Natasha is a registered psychologist with a passion for working with children and adolescents. Natasha has completed an undergraduate degree in Psychological Science, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Deakin University and a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology from ACU. Natasha has clinical experience across a range of settings, including mainstream schools, specialist schools, early intervention settings, community health settings and private practice.
Natasha’s therapeutic approach is child entered in nature, with a strong emphasis placed on empathically supporting children and families through effective and warm communication. Natasha recognizes the importance of play and engagement in one-on-one and group settings in order to facilitate comfort and positive change. Natasha enjoys working closely with parents and aims to empower and support children using evidence based, creative and engaging therapeutic techniques.
Natasha’s training and experience allows her to provide comprehensive cognitive, adaptive and educational assessments. With experience a school psychologist in a counselling role, Natasha employs evidence based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, social-emotional development, adjustment issues and navigating school-based difficulties. Natasha has a special interest in supporting children and young people with on the Autism Spectrum using play based, tangible and engaging strategies that can be implemented both at home and at school.
Natasha is passionate about fitness is working towards running a half marathon this year – fingers crossed! She enjoys taking her puppy Coco for walks and loves spending weekends with friends and family.