Carina is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist and is qualified to provide specialist assessment and intervention for children, youth and adults with psychosocial, mental health, developmental and academic difficulties.
Carina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and has completed a PhD in Psychology and Counselling. Carina is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.
Carina is registered to provide services under the Federal Government’s Better Access to Mental Health, Chronic diseases initiatives. Carina’s special interest is in developmental psychiatry – that is underlying developmental and neurological difficulties that impact on social and emotional wellbeing, and importantly - functioning.
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Carina is passionate about helping children, families and young adults reach their potential. Therapy is focused on enabling children, youth and families to live satisfying and meaningful lives, regaining a sense of achievement, self-esteem and well-being that may have been affected by acute and life events. Carina addresses emotional and behavioural needs as they relate to everyday activities and social interaction. Carina can help you or your child develop the ability to cope with challenges, calm down when frustrated, defuse anger, and manage impulses in order to succeed at individual tasks and collaborative interactions at home, school, work and in the community. Carina has a focus on ways to support Executive Functioning skills.
Services offered include individual child and parent therapy sessions focusing on specific psychosocial, emotional or mental health concerns. Therapy sessions (50 min) are usually in the clinic, but school and home visits can be arranged. Assessments are usually completed over two sessions and vary in duration depending on the age of the child and concerns. Parent and teacher programs and workshops are also offered at different times.
For further information, please call Thoughtful Health on 3463 0722 or email Carina directly email@example.com