Master of Clinical Psychology (Victoria University)
Dr of Clinical and Community Psychology (Italy)
Specialist in Psychotherapy (Italy)
Sandra is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia, New Zealand and Italy.
She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a psychologist and endorsed as a clinical psychologist.
Sandra is also member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
More than 20 years experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community health services and private practice. Extensive experience in working with children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Provides Services to:
Children (2 years+), adolescents, adults, the elderly, couples and groups.
Fluent Italian – Basic Spanish
Areas of expertise:
- Depression and dysthymia
- Anxiety (Generalised, Social, Panic Disorder, Phobia)
- Grief & loss
- Migrant adjustment
- Workplace stress
- Gambling issues affecting both self & others
- Alcohol & drug use affecting both self & others
- Eating Disorders
- Self Esteem Issues
- Adjustment Issues
- Life transitions
- Relationships and interpersonal relationships
- Children psychological and behavioural issues
- Family matters including separation and divorce
- Adoption settlement issues
Types of treatment modalities used:
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
Sandra aims to work collaboratively with her clients to enable them to have access to their best resources. She uses a number of evidence based therapies, including a psychodynamic framework, which allows one to explore past relationships and experiences, but makes sure to tailor it to the specific needs of her clients. When deemed adequate, best practice short-term approaches may be chosen. This meshing of approaches makes it possible to identify and achieve prominent goals, thus enhancing the client’s sense of wellbeing.
Sandra sees clients at our Wheelers Hill office
Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Sandra.
Our online self-service booking system is undergoing a major overhaul, and will be unavailable until late 2017. Until then, our friendly reception team is happy to take your call and book your appointments for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.