Vinita is a fully registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Vinita has obtained a Master of Applied Psychology (Counselling) at the University of Queensland.
Vinita is experienced in working within individuals across the lifespan including primary school-aged children, adults, and she has a special interest in the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers.
Vinita is also skilled in working with individuals with concerns pertaining to self-confidence, social skills, mood disturbances, grief and loss, drug and alcohol concerns, and everyday stress.
She uses a trans-therapeutic approach and uses techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. This mix provides a tailored experience for each of her clients. Vinita also loves using Art and Sandplay Therapy with her younger clients.
Vinita is co-author of pending published journal articles (mental health of refugee Women-at-Risk) and has developed and facilitated several brief workshops for children with mood disturbances and social difficulties, and adult workshops on managing insomnia, practicing mindfulness and meditation, and social groups for vulnerable and isolated populations.
Vinita is passionate about working in a collaborative and non-judgemental manner achieve treatment goals and to help individuals attain a more fulfilling life.
- Social skills and confidence building
- Refugee mental health
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Grief & Loss
- Mother of a pug
- Arts & crafts
- Advocate for human rights and equality
- Cross-cultural experiences
- Medicare (Better Access / Mental Health Care Plan)
- Helping Children with Autism Initiative
- Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) – General
- Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) – Children
- Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) – Suicide Prevention
- Private Health Funds
- Private Pay
BBehavSc, BPsychSc (Hons), MAppPsych (Counselling)
|Wedneday||2.30pm to 9.00pm|
|Thursday||2.30pm to 9.00pm|
|Friday||9.00am to 3.30pm|
|Saturday||9.00am to 3.30pm|