Arni is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She works with with children, adolescents and adults experiencing stress, relationship difficulties, self esteem, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief/loss, personality disorders, and other emotional and behavioural difficulties. Arni has specialist training in working with trauma, high-risk adolescents, and providing parenting/family support (ie. child behavioural intervention).
Arni is a client-centred, compassionate and collaborative therapist. She uses integrative, evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Positive Psychology and Attachment-based interventions.
Arni has worked extensively in a variety of public, private and non-for-profit organisations including the DBT clinic, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Family Services, Adult Psychiatric Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Residential Care for children in out-of-home care. Most recently, she worked at Headspace Werribee (counselling service for youths ages 12-25), and as a Therapeutic Specialist for Berry Street Take Two - a statewide clinical service for abused and neglected children in the Child Protection system.
Currently, Arni works in private practice at Newport Health and Wellbeing three days a week. For the rest of the time, she works at Austin CAMHS as part of the Youth Brief Intervention Service team. Her role primarily involves working with families, schools, agencies, young people, and providing consultation for several Headspace centres.
Arni works at NHW on a Tuesday (9-7pm), Thursday (9-5pm) and Saturday (9-4pm)
*Please note that Saturdays and appointments after 4pm are limited.