Dr Bodhi Weaver

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Clinical), Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Doctor of Philosophy.

Pronouns: he/they

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Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That human beings are capable of experiencing significant self-insight and growth – especially in the face of seemingly insurmountable life challenges.

I believe…

That learning to befriend our feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability can be both the most difficult and liberating paths towards a meaningful life.

I believe…

That therapy can be a playful space for us to become more curious about our lives and unique human experiences in the company of a fellow traveller.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
When I am not accidentally killing my houseplants (also arguably a talent of mine) I enjoy producing music and learning how to longboard.

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I like to cultivate a warm, relaxed and non-judgemental space for my clients to work through the things that matter most as well as connect with their sense of inner strength and resilience. I like to bring the empathic and humorous parts of myself to therapy which I believe clients find helpful in building a meaningful connection from which to navigate life’s roadblocks together.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Making sure that I honour the time I set aside to practice my own self-care rituals and maintaining a connection to the things that bring me joy (especially time in nature and my two Italian greyhounds).

My life motto:
We’re all just walking each other home. – Ram Dass

My background and experience

I have eleven years of experience working as a psychologist with clients across the lifespan. I’ve worked in a number of settings including the public sector, hospital programs and community-based mental health.

In my most recent role I spent four years working with emergency services personnel presenting with complex trauma, work-related issues and interpersonal and emotional difficulties. I am currently undertaking doctoral research with Monash University examining the impact of workplace issues on employee mental health. As an aware and affirmative practitioner, I have a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQI+ community.

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I can help you with:

  • Adjustment to stressful life events and transitions
  • Communication issues
  • Depression and low mood
  • Generalised anxiety and worry
  • Grief and loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress and complex trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-development
  • Self-esteem and identity issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Wellbeing and self-care
  • Work-related issues including stress and burnout

My therapeutic approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy principles
  • Mindfulness
  • Strengths and values-based approaches
  • Trauma informed practice