Clinical Psychology Registrar
I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, having completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of New South Wales.
I am particularly passionate about working with young people aged 12 to 25 years, although I have gained experience working with individuals of all ages, presenting with a range of concerns. I love what I do, and I am dedicated to helping people overcome their challenges and live fulfilling lives.
I was drawn to a career in psychology because of my passion for helping people through their hard times. As a child I loved science, and I was also fascinated by the psychology of human behaviour and why people do what they do. So I knew I wanted to be a therapist when I discovered that I could learn and use a number of evidence-based strategies to help people do this on a daily basis. It is incredibly rewarding seeing people who were once feeling stuck overcome their difficulties and move towards the life they want to live.
I work collaboratively with my clients to achieve treatment goals, using techniques tailored to individual needs. I provide interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing. I also have specialised training in providing Parent Management Training (PMT), which involves coaching in parenting skills shown to decrease difficult child behaviour and enhance overall family functioning and well-being.
I offer services in the following areas:
- Anger and Aggression
- Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety)
- Assertiveness Difficulties
- Body Image
- Depression and Dysthymia
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Parenting Concerns and Behavioural Problems in Children
- Interpersonal Problems
- School/ Work Issues
- Stress and Adjustment issues
- Trauma (single event)
Anyone can encounter hard times in life and it’s important to know you have the skills to cope. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop new insights, build skills and strengths to overcome challenges, and to improve your overall well-being.
Call now to book an appointment with Karina – 02 9525 8443