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 for seven years. She has led a DBT skills training group at St John of God Hospital in Richmond. She has 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.

Kara Holmes

Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Clinical)

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

Kara has been in private practice for five years primarily working with women recovering from homelessness and trauma. Kara has a non-judgemental, relational psychotherapeutic approach combined with skills-based therapies including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness. She has completed DBT Foundation Training through Behavioral Tech (training institute established by Dr Marsha Linehan).

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). 

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).

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