Alina Ileana is a Registered Psychologist with a background in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (University of Bucharest, Romania, 2005) with in-depth training in humanistic-experiential psychotherapy. Alina gained endorsement in clinical psychology and psychotherapy from the Romanian Psychologists Board and the European Association of Psychotherapists and holds general registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency since 2008.
Alina is an experienced psychologist who has been working both in the government and private sectors. Alina’s fields of expertise include clinical psychology, individual and group psychotherapy, mental health, disability, dual-diagnosis, mentoring and training (parenting, clinical psychology, couple and family psychology, experiential psychotherapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy).
Alina has a passion for assisting people who have experienced life challenges which resulted in trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties and difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing. She has an experiential, humanistic, strengths-based approach when working with clients, their families/carers and their broader systems. Alina works from a holistic-integrative approach combining clinical assessments and interventions with different evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as, humanistic-experiential psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, family systems, transgenerational approach, neuro-biological approaches to trauma and attachment theory to meet the diverse needs of her clients and enable them to actively work towards their recovery and develop a meaningful sense of self.
Alina has a strong interest in working with clients from culturally diverse background, migrants, refugees, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island people, people from rural areas and other vulnerable populations. She is a strong advocate for human rights and social justice.
Alina works with clients across lifespan. Some of most common issues that clients present with include:
• Grief, loss and trauma
• Anxiety, depression and stress
• Existential crises
• Couple and family issues
• Intergenerational conflict
• Perinatal mental health issues
• Attachment issues
• Acculturation difficulties
• Difficulties regarding achieving personal goals
• Anger management and domestic violence
• Self-image and confidence
• Work related issues
Alina provides psychological services in English and Romanian.