Amalia has completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, and is currently completing a PhD at UTS in Sydney with a focus on intrusive symptoms following exposure to traumatic events. Amalia was awarded the University Medal for her undergraduate studies, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented her research at national and international conferences. Amalia has completed training in therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Clinical Hypnosis, and Narrative Therapy. Amalia is a board approved supervisor and member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Amalia’s clinical experience includes working with young people at Headspace where she provided individual and family-based therapy for a range of presentations. She has worked within the perinatal team at Grand Pacific Health to provide support during pregnancy through to the following 5-year antenatal period, and to assist with grief and loss. Amalia has also run group programs at South Coast Private Hospital focused on recovery and wellness.
Amalia works with people experiencing symptoms associated with mood difficulties, anxiety, trauma, grief, relational issues, and distress associated with physiological conditions. Prior to psychology, Amalia worked as a somatic therapist and trained students in this field. As such, she combines her knowledge and passion for physical, mental, and emotional wellness into her treatment approach. Amalia draws on evidence-based and compassion-focused practices to support clients in living an empowered and meaningful life.