Sascha Swanson

Psychologist

 

Sascha completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at The University of Sydney and is a Registered Psychologist.

 

She has previous experience includes working in the not-for-profit sector providing Early Childhood Intervention Support to children on the Autism Spectrum or with developmental delays.

 

Sascha has extensive training in Positive Behaviour Support and is registered with the National Disability as a Behaviour Support Practitioner to develop Behaviour Support plans for NDIS clients.

 

Skilled in conducting psychometric assessments across the lifespan, including cognitive (IQ) and academic assessments. Sascha has a special interest in using mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches in working with children, adolescents and adults with mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression.

 

She has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is an evidence-based approach that involves teaching psychological skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings effectively in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (mindfulness skills) and clarifying values which are used to guide and motivate you to make positive life changes.

 

Sascha also runs mindfulness group programs for children and adolescents. Sascha believes in a holistic approach to mental health and well-being.