I’m Kimina, and I’m a psychologist based in Geelong, Victoria, and I have she/her pronouns. I believe in the wisdom of mind, heart and body. I am a doctor of psychology (clinical) and am currently a clinical psychology registrar. I am also a registered yoga teacher and have a continuing interest in the evidence for mind-body healing. I believe it is possible to recover from trauma, depression, anxiety, distress and other psychological challenges. I bring my whole self to my work, and I invite you to bring all of you, too.
I have availability for new clients. Email me for more information, or to book an appointment.
I am open to working with anyone, from any background or life experience. I have professional and lived experience relevant to LGBTIQ+ people and their allies, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and journalists who have been exposed to trauma.
Please note, I primarily work with adults over 18 years; however, adolescents (15+) from the LGBTIQ+ community are welcome.
If it sounds like we might be a fit, contact me for enquiries or to make an appointment.
Why you might come to see me:
Sadness, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, grief for the earth, stress, disordered eating, hearing voices, loneliness.
Services I can provide:
Assessment and treatment of psychological issues.
Treatment under a Mental Health Care Plan (see your GP if you don’t have one!)
Diversity – celebrating differences while connecting as one human to another
Dignity – recognising that the root of distress is often shame, replacing shame with dignity
Deliberately – structured feedback to find out whether the work we are doing is working.
What you can expect:
In our sessions we will work together to identify specific outcomes you desire. These might change over time, but we will both always know what they are. At the end of each session, we will reflect and decide what parts of the work we did that day was helpful. This way we can be sure that you are recovering, or be aware of what we might need to do differently. These conversations can sometimes be uncomfortable, as we both learn to provide and hear feedback. Evidence shows that deliberate practice leads to better outcomes.
Kim barne barre Wadda Wurrong. I live and work on the lands of the Wadda Wurrong people, and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ timeless connection to country. I respect their sovereignty and recognise that the lands and waters across this continent and its islands were never ceded.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Deakin University
Member, Australian Psychological Society
(Member of APS Interest Groups:
Buddhism and Psychology;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander;
Diverse Bodies, Genders and Sexualities)
Member, EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia)
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Australia