Dr Adriana Thomas

Dr Adriana Thomas

Psychologist | Clinical Psychologist
Online Therapy Available
Location
Online Therapy
Biography

Please note: I am currently available for online appointments only I am a registered clinical psychologist working in the Ponsonby area. I help adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the clinical scope of practice. I am also a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). I have experience working with a wide range of people and difficulties. Some of these difficulties include anxiety, sadness, grief, anger and low self-esteem. I also have experience working with trauma, relationship challenges, family concerns and child and adolescent mental health. I am trained in a range of therapies and draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems/Narrative therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. In my clinical work, I help people gain insight into challenges they face, patterns that occur and strengths they have to improve their wellbeing. Difficulties are identified through research in the areas of evidence based therapies, attachment and trauma considering cultural, spiritual and contextual factors. I am also a provider for ACC under the integrated service for sensitive claims (ISSC) and provide assessment and therapy to people who have experienced sexual violence. Before beginning private practice I worked in community mental health with children, adolescents and adults. I have also previously worked as a teacher and speak fluent Portuguese, Spanish and French and have worked and lived in different countries. My research and clinical interests are also in migration and cross-cultural therapy. I migrated to New Zealand myself and am fortunate to call this place home.

Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Languages

English, Portuguese, French, Spanish; Castilian

Client Type

adults, families, children, couples, adolescents

Therapy Type

acceptance and commitment therapy (act), attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), collaborative therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), emotion focused therapy, existential, Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy, family systems, narrative therapy, mindfulness, online therapy

Specialisations
  • cross-cultural difficulties
  • acceptance
  • anxiety
  • burnout
  • career change
  • trauma
  • attachment issues
Services
Individual
45min
$220 NZD
Initial Assessment
75min
$290 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

SUPPORTED BY
nib foundation
msd
moh
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