Romi is an acclaimed author, counsellor, TEDx presenter and course trainer. With over fifteen years of experience as a counsellor, she has helped countless clients overcome obstacles in mental health, emotional well-being, relationships, life decision-making, communication skills, self-care and in leading a more peaceful and balanced life.
Romi also facilitates Professional Development trainings on mental health, emotional well-being and self-care strategies to companies, Non-Government Organisations (NGO's), schools, and most recently was a mentor at SXSW in Austin Texas.
Romi is a study junky and world traveller with degrees in Social Science (LaTrobe University), Social Work (Monash University) and further qualifications from Australia in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) through the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Dealing with Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks’, Drug & Alcohol Harm Minimisation, and Suicide Intervention Training. From the US she is further trained in Mindfulness-CBT for Resilience (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) at the Center for Mindfulness & Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, US, and from the UK in Mental Health in the Workplace, Train the Trainer, and Communication Skills.
Romi appears regularly on television, radio, podcast programs and international panels to discuss her books, writing therapy, mental health and self-care practices. Romi’s unique set of skills in writing therapy and counselling, International public speaking and professional writing, inspired her to share her wisdom worldwide through her book The 5-Minute Guide to Emotional Intelligence. Her latest book The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens can be used as a resource, a school program or in the home.
Thrive Global, Elephant Journal and Huffington Post contributor, Romi has been published in Hong Kong, India and Australia including Griffith Review 49; New Asia Now and has recently finished writing her memoir based on her work in Phnom Penh, called Hip Hop & Hope, One woman's journey in the slums of Cambodia (to be released 2024).