MARISA

Psychologist

Qualifications:

M Ed Psychology (Cum Laude), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Cum Laude), Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelors of Arts majoring in Psychology and English

Experience:

My previous employment was with the Ministry of Education’s Behaviour Support Service where I provided psychological support to children and adolescents who present with behavioural challenges, their parents, whanau and learning institutions. Prior to this I worked as a psychologist in private practice within a medical centre where I provided assessment and therapeutic intervention to children, adolescents and young adults who experience social, emotional, learning, behavioural, and/or primary mental health difficulties. My area of passion has always been partnering with young people in a therapeutic relationship, where we explore their particular needs, values and strengths to inform the development of some tailored tools and strategies that they can continue to use autonomously during difficult times.

Loves:

Music, travelling, spending quality time with family and friends, exploring and appreciating everything that this beautiful country has to offer!