Joanna Knowles is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology. She is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Clinician with the CBT Institute of Australia.
Throughout her career, Joanna’s roles have seen her working with individuals and families across the lifespan. She is passionate about early-intervention for vulnerable youth, as shown by her involvement in establishing a complex youth mental health program in northwest New South Wales.
Joanna has extensive experience assessing and treating depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, ASD), personality disorders, gender dysphoria, trauma and stressor-related disorders, early psychosis, body dysmorphia and eating disorders.
When it comes to therapy, Joanna utilises a Cognitive-Behavioural approach, but strongly believes that creating a relationship with her clients is the most important element. She is also an artist and enjoys implementing creativity in both her personal life and professional roles.
Joanna’s gentle and compassionate approach makes sessions feel relaxed. Joanna feels it’s important to encourage her clients to set goals, take on new challenges, and build emotional and physical wellbeing strategies to maintain their progress into the future.
- Anxiety, depression and mood disorders
- Trauma and stressor-related disorders
- Grief and loss
- Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Addiction
- Emotion regulation difficulties
- Personality disorders
- Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphia
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Difficulties experienced by the LGBTIQ+ population
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Family-Centred Therapy
- Medicare (including Better Access to Mental Health Care and Helping Children with Autism Initiative)
- Private Health Insurance
- Work Cover
- Motor Accident Insurance