Adriana is a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in working with women and their families throughout pregnancy and the early years of parenthood.
Adriana has over 20 years experience working with a range of clients and presentations such as anxiety and depression, family and domestic violence, trauma, addictions, LGBTQI+, clients from culturally diverse backgrounds, and First Nations clients. Adriana is passionate about working with women experiencing distress, depression or anxiety in the perinatal period (including difficulties with conception, assisted reproduction, adoption, perinatal loss – miscarriage, termination, stillbirth – pregnancy, birth, birth trauma, and the first years following birth), or who are going through difficulties relating to the challenges of motherhood; this includes attachment and mother-baby interactions. Adriana is committed to providing evidence-based and compassionate therapy and draws from a range of psychological interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), attachment theory, EMDR, and psycho-dynamic therapy; she is also a certified Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator.
In addition to working in the perinatal field, Adriana also works with adults with a range of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. She also provides therapy to Spanish speakers and supervision to other psychologists.
Adriana is a registered non-directive Pregnancy Counselling Support Medicare provider and provides support through Gidget Foundation Australia’s Start Talking program.