Dr Anna Brozovic
I am a Clinical Psychologist with years of experience working in hospitals and public mental health. My qualifications include:
Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (La Trobe University)
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (La Trobe University)
I hold General Registration (i.e full registration) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Psychology Board of Australia. I am also a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP).
My interest areas are in treating anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also have a special interest in health psychology. I work with people that have a new or chronic illness, and with those who need to make lifestyle changes to manage or prevent health issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, or pain. I work with adults of any age and with the elderly population right through to 90+ years.
Before commencing in private practice, my previous work was in outpatient rehabilitation at a public hospital, where I was providing treatment and support for emotional and mental health issues that occur in the context of stroke, chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, recurrent falls, and other illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. I also spent years working at an Area Mental Health Service providing assessment and treatment for clients with more severe psychiatric illnesses including Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Bipolar disorder, and severe Mood and Anxiety Disorders. My other various experiences include clinical work with substance use, homelessness, and with women experiencing post-natal depression. I have also been involved in research work in eating and feeding practices and dynamic decision-making.
The main therapeutic approaches I use are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness, while also drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). For each person I see, I tailor the treatment plan specifically to them. This means that structured evidence-based treatments are implemented in flexible and creative ways to meet your individual needs.
My personal style of therapy is supportive and collaborative. I strive to create a safe space for clients to be able to talk freely and without shame. I believe that by taking the time to listen and reflect on your concerns, we can together shed light on the tangle of issues and come up with effective ways to manage them.
It is very important to me that the things we do in therapy translate to actual improvements in your life outside the therapy room. It is completely normal for people to feel some discomfort when they are trying out new ways to cope with emotions or doing things they have been avoiding. As a Psychologist, I know that challenging you will get results. As a human being, I am also empathetic and understand how hard change can be. I will support you with each step as we work toward achieving your goals.
I am aware that Psychologists are not “one size fits all” and that the relationship between a Psychologist and their client is central to the success of any therapy. I want all my clients to get the most out of therapy and decide for themselves whether I am the right Psychologist for them. I bulk-bill the first session so you can have the opportunity to see what I, and psychological therapy, can offer you. You are also welcome to contact me via phone, email, or using the online enquiry form if you have any questions.
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Updated June 2018