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Ms. Dana Mitrovic

Ms. Dana Mitrovic

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor

Exclusive Wellbeing

Dana applies an integrated therapeutic approach which is tapered to individual client needs to ensure best practice is always adhered to on an individual level. She strives to work with each person exclusively, within all external and internal facets of their lives to promote improved global wellbeing.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 202, Level 2, 107 Phillip Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150 02 8677 4062 PHONE 02 8677 4062

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Assessment, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Internet Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Childhood Issues, Depression, Emotional Crisis, Existential Issues, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self Development, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Existential, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis

    She works within a range of approaches including:
    • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
    • Analytical psychotherapy
    • Attachment-based psychotherapy
    • Behaviour therapy
    • Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT)
    • Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy (DDP)
    • Existential therapy
    • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Relationship counselling
    • Self Psychology
    • Schema Therapy
    • Solution Focused brief therapy
    • Transference Focused Psychotherapy

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - 2007 - Macquarie University
    • Masters of Psychology (Clinical) - 2009 - University of Wollongong

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
    • Australian Psychological Society

      Quality Provision

      All therapy provided is based on evidence-based practices. Every client is provided with high levels of ethical and professional service and is seen as a true individual. Therapy approaches will depend on your current difficulties and your personality style. Therapy is a process of change which is never stagnant, always challenging and assists you in enhancing your understanding of yourself and the way which you interact with your world.

      Background

      Dana has practiced as a Clinical Psychologist in public mental health settings since 2009. She has extensive experience, training and understanding of mental health difficulties, including chronic, acute and complex presentations, as well as personality disorders. She commenced private practice work alongside her work in public mental health settings in 2013.

      Appointments

      Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm
      Appointments outside these times are currently unavailable. However, the practice has other practitioners available to provide services at other hours including Saturdays. Corporate and Professional Services by request.

      Transport and Parking

      The practice is located at 107 Phillip Street in Parramatta. It is approximately 900m (12 min) walk from Parramatta Station, 200m (3 min) from the Parramatta Ferry Wharf and 900m from Parramatta Westfields.

      Fees

      Initial consultations (90 min) $250
      Subsequent consultations (50 min) $200
      Concession card rates $150

      A full description of fees can be seen on
      my website (below)

      Payment Options

      EFTPOS
      Credit/Debit Card
      Phone Payments
      Direct Deposit (EFT Transfer)

      Languages

    • English
    • Serb


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      10 Questions with Dana Mitrovic

      • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

      • I had always had a strong interest in understanding people. Not just from a perspective of what makes us struggle, but mostly to understand what makes us each unique. I found that developing my knowledge about the human mind, development and the way which our experiences shape us was immeasurably helpful in understanding myself and those around me.
        The relationship which you have in therapy is the most unique, which you will ever have the opportunity to develop. Every person has a path and a journey, and it is an absolute privilege to be allowed to walk beside so many people on their journeys of discovery, healing and growth.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • There are many philosophical approaches which have been inspirational in my professional and personal development. However, if I had to limit these, I would have to say, Psychodynamic, Existential and Buddhist Philosophies. I find that human pain, suffering and purpose are universal and, yet, also so personal and distinctive to each of us as individuals.
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • I'm fascinated by the entire human condition and the ways which we interact with our experiences. I am particularly interested in the impacts of trauma and also the concept of ongoing personal development in our wellbeing irrespective of "illness" or "struggle".
      • What method/s do you use?

      • I work in a range of approaches which utilise a wide variety of methods. I always find this question difficult to answer as I don't see therapy as a "one size fits all" approach and the methods will range depending on the person who enters the room. The most important "method" for therapy is to be a caring human, who can genuinely connect with the people who walk into your room. The relationship developed between patient and therapist is the foundation for good therapy and the building blocks for meaningful change.
        You can review my profile for the therapeutic approaches which I work from.
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • This question can be very difficult to answer, as it always depends on what someone is coming in with, but moreso, what the expectation is of what change "looks like". Most clients will experience some elements of change or progress once they connect and engage in the therapy process and begin to develop a sense of hope. This can be in as little as one session, though it will often be within the first 6 sessions.
        I usually find that those who are either skeptical of therapy itself, their own ability to improve, or are struggling in identifying what change would look like, have the greatest difficult to discern when progress is being made. This does not mean that progress is not being made, rather that it can be difficult to measure.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • Therapy has made me a better person through teaching me how to openly observe to understand the people who I am with. I have learned to observe each person like a sunset, something spectacularly unique and ever changing, never to be repeated in the same way twice; rather than a maths problem to be analysed and solved.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • I most cherish the process of getting to know people and learning about what has brought them to where they are and assisting them on their journey to where they would like to be.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • Of course! I believe that 'bad hair' days are part of being human. There are days where we all feel lost, hopeless and generally just "not ourselves". I am thankful for these days as they teach me how to be patient, compassionate and understanding toward myself and my own experiences, as well as the challenges which come with functioning on a level different to what we may be used to.
      • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

      • Time. One of the biggest contributors to human struggle is our inability to provide ourselves with enough time to care for ourselves and one another. The world, today, has seen a huge shift in life priorities, which are often quite discrepant to our personal values. This pressure often leads to the minimisation and neglect of providing intentional time toward looking after our own wellbeing, as well as our relationships with others.
      • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

      • I am so often inspired by books in particular, that I would find it extremely difficult to pick just one. As a therapist, I find the writings of Irvin Yalom immeasurably helpful, refreshing and inspiring.
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      Ms. Dana Mitrovic

      Dana Mitrovic

      Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor

      Dana has worked intensively as a Clinical Psychologist in complex adult mental health settings since 2009. Whilst working with a broad range of clients, presentations and difficulties, Dana has a special interest in working with trauma, complex PTSD and helping people develop themselves with difficulties beyond achieving just a cessation of symptoms. ...

      • Parramatta
      • ACT, CBT, Existential, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis