Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Aamna is a registered psychologist who completed her Master of Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She has experience working with children, adolescents and young people from diverse backgrounds in both schools and private practice. She has worked with those who experience difficulties with friendships and social skills, behavioural challenges, and require support with regulating their emotions. Aamna has experience with working with those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD). She has a particular interest in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as those from trauma backgrounds. Aamna ensures that she takes a culturally-sensitive and wholistic approach to all of her clients.
Aamna has facilitated a range of group programs focusing on developing social skills in both children and adolescents. She is able to conduct comprehensive psycho-educational assessments and provides developmentally-appropriate strategies to parents and school personnel to enhance learning outcomes for her. Aamna believes that working collaboratively with parents, school personnel, allied health professionals and external services, helps to achieve optimal psychological and educational outcomes for her clients.
Aamna uses a strengths-based and client-centred approach to working with clients. She predominantly works using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework, with a strong emphasis on incorporating evidence-based approaches and mindfulness into her therapy sessions.
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology (The University of Melbourne)
- Bachelor of Science, Honours in Psychology (The University of Melbourne)
- Master of Educational Psychology (The University of Melbourne)
- Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
- Group programs
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Anxiety and depression
- Social skills training
- Behavioural difficulties
- Emotional regulation difficulties
- Family, relationship and interpersonal issues
- Mindfulness and relaxation
- Teacher strategies/school liaison
Aamna is starting in 2021.