Danica is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Danica is passionate about helping those of all ages who experience difficulty managing mental health concerns, assisting and supporting them to achieve good health and wellbeing. Danica has a particular interest in working with adults and young people on issues relating to: Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Trauma and Stress related Disorders, Behavioural Disorders.

Sticking to Goals and Staying Motivated

Sticking to Goals and Staying Motivated One of our recent team meetings involved my colleagues and I setting goals for the year across different areas of our life.  This, and the usual start of year conversations around people’s New Years resolutions, got me thinking about how many of us actually end up sticking by these…

Red flags of disordered eating in your teenager

Imagine your worst fear… It might seem silly to some, but food can represent a terrifying feat to others… Eating Disorders are extremely serious, complex patterns of behaviour that are often viewed with stigma and superficial understanding.   Eating Disorders have the highest rates of mortality amongst the mental health disorders and affect 1 in…

OCD: Breaking the Myths

Often when I hear people talk about OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) they are usually making reference to anal retentiveness, having to order things in specific ways or being overly clean. People will say “I am so OCD about…” such and such. But what really is OCD? What is the clinical disorder that I see torture…

Managing Difficult Behaviour in Children

Early Childhood: Red Flags and Intervention Early childhood intervention can be extremely beneficial for young people and their families. With huge amounts of growth and learning, these early years are crucial to development with parents playing a key role in a young person’s social and emotional wellbeing. According to the research, we know that early…

What Is Mindfulness? How to be mindful - The Psych Professionals

Stress Less Through Mindfulness

Stress is an inevitable part of life. At times stress can feel totally overwhelming and unmanageable; at other times, stress can facilitate our performance by being a helpful motivator.   Sometimes, coping with and managing stress means that we can spend much of our time focusing on past errors, regrets and loss, or the opposite;…