All Meridian Wellbeing Clinicians are experienced, registered, qualified and work within their professional scope of practice, Meridian’s Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics of their registering body. All Clinicians are proud to be community-focused, inclusive, non-judgemental, compassionate, professional and LGBTIQA+ competent.
Meridian Wellbeing Clinicians bring lived experience to our roles so we can walk beside our clients and build collective resilience against the adverse experiences that impact our communities.
JOSEPHYNN TRAN (She / Her)
Psychologist - Inclusive Pathways (Psychology)
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Josephynn is a registered psychologist with clinical experience working with young people, the LGBTIQ+ community, individuals with disabilities and individuals with neurodiversity. She has an Asian background and understands the role of cultural factors in the mental health space and in the LGBTIQA+ space.
Josephynn provides holistic, person-centred, trauma-informed psychology supports, working in partnership with clients to address anxiety, depression, stress, explorations of gender and sexuality, relationship issues, childhood trauma, minority stress, behaviour change and capacity building.
She has a particular interest in supporting people exploring trans and gender diverse experiences, diverse sexualities, people experiencing disability and people exploring spirituality within the LGBTIQA+ context.
CJ STEWART (He / They)
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
CJ is registered with the Australian Counselling Association and holds a Masters in Guidance and Counselling.
He uses a client-centred relational style guided by a multi-theoretical framework to engage clients in clinical practice. He works with the principal beliefs that his clients are experts about their own lives and that we all have the capacity to make positive changes to our thoughts, behaviours, relationships etc.
CJ supports his clients to respond to stress, trauma and anxiety so they can achieve their goals and reach their potential. He is passionate and knowledgeable about the intersection between neuro- and gender diversity and is currently training in autism assessment and counselling adults with autism and ADHD.
CJ lives in a quiet village outside Canberra and feels strongly about supporting clients to find their fit in the world through modifying their lifestyle to suit their needs and goals. In CJ's free time he designs and makes wood work projects, from timber stools to tiny houses.
TUSHAR BIST (They / He)
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Tushar is a registered counsellor with experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. As a person of colour, Tushar has personal understanding of the complexities arising from the intersection of queer identity, racial identity and mental health.
Tushar is a strong believer in client agency in clinical settings, providing space to explore emotional and mental health in pursuit of pre-determined wellbeing goals.
They provide person-centred, trauma-informed care aiming to consolidate coping mechanisms and personal resilience amongst clients, with a special interest engaging people exploring trans and gender diverse experiences, diverse sexualities, people experiencing disability, people of colour and other minority groups.
ANDREW JIN (He / Him)
Clinical Care Coordinator
Languages: English, Mandarin
Andrew is a social worker, registered welfare worker and community worker with a thorough understanding of complex biopsychosocial needs with the intersection of gender and cultural identity. Andrew has extensive and varied experiences as a social worker in a therapeutic setting.
As a clinical care coordinator, Andrew assists clients to reduce the barriers that LGBTIQA+ people, people who live with HIV or are impacted by HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men face in accessing health care services. He helps clients to identify their wellbeing needs and goals to make an informed decision about what service to access.
He is passionate to provide person-centred, inclusive and professional services by honouring people’s unique stories and experiences.
Meridian Wellbeing Services is not a crisis service.
If you, or someone you know is in crisis please call the numbers below:
For those under the age of 25, there are also the following services available: