Victoria is an accredited social worker who has worked in child and youth mental health for the past 11 years across the community, inpatient and acute settings.  Victoria has trained with leading experts in the field of attachment and complex trauma and has worked in this field for many years including working with children and families with child protection involvement as a specialist.  Victoria has a strong family-based approach with a focus on strengthening parent-child relationship and parenting capacity with an ongoing special interest in foster and adoptive families.

Victoria enjoys working therapeutically with younger children as well as teens and has excellent skills in engaging young people. Victoria works to support clients individually but in recognising the importance of parent and family relationships, aims to weave both together as part of her framework for intervention.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Special Interests: Parent- child relationship difficulties, depression, self -injurious behaviours, trauma, attachment based difficulties, family functioning

Treatments: Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed adolescents, Systemic Based Intervention, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Play and Expressive Therapy, Accredited Circle of Security Parenting Program Facilitator.

Rebate Available: Medicare rebate available when referred under a Mental health Plan from your GP

Referral Required: General Practitioner (12 months of indefinite), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician – referrals provide access to treatment within the Medicare Better Access Scheme

Availability: Occasional after school appointments available

Child Therapy

Children are brought to see us for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, children come to see us if they are struggling with Anxiety or Mood symptoms. Other reasons parents bring their children to see us include behavioural difficulties or challenging behaviour, concerns about sleep, school based anxiety issues, and academic difficulties.  As a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the treatment of children, our Specialists at Brisbane Specialist Suites are able to assist you and your child with a wide range of conditions.

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