Naomi has a passion for building collaborative, honest therapeutic relationships, grounded in respect and empathy. Naomi works with adults of all ages across a range of life challenges, including grief, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity and relationship issues, procrastination, and also hoarding behaviour. Naomi has an interest in working with people who have been impacted by difficult early life experiences, and also enjoys working with people focusing on the ‘here and now’.
Naomi uses evidence-based approaches, drawing primarily from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. She also utilises Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy or Schema Therapy frameworks where clients will benefit from such approaches. When working with people who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Naomi uses Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Naomi’s clients can expect to feel heard, and genuinely collaborated with. She tailors therapy to focus on what matters most to the client. Naomi helps people build on their existing skills to bring about change, using their own knowledge and also by sharing ideas and strategies that have been known to be useful for others. She encourages open feedback from clients and supports non-stigmatising of mental health problems.
Naomi began her career 15 years ago in community organisations, working with women experiencing chronic homelessness, counselling with survivors of trauma and torture, supervising staff and, in more recent years, developing psychology course content with Deakin University. Outside of the Centre for Clinical Psychology, Naomi works as a psychologist in a public mental health clinic.
Naomi welcomes working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, all religious/spiritual backgrounds, and gender and sexual minorities. She seeks to work with all clients to create spaces where they can feel safe.
- Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)