clinic location
Address
Berwick Marketplace, Office 3, 6-8 Lyall Rd, Berwick, Victoria, 3806, Australia
clinic location
Address
Berwick Marketplace, Office 3, 6-8 Lyall Rd, Berwick, Victoria, 3806, Australia

Overview

Suhara Perera is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with seven years of clinical Social Work experience. She can speak English, Sinhalese, and Tamil. She has worked in a clinical Social Work role with Aboriginal clients, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families. She uses Focused Psychological Strategies to assist clients under GP Mental Health Care Plan. Suhara is compassionate, caring, non-judgmental and she works collaboratively with her clients to assist them to achieve and empower their treatment goals. Suhara is passionate about making positive changes to client's health and wellbeing. She uses a variety of therapeutic frameworks, including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness-based interventions. Areas of Special Interest; - Adults, Elderly - Adjustment disorder - Anxiety & phobias - Bereavement disorder - Dementia - Stress management & Depression - Developmental disorders - Dual diagnosis (concurrent drug problems & mental illness) - Dual disability (intellectual disability or acquired brain injury & mental illness) - Eating disorders, body, and self-Image - Perinatal - Bullying - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Chronic/life-limiting illness management

Area of Focus

  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Counselling
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • General Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Phobias
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Development
  • Stress
  • Teenagers
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Bullying

Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychotherapy

Patient Focus

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Women
  • Men
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhalese
  • Tamil

Education

  • Accredited Mental health social worker

Accreditations

  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work (Deakin University)
  • Diploma of Community Welfare Work
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs.

Hours

This week

Saturday8:30 am - 2:00 pm