Tania Rugiero

Registered Psychologist


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Certificate of Applied Psychology
  • Hurstville: Mon, Wed
  • Burwood: Tue, Thu
  • Language: English

Scheduling that initial appointment or attending your first session is often the most difficult. To deal with your problems, you may have developed coping strategies which exacerbate the situation. Sometimes, talking to family and friends just isn’t enough. I provide a safe space which respects your privacy and confidentiality. Together, we’ll start implementing change to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.

Tania Rugiero

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger Management
  • Social anxiety
  • LGBTI
  • Stress and work-related issues
  • Adolescents (12+)

Professional Experience

Tania works with adolescents and adults and is highly skilled in treating anxiety and depression, grief and loss, stress, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, pregnancy support and women’s health. She also has experience working with adolescents in educational settings, providing interventions for academic stress, perfectionism, performance anxiety and interpersonal challenges.

Tania takes her clients on a journey to develop a richer understanding of their own behaviour and implement change in their lives. She deeply values trust and mutual respect within the therapeutic relationship. Taking a client-focused and collaborative approach, Tania works alongside each individual to understand what is meaningful in their lives. She focuses on their values to resolve their issues, while equipping them with skills and strategies they can apply throughout their lives.

Tania often starts with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as it helps her clients understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviours influence each other. She then initiates behavioural change by challenging their negative core beliefs. Tania also utilises other therapeutic modalities like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which helps her clients commit to change while accepting things that they cannot control. She also uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which is about self-regulation, being present and sitting with difficult feelings – all of which are important parts of change. Tania likes to incorporate mindfulness practices in all her treatment models.

When she isn’t working, Tania enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and relaxing with friends.

Counselling Style

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

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Booking and Cancellation Policy

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 hour 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 Saturday 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.  Medicare Rebates are provided on the spot at the end of each session (if you have a valid Mental Health Care Plan from your GP). If you would like to reschedule your appointment you can do so with at least 24 hours notice.

If you are booking an online session, please email your referral to intake@newvisionpsychology.com.au or ask your GP to fax it to 02 80681113