MPsy Clinical Psychology (Australia), Msc Counselling (USA)
CEO, Senior Registered Clinical Psychologist, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Registered EMDR Practitioner, Registered ABNLP Trainer, Registered Clinical Supervisor
Tony has over 12 years of direct clinical experiences in Mental and Behavioral Health care with specialized focus on Childhood Trauma & PTSD including a strong clinical awareness of working with people who struggles with dual diagnosis, addiction, trauma, personality disorders, dissociation and major mental health illness. Tony also has been actively involving in the development of 2 rehabs in Thailand - The Cabin Group (120 beds clinic) and The Dawn Medical Rehab (36 beds clinic) with the clinical operation and treatment programmes, and currently runs his own retreat and rehab centre – 180 Sanctuary.
Tony graduated with a Master in Clinical Psychology from Curtin University, Australia, and he is also a registered clinical supervisor with three universities in the Canada, Amsterdam and Berlin who supervised students from Master in Psychology in their clinical training. Not limiting himself to the area of psychology, his area of expertise includes all forms of addiction (both substance and behavioural) therapy, trauma and C-PTSD therapy, dysfunctional family system, addressing Co-dependency and relational issues and life coaching, clinical hypnotherapy, past life regression therapy, inner child work, training, clinical consultation and supervision, EMDR and Brainspotting. His capability to work with both youth and adults, treatment-resistant clients, PTSD clients and family has allowed him to be an experienced psychologist. Tony also specialized in working with client who struggled with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Personality Disorders. He is trained extensively in both EMDR and Brainspotting therapy for treatment of all types of traumas, C-PTSD and PTSD. Besides actively involved in rehab operation and treatment, he also conducts NLP certification training in his retreat centre – 180 Sanctuary @ PuriPai Villa. Tony is an ABNLP certified NLP Trainer. Some of his achievements:
1. Master in Clinical Psychology, Curtin University (2010 – 14)
2. Master in Counselling Psychology, Charter University (2014 – 15)
3. Member of the Singapore Psychological Society
4. Member of the Australia Psychological Society
5. EMDRIA Approved Therapist, specialises in PTSD and Structural Dissociation
6. APCB Certified Substance Abuse Therapist
7. APCB Certified Gambling Addiction Therapist
8. ABNLP Certified NLP Trainer
9. ABNLP Certified Master Coach
10. ABNLP Certified Timeline Practitioner
11. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
12. Certified Sound Healing Therapist and Teacher
13. Certified Smoking Cessation Therapist
14. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
15. Certified Mindfulness Teacher
16. Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
17. Yorkville University Certified Clinical Supervisor
Last but not least, Tony has been trained and certified as a Sound Healing Therapist and Teacher by the Haritha Yogsala in Rishikesh India and also conducts mindfulness class and Teacher certification training.
Tony currently holds the position of CEO and Senior Clinical Psychologist at 180 Sanctuary which is a 20 beds luxury retreat and rehab centre in Pai, Mae Hong Son Thailand. He designed the treatment programme and supervised the clinical team at 180 Sanctuary. 180 Sanctuary had won The Corporate Livewire Thailand Prestige Awards as the 2021/2022 winner. This purpose of this award is to recognize small to medium sized businesses who have excelled in the previous 12 months. The winner is determined based on a number of factors including client feedback, team performance, ethical practice, academic accreditation, and international recognition.
ANYA, VIDYABANICH MONSANUNTANA
Graduate-Diploma in Counselling (UK)
Co-Founder, Certified Clinical Trauma Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP), Certified TRE Practitioner, Certified EMDR Practitioner, Certified Integrative Nutritionist
Anya believes in living her life to the fullest while fulfilling her maximum potential. Her mission and passion are to help you design a purpose-driven life through personal empowerment.
