"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination"
PSYCHOLOGISTS AIM TO REDUCE THE DISTRESS AND IMPROVE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING OF CLIENTS
They use psychological methods and research to make positive changes to their clients' lives and offer offer various forms of treatment. They work with clients of all ages on a variety of different mental or physical health problems including:
Depression & anxiety
Adjustment to physical illness
Personal & family relationship problems
Christina is a registered psychologist with over 20 years experience working across clinical and organisational environments. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has also completed a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and a Certificate in Executive Coaching.
Christina has worked extensively across both public and private health sectors. Her clinical experience includes working as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Head of Service for Secondary Level, Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. In Christina’s private practice she has worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of issues.
Christina’s clinical practice is guided by various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and the use of Personality assessments.
Christina has significant experience assisting individuals with;
grief and bereavement
relationship difficulties (marital, workplace, family)
Christina’s experience in the corporate sector includes assessment for recruitment and organisational development; executive coaching; manager support; team building; creating resilient, high performing teams; coaching for high potentials, managing change; career guidance and career transition.
Dr Tom Traae is a clinical psychologist with 18 years experience across a wide span of private, Government, and non-Government services. Past work experience include extensive work with children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities, and many years within the mental health sector. Tom has a BA Psychology degree, MA Clinical Psychology degree, and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree.
His career includes working with severe and challenging behaviour, as well as restricted practices in QLD where he was the director of clinical services for Central and North QLD. Since coming to NSW, Tom has led clinical teams in several non-Government organisations, providing therapy to children, adults, and families.
Tom was most recently the Senior Clinical Manager of 4 headspace centres in NSW, providing clinical services to young people aged 12-25 before going back into private practice and joining In Touch in January 2021. He also provides supervision to senior psychologists and other mental health clinicians as well as delivering training and workshops to various organisations.
Tom is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptable and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. He works with children and young people as well as adults, and has several years of experience working with couples and families.
Anastasia is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology.
Anastasia has worked in a variety of settings including drug and alcohol, youth mental health, and disability. She has worked primarily within Not-For-Profit organisations including Lifestart, The Salvation Army- Youthlink, and Headspace before joining Private Practice and InTouch.
Anastasia has supported people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship conflict, alcohol and other substance addictions, conduct and anger related issues. She has also provided support for children and young people diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder (including Autism ) and their families.
Anastasia uses a client-centered, culturally and trauma informed approach. She enjoys working collaboratively with people of all ages, gender, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. She strives to build an understanding of what has led an individual to their present experience in life and move towards creating more meaningful changes by incorporating a focus on individual strengths and resilience.
Anastasia utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).