Dr Natasha Amarasekara

Dr Natasha Amarasekara

Clinical Psychologist
Online Therapy Available
Next available Sunday, Jul 21st
Location
Online Therapy
Biography

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist experienced in providing specialist eating disorder treatment for young adults and adults who have a challenging relationship with food, eating, body image, and/or exercise. My strong passion in this area has been informed by my doctoral research and the completion of my internship at an eating disorder private practice. I apply a holistic strengths-based approach that aims to maximise well-being and personal recovery goals. I also offer therapy for other difficulties as I currently work across both a general mental health practice and an eating disorder specialised practice. Alongside, I support neurodivergence and conduct ADHD assessments. My therapeutic approach is underpinned by evidence-based practice tailored to the individual. While primarily trained within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also draw on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness, where appropriate. I strongly value the therapeutic alliance between myself and my clients. I am non-judgmental, empathetic, attentive, and authentic, where I aim to create a safe and inclusive space in therapy. I hold hope during times of difficulty and believes everyone is capable of reaching their personal recovery goals.

Qualifications

• Doctor of Clinical Psychology,Massey University • Master of Science with Distinction in Psychology,University of Otago • Bachelor of Science with Honours,First Class in Psychology,University of Otago • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience

Languages

English

Focuses

Adolescents, Adult, Neurodiversity

Therapy Type

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Trauma-informed, Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Specialisations
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Life Changes
  • Motivation
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Sleep
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body Image
  • Goal Setting
  • Drug & Alcohol Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Burnout
  • Identity Issues
  • Phobias
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Mindfulness
  • Person Centered
  • ADHD
  • Work-related Stress
  • Anorexia
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Disordered Eating
  • Embodiment
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neurodivergence
  • Racism Issues
Services
Initial Assessment
90min
$400 NZD
Therapy session
60min
$270 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
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