As a certified clinical trauma therapist, she is trained in Psychotherapy, EMDR, Ego State Parts Works Therapy, Trauma Reduction Therapy and holds a Diploma in Counselling. She is also accredited as an American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP certified Master Coach); Timeline Therapist; Master NLP Practitioner; Certified Interactive Hypnotherapist; Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; Certified TRE Practitioner, Certified Breathwork Therapist and certified yoga teacher (200 hours). She has also received extensive training as an Integrative Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition USA (IIN). Anya also holds a Master of Computer Engineering Management degree, with a major in Communication Arts.
As a co-founder of 180 Sanctuary where she is one of the principal therapists and provides psychotherapy, coaching and training services, Anya draws on a wealth of experience as a trainer, consultant and group facilitator in the corporate world as well mentoring and coaching individuals.
Anya’s life mission is to help people awaken to all the possibilities in their personal and professional lives. Through her years of experience as a high achiever in the corporate world, Anya is able to understand the context while offering a fresh perspective and inspire clients to see that just about anything is possible.
Anya’s philosophy of engagement is to be aware and maintain focus with detailed planning and execution. Her down-to-earth anecdotes, lived experience and practical strategies leave clients feeling uplifted and inspired, which is essential to their success. Her real-world experience greatly influenced her transformation into a dynamic human behavioural specialist with deep understanding of how individual behaviours can be modified and how to work with clients who are resistant to change.
Dr. Nongnuch Sattagornpornprom
Registered Clinical Psychiatrist
Dr. Pui is a well-respected psychiatrist in Thailand. She graduated from the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and is board certified in psychiatry and family medicine. She used to work at the National Psychiatric Institute, where she focused on mental health and addiction medicine. Currently she is a consulting psychiatrist and supervisor at various psychiatric departments at hospitals in the northern Thailand. She also specialises in Methadone treatment, harm reduction, mental health crisis intervention and suicide prevention. She is certified in Addiction Medicine and is the leading medical doctor in Thailand specialising in mental health, addiction and dual diagnosis.
Dr. Pui is very experienced at working with mental health issues and addiction. She has treated hundreds of dual diagnosis patients who have co-occurring addiction and mental health issues with extensive experiences in medication management and drug and alcohol detox, including methadone detox. Besides the mentioned specialties, she also works with specific mental health issues, including trauma related disorders, depression and anxiety.
Dr. IVAN ZY LIM
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (USA)
Clinical Director, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Dr Ivan Zy Lim is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive practice experience in treating mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction), those with personality difficulties (e.g., borderline personality, antisocial personality), and those with problems pertaining to violent behaviour (e.g., domestic violence, general aggressive behaviours, sex offenders, substance-use). He is passionate about helping adults and adolescents with psychological and emotional difficulties and mental health issues. In addition to his therapeutic work, Dr Lim is proficient in intelligence testing, assessments of memory and cognitive abilities as well as personality assessments. He also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and counsellors and conducts training and workshops in psychological health and mental wellness.
Dr Lim earned his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with The Professional School of Psychology, USA, a Master’s Degree in Social Science from SwinBurne University and four postgraduate qualifications in Counseling, Social Science, Counseling Supervision and Adult Continuing Education. Trained as a CBT therapist he has extensive experience in professional counseling and group dynamics. His qualifications also equip him with advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum and courseware development, as well as the ability to facilitate training and assessment, giving him the expertise to work in the WSQ (Workforce Skills Qualifications) system and beyond, in a wide range of institutional settings. Dr Lim gained clinical experience in assessment and treatment through many different permutations of patient care – in-patient addiction and mental health rehab centre, out-patient mental health clinic, day-treatment centre for the mentally ill, and specialised clinics for children, adolescents and families.
Dr Lim is responsible for the clinical supervision for the clinical team at 180 Sanctuary where he remotely supervised the team and making sure that all clinical practices are subjected to ethical practices and using only evidence-based clinical modalities during therapy. Dr Lim and Mr. Tony have both worked together in pioneering mental health and trauma treatment in rehab setting and have established strong understanding and trust in each other clinical experiences.
