Tina is a psychotherapist and registered Occupational Therapist with Australian Health Practitioner Agency and Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health initiative. Tina can also provide treatment to people who have NDIA recovery plans in place.
Tina has been working in the clinical mental health space providing assessment and intervention for both common and severe mental health disorders. As an Occupational Therapist, she focuses on supporting individuals with a client-centered approach that is collaborative and geared towards a more meaningful life with improved quality of life outcomes in mind. She believes the therapeutic space should be a safe space where one can explore their presenting difficulties, develop a better understanding of who they are, and makes sense of the experiences that have shaped them.
Tina uses a holistic and trauma-informed approach and draws on a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities such as sensory regulation, CBT, and mindfulness to guide therapy. She enjoys working with people presenting with a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, life and relationship stress, personality vulnerabilities, and psychosis. She concurrently works part-time in the public mental health arena providing specialist treatment to young people and their families recovering from early psychosis. Tina is a culturally sensitive practitioner and LGBTQI friendly.
Tina works Wednesday mornings and is available for sessions as of August 11 at the Essendon location.