Dr. Rita Younan


Clinic Director


Rita is the director and founder of the Schema Therapy Institute Australia.  Rita works both in Individual and Group Schema Therapy and was the Director of The Schema Therapy Department at The Victoria Clinic, a private psychiatric hospital in Melbourne, Australia.  In collaborating with the founders of Group Schema Therapy, Professor Joan Farrell & Ms Ida Shaw, Rita developed an intensive 4-week inpatient program in Group Schema Therapy for Complex Trauma and subsequent outpatient program.

Rita is involved in a number of research projects assessing the efficacy of Schema Therapy as a clinical intervention for a number of clinical disorders, she is a member of the Executive Board for the International Society of Schema Therapy and holds the position of Training Co-ordinator. Rita is an AHPRA endorsed supervisor and honorary Associate at Australian Catholic University at the Post-Graduate level.

Rita works Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 – 5pm and is involved in facilitating the Group Schema Therapy Program offered at Schema Therapy Institute Australia.  Rita is at the Essendon location.