MA Counselling (UK), Graduate-Diploma Counselling Psychology (UK)
Programme Director, Registered Clinical Supervisor
Chris practices as the Addiction Therapist at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Malaysia. He has more than 30 years of counselling experience ranging from substance and behaviour addictions to family issues, he is also an Independent Service Provider in the addiction therapy field. He also works as a clinical supervisor who supervised clinicians in their counselling works.
His qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling from De La Salle University, a Bachelor of Theology degree from Malaysia Bible Seminary, and is a Certified Addiction Therapist (CSAT) from the Asia Pacific Certification Board. Chris currently has a Master (Level 4) in Addiction Therapy and was the former President of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (Malaysia).
With a very positive disposition, Chris seeks to integrate the various theories of change with experiential truths. He applies his knowledge of the various models of recovery to meet the patients’ particular needs. Hence, Chris is eclectic in his approach to treatment management. His own recovery from drug addiction of ten years enables him to understand the peculiarities of the addiction world. He has been drug-free for 40 years.
Chris also lectures on Addiction Counselling/Intervention on a regular basis for the Master in Clinical Psychology Program in HELP University and for the Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology Program at the College of Allied Educators. Chris was invited to be part of the External Review Board for Monash University’s Master of Professional Counselling. He also has lectured for Alpha and Omega International College, National Association of Christian Counsellors, on Addiction Intervention.
MSc Clinical Psychology (India)
Registered Clinical Psychologist, Certified EMDR Specialist, Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Provider (C-PD), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP)
Kainaz is a registered clinical psychologist from India and completed her Master's in clinical psychology from Mumbai University. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology at St. Xavier's College Mumbai. Additionally, she worked extensively with telehealth counselling platform and have in-depth experience working in clinical setting. Her beliefs are that she is always committed to the well-being of her patients and strive to constantly improving her skills. She always interested in learning new treatment modalities and ready to take on new challenges. As a result of that, she has earned certificates in different courses like REBT, Addiction Management and Research and CBT. I aim to continue my efforts in learning and spreading awareness to help improve mental health treatment.
EVAN RUSSELL PORTER
MSc Counselling Psychology (Canada)
Evan is from Canada and graduated with a Master degree in Counselling Psychology. As a psychologist, Evan is passionate about helping those who face a wide variety of mental health issues and has a special interest in all forms of trauma and phobia. Evan seeks to gain knowledge on specific traumas as well as behavioural interventions in his treatments. Evan approaches every experience using a holistic perspective, allowing him to gain the knowledge needed to support all forms of trauma and allowing him to tailor his approach to meet the patient’s needs. Evan is MHFA Certified and Tri Counsel Policy Statement-2 certified.
Evan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada which allowed him to work on several cognitive behavioural studies focusing on human cognitions and perceptions. Coming from a smaller town in Newfoundland, Evan seeks to bring professional and specialized treatment approaches toward trauma to his home province were specializations are lacking. Evan is very passionate about music, the outdoors, and loves hiking and adventure. He believes that finding positivity and passion in your experiences is an important part of the therapeutic process.
Master in Counselling Psychology
Christina has a background in biological psychology with a Bachelor of Social Science from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in Canada. She is passionate about connecting one-on-one with others to provide support, foster hope, and build resiliency through life’s challenges. Christina’s approach is compassionate humanistic person-centred therapy with the integration of cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques based on the client’s needs. She draws from her diverse work and volunteer experiences to create a safe, caring, and empathetic environment for collaborative work through treatment goals. She is honoured to be a part of the 180 Sanctuary community and is committed to ongoing training and growth in learning from one another to make meaningful lasting positive change.
Master in Counselling Psychology
Sophie obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph in Family Relations and Adult Development and then pursued her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
She aims to work alongside her clients to help them gain comfort and safety in their bodies as well as in their relationships. Her approach is holistic, warm, grounding and inclusive. Sophie’s practice is integrative, and she tailors her sessions to the client and their unique needs. She commonly uses the following therapeutic approaches as foundations in her work: Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Informed Therapy. Sophie is also a certified practitioner in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
Bachelor in Counselling Psychology
Hilde completed her Batchelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Amsterdam. She previously worked at a mental healthcare provider in The Netherlands, an anonymous telephone mental health counseling service, where she oversaw and guided a team. She additionally worked at an organization helping homeless people get back on their feet, where she counseled and motivated them to overcome their problems, be it addiction, traumas from the past or psychological issues.
