Katherine Bonaldi

BA (Psych), PGradDipPsych, Dip D&A, MPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Katherine Bonaldi currently has a wait list for new referrals, please call reception on 9039 2177 instead of booking online.

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience working in mental health with people aged 16 through to 90. I take a caring, empathic and collaborative approach to help you achieve your goals, and offer comprehensive psychological, diagnostic and goal assessments. Providing high quality services based on evidence-based therapies is my key priority, and I have expertise assisting individuals manage distress, foster healing, and promote wellbeing.

I have experience in treating a broad range of issues and a particular interest in trauma-sensitive practice and dealing with distress associated with chronic health problems.

Areas of expertise:

  • Trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood and complex trauma
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Adjustment issues and grief associated with chronic health conditions
  • Anxiety conditions (generalized anxiety, panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Emotional regulation problems
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Body image issues
  • Self-esteem issues and self-sabotage
  • Assertiveness and communication issues
  • Workplace bullying
  • Life transitions and associated stress
  • Work related stress, burnout and mood problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting issues

Therapy approaches include: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and Trauma-focussed CBT, Schema therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based therapies and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

I provide services though private fees, with Medicare rebates available with a Mental Health Care Plan referral from a GP or Psychiatrist. Private health insurance extras rebates are available.

I have experience working in private practice and major private and public hospitals in Melbourne. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life with a diverse range of backgrounds. I am also a registered Supervisor and can provide supervision services to Junior Psychologists and Registered Psychologists.