Hi, I'm Valentina
Through own life which has been a journey of self-discovery embracing spiritual development, I have developed a deeper understanding of human nature and the power of connecting to one’s own inner strength or spirit.
I believe an individual’s inner strength and wisdom can play a vital role in their own personal development and healing. This is known in psychology as a process of ‘self-actualization’ within a client centered framework.
Together you and I can tap into your inner spirit to make positive changes and reach your own personal goals in therapy.
Valentina's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Valentina completed a Bachelor of Arts, Honors majoring in Psychology. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Valentina will tailor a therapy plan unique to her client using several evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness techniques, Process orientation and Brief Solution Focused therapy.
Valentina is a registered psychologist with several years of psychological experience gained primarily from working within government departments such as the developmental disability sector, Health and Family and Community Services.
She has experience in psychometric testing covering areas such as cognition, personality, family relations and adaptive functioning. Valentina has designed behavioural intervention programs, and trained staff and family members in using them effectively.
She has worked with a multi-disciplinarian health-based team at Royal North Shore hospital, where the whole of the individual’s health was supported including their mental, physical, and social wellbeing.
Valentina has also run targeted groups for primary school aged children designed to educate, effect change, and offer peer support. She is accepting of all clients’ needs and is committed to creating a safe and accepting therapeutic environment.
Your wellbeing is her priority.
Areas of experience
Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Valentina can help you with.