Carina is a very experienced Occupational Therapist and is highly 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 a Doctorate in Psychology and Counselling. In addition to private practice work, Carina works in senior positions across public and private child and adult services, and worked at the University of Queensland providing clinical teaching.
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, Helping children with Autism initiatives.
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Carina is highly skilled and passionate about helping children, young people, families and 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 to develop the ability to cope with challenges, calm down when frustrated or stressed, defuse anger and manage impulses in order to succeed at individual tasks and collaborative interactions at home, school, work and in the community.
Services offered include individual child, adult and parent therapy. These therapy sessions (50 min duration) are usually in the clinic, but school and home visits can be arranged. Initial and/ or specific developmental assessments are usually completed in one longer session or 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.
For further information, please call Thoughtful Health on 3463 0722 or email Carina directly firstname.lastname@example.org