Dr Timothy Hsi

Cyan Donatti

Lecturer, Psychological Sciences


B. Psych. Sci.
B.Sc (Psych) Hons
MA Sexol


Cyan is a queer academic and counsellor, using they / them pronouns. They specialise in working with young LGBTQIA people and their families. Cyan is trained in reflective talk-therapy approaches, utilising psychodynamic theories of sexology and counselling to support clients. They also have training in CBT, ACT, trauma-informed care, and solutions-focused brief intervention therapy. Their research is typically qualitative, exploring lived-experiences and working to improve the wellbeing and mental health of LGBTQIA individuals.


Lived Experience Study into Asexuality in Males
National Mental Health Study with Trans Populations
Creating Safe Spaces and Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQIA Students

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

Presently Cyan teaches undergraduate psychological and multi-disciplinary subjects. They’re hoping to coordinate Honours research and act as supervisor for student projects in the near future.

Expert Comment Topics
LGBTQIA Lived Experience
Creating Safe Spaces for Students
LGBTQIA Student Engagement and Retention in Counselling and Teaching Spaces
LGBTQIA Young People
Solutions Focused Brief Intervention Therapy
Psychological Support for Young People (CBT, ACT, EFT)

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Professional registrations or accreditation

Provisional Psychologist (AHPRA)
Sexologist (SASWA)

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Affiliate Member (AusPATH)

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