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About The Inner Collective.

Melbourne Psychologists - counselling, group therapy, mindfulness workshops, ADHD group therapy & more.

Who we are.

The Inner Collective is a Melbourne CBD-based Psychology practice offering in-person and online consultations via tele-health.


We understand that effective therapy depends on you connecting with your practitioner. Our close-knit team of clinical psychologists are warm, non-judgemental and committed to your wellbeing.

Melbourne psychologist - The Inner Collective
Melbourne psychologist - The Inner Collective

Meet the team.

Dr Phoebe Lau - clinical psychologist in melbourne

Clinical Psychologist, Director,

Board-approved Supervisor


Dr Phoebe is a warm, calm and compassionate clinical psychologist working with adults. She has spent more than a decade in counselling, research, and clinical psychology - but without the clinical ‘feel’.

Phoebe believes mental health, along with physical health, is central to wellbeing for a full and meaningful life. She has a passion for women's wellbeing and mental health issues, and women's leadership. Phoebe wholeheartedly believes that to change our social context, we must start at the grass-roots - working on ourselves.

​Services offered:

  • Individual therapy

  • Consultancy

  • Keynote and workshop presentations

  • Online courses

Approaches to therapy:​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness based therapies

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)



  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Sydney

  • Master of Science, University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Honours, University of Sydney

Dr Jeretine Tan - clinical psychologist in melbourne

Clinical Psychologist

Jeretine is a gentle, warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based and holistic approaches to therapy.


Jeretine has experience supporting adolescents and adults with difficulties, including depression, anxiety, sleep and stress management, grief and loss, relationship concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, perfectionism and self-esteem.

She is passionate about empowering and supporting women towards living fulfilling lives that are also values-driven.

Services offered:

  • Individual therapy

Approaches to therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness and Compassion-focused approaches

  • Strengths-based approach

  • Schema Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy


  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Australian Catholic University

  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), Deakin University, University of Tasmania

Neetha Thampy - melbourne psychologist with The Inner Collective

Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar

Neetha is a warm and compassionate clinical psychology registrar who has worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and across the lifespan.


Neetha has provided effective psychological support for a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, severe mental health presentations as well as other issues such as self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties and personal growth. She enjoys working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds addressing issues such as personal identity and cultural acceptance.


Neetha uses a person-centered, recovery-oriented approach to empower her clients with the skills and strategies needed to effectively manage challenges in their lives and reach their full potential.

Services offered:

  • Individual therapy


Approaches to therapy:

  • Psychoeducation

  • Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills 



  • Master of Clinical Psychology, CQ University

  • Diploma of Psychological Practice, College of Professional Psychology

  • Bachelor of Psychology, Western Sydney University

Sarah Ross - administration at the inner collective


Sarah takes care of administration at The Inner Collective with a warm and enthusiastic approach. She has been in the medical administration field for over 10 years and is passionate about helping people. Sarah works hard to deliver the highest quality service to all our clients.

Dr Mei Tran- clinical psychologist in melbourne

Clinical Psychologist


Mei has a gentle and collaborative approach to therapy and believes in a holistic approach to mental health. She has experience supporting adults facing challenges including anxiety and mood issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, insomnia, coping with life stressors, chronic pain, and adjustment to physical health issues.


Mei tailors each session to her clients needs and goals, aiming to empower them to navigate challenges and improve their mental wellbeing.

Services offered:

  • Individual therapy

  • Keynote and workshop presentations


Approaches to therapy:​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness and motivational-based therapies

  • Solution Focused Therapy



  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Western Sydney University

  • Master of Science, University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Sydney

Madelyn Trinh - melbourne psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Madelyn has a warm and friendly approach as a clinical psychologist and creates an inclusive therapeutic space for her clients.  She is passionate about helping people navigate through difficult times and to collaboratively reflect on areas of growth in their mental wellbeing.


Madelyn has experience across the lifespan with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, and gender and sexual diversity in both public and private mental health systems. She has experience with a range of challenges including anxiety and perfectionism, mood dysregulation, relationship difficulties, stress management, attachment & trauma, and adjustment to life stressors. 

Services offered:

  • Individual therapy


Approaches to therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness therapies

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed therapies



  • Master of Clinical Psychology, The Cairnmillar Institute

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), ISN Psychology

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology), The University of Melbourne

Joel Hoo - clinical psychologist with The Inner Collective

Clinical Psychologist

Joel is a good-humoured and responsive Clinical Psychologist of Chinese Malaysian descent, who cares deeply about the work he does. He has a lively and collaborative therapeutic style, and his clinical work is guided by values of compassion, thoughtfulness, curiosity, and authenticity.


Joel sees the world through a multicultural lens and works hard to create a safe space in therapy where people feel heard and accepted.

Joel has also worked in physical health with people experiencing psychological distress as a result of having cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. Joel has particular interests in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, job dissatisfaction, and ADHD.


Joel is passionate about Asian representation in leadership and working with people of colour.

Services offered:

  • Individual therapy


Approaches to therapy:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)



  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, University of Canterbury

  • Master of Health Psychology, University of Auckland

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of Otago

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How we can help you.


Anxiety, stress & depression

  • Depression

  • Stress & burnout

  • Generalised anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Health anxiety

  • Trauma & post-traumatic stress

  • Adjustment to stressors

  • Grief & loss

  • Distress intolerance


Personal development & wellbeing

  • Self-development

  • Wellbeing wellness & self-care

  • Emotion coaching

  • Relaxation skills training & mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Women's health issues

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-esteem & confidence

  • Meaning, purpose & self-worth

  • Assertiveness

  • Communication skills


Relationship & parenting

  • Friendship problems & bullying

  • Relationship issues

  • Parenting strategies

  • Pre and postnatal mental health

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Workplace & study

  • Job & study dissatisfaction

  • Exam performance

  • Workplace issues

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Unhelpful behaviours

  • Risk-taking behaviours

  • Anger management

  • Obsessions & compulsions

  • Impulse control

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

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Pain management

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic illness

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