Qualification: DPsych (Clin), BBehSc (Psych Hons), MAPS, MACPA
Charissa is a Clinical Psychologist who works from a collaborative, compassionate, and thoughtful approach to support clients in making meaningful change with the aim of improving their quality of life.
Charissa was awarded the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the Queensland University of Technology and has practiced across various clinical settings including hospitals, forensic facilities, and community. Charissa has experience working with adults, children and youth, and their families in managing a range of emotional and psychological concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, behavioural challenges, and personality disorders. Charissa can also support clients through general life stress, grief and loss, anger issues, addiction, and relationship difficulties.
Charissa is dedicated to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment, and believes in working collaboratively with each client to develop an individualised treatment plan to cater to the client’s needs. Charissa offers a range of psychological assessment services, and works from an integrative therapeutic approach including interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic and other insight-oriented therapies, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Charissa understands that it can be daunting to seek therapy for the first time or to re-commence therapy with a new Psychologist. She will take time to explore clients’ concerns and wishes, and assist them in moving forward with greater confidence and contentment in life.