Hi, I'm Chnar!
Bachelor of Psychology
Bachelor of Health Science – (Honours - 1 year)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced
Registered Provisional Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia
Active Member with the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Active Member with the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)
Chnar is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with AHPRA. Chnar has a strong passion for working with children and young people, and supporting their families. She has experience working with a wide range of clients, but predominately with school-aged children, presenting with various mental health conditions and disabilities.
Chnar has an interest for working with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficiet Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Developmental Delays. She also has a special interest in supporting parents to increase their understanding of child development and their parental capacity.
Chnar values establishing trusting therapeutic relationships with clients through the use of engaging activities relevant to the client's goals, interests and strengths. Through her compassionate and collaborative approach, she aims to assist clients to enhance their understanding of the self and their experiences. She has a special interest in the following areas: assisting clients to identify their existing strengths and challenges, enhance coping strategies, promote emotional intelligence and regulation, expand on social skills and adapt their behaviour to lead fulfilling lives.
Using a client centered approach, Chnar provides evidence-based treatment and support for a range of mental health conditions, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, stress, suicide prevention/intervention, and interpersonal difficulties. Chnar’s treatment approach is influenced by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Commitment and Acceptance Therapy, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy.
Prior to starting her journey as a Provisional Psychologist, Chnar was working as a counsellor. She has provided telephone counselling support to enhance the wellbeing of individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chnar also has experience working with children and adolescents as a School Counsellor. It was through this role, that she discovered her passion for working with children and young people and their families.
Outside of work, Chnar loves spending time in nature and going away with her family.