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ChiaraKilley

Chiara Killey

Clinical Psychology Registrar MPsych (Clin), MAPS

I am a registered psychologist who holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Monash University and Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne. I have a naturally warm and relaxed personal style, which I hope will make you feel at ease in our early sessions. I hold a strong focus on self-compassion, resilience and empathy for others, as I believe that all of our behaviours are a product of us doing our best with the tools we have available to us at the time. This is where I believe the value of psychology truly lies, in being able to examine those tools and find the ones which are serving us and the ones which may no longer be useful.

I work with adolescents and adults experiencing and array of difficulties across the mental health spectrum. I have a special interest in working with adolescents (age 12+), young adults and their families, as I believe that adolescence and early adulthood hold unique developmental challenges, as well as great formative importance. I hope to be able to help young people and families navigate these challenges, find understanding in each other and ways to cope with distress.

I draw upon multiple treatment modalities including Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family-Inclusive Therapeutic Approaches, Interpersonal Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). This allows me to tailor the approach we take to what is most suitable for your needs.  My prior experience includes working with clients at headspace centres, in hospital settings and in university clinics.

Throughout our time together, rest assured that I understand and respect the trust you are putting in me to explore your vulnerabilities with you. I believe it is a genuine honour to be welcomed into your life in this way, and I will create a safe and respectful space for you to explore whatever it is that you need to help you to meet your own goals.

Clinical Interests:

Throughout all this, Albert keeps an eye on helping patients individuate, which means helping them mature and find freedom as individuals, separate from unhealthy family dynamics, resolve childhood pains, thrive, enjoy, and find meaning in life.
Issues he can help with include: