Tania Alexander

Qualifications: Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, (University of St. Petersburg, Russia)

Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy), University of Sydney

 

Memberships: Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), College of Clinical Psychologists, Associate Member of Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP)

 

Tania has over 20 years experience providing psychological treatment based on the DBT principles. Over the years she participated in the development of DBT programs in the public mental health services and private sector. One of her DBT programs was nominated as runner up for the NSW Health Award (former Baxter Award) in 2009.  Tania received DBT Intensive training in 2007 (Melbourne) and Advanced Intensive training in 2010 (Seattle, Washington) through Behavioral Tech.

Bianca Dos Santos

Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Memberships: Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member of College of Clinical Psychologists

 

Bianca has worked across public health, not-for-profit and private practice settings. She is passionate in supporting individuals to meet their goals in achieving the quality of life they wish for themselves. Bianca has participated in the development of a DBT program within a residential mental health setting. She has received DBT Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech (training institute established by Dr Marsha Linehan).

Louise Fisher

Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Memberships: Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member of College of Clinical Psychologists, Member of Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP)

Louise has been in private practice in Potts Point since 2011. She has led a DBT skills training group at St John of God Hospital in Richmond. Louise received DBT Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech (training institute established by Dr Marsha Linehan). She has previously run a mood disorder therapy group at South Pacific Private Hospital, and a depression and bipolar support group for the Black Dog Institute. Louise was formerly Director of Training of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) Professional Training Course.

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Michaela Lakota

Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Memberships: Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Affiliate Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Michaela is a warm, down-to-earth psychologist with a focus on teaching evidence-based skills and practices to help her clients cope better with the challenges of life. Michaela spent five years living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, giving her a unique perspective on cultural, religious, and social issues and their impacts on mental health across various life stages. She has completed the Foundational DBT training through Behavioral Tech (training institute established by Dr Marsha Linehan). 

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Bernadette ​Fitzgerald

Qualifications: Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Counselling

Memberships: Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Bernadette has worked across not-for-profit and private health settings.  She lead a DBT Skills Training Group at Northside West Wentworthville and also ran Mood Disorder Groups for inpatient and outpatient groups.  Bernadette has completed the DBT Foundational Course through DBT Behavioral Tech (training institute established by Dr Marsha Linehan).

Narian Noory

Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Memberships: Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Narian is a clinical psychology registrar with a compassionate and collaborative approach to therapy. Narian has worked across public, private and community mental health settings in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Narian offers psychological interventions to adults requiring varying levels of care depending on their clinical needs. Narian is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that help her clients to move towards their long term life goals. She has completed the Foundational DBT training through Behavioural Tech (training institute established by Dr Marsha Linehan).

Ben Edwards 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (USyd), Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy (JNI), Bachelor of Science Psychology (Hons) (USyd). 

Memberships: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI) 

Ben has been working as a psychologist and psychotherapist since 2009.  Prior to working in psychology Ben had a career in finance.  He moved to psychology because he enjoys helping people to build lives of meaning and joy.  He was drawn to DBT as he finds it a very effective way to facilitate change in people’s lives.  Ben has experience working with the LGBTI community through ACON where he co-facilitated a men’s group for several years.  He loves meditating and mountain climbing.  He can often be found in the Blue Mountains doing both.  Ben conducts individual therapy and teaches skills groups at the DBT Psychology Clinic