Hanna completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Flinders University in 2006. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. Hanna has worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings including child care centres, kindergartens, community agencies, government Health and Education. She has spent most of her career providing support to families with infants and young children, as a psychologist at Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS). Hanna has conducted assessments and provided therapy to families in various settings including client’s homes, CaFHS clinics and Torrens House (3½ day stay to support families with infants under 12 months who need extra assistance with feeding, settling and sleeping issues).
Hanna specialises in working with families throughout the perinatal period (from when you conceive to 12 months after birth) and adjustment to parenthood up to early childhood. She has a particular interest in improving outcomes for parents, infants and families during this critical period of life. Hanna has supported families who have experienced perinatal depression and anxiety, difficulties falling pregnant (including IVF), challenges during pregnancy, birth stress, and grief and loss throughout the journey and adjustment to parenthood. She provides support to optimise family wellbeing from pregnancy into their baby’s first years and develop a close relationship with their baby/child.
Hanna is friendly, non-judgemental and collaboratively tailors treatment to the individual’s and family needs. A holistic and integrated approach is adopted through drawing upon a range of evidence-based frameworks including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and based on a range of theoretical frameworks including Attachment theory. Hanna has participated in several training opportunities with the founders of The Circle of Security and is a Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) Group Trainer. She also uses this invaluable parenting resource in individual sessions with the families she supports. Hanna is committed to ongoing evidence-based training to keep you up to date with the latest research based treatment interventions.
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