Dominica Dorning

Dominica completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with Honours at La Trobe University in Melbourne and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the same university. She has undertaken additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and is pursuing training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Dominica has also completed training in yoga teaching (350 hours).

Dominica is an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and a board approved supervisor. She has a broad range of experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds with a range of presenting difficulties, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sleep difficulties, stress, panic attacks, personality disorders and bi-polar disorder. In addition to private practice she currently works at STARTTS where her clients are individuals from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.
Dominica’s work is trauma informed and she is motivated by a strong sense of integrity and compassion. She draws on a flexible working approach and evidenced based interventions to successfully treat symptoms of psychological distress.
Dominica is also a yoga teacher with experience in adapting yoga practices to varied participants, including people exposed to trauma, chronic health/pain difficulties and individuals with larger bodies.

Dominica enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She has particular interests in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, work/life stress, relationship difficulties and gender and sexual identity. Dominica is also interested in the overlap of ancient yoga philosophy/techniques and contemporary psychological interventions.