Anita Gupta

Senior Clinical Psychologist & Child and Family Lead

  • PsyBA Approved Supervisor
  • BSc(Hons) GradDip ChildPS MPsych(Clinical) MAPS FCCLP
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Clinical Expertise

Anita works with people across the lifespan, with a special interest in children and parents. Anita is experienced in assisting with a range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, social functioning, disordered eating, challenging behaviours and trauma recovery.

Treatment Approaches

Anita draws on the following approaches in her work:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which emphasises mindfulness and values based living
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy, which focuses on understanding and revising interpersonal patterns
  • Circle of Security, which focuses on attachment relationships
  • Family Based Therapy for eating disorders
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic child psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy where relevant

Location & Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
- - North Melbourne Telehealth North Melbourne

About

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.  For the last ten years she 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 in private practice.

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. 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.

Qualifications

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