Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW), Lvl 3 Gottman Couples Therapist and Internal Family Systems Therapist
Heidi brings a wealth of experience working with families, couples and individuals in a variety of organisations into her private practice. Heidi is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; a level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist, trained in Internal Family Systems and a Circle of Security and Parenting Facilitator.
Heidi has experience supporting across the life span, working with children/teens, young adults, couples and families from a range of backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse communities including LGBTIQA .
Heidi’s specialty areas include: complex trauma, grief and loss, relationships (couples and family), perinatal and neonatal, eating disorders and parenting support.
Heidi works from a holistic and trauma informed framework, acknowledging the systems by which an individual is involved and incorporates various modalities supportive and specific for the individual. Using Internal Family Systems Therapy and drawing on Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MiCBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT, Emotion Focused Therapy, Circle of Security framework, Gottman Couples Therapy together with Art and play based therapeutic interventions.
Heidi also offers Gottman Couple Marathon Sessions (providing couples with an intensive approach to couples therapy – a structured 2-day personalised approach designed to support resolution of crisis, reduce conflict, and increase stability in the relationship). Please email our administration team for more details.
status: Books Open
location: New Farm
Clinical Family Therapist
Do you find sometimes your personal effort to resolve issues in life by yourself can only go so far? This is because individuals are not isolated entities, they exist within a complex system of individuals called family.
When families face a crisis, the members’ willingness and ability to communicate honestly, tolerate uncertainty, and respect one another’s differing needs can be extremely challenging and can result in both a rupture of the unity of the system or a growth that defines and develops the family unit’s resilience.
Elisa’s goal is to support the family to move through difficulties as a family unit and take responsibility over the direction they want to take, while also establishing a safe environment where all family members can express their physical and emotional needs.
During this journey the family members may experience movement between distance and closeness that can promote or impede connections and resiliance, depending on each family members’ needs. Learning how to become aware of these dynamics, strong emotions and individual stories in a safe and structured environment is the secret to promote growth.
Elisa is a registered Clinical family therapist. In supporting you within this journey, Elisa’s responsibility is to promote safety and structure, while the family is curiously exploring their present and past stories in order to establish new patterns and positive connections.