Some people are anxious about pursuing therapy because they’re not sure what to expect and are hesitant about opening up to a stranger. It’s important to find a professional you feel comfortable with. It might take a bit of time but when you find a therapist you connect with, it will absolutely be worth it!
Joanna is especially skilled in treating depressive disorders and anxiety-related disorders like generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She conducts screenings and assessments to diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is also experienced in treating individuals with complex needs, including those with comorbid substance use disorders and mental disorders, as well as those with significant psychosocial issues. She particularly enjoys working with teenagers and young adults.
Joanna believes we are the experts of our own lives. She therefore adopts a client-focused approach, developing and implementing interventions based on each person’s needs, preferences and treatment history.
Joanna provides a safe and non-judgemental space for people to share their experiences. She helps her clients clarify their values and goals and take action to improve their lives. During her sessions, she helps people understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do. She teaches them skills and strategies to help alleviate their distress, thus helping them change their attitudes and behaviour. By using a variety of therapeutic modalities, she enhances her clients’ mental health and wellbeing, guiding them towards rich and meaningful lives.
When she isn’t working, Joanna enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on hikes and road trips.
All online bookings require full upfront payment. This payment is non-refundable but is transferrable if your appointment is rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice. New Vision Psychology has a 24 hours cancellation policy which applies to all initial and follow up appointments. This is because we value the time of our psychologists. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please call us on 1300 001 778 between 8:30am – 5:30pm between Monday and Friday with at least 24 hours notice (and by Saturday if our appointment is on a Monday) otherwise the full fee will be charged. We do not accept cancellations via text or email. Please cancel by calling 1300 001 778.
If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, this will be provided after we receive your referral and Mental Health Care Plan. Referral and Mental Health Care Plan Can be Submitted through our portal by clicking HERE or email to email@example.com or ask your GP to fax it to 02 80681113
(Please note that if you bring a copy of your referral to your psychologist at your initial session, there may be a significant delay in receiving your rebate, please submit your referral through our portal prior to your session.)