Ms Tracey Donaldson-Lavery

Ms Tracey Donaldson is a registered (general) psychologist.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts; Diploma in Education; Bachelor of Science (Hons); Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science (Child, Adolescent and Family); Advanced Certificate in Rational Emotive Therapy.

Experience:

Tracey has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, schools (primary, secondary, specialist and tertiary), and community mental health. She has worked intensively with children, adolescents and families. She developed the Adolescent Counselling Program for Monash University and received a Queens Trust Award for her work with adolescents. She has provided support to adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, anger management, self-esteem, sleep and eating difficulties. Tracey has also supported families of children who present with emotional and behavioural problems as well as parenting and family relationship issues.

Whilst working in schools Tracey has gained extensive experience using standardized tests to assess for intellectual disability and learning disability.

Provides services to:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Organisations

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Work stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Anger problems
  • Behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents
  • Stress management
  • Workplace issues
  • Cognitive assessments (IQ testing)

Types of treatment modalities used:

Tracey’s approach draws on evidenced based therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Tracey believes that it is the relationship between therapist and client that heals and is influenced heavily by the work of Irvin Yalom.

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