As a psychologist Rafaela provides psychological assessment and therapy to clients with a range of psychological issues including:

  • Anxiety and related disorders
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Insomnia and other sleep issues
  • Post traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD) and acute stress disorder
  • Self esteem issues
  • Significant life changes
  • Grief/loss issues
  • Work related issues, workers compensation
  • Stress management
  • Legal issues
  • Other related issues

Rafaela utilises a range of psychological strategies including psycho education, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused/brief therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT) and elements of psychodynamic therapy. Rafaela aims to develop a professional- client relationship as a solid basis for psychological therapy where the client feels supported and understood  in exploring  their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. As part of the therapeutic process Rafaela  assists the client in developing self awareness and insight into their psychological issues including the impact on their self esteem, and social  and occupational functioning.