BA (Hons.), MPsych (Clin.)
Clinical Psychologist, MAPS
Dana is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent much of her professional career working with a varied range of clients in private practice. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of trauma, having also previously worked within a specialist sexual assault counselling service.
Dana assists adolescents and adults to overcome a range of mental health issues including anxiety and depression, with her therapeutic approach incorporating a range of evidenced-based techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Schema Therapy. Dana has a particular interest in treating obsessive compulsive disorder and panic attacks, having previously conducted extensive research with regard to panic disorder as part of her Honours thesis.
Dana regularly conducts medico-legal and forensic assessments, including family assessments for Child Safety Services, the Family Law Court and Victims of Crime. She has previously been approached to provide expert opinion in this regard.
With a young family of her own, Dana is passionate about supporting expectant parents to prepare for parenthood, facilitating adjustment to parenthood, treating perinatal mental health conditions, and improving infant-parent attachment. She has helped clients cope with a range of issues pre-pregnancy and during the perinatal period, including infertility, high-risk pregnancy, prematurity, and pregnancy and infant loss. Dana has completed the necessary training in order to be able to offer psychological services under the Pregnancy Support Medicare items.
Dana is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS Clinical College. She is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to supervise psychology registrars seeking generalist registration, as well as interns seeking specialist clinical endorsement. Dana also provides regular supervision of psychology registrars through the College of Professional Psychology (COPP).