About Insightful Living Co.
Insightful Living Co. is a team of experienced Melbourne-based psychologists with a broad range of therapeutic approaches.
About Anita Missiha
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).
Mitcham, Murrumbeena and Noble Park
About Lara Faga
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.
Bundoora, Reservoir & Thornbury
About Erica Patrick
Erica Patrick is a registered Psychologist with a masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She uses a holistic and integrative approach to therapy, including Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Erica is a caring empathic psychologist and uses a collaborative approach. She helps her clients achieve better relationships with themselves and other important people in their life.
Erica has a special interest in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, self -esteem, stress and coping in the workplace, adolescence, exam preparation, IBS and other Gut issues. Erica enjoys working with adults and adolescents. Erica also has additional training in hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).
About Lana Knapp
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.
Mitcham & Noble Park