Her passion and personal interest in mental health care stems from watching those close to her suffer with mental health care problems such as addiction, this has cemented her need to get to the root of all issues that cause such matters and eradicate them. To Hilde, everyone deserves the chance to receive the best possible care to recover and believes listening is key and considers this to be of paramount importance.
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Thailand)
Clinical Psychologist, Certified-CBT Practitioner (C-CBT), Certified IFS Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP)
Tawan is a clinical psychologist graduated from Chiang Mai University, which is the top university in northern Thailand, with extensive experience working in psychiatric hospitals in northern Thailand. She also has been actively involved in the university counselling centre which is the part of the core team helping students to deal with stress of study and family issues, this experience has helped her to established a strong foundation working with mental health issues. Her approach is compassionate and inter-disciplinary, drawing up cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, person centred as well as being trained in trauma awareness. In addition to providing therapeutic services, Tawan also taking charge of the admission team to assist new clients transiting into treatment upon arrival to help ease the stress and tension. She has also volunteered much of her personal time working with various NGOs helping to deal with women-at-risks of trauma in Thailand. Her background also includes years of daily meditation practice, as well as academic studies of the correlation between the physical and mental health benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice.
Kyaw Khine Win (Mitch)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (UK)
Psychologist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP), Certified EMDR Specialist, Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)
Mitch is a psychology graduate from Coventry University UK. His own recovery from drug addiction gave his passion and drives to help people suffering from drugs addiction. With extensive of experience in the behavioural health field while working in Singapore, he has worked mostly in outpatient settings achieving good treatment outcome for most of his patients. He specialises in addiction, anxiety, depression, family therapy and stress management.
Mitch’s easy-going nature and sincerity gives him the ability to connect with his clients in an unassuming and empathic way, which helps him to foster a strong therapeutic relationship that is led by trust and safety. He believes his strongest skill set is in helping people struggling with dual diagnosis.
BSc (Hons) Psychology (UK)
Psychologist, Certified DBT Practitioner (C-DBT), Certified IFS Practitioner, Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP)
Wendy specialised in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Internal Family System Therapy. Throughout her life she has always had a passion and natural instinct to help others, within her circle of friends she has always been the “therapist”, she is able to relate and have empathy for those who struggle. While undergoing her psychology degree with Essex University, Wendy discovered her passion to be involved with trauma and mental health work year ago. During her time in Thailand, she had been researching the different mental health and addiction facilities within Northern Thailand, she found 180 Sanctuary which seemed to have the same ideologies she had regarding mental health and addiction, after speaking during the pandemic the opportunity has arose where she is now able to join the team. She feels proud to be given this opportunity and to be part of the amazing knowledgeable team to help her grow, giving her a new purpose and happiness in life following her goals.
BSc (Hons) Psychology (UK)
Psychologist, Certified-CBT Practitioner (C-CBT)
Trauma, when triggered, hindered a person way of life. My passion in my work, is to unravel whatever is holding a person back in their life. I assist my clients find a healthy perception of themselves. Everyone is different, therefore every approach is different. I'm a Psychology graduate from Coventry UK university and trained extensively in cognitive therapy (CBT).
