Micaela is an empathic and warm Clinical Psychology Registrar who aims to provide clients a safe non-judgemental space to feel heard and supported. Micaela is passionate about providing clients holistic person-centred care to create meaningful change in their lives. Micaela utilises a range of evidenced-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Micaela works collaboratively with her clients and believes the therapeutic relationship is key to reaching treatment goals.
Micaela has experience working with a range of concerns with children and adults, including generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder, and adults with ADHD. Micaela has experience across a range of private and public mental health settings. She provided both individual and group therapy (DBT and mindfulness groups) at a university clinic. Micaela has also gained experience at a community health centre providing individual therapy to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She has experience in workplace settings in the area of stress management and burn-out prevention. Micaela also has experience working in private practice with a focus on trauma related disorders (including complex trauma) anxiety and OCD.
Micaela has received specialised training at the Selective Mutism Clinic and half of the clients she sees have Selective Mutism. Micaela receives ongoing supervision in relation to treatment for Selective Mutism.
Micaela has completed her 6-year sequence of study, graduating with a Masters of Clinical Psychology. During her studies, she researched embodiment and has a keen interest in the role the body plays in trauma recovery. She also researched sexual agency and has an interest in sexuality. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a general psychologist (Registration no.: PSY0002263569) and is currently undergoing her registrar program in the area of Clinical Psychology. She is also a registered Medicare provider and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Micaela sees clients both face-to-face and via telehealth.