Kerry Athanasiadis
Psychologist
BSocSc(Psych), PGradDip(Psych), MPsych, MAPS

Kerry-Athanasiadis

Kerry is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She currently practices in Camberwell. She has 7 years of experience working in mental health. She has broad and extensive experience working with a variety of different client populations in a variety of different settings.

She has previously worked as a Mental Health Clinician at headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, at Frontyard Youth Services (Melbourne Citymission), in private practice at Wattletree Psychology, and as a School Psychologist. In the past, she has also volunteered for a number of telephone counselling services, including Reconnexion and Lifeline. Kerry completed her undergraduate studies at Swinburne University and her Master of Psychology at Monash University. Kerry currently sees adolescents (12 years and over) and adults in counselling. She has a special interest in working with young people. She works with clients experiencing a range of different life problems including stress, anxiety (including phobias and panic attacks), emotional dysregulation, depression, self-esteem issues, body-image issues, self-harm, school or academic-related stress, work-related issues, perfectionism and procrastination, motivational problems, bullying, anger management, interpersonal difficulties, relationship or family problems, parenting difficulties, life adjustment and developmental issues and pain management.

Kerry has been trained to deliver a range of different evidence-based counselling treatments, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness (including Mindfulness Meditation), Relaxation Training, Narrative Therapy and Creative therapies. Kerry is also experienced in facilitating groups, including for CBT, Mindfulness, Anger Management and DBT. Kerry understands that every client has a unique set of needs, circumstances, goals and expectations. She will work collaboratively with you to tailor a therapy plan to suit your individual needs. She works from a strengths-based and holistic approach to empower you to make meaningful and long lasting changes to improve your life and overall wellbeing.

Language and Culture: Kerry speaks, writes and comprehends Greek at a basic to fluent level and has a thorough understanding of the Greek culture. Kerry is happy for you to speak Greek in the counselling sessions. She is able to provide supportive counselling in Greek, however she may not be able to provide specific therapies or assessments in Greek due to a limitation of resources. You may contact Kerry to ask if your support needs will be suitable.

Research interests: Kerry’s Masters thesis was titled, “The Role of Spirituality in Facilitating Vicarious Resilience in Psychotherapists and Psychotherapists in Training” and her 4th year thesis was titled, “Extradyadic Involvement in Dating Relationships: The Role of Impulsivity in the Discrepancy between Attitudes and Behaviours”.

Professional Development: Registered psychologists are required to engage in continuing professional development and education. Kerry regularly attends professional development workshops and seminars to ensure that she stays up to date with current evidence-based therapeutic interventions. She recently attended a workshop on the 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and a workshop on Mindful Self-Compassion. Kerry also attends regular individual and group peer supervision at Wattletree Psychology to gain secondary consultation and build on her skills.

Professional memberships: Kerry is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Please note: At this stage Kerry does not offer couples or family counselling. She also doesn’t work in the areas of family law/family separation, alcohol or drug counselling. However, she is able to work in collaboration with other service providers who can assist you in these areas. Please contact Kerry to discuss your individual needs and support plan.

 Counselling Room 17

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