I take a holistic and client-centred approach to therapy, empowering each individual, couple or family to engage their unique strengths and resources in meeting their own treatment goals.
I incorporate a range of therapy models and approaches including:
Clinical Areas of Interest
I work with people of all ages, as well as couples and families, on a wide range of psychological and interpersonal issues. Areas of interest include:
* for children under 10 years of age, I begin with parenting support sessions and work directly with the child if clinically indicated.
Inter Country Adoption Support Services
I am an associate counsellor with LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services in their Inter Country Adoption Family Support Program, which provides free counselling services to individuals, couples and families currently or previously engaged in the inter country adoption program. Referrals are directed to LifeWorks intake on 1300 543 396.
I received my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in 2007 and became a Registered Psychologist and Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society in 2010. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies from the University of Illinois.
I've been in private practice in Hobart since 2015: formerly at Family Psychological Services and Lenah Valley Medical Centre; now in solo practice at my New Town office.
Since moving to Hobart I have also developed and facilitated programs for at-risk youth at the Hobart PCYC, presented as a guest lecturer for the Clinical Psychology Masters program at the University of Tasmania and run the Cygnet Clinic for the Huon Valley Council Community Mental Health Care Program.
Before moving to Hobart, I spent five years working as a psychologist for the Western Australia Department of Corrective Services, where I provided prison counselling and ran group treatment programs for incarcerated Aboriginal people, targeting substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual offending.