Our Therapists

Finding the right professional for you is one of the most important decisions you will make when beginning any type of therapy or psychology-based personal development program.

Our team of therapists in Hong Kong specialise in a wide variety of services to meet your individual needs and the unique needs of your family.

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi

Registered Clinical Psychologist (UK and HK)

B.Sc. London, UK
M.Sc. Counselling Psych, Australia
M.Sc. Clinical Psychology, USA
Ph.D. Mol.Bio Cardiff University, UK
Registered Clinical Psychologist Health Care Professional Council UK
Registered Clinical Psychologist HKSCP
Registered Supervisor BPS
Certified Trainer, London, UK
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)
Member of Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA)

Dr. Zaidi specialises in Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management, Teen Stress and Depression, Couples Therapy, Trailing Spouse, Social Strain and Adaptability, Expat Families, Cyber Safety for children and teens, Cyber Addiction for adults, Mindfulness, and Parenting. She is also an expert in Educational Assessments including ADD/ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and working with families and children to adapt to the unique needs following an ADD/ADHD, ASD diagnosis.

In her practice, Dr. Zaidi utilises evidence-based treatment solutions including Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness techniques, Relate Couples Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy.

Dr. Zaidi is a regular mental health author-contributor to several online and print publications, and is an invited speaker in conferences. She also speaks to groups and companies in Hong Kong on Cyber-safety, Cyber Addiction, Mindfulness, Parenting and Teen Stress. She is an Expert on Advisory Board for mental health publication for Healthy Matters in Asia.

Dr. Zaidi is from the UK and has been living between Hong Kong and Singapore for 14 years. She has worked in Hong Kong for the past 6 years. Her clients include families, adolescents, children, parents, educators and executives. She uses proven scientific techniques to help clients overcome personal barriers to growth.

Dr. Zaidi is a graduate of Kings College, London and with a PhD. from Cardiff University. She held various post-doctoral positions in the UK before training at masters level in Counselling and Clinical Psychology and founding her practice in Asia.

Dr. Zaidi is a member of the British Psychological Society, British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association, and Hong Kong Family Law Association and abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychology.

Dr. Michael Eason

Licensed Professional Counsellor (USA)

M.A. Psychology, USA
Ed.S. Guidance And Counselling, USA
Ph.D. Applied Social Sciences (Psychology), HK
U.S. Licensed Therapist
Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC)
National Certified Counsellor (NCC)

With more than 13 years of experience, Dr. Eason has worked in both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings since 2005. He has worked clinically with both adolescents and adults for Psychotherapy and Counselling.

From his work as an Addictions Counsellor, Dr. Eason has supported clients with substance abuse issues and dual diagnoses. He also specialises in LGBTQ Counselling in Hong Kong.

Dr. Eason utilises an eclectic and collaborative approach to Person-Centered therapy, primarily drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic orientations.

Dr. Eason is skilled at providing clients with education and coping skills related to substance abuse and addiction issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, mindfulness, life transitions, time management, crisis management, and other areas of self-care essential to personal growth and understanding.

Dr. Eason has extensive experience in working with LGBTQ clients, as individuals and couples, addressing the unique difficulties this population faces in the Hong Kong context. He has also worked with clients dealing with sexual identity and sexual concerns.

Dr. Eason is also a part-time professor of psychology at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Hong Kong Campus. 

Dr. Eason is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the America Counselling Association (ACA). He is also a member of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong and an Associate Fellow of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.

Dr. Monica Borschel

Registered Clinical Psychologist (HK)

B.S. Psychology, The University of Utah, USA
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, USA
Registered Clinical Psychologist HKSCP
PH.D Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
Member of Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA)

Dr. Borschel specializes in Attachment and Loss. She is experienced in helping adults, teens, children, and families adjust to divorce, separation, loss of a loved one, and loss of finance. She also specializes in reducing or resolving conflict in divorce, marriage and in the workplace. This may include deciding what is in the best interest of the children during custody disputes, strengthening the relationship and communication between the parents and the children.

Dr. Borschel’s attachment-based psychodynamic therapy and guided meditative practices enable her clients to find healing within themselves. In so doing, she can help adults, teens, and children to overcome neglect, emotional abuse, and child abuse.

Furthermore, as an attachment specialist, she also helps individuals understand relationship patterns which prevent them from developing or maintaining healthy relationships. She uses mindfulness practices and positive psychology to reduce anxiety, insomnia, depression and promote confidence and self-esteem. She helps adults, teens, and children overcome neglect, emotional abuse, and child abuse that happened in the past or is happening in the present.

