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Ms Josephine Gravina

Ms Josephine Gravina

Mobile 0468 331 191
Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychology & More

Mobile 0468 331 191

Having worked with some of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities in Sydney, Jo has the ability to make anyone feel at ease. She understands that trust, compassion, and understanding are central tenets of a therapeutic relationship, and views the opportunity to be witness to a patient’s story as a privilege. She prides herself on her warm and friendly demeanour, as well as her ability to maintain a non-judgmental approach to her clients, no matter what issues they face.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 50 Sorrell Street, North Parramatta, Sydney NSW 2151 0468 331 191 PHONE 0468 331 191

Services

  • Counselling, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Phone Consultations 
  • Jo views her role as much more than a job. She sees it as an opportunity to enrich the lives of others, through the union of evidence based therapy and benevolence.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Cultural Issues, Depression, Grief / Bereavement, Phobias, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sex Related Issues, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Violence  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy

    Jo is trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing and schema therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Clinical Psychology - Macquarie University
    • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) - Charles Sturt University
    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Charles Sturt University
    • Diploma in Professional Counselling - Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    Jo completed her undergraduate training at Charles Sturt University. There, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) as well as a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours). She was awarded two Dean’s Awards of Academic Excellence during her undergraduate study. Jo went on to complete her postgraduate qualification at Macquarie University, where she obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

    Background

    As a former therapist for the internationally renowned Macquarie University Social Phobia treatment program, Jo’s main area of interest is in working with individuals suffering from social anxiety. Her other interests include depressive disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, sexual disorders, personality disorders and other anxiety disorders. Jo is trained in a range of evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing and schema therapy.

    Appointments

    Wed - Fri
    Evening appointments available.

    Transport and Parking

    Free onsite parking available.

    Fees

    Reduced fees available for Centrelink recipients

    Payment Options

    Medicare rebate processing available onsite. EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard facilities also available



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    Ms Josephine Gravina

    Josephine Gravina

    Clinical Psychologist

    Jo has approximately 20 years experience in supporting clients affected by mental illness. She has worked in a range of settings including government and non-government departments, from the Department of Corrective Services to youth and women’s accommodation services. These experiences have provided Jo with a robust understanding of social issues such as racism, gender disparity, child protection and domestic and sexual violence, which she incorporates into her treatment approach as appropriate...

    • North Parramatta
    • ACT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy