I am a registered psychologist with full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
I have extensive experience providing clinical support to adults including adults with disabilities and their families.
My areas of interest include supporting adults in the areas of:
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management, including work stress and adjusting to chronic health issues
I also have a special interest in:
- supporting people living with physical and neurological disabilities
- Supporting adults with intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder to improve their awareness of emotions, emotional regulation, social and interpersonal skills, and self-esteem.
- Assisting families of adults with a disability to better understand and work through behavioural and emotional issues.
My interventions are informed by Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based approaches. I adapt evidence-based therapies to the needs of the person in the room.
I also have significant experience conducting various assessments, including cognitive assessments, decision-making capacity and Exploring Housing Options.
I am driven by my passion to assist people to explore what makes their lives meaningful and enjoyable and to work towards their personal inspirations and goals irrespective of the impacts of chronic health issues, disabilities, or other everyday struggles on their lives.
I adopt a genuine, compassionate, and down-to-earth approach in my work. I believe in power of therapeutic relationship and value collaboration and trust in therapy room.
I also speak Russian fluently and can work with people where Russian is their first language.