Daniella is a provisionally registered Psychologist in her final year of her Master of Clinical Psychology degree. She has been a mental health practitioner since 2020 and has worked in public health adult and young adult inpatient mental health wards as well as with adults in private practice. Before then, she worked for a number of years as a researcher on a study into chronic homelessness as well as in mental health communication and volunteered with youth on the street.
Daniella enjoys working with clients across the lifespan, and particularly enjoys working with young adults. She has experience working with people from minority communities, from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those who might have experienced more challenging family environments growing up.
Daniella works from a trauma-informed perspective, meaning that she works with clients to understand how their current challenges may be a reaction to or a coping mechanism informed by past trauma experiences. Using this framework together with evidence-based intervention techniques based in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), she works with clients to identify what recovery means for them and then work together towards it. She meets clients with warmth and unconditional positive regard and respect and has been known to crack a joke or two. She values the lived experience perspective and sees each client as an expert in their own needs and experiences.
Master of Clinical Psychology (Charles Sturt University) – in progress
Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Australian Catholic University) – 2020
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) (Australian Catholic University) – 2016
Bachelor of Science (University of Melbourne) – 2014
Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Daniella.