Psychologists

MEd&DevPsych BAClinPsych

Location: Hawthorn East and Dandenong Clinics

Availability: Monday to Wednesday

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (three years) and Clinical Psychology (two years) (completed in Mexico)
  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology 

About Brenda:

Brenda believes in creating a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe and comfortable to share and work through their challenges. Brenda promotes and encourages a collaborative way of working, where clients are empowered to make decisions on their therapeutic journey. She also provides services in Spanish.

Scope:

Brenda enjoys working with children, adolescents and women from vulnerable communities on challenges related to trauma and domestic violence. She also works with couples and foster and adoptive families in a variety of mental health difficulties, development guidance, psychoeducation and relationship challenges.   

Background and experience:

Brenda loves working with children, teenagers and families and has extensive experience working with minority groups, domestic violence, trauma and foster and adoptive systems. Brenda also works with veterans and their families and with clients funded by NDIS. Brenda is interested in personality assessments, especially the Rorschach Test and has practised in Mexico and Australia and collaborated in particular cases in the United States of America. 

Approach:

Brenda’s work is grounded in Relational and Developmental Trauma, and Attachment Theory with a focus on practising evidence-based therapies such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Solution Focus Therapy, and
  • The Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Brenda aims to develop an authentic and open relationship with each client based on safety and acceptance. Her work also aims to build on people’s strengths and highlight the qualities of each individual as the path to overcome challenges.

Book an appointment with Brenda at our Hawthorn East and Dandenong Clinics. 

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