Our Team

About Insightful Living Co.

Insightful Living Co. is a team of experienced Melbourne-based psychologists with a broad range of therapeutic approaches.

Meet Our Team of Experienced Psychologists
Anita Missiha

About Anita Missiha

Principal Psychologist
Anita Missiha is a registered psychologist and member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), providing individual counselling to adults and young people. Anita uses an integrative person-centered approach, combining Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, in addition to Mindfulness and Relaxation and providing psycho-education.

Anita enjoys working with clients helping them to develop strategies to cope more effectively with a wide range of personal problems, relationship difficulties and work-related concerns. Anita has special interests in eating & dieting concerns, anxiety and depression, Adult ADHD, along with managing the stressful demands of life as working parents. Using a respectful collaborative approach, Anita assists her clients to better understand themselves and to function at their full potential.

Anita began her career as a psychologist after working in the corporate sector in the Training & Development field assisting employees develop their technical and management skills and assisting organisations develop their workforce.

Anita holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in addition to a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and accreditation for the use of DISC, Workplace Motivators and Emotional Intelligence psychometric tools. Anita is also a registered practitioner with ACFED (Australian Centre for Eating Disorders).

LOCATIONS
Mitcham, Murrumbeena and Surrey Hills, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Lara Faga

Principal Psychologist

Lara Faga is a registered psychologist and an active member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Lara provides individual counselling to teenagers and adults, as well as couples and groups. Lara has a humanistic and holistic approach, with a deep understanding and appreciation that each individual, and the way they experience the world, is unique.

Lara draws upon her natural empathic and compassionate nature, combined with her knowledge and skills in evidence-based practices, to help guide her clients through the empowering and healing process of therapy. Lara uses a range of approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has a keen interest in Positive Psychology.

Lara holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, an Honours degree in Applied Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), in addition to an Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Certificate IV in Fitness, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

LOCATIONS
Surrey Hills , Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Kim Coulson

Psychologist

Kim is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Kim provides individual counselling to teenagers and adults, and tends to take a non-judgmental client-focussed approach. You will find her to be warm and empathetic, and she endeavours to provide a safe space for all clients. Kim also has a particular interest in supporting LGTB+ clients.

Kim provides therapy from several different modalities, often with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Kim has special interests in depression, anxiety, and emotion dysregulation.

 

Kim holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Psychology.

Kim also holds qualifications in Veterinary Nursing, as prior to becoming a psychologist, Kim was a veterinary nurse. As such, she has a strong appreciation for the human-animal bond.

 

LOCATIONS
Noble Park, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Lana Knapp

Psychologist

Lana Knapp is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and provides individual counselling to adults and teenagers. Lana works from a person-centred, narrative perspective and combines Emotion Focused Therapy with elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Lana is passionate about helping clients to grow and develop skills to respond to a variety of issues, to feel empowered through the journey of therapy and experience greater wellbeing. Lana has special interests in anxiety and depression, the psychological impact of diagnosed sleep disorders, ADHD and the phenomena of the highly sensitive person (HSP). Using a warm empathetic approach, Lana guides her clients develop a deeper awareness, self-appreciation and step into greater fulfilment and self-actualisation.

Lana has worked in organisational and occupational rehabilitation contexts and has a strong appreciation for the interrelationship between work and mental health and draws on career counselling and coaching strategies according to client needs.

Lana holds a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) in addition to a Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy (affiliated with the Albert Ellis Institute in New York). Lana possesses accreditations in Talent Q (Elements and Dimensions), Savile Consulting (Aptitude and Wave), Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Survey and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory psychometric assessments.

LOCATIONS
Mitcham, Noble Park & Surrey Hills, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Patrick Ghalioum

Psychologist

Patrick is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) who utilizes a holistic approach to help manage the overall wellbeing of his clients, aiding them in addressing their challenges and working towards their goals.  

Patrick has experience in administering a wide range of cognitive, educational, and vocational assessments throughout the lifespan, and has experience in delivering evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy with young adults and adults. 

 

He has experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds who present with anxiety disorders, difficulties managing stress, depression, interpersonal difficulties, and with clients recovering or living with physical injuries and or health problems. 

Patrick holds a Masters Degree in Professional Psychology, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology). 

 

LOCATIONS
Bundoora, Coburg North & Thornbury, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Tayla Wilson

Psychologist

Tayla is a registered general psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) who utilises a client-centred approach and aims to create a safe, non-judgemental, genuine, and empowering space for her clients.

Tayla has experience in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluation, developing custom treatment plans and providing individual and group psychotherapy for both adolescents and adults. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan in forensic alcohol and drug sectors, and within private establishments, to help them overcome addiction and mental health concerns.

Tayla uses her knowledge of Cognitive-behavioural therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Dialectical behaviour therapy and Schema therapy, to tailor treatment to best fit the individual’s therapy goals.

She endeavours to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.

