Helping you achieve optimal potential and happiness

Clinical Psychology

SPOT has a diverse team of psychologists and counsellors to help individuals, couples, parents and families.  We approach every therapy session and assessment with each clients’ strengths and needs in mind. We strive to make a positive difference in families and individual’s lives, and to help them overcome roadblocks and challenges that have surfaced. We take a solutions oriented approach and seek to help clients achieve tangible goals and positive life changes.

Our team is handpicked for your personal needs and situation. Should you have any inquiries about a specific approach or therapist, please feel free to call our front desk to discuss options. In order to serve the families of Hong Kong, our team speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is made up of Native Hong Kongers and expatriates.

For children and toddlers, we believe that parents are the experts when it comes to their child. Our role is to support them and work as a team with caregivers, teachers, and parents in order to understand and bring out the best in each individual.

For adolescents, we aim to empower young adults and appreciate their journey into autonomy and self-acceptance. We help them find appropriate coping skills, learn how to express their ideas and feelings in productive ways, and gain a sense of who they are and what they have to offer the world.

For individual and couples therapy, we aim to guide you to achieving your goals by understanding your history as well as past patterns and thoughts that have impeded your success. We then provide scaffolding and a plan to help you move forward in life successful and fulfilled.

Clinical and Educational Psychologists (a Doctor of psychology: PsyD or a PhD) typically have 5-10 years more training and specialize in more severe psychiatric/behavioural disorders than a Counsellor (a Master’s in counselling: MSc, MA, MS). Depending on the symptoms and circumstance, one may be better fit than the other. SPOT can help individuals decide what is the best approach.

  • Abuse (emotional, verbal, physical and sexual)
  • Academic and Motivational Coaching
  • Addiction (substance, gaming, etc.)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adoption
  • Aggression and Oppositionality
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Behavioural Concerns
  • Body Image and Eating Concerns
  • Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia
  • Disassociation and Apathy
  • Grief
  • Learning and Motivation
  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting Support
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  • Selective Mutism
  • School Issues (such as Bullying, Performance Anxiety, Procrastination, Learning Disorder, and Perfectionism)
  • Sleeping Concerns
  • Somatization
  • Stress and Work-life Balance
  • Tantrums and Dysregulation
  • Trauma and Attachment Disorders
  • Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders
  • Toileting Issues
We offer a range of therapeutic approaches:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Behavioural Management
  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy (Social Skills, Gifted, Boys/Girls Group, Dungeons & Dragons, LGBTQIA+, Teen Talk, Study Skills, etc.)
  • Humanistic and Existential Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Motivational Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Pairings (2-3 children specifically chosen to work together for therapeutic purposes)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Parenting Program (PPP)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • School Support
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
We also offer assessment services:

SPOT also offers Assessment Services. Assessments are tailor made for each individual (children, adolescents and adults) and their needs. Some assessments include:

  • Academic and Achievement Tests
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment
  • IQ Tests
  • Personality Assessments
  • Psychoeducational Assessments
  • School Intake Application Assessments
Does your child...?
  • Have difficulties in multiple areas of life, such as family relationships, academic performance, leisure activities and friendships?
  • Have low self-esteem, less confident or less effective?
  • Show excessive worry about the future?
  • Express hopelessness?
  • Withdraw from family, friends or activities he or she used to enjoy?
  • Have a significant change in sleep habits, appetite or behaviour?
  • Engage in negative behaviour more frequently?
  • Have repetitive, self-destructive behaviours such as hair-pulling or skin-picking?
  • Talk about or engage in any kind of self-harm?
  • Make comments like “I wish I weren’t here,” or “Nobody would care if I ran away”?
  • Talk explicitly about suicide?
  • Have tantrums or meltdowns?

Our psychology team recommends that parents trust their gut. “You know your child best. If something just doesn’t feel right, trust that instinct. It’s better to go and get something checked out if you’re not sure. We are here to help guide you through the process so you feel supported and understood every step of the way.” – Dr. Amanda Oswalt Visher (Director of Psychological Services)

“I want to share my joy and let other moms know that there is help out there. I felt so empowered and encouraged yesterday.

Thank you so much Amanda. “

Happy Parent

Dr Amanda Oswalt Visher (she/her)

Dr Amanda Oswalt Visher (she/her)

Director of Psychological Services and Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D. (USA), M.Sc. (UK), B.A. (USA), B.F.A. (USA), American Psychological Association Member, Hong Kong Psychological Society Registered Psychologist

Jane Murrihy (she/her)

Jane Murrihy (she/her)

Child and Educational Psychologist 

B.Ed Psych (IRL), M.A Ed Psych (IRL), M.Ps.S.I, HCPC Registered Psychologist (UK)

Dr Jennifer Lau (she/her)

Dr Jennifer Lau (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (CSPP), M.A. in Clinical Psychology (CSPP), B.A. in Psychology (UCLA)
劉潔儀博士 – 臨床心理學家

Naina Suri (she/her)

Naina Suri (she/her)


M.Sc Rehabilitation Psychology (UK), M.A Clinical Psychology (IND), B.A Psychology (IND)

Amy Colfelt (she/her)

Amy Colfelt (she/her)

Psychologist Group facilitator

M.A. Clinical Psychology USA, B.A. Psychology USA