Michaela is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience working in a range of different psychological fields. She recently returned back to Tasmania after working for two years in a school in Romania, which helped develop her interest and experience in expat and cross-cultural psychology. She has worked in the fields of addictions, trauma, schools, mental health and private practice. She has a particular interest in expat psychology, adolescent anxiety and depression, relationships, attachment, parenting, addictions, adjustment, performance psychology and trauma. Michaela works with children, adolescents and adults in group and individual modalities and uses a variety of approaches, particularly EMDR, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Michaela completed her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours at the University of Tasmania in 2008, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Charles Sturt University in 2015. She is registered as a psychologist with specialist endorsement in clinical psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). See here for more information on what to expect from seeing a psychologist who is a member of the APS.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once you've reached out to Michaela to discuss individual psychological services, the first step is a brief conversation to find out the reason for accessing the service, to ensure that Michaela is the right fit for you. A 50 minute initial session will be scheduled and you will receive some documents with further information about what to expect. The first session will look very different to what you see in the movies or on TV! You will talk over a videoconferencing app such as Zoom and Michaela will ask some questions to find out as much as she can to determine the best way to help you. If you decide to continue with therapy, you will negotiate an agreement for how therapy will progress and also decide on some goals for therapy. You will leave the first session with some strategies on how to manage your situation.