Romi is an acclaimed author, counsellor, TEDx presenter and course trainer. With over fifteen years of experience as a counsellor, she has helped countless adults and teenagers overcome obstacles in mental health, emotional well-being, relationships, life decision-making, communication skills, and self-care to name a few.
Romi also facilitates Professional Development trainings on mental health, emotional well-being and self-care strategies to companies, Non-Government Organisations (NGO's) and schools, even more-so since the beginning of Covid.
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 Dealing with Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks’, Drug & Alcohol Harm Minimisation, and Suicide Intervention Training. From the US she is 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 where she addresses blocks toward journalling and expression and offers a 30-day challenge. Her latest book The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens teaches emotional intelligence and practical coping strategies to adolescents and can be used as 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 Cambodia called Hip Hop & Hope (to be released 2022).