Kirsten attended The University of Sydney, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Psychology and Sociology in 2001, and a Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) in 2002. Kirsten completed her psychology internship over 10 years ago in a Rural Community Mental Health setting. With 13 years experience working in psychology based roles, Kirsten has spent the past 5 years working as a therapist in private practice in the local area.
She has previously been employed in Community Mental Health and generalist counselling settings working with families, couples, individuals and adolescents. Her clinical experience includes (but not limited to):
- mental health issues
- addiction, substance abuse and associated compulsive behaviors
- grief and loss
- self-esteem and confidence issues
- stress management
- relationship issues
- trauma counselling
- parenting issues
- chronic disease management
Kirsten’s therapeutic approach includes Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy.
Kirsten is registered with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is also registered as a provider to private health funds and with Medicare Australia, enabling clients to receive a rebate for psychological services. Kirsten is also registered with a number of Employment Assistance Programs (Davidson Trahaire Corpsych. Access EAP and Optum) and is WorkCover approved to work with individuals that have a workplace injury.
Recent professional training includes (but not limited to): Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Children’s Mental Health Service training, Chronic disease self-management (behavioural interventions) and sleep psychology training.