Language: English and Portuguese
Based in Melbourne CBD, Sasha is a down-to-earth person. She demonstrates this quality with her work by being genuine and engaging in reflection. She works with adults and couples, and her aim is to equip you with the tools you need to take care of your wellbeing.
She takes a strength-based approach to empower you. She has experiences in working with trauma, domestic violence, forensic work, group behavioural change programs, identity (i.e. ethnicity, sexuality), grief, role transitions all underpinned by cross cultural understanding.
She can provide psychoeducation and work collaboratively with you in these areas. Sasha also has a keen interest in working with couples and individuals seeking to better understand their identity.
Sasha draws from a combination of evidence-based treatment interventions including Self-compassion, Schema, Solution-focused, Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Socratic questioning. These are all woven together under Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) umbrella. Sasha’s unique style focuses on interpersonal conflicts being the source of difficult feelings and works to resolve any internal assumptions that there is something inherently wrong with you.
The other things to know about Sasha! She has an American accent in English as a result of being a third culture kid in Brazil, therefore she can provide counselling in Brazilian Portuguese. Outside of work she loves any activity on or in the water, and dreams of designing and furnishing her own home one day.