Professional Bio




Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Educational Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology. 

Tena Davies is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working for 12 years with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in a range of settings including educational institutions, hospitals, medical centres and private consulting suites.

Tena began her psychology career in 2006 after completing a Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Initially working with young people and adults, she undertook a second Master's degree in Clinical Psychology to further develop her clinical skills with adults while also investigating the relationship between parenting style and adolescent online behaviour.

She has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Tena's services include psychological counselling to adolescents and adults with anxiety and depression, and cyber safety training for students, parents and teachers.

Psychological counselling

Tena understands that client's come to therapy during a vulnerable time in their lives and seeks to make them feel heard and understood. Through helping clients understand the root cause of negative behaviour patterns and why they keep repeating, she works with them create meaningful change.

Drawing on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and insight oriented therapies, she teaches her clients new skills that empower and help them reach their potential. The key to doing this is through a thorough assessment process and tailored treatment plan developed in collaboration with the client. Equally important is developing and maintaining a constructive working relationship with the client.

Tena’s areas of interest and specialisation include depression, anxiety, motivation and procrastination, difficulty making decisions, life stage transitions, post-natal depression, navigating parenthood, and sleep difficulties.

Cyber safety and psychological wellness

Tena has conducted extensive research into managing a young person's behaviour online and, for the past 8 years, has conducted cyber safety training nationally with thousands of primary and secondary aged students, parents and teachers.

Her Cyber Savvy training covers how to effectively respond to risks such as cyber bullying, sexting, cyber addiction and time wasting online. Tena’s approach is realistic, practical and humorous. Each session is tailored to the audience and incorporates the latest research.

Tena has contributed to many media discussions regarding cyber safety including The Project and Herald Sun and has had articles published in print and online publications including the Australian Government's Raising Children's Network. She has written two chapters on Parenting and Managing Time Online for the book 'Raising happy, healthy young minds.'