Clinical Psychologist – Bsc Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Availability: Tuesdays 8:00am-12:00pm, Fridays 8:00am to 3:00pm
Areas of interest: anxiety, depression, life transitions, acute stress, relationship issues, PTSD, change of careers, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, chronic pain, body image, perfectionism & substance abuse.
Marcela is a clinical psychologist and ACT clinician who is passionate about using modern cognitive behaviour therapies, in particular Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (i.e. ACT!), to help ease many common human struggles. She has expertise in helping clients with a range of presentations including but not limited to anxiety, depression, life transitions, acute stress, relationship issues, change of careers, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, chronic pain, body image (all ages) and substance abuse.
Before becoming a psychologist Marcela enjoyed working for many years as a teacher in primary and high school settings. Naturally she is very familiar with the interests and complex concerns of children, adolescents and families. She also loves working with clients over 65.
Marcela’s strengths lie in her warm and caring approach. Past clients have said she is a great listener and very patient, while providing great skills to help them. She takes a genuine interest in enhancing the wellbeing of her clients. Marcela is guided by the most modern and effective evidenced-based approaches to therapy, while remaining aware that a warm and open therapeutic relationship is utterly invaluable in helping her clients.
Marcela feels privileged to work at the Brisbane ACT centre and is looking forward to helping her clients discover how to live a more meaningful and rich life, more freely moving toward the things they care about day by day.
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