Rosanna Pingitore | Psychologist
BBehavSc(Psych), Dip Yoga, GradDipPsych, Hons (Psych), MPsych (Clinical)
I believe that we can come to understand the interrelationship between our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and actions, and through this process heal psychological distress. I am drawn to help people become more aware of this process and learn how to unwind patterns in thinking and behaviours that are holding them back. As an experienced teacher of yoga and meditation as well as a psychologist, I draw on body work and meditation to develop helpful new coping behaviours and life skills.
I have a special interest in the integration of body and mind which is often negatively impacted after trauma, among people who are neurodiverse, and among those with a body image concerns.
I work with children (from 5 years), adolescents and adults with the following difficulties:
- Anxiety (all forms)
- Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress
- Generalised stress
- Life transitions leading to distress
- Existential crises
- People living with neurological conditions
- Neurodiverse clients including people on the autism spectrum
I primarily practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a mindfulness base. My treatments are influenced by the research of Dr Van Der Kolk (Boston Trauma Centre), the Polyvagal Theory (Porges) and the neuroscience of psychotherapy (Louis Cozolino). My approach is person centred and collaborative. That is, we will work as a team and the therapy will be guided by your goals, aspirations, and needs.