Clinical Psychologist

Location: North Melbourne and Telehealth

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) 
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Graduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy Studies

About Anita:

Anita’s work is underpinned by an understanding of attachment theory, a long term mindfulness practice, and training in psychoanalysis and compassion-focused therapies. She brings warmth and humour into the therapy room and welcomes feedback and discussion about therapy as it progresses.

Scope:

While Anita has skills in working with people throughout the lifespan, she mainly sees children aged 4-12 and parents. Anita is experienced in assisting with anxiety, mood, concerns about social functioning, difficult behaviours and issues arising from traumatic experiences. 

Background and experience:

Anita is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in public, community and private settings for 15 years. She is qualified to work with adults, adolescents and children, but in the last ten years has worked mostly with children, and has completed specialist training focused on working with this age group. She has worked with people from refugee backgrounds, at an Aboriginal Health Service, and at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health service, as well as working at a private practice in inner city Melbourne for many years. 

Approach:

Anita is passionate about working in collaboration with caregivers to understand their child as an individual, and the underlying reasons for their difficulties. She provides a safe and welcoming space for children to express and understand their concerns, through play and behaviour as well as by verbal means. Anita also enjoys working with adults, whether this is for parenting support or personal therapy.

Make an appointment with Anita at our North Melbourne or Telehealth clinic. 

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