Dr. Borschel is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. She graduated with her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She later moved to Hong Kong to pursue her doctorate at the University of Hong Kong in Social Work and Social Administration.

Registered Clinical Psychologist with The Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology.  Member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA).

Shona Lowes

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (UK)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Psychology), University of Leeds, UK
Registered with the Health Care Professions Council, UK
Registered Supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

Ms. Lowes has over 25 years experience working with children, families, teenagers, and adults. Qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1989, graduating from the University of Leeds, she has worked within the NHS in the UK and internationally in Russia, the Netherlands, and Singapore.

Now living in the UK, Ms. Lowes is uniquely positioned to work with Hong Kong families with children in the UK for boarding school or university, providing individual therapy for teenagers and adults, as well as consultations with parents of younger children.

Her expertise include; parenting advice and consultations concerning behavioural and emotional issues in children and young teenagers, professional supervision for Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, and Counsellors, individual therapy and counselling for older teenagers and adults who are experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, stress, eating behaviour, and sleep, as well as individual therapy and counselling for expat kids who are students at UK universities, adjusting to living far from family and home, coping with ongoing emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress.

Ms. Lowes is available for online/Skype sessions.

Katja Hilscher

Registered Clinical Psychologist (HK)

B.S. Psychology, Sigmund Freud Private University, Austria
M.S. Psychology, Sigmund Freud Private University, Austria
Registered Clinical Psychologist HKSCP
Licensed Psychologist in Sweden, Legitimerad Psykolog
Member of Association of German Professional Psychologists – Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen; Psychologen

Ms. Hilscher specializes in treating depression and anxiety, and helping expatriates adjust to Hong Kong. Her clients include young adults, families and adults. She has extensive experience in both hospital and psychological settings. Furthermore, she brings her significant neuropsychology experience to the MindnLife group and is able to conduct different psychological tests and develop therapy based on those results. For patients suffering from severe depression, Ms. Hilscher is trained to use psychotherapeutic and client-centered discussion methods for treatment. Ms. Hilscher is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Ms. Hilscher is especially skilled in assisting expatriates and their families that are new to working and living in Hong Kong and are adjusting to a new environment and culture with a different language.  Ms. Hilscher is also able to conduct neurological assessments.

Originally from Munich, Germany, Ms. Hilscher is excited to be continuing her practice in Hong Kong and offers therapy services in German, English and Swedish.

Ms. Hilscher is a member at the professional association for German psychologists and a full member and registered clinical psychologist at the Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology.

Dr. Kristin Zeising

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (USA)

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology (USA)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (USA)
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (USA)

Dr. Zeising works with adults – she specialises in working with individuals and couples and is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Zeising’s philosophy is to help people reach their full potential in their emotional, relational, and sexual lives.

Her therapeutic style consists of a caring, positive approach while utilising a combination of cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic and humanistic therapy methods. Her style is focused and collaborative, teaching coping skills and problem-solving techniques to help clients change dysfunctional patterns of behaviour, create solutions, and work from their strengths. She offers support and guidance for individuals and couples with sexual concerns including performance difficulties, lack of arousal or desire, loss of satisfaction and sexual compulsivity issues.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Zeising has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups and taught psycho-educational classes on topics such as stress reduction, mindfulness practices, couples communication and overcoming depression. She has worked in various settings such as hospitals, clinics, group settings, and private practice.

Dr. Zeising is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT), International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and an Associate Fellow with The Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS).

Dr. Kimberley Carder

Clinical Psychologist

M.A. Psychology, USA
PsyD Clinical Psychology, USA

Dr. Kimberley Carder specialises in working with children and families, helping people appreciate how the family system and their relational understanding is affecting the present moment. She has worked in Hong Kong with several NGO’s, international schools and private practices providing psychotherapy, psychoeducation and full educational assessments. She works with behavioural, mood, relational and learning disorders and creates treatment plans that allow people to thrive to their full-potential through self-actualisation. Dr. Carder’s work as a special needs teacher has generated a particular interest and ability in working with children and families of special needs.

Having grown up in Hong Kong, she has a unique understanding of the pressure and challenges that children and families face in the city.

Additionally, she emphasises and researches the mind-body connection. She was a panel speaker at the Mental Health Conference, Hong Kong in 2017, speaking about the importance of physical activity for mental health.

She continues to support the wellness community in Hong Kong as an ambassador for Women’s Five, a five-week program for women in Hong Kong on a wellness journey through body and mind, ending with a 5km race.

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Practicum and Training

Please Note: MindnLife Practice does not currently have internship opportunities in the near future.

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