Monika is a registered psychologist who has experience working across a range of life-stages and with varied clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues. Monika is particularly passionate about working with children, adolescents and families.
Monika’s approach to therapy is warm, humanistic and collaborative. She believes strongly in the power of a safe, genuine and trusting relationship as the basis of change and growth for clients.
She works with an evidence-based therapeutic approach informed by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), drawing upon dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and attachment-based and interpersonal interventions as required.
Prior to her clinical training, Monika worked in clinical research settings, including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Orygen Youth Health and Tuning in to Kids/Teens research groups in Melbourne. She is also currently working two days a week at Canberra Heath to Health, delivering individual and group therapy to consumers in a public setting.
Monika completed her training in psychology at The University of Melbourne and the Australian National University. Monika has provided evidence based psychological interventions within the ANU Psychology Clinic, at Headspace Queanbeyan and telepsychology to individuals in rural NSW, via the ANU eTherapy Clinic.
Age Range: Adolescent (12-18), Adult (18+), Children (under 12), Older Persons
Specialities/Interests and Experience: Anxiety, Depression, Relational Issues, Trauma
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