Emily Rosenberg

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Honours (Psychology) and Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)

Pronouns: She/her

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

I believe…

Human beings are inherently wise and whole at our core. However, in order to realise this authentic and potent version of our selves, we often have to overcome barriers along the way.

I believe…

Suffering is not a personal failing, but the result of our unique evolutionary and personal histories. At times our formative relationships, major life events, habits and beliefs can leave us struggling to cope. Therapy can help us to accept and integrate these experiences and provide tools and techniques to create meaningful change.

I believe…

When we pause and take stock, we create perspective, gain insight into our patterns and behaviours and become more empowered to live with purpose, health, vitality and well-being.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
Long-board surfing!

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I’m an insightful, compassionate, warm, positive and engaged person. I bring energy and presence into my relationships and help people to feel comfortable, enlivened, heard, respected, and well cared for.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
My approach to maintaining mental well-being is all about creating balance. Health, exercise, sleep, connection to others, creativity, purpose, and communion with myself and nature are all important.

My life motto:
This is our one precious life – live it whole heartedly! – Me

and sometimes I borrow from the greats…
There is a crack in everything thats how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen
The quality of the relationships (we have with ourselves and with others) determines the quality of our lives. – Esther Perel

My background and experience

I am an experienced and passionate Counselling Psychologist. I have been working as a social worker since 2009 and a psychologist since 2012. I have worked extensively in both the community, private and education sectors at Homeground Services, Headspace, Clarity Health and Monash University respectively.

In my career I have provided support to a variety of populations, both young people and adults through issues such as trauma, mood disorders, identity, life transition and adjustment, personal growth, relationships, cultural issues and bereavement. My professional and personal experience has made me familiar with working with clients from different cultures and backgrounds. I am also an LGBTQIA ally and have a strong interest in Social Justice.

I believe in the importance of the client therapist relationship. Successful therapy occurs in a supportive and confidential environment. I provide genuine care for my clients and a warm, open, non-judgemental therapeutic space to help them find their own unique process of transformation. My approach is humanistic, client centred, and tailored to respond to the unique issues that the client brings forward.

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I can help you with:

  • Adjustments to life changes and transitions
  • Anxiety and or Panic Attacks
  • Trauma including childhood and complex and vicarious
  • Communication difficulties
  • Depression
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Gender identity
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity issues
  • Parenting
  • People from immigrant, asylum seeker and refugee backgrounds
  • Personal growth
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Pre and postnatal mental health
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Study, work or career related issues
  • Terminal illness and end of life issues

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Humanistic therapy
  • Client Centred approaches
  • Compassion based approaches
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic principles
  • Internal Family Systems principles
  • Schema Therapy Principles
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Strengths Based Approaches
  • Trauma informed Care

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