Psychologist

  • Clinical Psychologist Chermside.

    Alyssa

    Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

    DPsych(Clin); MPhil; BAPsych(Hons); BACI(Hons)

    Hart Centre Certified

     

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    LOCATIONS
    • Chermside, QLD
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds. Medicare rebates available for individual sessions only (with a valid Mental Health Care Plan).

    Specialised Training
    • Fundamentals, Core Skills A & B, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
    • Level 1 and 2 Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy
    • Fundamentals Emotionally Focused Therapy for Families
    • Queering EFT: EFT and the LGBTQIA+ communities
    • Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Russ Harris)
    • Introduction and Advanced Schema Therapy (Schema Therapy Australia)
    • Introduction, Advanced, and Case Consultation Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
    • Advanced Motivational Interviewing (Stan Steindl)
    • Phenomenological Existential Therapy (Dr Yaqui Martinez)
    • Healing The Fragmented Selves: Trauma-Informed Treatment by Dr Janina Fisher
    Areas of Interest
    • Couples
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Diverse relationship structures, with comorbid mental/physical health diagnoses or trauma
    • Transition to parenting
    • Separation
    • Infidelity
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Attachment-based
    • Coaching
    • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
    • EMDR
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Existential
    • Experiential Therapy
    • Humanistic
    • Integrative
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Psychoeducation
    • Schema Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma Focused
    About Therapist

    Alyssa approaches her work with professionalism and kindness. She creates a warm, accepting space for clients to explore difficult issues. With a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and many years of experience and additional training, she is highly skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health.

    She sees her role as collaborating with her clients, to develop a personalised approach to address the client’s concerns. Often, this begins with a focus on surviving, and moves into thriving. Alyssa specialises in couples’ therapy (with a focus on LGBTQIA+ and diverse relationship structures), mood disorders, trauma, and coping with physical illness. She has advanced training in emotionally focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy, EMDR, and professional coaching.
    She understands and respects the strength it takes to do psychological work. She believes individuals do the best they can with the skills and learning they have.

    LGBTQIA+ ally – love is love.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 14 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Empathy and warmth
    2. High level of training and qualifications in multiple treatment approaches
    3. Strong ability to conceptualise and develop personalised treatment plans
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Watching people learn the skills they need to handle life’s difficulties and thrive. Watching them go from suffering to finding reward and enjoyment in life.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A couple that came to me with conflict (regular arguments), due to cultural differences and different communication styles. We reduced the conflict and implemented a healthy communication style, which allowed them to explore their wants and needs in the relationship. They are now married and expecting their first child.

    Parking & Accessibility

    There are 3 levels of free undercover parking under the building

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