Christina is a clinical psychologist in private practice in South Australia.
She is experienced in working with adults, university students, older persons, doctors and medical students, healthcare professionals (nurses, fellow clinical psychologists, social workers and paramedics), police, military and veterans. Her clinical interests are depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, PTSD and trauma, grief and loss. Christina utilises evidence based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR and clinical hypnosis. She has particular expertise in Schema Therapy and is one of a handful of therapists in SA certified as a Schema Therapist Supervisor Trainer by the International Society of Schema Therapy.
Christina’s special interest is the mental health of doctors and medical students. For several years, in collaboration with the Doctors’ Health Service SA, Christina has provided a confidential clinical psychology service, in person and via tele-health, to medical professionals, at all stages of their career (medical student, intern, registrar, consultant), who reside locally, interstate and in rural and remote locations. Christina provides tele-psychology to rural doctors to complement the telemedicine offered by Doctors’ Health SA. She is passionate about doctors’ mental health and understands the unique issues often faced by those in medicine. Although based in Adelaide, Christina offers tele-health services to doctors across Australia.
Christina understands how difficult it can be to reach out for help and the fear, stigma, shame, embarrassment that holds people back. Mental health matters and she believes in a strong therapeutic relationship and the importance of finding a psychologist you ‘click with’ to improve mental health.