maximise strengths identified, and minimise the impact of weaknesses. Particular areas of interest are in neuropsychological rehabilitation of executive and behavioural difficulties following brain injury, and assessment of competency and dementia.


Lynda's research in the area of psychological effects of chemotherapy has been recognized internationally, with awards including the prestigious Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship for the Allied Health Sciences.


Lynda was appointed a Clinical Consultant at the Psychology Clinic at the University of Queensland in 1999, and has been actively involved in providing supervision for post-graduate students. She has also presented lectures to post-graduate students at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and University of Melbourne and provided training for external organisations.

Weng Seng Tan

BA (Hons. Psych), Grad Dip Ed, M.Psych, MAPS, CDEP

MAPS, Member College of Developmental & Educational Psychologists


Seng Tan has commenced with Mind Professionals in 2010. He has postgraduate qualifications in Educational and Developmental Psychology, and has also developed a special interest in Forensic Psychology. He is a qualified teacher, and has worked as a Child Guidance Officer in educational settings for 7 years, and has also worked as a Trauma Counsellor, in workplace rehabilitation, and as a Carer for clients with disabilities. Seng has extensive training in many treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution Focus Therapy, and Gap Therapy. He has been accredited to work with children with disabilities in the Better Start Early Intervention Program (FAHCSIA).


Seng has a background in art, and uses his artistic skills in conjunction with different therapies to assist clients (especially children) with social skills difficulties, depression, anxiety, anger management issues, behavioural difficulties and communication or relationship issues. He has a special interest in body image and self esteem. He is also a qualified Positive Parenting Program (PPP) presenter.

Seng has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents in educational settings, and also has experience in working with clients with disabilities (as a Carer, Teacher, and Psychologist). As part of his role with Disability Services Commission in Western Australia, he evaluated the state wide program regarding inclusivity of students with disabilities in government schools. He has a particular interest in quality of life and management of disabilities, stereotypes and social categorisation, and multicutural psychology.


In his work in the private sector, he has worked with adults in crisis as a Trauma Counsellor, and also in his educational role in developing appropriate parenting or management strategies for children and adolescents.


He is experienced in administration, interpretation and evaluation of psychometric testing, and development of individual and group interventions and programs, and has a particular interest in language development and learning difficulties and behavioural modification.

In terms of Forensic Psychology, Seng has experience in assessment and treatment of offenders (particular children and adolescents), and conducts evaluations and risk assessments for presentence reports, victims of crimes and personal injury as well as child custody evaluations.