Riya is a registered psychologist who has completed an undergraduate psychology honours degree and holds a masters in social work. She has an interest in working across a wide range of issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, childhood trauma and attachment/emotional related issues. Riya has worked across various government and private settings, such as occupational rehabilitation/ employee assistance services and family violence units within government.
Riya believes in fostering collaborative therapeutic relationships where clients feel understood, supported and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. She utilises evidenced-based techniques from various modalities, ensuring a comprehensive and effective treatment plan tailored to each individual’s goals and needs. She is interested in working with adolescents and adults and has experience working with people from various cultural backgrounds.
Riya aims to support clients in developing greater self-awareness, resilience, and emotional well-being through a combination of insight-oriented exploration, skill-building exercises, and experiential techniques.
Riya has expertise in psychological formulation and treatment planning, allowing her to customise treatment to meet the unique needs of her clients. Her primary training is in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and she has also received additional training in Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy. Riya has completed training in Unified Protocol, a transdiagnostic approach that addresses common underlying issues in emotional disorders. Additionally, she has completed level 1 training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which utilises experiential techniques to promote emotional healing and transformation. Currently, Riya is in the process of completing a year-long level 2 training in AEDP.
Riya sees clients aged 15+