” Acceptance is often a crucial step to change, and self-awareness facilitates acceptance. My role is not to ‘fix’ you, but to guide you to make the changes you want.”
Meghna is a child and adolescent psychologist with over a decade’s worth of experience in the mental health field. She works with people across the lifespan – from toddlers to older adults. She is especially skilled in ADHD, ODD and other behavioural disorders, parent training, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, schizophrenia, personality disorders and addiction.
Meghna comes from a background as a Behaviour Therapist and has provided clinical training to other therapists. Having worked with a wide range of people across different ages, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds, she has developed a complex understanding of diverse needs. Her experience has taught her that everyone’s journey is different – from a treatment perspective, progress is never linear and cannot be compared between individuals.
Meghna creates a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients. Her counselling style varies depending on the needs of the individual, as there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” method. She uses various therapeutic modalities such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) particularly in relation to distress tolerance and emotional regulation, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, behaviour therapy and parent training. She takes an integrative approach and provides psychoeducation, while guiding her clients to make changes for themselves.
To people new to therapy, Meghna advises, “Be kind to yourself – take small steps but stay consistent. Your emotions are valid, but your thoughts are not facts – this is something we can explore further in therapy.”
Meghna enjoys insightful and evidence-based podcasts such as Hubermann Lab and Therapist Uncensored. She is currently listening to the book “The Myth of Normal” by Gabor Mate, and her recent favourites include “Attached” and “Whole Brain Living”.
When she isn’t working, Meghna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym, dancing and trying new fitness activities like boxing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)