Eliza is a clinical psychologist with a range of experience working in various perinatal, child/ adolescent and adult mental health services. She has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University. Eliza has experience working with children and adolescents at a Child Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS). Eliza has also worked extensively with young adults with emerging Borderline Personality Disorder and people who self-harm or experience thoughts of suicide. Eliza works with children of all ages, from pre-school to adolescence. She has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults.
Eliza provides a range of psychological interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, solution-focussed therapy. She is a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security program.
Eliza has experience in assessing and treating mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, emerging borderline personality disorder, disordered eating and body image concerns, perfectionism and procrastination, adjustment difficulties, as well as issues in the parent-child attachment relationship.
Eliza uses the ‘gold-standard’ treatment for a particular mental health condition that has a strong evidence-base to ensure excellent clinical care of children and their families. She uses a family-centred approach in her work in which all members of the family are involved. Eliza believes that working with a child in the context of their family is highly important to managing or overcoming the current difficulties that a family is facing. Eliza strives to create a warm and caring therapeutic environment in which her clients feel safe and valued. Eliza is an LGBTIQ+ ally.