SORRY, I'M NOT TAKING NEW PATIENTS
FITZROY NORTH, VICTORIA
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BaPsych, PgDipPsych, MaPsych (Educational), MaPsych (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist | Advanced Certified Schema Therapist
My name is Tena (pronounced Ten-uh), I have been working with clients for 15 years and continue to get enormous satisfaction from connecting with clients and helping them build better lives. I provide a bespoke service, tailoring the therapy to each client and working collaboratively to achieve a person's goals.
The main therapy I offer, Schema Therapy, focuses on treating the underlying factors that drive a person’s difficulties. This treats the cause, not the symptoms. Schema Therapy addresses problems at their core by breaking lifelong dysfunctional patterns and meeting psychological needs.
Clients who seek me are usually professionals, aged 24+ who have tried therapies like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). They want to try Schema Therapy to build insight and to use this as a catalyst for lasting change.
I hold full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001126432), and have an area of practice endorsement (AoPE) in Clinical Psychology. I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Please see here for Covid safe practices.
"Empathy is communicating that incredibly healing message of you're not alone."
I offer long term therapy for adults (24+) who want lasting change. I usually work from a Schema Therapy model, incorporating Positive Psychology and ACT where appropriate. I deliver Schema Therapy for the following conditions:
CONDITIONS I HAVE EXPERTISE WITH
✓ Personality Disorders
✓ Stress and Burnout
✓ Grief, Loss, Separation
CONDITIONS I DO NOT HAVE EXPERTISE WITH
✕ Addiction (i.e. Substance, Gambling)
✕ Eating Disorders
WHAT IS SCHEMA THERAPY?
Schema Therapy helps individuals lead more fulfilling lives by changing deep negative unconditional beliefs and learning more helpful coping styles. It is a longer-term approach (15+ sessions) that suits a broad range of conditions including depression and anxiety. The aim is to break dysfunctional patterns and to meet needs long term.