Specialisation: Australian Registered Psychologist
Valentina is a registered Psychologist, trained yoga practitioner and member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) with over fifteen years’ experience working in the therapeutic space. Valentina is passionate about supporting people to improve their wellbeing and develop an authentic connection to their lives. Valentina works with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic stress/pain, grief and loss and life transitions. Her specific areas of interest are working with trauma and addiction including the ongoing impacts of adverse childhood experiences.
Valentina uses an integrative approach that is informed by biological, social, cultural, neuroscientific and attachment influences and incorporates Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in addition to other mindfulness-based and trauma-informed approaches.
Valentina engages collaboratively in assisting individuals to identify issues, build awareness and psychological flexibility, in addition to tailoring treatment to meet defined goals. She possesses a broad perspective on wellbeing including an emphasis on mind, body, lifestyle factors and self-compassion.
With a background in human resource management and years of experience providing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, Valentina has significant knowledge of the interpersonal dynamics of workplaces and the role professional life plays in identity and wellbeing.