Maria Gonzalo

Maria is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA who has special interest in supporting and empowering older adults who are experiencing life transitions and adjustment to residential care.
She offers evidence based therapeutic interventions aimed at maintaining mental wellness, increase quality of life and affirm people’s personal competence. Maria’s clinical background includes working in inpatient, outpatient and community settings in the public and private sectors in Perth and overseas.

Maria has broad experience working with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, post traumatic stress and mood disorders, interpersonal problems, women’s issues and birth related stress and migrant-refugee mental health issues.

Drawing on over 25 years of practise she applies techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), reminiscence and psychodynamic therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to suit client specific goals.

Her approach is warm, holistic and compassionate which facilitates the creation of an inclusive space where people feel safe to discuss their difficulties.

 

Maria Gonzalo