About Red Panda
My name is Ahmed Tohamy and I have a special interest in helping people take back control of their lives, especially where mainstream interventions have had limited effect.
Red Panda Psychology is a predominantly online practice offering specialised services for adults (18 and over).
The practice has grown out of a recognised need in two specific areas.
The first being the need to highlight the relevance of family dynamics in the maintenance of mental health struggles in children and adolescents. This is alongside supporting the crucial role parents can play in supporting their children towards independence and resilience in the context of significant struggles associated with adolescence.
The second being a need for long term intensive therapies as alternatives to commonly offered therapies, which often do not comprehensively address complex problems.
I have nine years of assessment and therapy (individual and group) experience working with complex families including children, adolescents, young adults and their parents, in public community mental health, hospital settings, child protection and schools. I also have experience in the private sector working with younger and older adults with personality and other disorders.
My theoretical leanings are towards Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Bowen Family Systems Theory (particularly for children and adolescents).
Clinical Psychologist | BPsychSc (UNSW), PGDipPsy, MProfPsy, MPsych(Clinical)
Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (registration number: PSY0001968476), with an area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology (https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx).
Accredited Parent Hope Project and Parent Confidence Project Coach (https://parenthopeproject.com.au/find-a-parent-coach/)
Currently undergoing ISST Schema Therapist Accreditation.
Byrne, S., Tohamy, A., Kotze, B., Ramos, F., Starling, J., Karageorge, A., … Harris, A. (2022). Using a mobile health device to monitor physiological stress for serious mental illness: A qualitative analysis of patient and clinician-related acceptability. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 45(3), 219–225. doi:10.1037/prj0000514