Nadia engages well with children and young adults and works with them to find strategies to protect high-risk youth that require their parents/carers’ involvement. Nadia has experience working with clients as young as 8 years old and across the lifespan, as well as working with diversity as well as cultural differences.
Nadia;s therapeutic training highlights include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, ADHD non-medication treatment certification and trauma informed practice.
Nadia is passionate and skilled working with Aboriginal people, and she has an understanding and compassionate perspective of the impact of government policies and intergenerational conflict. Nadia is experienced working with cultural and linguistically diverse people experiencing difficulties adjusting to the Western culture and society, while still maintaining their Eastern values and beliefs.
ADHD assessment and therapy
Nadia conducts ADHD assessments for adults and therapy and treatment for adults and children. ADHD medication paired with cognitive- behavioral therapy is the most effective treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. Nadia can assist with cognitive therapy (helping with distorted thought processes), dialectal behaviour therapy (helping with managing emotons and ADHD coaching to help clients achieve emotional/intellectual growth, strong social skills, effective learning strategies, compelling career and business exploration, and thoughtful financial planning.
A message from Nadia about how she works with clients:
“I am always respectful and my clients have advised me that I provide non-judgemental, compassionate, and considerate support. My clients have informed me that they feel they can talk to me about anything and they respect that I work collaboratively with them to develop plans and strategies for them to reach their goals and live a happy, healthy life. Children and youths I have worked with always remember me and the support I provided them, as well as the strategies we developed together.”
Nadia’s perspective is humanist, however, she likes to use strategies that are client focussed and ‘fit’ the clients’ needs in terms of counselling, assessment and intervention approaches.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been proven to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug use problems, eating disorders and others. CBT believes that the way we think can influence how we feel and how we act. Therefore, if we can change our thoughts, we will be able to change how we feel and act. Nadia uses CBT as a core treatment approach, and she has had experience supporting people who suffer from depression and anxiety with positive outcomes.
Qualifications and Training
- Master of Psychology
- Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- ADHD Certificate Course (Moving Beyond Medication)
- Executive Function, ADHD and Stress in the Classroom
- ADHD Treatment for Children & Adults: Proven Strategies to SelfRegulate, Stay on Task & Manage Anxiety & Intense Emotions
Professional Memberships: Australian Psychological Society
Nadia is passionate about working with people with these concerns:
ADHD assessment and treatment
Challenging Behaviour/Emotional Regulation
New sibling issues
Borderline Personality Disorder