Christopher Smith Burananont
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Clinical Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Coach, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP), NLP Master Practitioner
Chris is the founder of Gym Bangarang, a renowned boxing camp in Chiangmai. Prior to relocating to Thailand, Chris has served in military service with the United States Marine Corps. After his active-duty service in the military Chris completed a degree at Portland Community College and soon afterwards moved to Thailand. Chris was a professional fighter and has had an interest in Muay Thai, Boxing and Fitness for 20+ years and founded Gym Bangarang in 2014. Chris is a United States Marine and was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Given his background as a veteran, he has worked with many individuals who have struggled with PTSD and is able to provide valuable support and coaching to assist many in their journey of transitioning. "The greatest challenge you will ever face is yourself", a belief that Chris holds himself accountable. Chris has also acquired extensive training and educations after he retired from his active duty in the military, his achievements are:
- Certified Addiction Therapy Coach
- Certified Depression Awareness Coach
- Certified Anxiety Management Coach
- Certified Trauma Coach
- Certified Life Coach Practitioner
- ICF Certified NLP Practitioner
- Yale Science of Well-Being Certificate
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Maria works in the field of holistic and healing arts. She is a qualified teacher with 300-hour Jivamukti and various other certifications of Hatha yoga and anatomy. She is constantly working on her practice through study and working with other teachers and has completed a yoga meditation and Kirtan intensive in Crete. She has been practising meditation since her late teens when she found going on meditation retreats in the U.K would give her constant busy mind a feeling of peace and tranquillity like no other but then struggled to maintain this in her daily life until learning through practice with like-minded individuals…2 months of study in India and various Vipassana, Buddhist tantra and yoga retreats and trainings throughout SE ASIA and Bali. She has studied many spiritual concepts and made Hindu Ashrams, Buddhist Temples, Krisna communities and various yogic communities her home whilst delving into their teachings and practices. She worked in the field for many years in Asia where she cultivated her own techniques for bringing mindfulness calmness and total presence in the present. Maria is so passionate about mindfulness and meditation and self-healing that she held zoom groups with up to a hundred people joining from all over the world
Maria went into the healing arts field to learn to heal herself from various medical issues including being diagnosed with PTSD and Fibromyalgia (believed to be cause by childhood traumas) she is also a recovering addict and worked at various rehabilitation centres and retreats in the past 12 years in holistic and recovery coach she has trained in many healing modalities including Reiki dowsing crystal healing and other energy workshops combing a system to heal body mind and spirit.
Trauma Recovery Coach & Breathwork Specialist
Udi has been supporting and guiding trauma survivors in various stages of recovery since 2019 (Trauma Peer Support). His own background of struggling with mental health issues allows him to attune to our clients in 180 Sanctuary from a place of equality & genuine empathy, to help them identify personal strengths & achievements, and to increase their recovery motivation.
Udi assists our clients in creating a safe, validating, compassionate, and non-judgmental recovery environment, and offers guidance & support in coping with recovery/mental health relapses. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of Trauma, Complex-Trauma, Traumatic Stress, and other mental health disorders, Udi conducts our unique Trauma Awareness sessions (psycho-education), assisting our clients in better understanding of trauma/mental health impacts, symptoms, treatments, and recovery structures.
In addition, he presents our Essential Recovery Skills group sessions, offering guidance in implementing tools to cope with various mental health struggles and to reduce the impact of overwhelming symptoms.
Udi’s international & multicultural experiences provide him with cross-cultural sensitivities. This allows him to build bridges with our worldwide clients, to spend personal time with them if wished, to offer customized recovery strategies, and to share his personal recovery resources when asked, as well as simply being an empathic & supportive recovery friend to our clients.
Master in Counselling Psychology (Cananda)
Jennifer Dorscher is a Canadian registered psychologist, yoga and meditation teacher. She holds a Master degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, Canada. She draws from her interdisciplinary background in Counselling Psychology, Medical Neuroscience, and undergraduate studies in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Fine Art. She offers neuroscience informed counselling models and specializes in Internal Family Systems processes, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Expressive Arts, and mind/body focused counselling.
Jennifer brings decades of experience in areas of mental health, and offers our clients a warm, collaborative, treatment environment, with an emphasis on highlighting the client's existing strengths and life propose. As a telehealth clinician, Jennifer is committed to helping clients recover the feelings of hope and meaning that can lead us to growth and long-lasting change