Elise is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who completed the Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Elise has an abiding interest in people, and a passion for group work, strength-based, trauma-informed and integrative approaches.
Elise values authenticity, connection, individuality, safety, choice and self-reflection. She uses a person-centered approach, drawing from a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational interviewing and Mindfulness practices.
Elise is particularly interested in working with people who live with the difficulties associated with chronic pain and trauma. She is committed to understanding the complexities and intricacies of the human experience, both in her research and practice. Her Master’s research project explored the lived experiences of domestic violence through childhood and adult life.
Elise’s experience includes working with children and adults as a Provisional Psychologist and Trauma Centre Yoga Facilitator. She is passionate about helping others live purposefully and develop confidence to express their authentic self in the world.
“We really need to change our fundamental question from what’s wrong with you – to what happened to you” – Foderaro (cited in Bloom, 1995)