Psychological Therapy Services
Carlo is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across diverse settings including community mental health, university counselling (Macquarie University/UTS/UNSW/ACU), correctional facilities (Legal Aid), controlled research trials (Centre for Emotional Health, Black Dog Institute), hospital inpatient and outpatient services (St John of God, Northside West, Hills Clinic), medical centres, and private practice. Carlo’s passion for mental health first sparked in 2002 whilst working as a Social Worker (University of Sydney) in community mental health and justice health. He has also enjoyed working in public mental health settings and has a Master of Public Health (UNSW).
Carlo works primarily from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, whilst incorporating aspects of Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, depending on the clients presenting issues. ACT is an evidence-based psychological approach; an innovative form of behavioural and cognitive therapy. ACT gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control and commit to action that enriches one’s life.
Carlo has a particular interest and experience in trauma and trauma-related conditions. Trauma can present in varied ways including difficulties related to grief/adjustment, anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, health related issues (e.g., chronic pain), eating, substance misuse, and other addictive behaviours (e.g., gambling, online gaming). Carlo also has strong experience in therapy with male adolescent and adult clients. His therapeutic approach is based on a relationship of collaboration, trust, humour, and draws on individual strengths.
- Trauma and trauma-related conditions (e.g., Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Anger/Violence, Interpersonal Difficulties, Health Related Issues, Personality disorders, Low Self Esteem, Grief and Loss, and Adjustment issues).
- Other services include: Cognitive/behavioural strategies for ADHD, psychological support for Academic Difficulties; Educational and Neuropsychological Testing (child/adolescent & adult).
Services not provided:
- Carlo does not see clients for compensation matters or provide medico-legal / forensic reports.
- Children (educational/cognitive testing only); Adolescent; Adult; Older adult - Strong therapeutic experience working with male clients.