Her areas of interest include Adjustment and Behavioural Issues, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Depression, Trauma related disorders, Personality disorders, Grief and Loss, Relationship or family difficulties, Stress management and Addiction.
Tayla holds a Masters Degree in Professional Psychology, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and a Bachelor of Psychology. 

 

LOCATIONS
Surrey Hills, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Nisha Sharma

Psychologist

Nisha is a registered general psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She enjoys working collaboratively with people of all ages and strives to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for her clients. She is empathetic and supportive of her clients, and works collaboratively with them to overcome their difficulties. Nisha is culturally sensitive and identifies as a person of colour.

Nisha has experience working as counselling psychologist at a psychiatric hospital in India with presenting issues of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, alcohol use disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, bipolar, personality disorders and everyday stress. In Australia she has worked as an ABA therapist and currently working to provide behaviour support to NDIS participants.

She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families; with varied presentations including Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities.

 

 

Nisha has growing interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques along with developed skills and training necessary to conduct Cognitive assessments, Vocational assessments and Personality assessments.

Nisha holds a Masters of Professional Psychology, Masters of Science (Psychology), and Bachelors of Arts (Psychology) and can speak Hindi, Kannada, Rajasthani and English fluently and can understand Punjabi, Gujarati and Telugu.

LOCATIONS

Surrey Hills,  Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Taban Eidipour

Counsellor

With over 6 years of experience in a range of areas, Tabi Eidipour provides individual counselling to clients of all ages. She applies a holistic approach to help manage the overall wellbeing of her clients, and empower them to create positive changes and achieve the most out of their lives.

Tabi uses a range of approaches according to her clients’ needs in addition to providing psycho-education. When engaged in counselling, particularly with a young person, she aims to collaborate with all parties engaged in supporting her client’s care, to ensure consistency of the best possible outcome.

Tabi has experience in anxiety disorders, school refusal, trauma, stress management, depression, eating disorders and interpersonal difficulties.  She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as a Provisional Psychologist and can speak Farsi fluently.

Tabi holds a Masters in Counselling, an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Bachelor in Psychology and Social Sciences; and currently completing a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.

Tabi is also a registered facilitator of the Tuning Into Teens program which assists parents/carers to facilitate their teenagers’ social and emotional development with an approach called emotion coaching.

LOCATIONS

Surrey Hills, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Cece Shu

Psychologist

Cece is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Cece uses a holistic and collaborative approach, empowering individuals to work towards their goals. Valuing the importance of being present, with compassion and empathy, Cece creates a safe therapeutic space where individuals can be taken on a journey to make realistic meaningful changes and achieve balance in their mind, body, and soul.

Cece has experience working in various environments such as community health settings and in-patient units. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, complex trauma, low self-esteem, ASD, ADHD as well as interpersonal difficulties. Cece utilises a wide range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and self-compassion techniques to tailor to the individuals specific needs.

Cece’s previous experience as an international student has strengthened her unique understanding and intercultural competencies to work with people from various backgrounds. Cece has worked with individuals from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, and understands the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship with the presence of interpreters. Cece has a special interest in working with individuals on cultural-transition issues and adaptation to new environments.

Cece holds a Master’s in Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology(Honours) and can speak Mandarin fluently.

LOCATIONS

Surrey Hills, Telehealth

Anita Missiha

About Jason Chung

Psychologist

Jason Chung is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and provides individual counselling to adults and adolescents. Jason takes a person-centered approach and strives to create a non-judgemental and safe therapeutic environment.

He likes to work collaboratively with his clients to help them overcome their struggles and to take steps towards their values. Jason has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.

Jason employs a range of interventions to best suit his clients’ needs and goals, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He also has experience in providing vocational assessments to adults.

Jason holds a Masters degree in Professional Psychology, Honours degree in Psychological Science, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology and Forensic Science).

 

LOCATIONS
Surrey Hills, Telehealth

Meet Our Administrative Team 
Anita Missiha

About Ida Ghatge

Administrative Support Officer

 

Ida is a highly motived psychology graduate and works as the Administrative Support Officer at Insightful Living Co. She is passionate about reducing the stigma against mental illness and hopes to promote a culture of holistic wellbeing for clients and their families. Ida draws upon her empathetic nature to help clients feel supported throughout their therapeutic journey at Insightful Living Co. She volunteers her time with Griefline to help callers get access to support for Grief, Loss, Trauma, and Isolation. As a professional dancer, she is also passionate about the body-mind connection and believes creative movement to be beneficial for emotional healing. Ida has a Bachelor and Honours degree in psychology. She aims to pursue a Master’s in Clinical psychology and Dance Therapy.

 

 

Anita Missiha

About Luisa Ceballos 

Administrative Assistant

 

Luisa is a passionate counselling student and works as the Administrative Assistant at Insightful Living Co. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Counselling. She is motivated to help individuals, improve their wellbeing through holistic practice and community engagement. She wishes to help individuals from diverse ethnic and indigenous backgrounds better access mental health services. She is committed to supporting all clients at Insightful Living Co. in their engagement with the practice.

 

 

 

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