Radha Mahtani

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Radha is a Clinician with international experience and a core interest in working with adolescence and adults. Radha has worked extensively with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and adjustment difficulties. Radha believes that regardless of place, psychological aspects are of utmost importance for all individuals, playing a large role in how they function in their day-to-day lives and consequently affecting their families, friends, schools, neighbourhoods, and communities-at-large. Her academic and professional experiences have only strengthened her desire to ensuring that Radha keeps up to date with evidence based therapeutic approaches to ensure she can provide effective therapy.

Radha’s therapeutic approach is predominately drawn from Cognitive Therapy. The emphasis placed on what people think rather than what they do. Radha likes to work within the CBT framework and work closely from the thought-behaviour-feelings standpoint, as tackling dysfunctional thoughts has a direct impact on emotions and behaviours. With life being so busy and scheduled, engaging in CBT that is problem-orientated, with an emphasis on the present ‘here and now’ is valuable. Therefore, therapy aims to encourage individuals to self-reflect and come up with alternative angles to problems, as well as to equip them with the skills and confidence to be able to self-manage difficulties that may arise in the future. Focus is therefore placed on the attainment of practical coping skills.

Qualifications

Radha has a Masters In Professional Psychology and holds Provisional Registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency. Additionaly, Radha has Master’s degree in Counselling and holds Clinical Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Special Interests

Anxiety Depression Stress Self Harm
Self Esteem & Confidence Adolescent Issues Adjustment

Treats

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Motivational Interviewing Strengths Based Approach Social Skills
Behaviour Management Behaviour Management Anger Management