• Registered Psychologist North Sydney.


    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    M.Psy. BA.Edu. B.Art. Dip.Edu.

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • North Sydney, NSW
    Accepted Insurance Funds

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

    Specialised Training
    • EMDR level 1 – Psychology Training
    • The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma, Attachment and Neuroscience – Bessel van der Kolk
    • ACT made Simple – Russ Harris
    • Children PD – APS
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence
    • Suicide prevention: A practitioner’s guide – APS
    • Perinatal non-directive counselling training – APS
    • Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Teletherapy with Children – Liana Lowenstein
    • How to Do Couples Therapy Online – Laura Heck
    • Internal Family Systems Model – Simonac d’Orsogna
    • Brain to Brain Engagement: Neuroscience and Practice Based Techniques for the Best Client Outcomes – Daniel Short
    • Engaging parents of school-aged children – Nicola Palfrey, Sarah Seekamp, Mandy Walsh
    • Successful Outcomes with Clients Who Resist Change – Clifton Mitchell
    • Compassion Fatigue, Resiliency at Work & Recovery For Professionals – Anna Baranowsky
    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Marsha Linehan
    • Assessing and Working With Clients From Complex Family Dynamics – Sophie Holmes
    • Schema Therapy – The Model, Methods and Techniques – Chris Hayes
    • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) – Stan Tatkin
    • Bridging the Couple Chasm, Level 1 – John and Julie Gottman
    • Healing The Fragmented Selves: Trauma-Informed Treatment by Dr Janina Fisher
    Areas of Interest
    • Relationships at home and work with partners, family, friends and colleagues.
    • Assisting those seeking a relationship.
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Attachment-based
    • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
    • Compassion Focused
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Dialectical (DBT)
    • Eclectic
    • EMDR
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Gottman Method
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Multicultural
    • Psychoeducation
    • Strength-Based
    About Therapist

    Adena is a fully registered Psychologist who shows genuine and empathic support/concern for her clients. She engages her clients in working collaboratively with her, with the aim of increasing their feeling of well-being and relationship satisfaction. She utilises various therapeutic frameworks to guide sessions with clients. Sessions are tailored to assess and address the specific needs and concerns of each client or couple, according to their unique situation.

    Adena draws from her many years of experience as a psychologist and teacher. In this time, she learnt that most people attend psychology sessions in order to express concerns about their significant others. Many times these conversations revolve around their lives, and the relating or lack of relating to these people.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 15 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Joining with the couple as we explore their situation.
    2. Working with the ‘space between’ the couple/dyad.
    3. Utilising what I have learnt during professional development sessions to better assist clients.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The most satisfying part of the work that I do is seeing couples being able to bridge the gap between themselves to be able to move forward together, rather than apart.

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

    An example of a couple that I helped is one that attended the first session with difficulties in communicating. They both had extensive relationship histories. They also had childhood events and relationships that affected their interactions in the current relationship. They were able to work together, using mostly the Gottman approach, and felt comfortable enough to make a commitment to get married, they are now engaged!

    Parking & Accessibility

    Public transport nearby.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552