Principal Psychologist since 2011
I have a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and an advanced Certificate in School Counselling. My interests lay in working with people of all ages who have suffered complex trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, and grief & loss. I strongly believe in interventions that are evidence-based as well as research and treatment where short- or long-term successful therapy is achieved. I am a qualified Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist in addition to being a qualified supervisor of provisional psychologists.
I have been in private practice since 2006. I have been working with children and adolescents since 2002. I have worked with relationship counselling for over 8 years. I have a Master’s in Education as a Counselling Psychologist. I have completed a Master of Science in Medicine as a Psychotherapist. I have extensive expertise in working with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management and Stress. I am a qualified supervisor of provisional psychologists.
Registered Psychologist since 2008
I work with people who suffer from grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. I also provide these services under Workcover and CTP. My focus in therapy is helping people understand how their brains are impacted by mental health. This includes how Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a tool to break unhelpful negative thinking loops that people can get trapped in. I am always learning new evidenced- based therapies to help people find the confidence to succeed in their recovery.
BPsych (Hons) (Telehealth only)
I have been a registered psychologist since 2015. I have treated people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, personality-disorders, and drug & alcohol addiction in clients ranging from children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I use a unique blend of evidence-based therapies and practical experience, complemented by a truly caring psychologist-patient relationship that promotes client results, well-being, and quality of life.
I joined the happy caring team at MacPsych about 4 years ago. My areas of interest are anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss and the impact of trauma and abuse primarily working with adolescents through to older adults. Prior to being a Psychologist I was a lecturer in Medical Science for 10 years. I have a B A Psychology (Hons), Grad Dip in Psychological Studies (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and am currently studying Neuroscience. I have a kind gentle approach to care with a sound knowledge of psychological treatment and a lot of life experience.
I have been in private practice for several years. I provide evidence-based therapies for people of all ages who have suffered trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and grief, and who are struggling with anger problems, low self-esteem, and chronic pain. I administer a variety of assessments, including IQ tests, to complement my therapies. I seek to provide culturally appropriate clinical care to children and young people and their families achieve psychological health, emotional well-being, and academic potential. An essential component of my psychotherapies involves a strengths-based approach, assisting the individual to identify their potential, strengths, and capabilities- to build their self- esteem, confidence, and resilience. I am a qualified supervisor of provisional psychologists.
Degree in Psychology (Hon), Master in Brain & Mind Science –current, Medicare Provider, NDIS Provider. English and Spanish speaker. With more than 18 years’ experience in private practice, school settings, corporate organisations, and the disability sector. As a psychologist, I am committed to providing a friendly and professional consultation, free of judgement and full of understanding and support.
I’ve worked both in Australia and South America delivering a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoeducation, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Supportive Counselling, Stress Management, Social Skills and Communication training, and Play Therapy. I enjoy helping children and adults. I have a special interest and experience in areas such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), anxiety, depression, lifestyle change, trauma, personal stress, parenting, and self-esteem building.
I strongly believe in interventions that are evidence-based and in treatment where short- or long-term therapy are achieved through a healthy therapeutic alliance. An essential component that I strive for in therapy is a strength based approach, assisting all my clients in reaching their therapeutic goals in order to lead a life where they are proud of themselves and what they can achieve. My particular areas of interest are anxiety, panic disorders, adjustment issues, stress management, self esteem and self development, grief and loss, and the impact of trauma and abuse. I work with clients ranging from children, adolescents to adults and the elderly. I love working with clients of different cultural backgrounds. I am also fluent in Arabic.
Practice Manager / Receptionist
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