Anna completed her Bachelor of Social Science at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology at The University of Newcastle. She has undertaken advanced training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Anna is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
Anna has 15 years of clinical experience working with adults and adolescents in community and hospital settings. During this time she has co-developed and delivered an inpatient CBT group programme to treat psychosis and substance use; a DBT outpatient programme for families and adolescents with mental health problems; and inpatient psycho-education programmes. Anna has also enjoyed teaching CBT and other clinical skills to post graduate students at Macquarie University.
Anna has an interest in the relationship between personality style and mental health outcomes following trauma and stress. She has presented at national and international conferences on the relationship between trauma exposure, personality traits and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Anna uses evidence-based therapies to treat psychological problems such as depression, grief, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, life stage adjustment problems and drug and alcohol problems. She also has an interest in psychodynamic therapies and personality style.