Michaela J Psychologist

  • Michaela Psychologist Sydney

    Michaela J

    Couples Psychologist Sydney

    BA (Psych), Grad dip Sc (Psych)

    Hart Centre Certified

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    • Crows Nest, NSW
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds.

    Specialised Training
    • Barry McCarthy – Sex Therapy Conference, the Hart Centre
    • Mental Health Academy – Suicide Prevention course
    • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
    Areas of Interest
    • Anxiety
    • Intimacy
    • Desire discrepancies
    • Childhood trauma
    About Michaela J

    Michaela specialises in individual and relationship counselling in Sydney. Relationships and their profound impact on individuals lives is her passion in life. Her focus as a therapist is prevention. She wants to de-stigmatise therapy as a daunting experience and instead turn it into a building block which supports couples and individuals in implementing strategies to build and create strong and positively functioning life long relationships.

    Michaela is an empathetic, open minded and practical therapist. She has been working as a counsellor for four years and feels it is truely an honor to provide the tools for people to grow and connect and then witness the domino effect this has on their lives. She utilises varying approaches during therapy as she enjoys tailoring her approach to suit the needs of her clients. These include techniques from Gottman, Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Michaela is a big believer in incorporating psychological techniques in to your life in ways you find enjoyable and accessible to create maintainable positive changes.

    In addition to her counselling, Michaela has spent 9 years running a personal training business. As a result of this she is a strong believer that physical and mental health go hand in hand. This has had a direct influence on her holistic view on therapy which she use to support her clients in an empathetic and practical manner.

    When Michaela is not working as a therapist she enjoys time with her large, tight-knit family, practicing Muay Thai and she can never get enough of being out in nature.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Empathetic, open minded and practical

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The most satisfying and fufilling part of the work I do is helping clients become their own therapists so they are armed with the tools to make it through life’s ups and downs easier and potentially having the effect of creating strong, happy, long lasting relationships for people.

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

    I had a couple come to see me in the height of a major relationship ending argument. Their conflicts included an array of problems such as infidelity, grief and mental health issues.

    I saw the couple together and then individually as well. During our sessions I worked together with the clients to develop communication tools that helped them feel like they were finally speaking the same language and could begin the process of working through their tensions.

    We created a plan together and I supported them through their journey to building the strong and long lasting relationship they wanted.

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