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Location
  • Carlton - Drummond St
  • Carlton - Grattan St
  • Essendon
Areas of Competence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Mental Illness
  • Sleep Problems
  • Relationship Problems
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger
  • Work and Career
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Alternative Sexuality
  • Open and Non Monogamous Relation
  • Pain Management
Client Age Group
  • Adult (27 - 70)
  • Adolescent (13 - 16)
  • Young Adult (17 - 26)
One or more Persons
  • One person
  • Couple
  • Family
Counselling Profession
  • Social Worker
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor
Claims and Rebates
  • Medicare bulk billing
  • Medicare Claim

Smitha Sugathan

Smitha Sugathan is a Medicare Provider and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with extensive professional experience in working with adolescence and adults with complex mental health needs. Smitha has served for private, public, health, forensic, non-government and not-for-profit settings. She is a registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Smitha is passionate in providing counselling to assist her clients to bring a safe and long lasting recovery from their painful emotional experiences. Smitha is insightful, warm, highly compassionate, empathetic and outcome-focused – who support her clients with practical and effective, evidence based strategies to address their mental health needs. Smitha offers a non-judgemental and confidential service with specific foci on the best interest of her clients.
Smitha strongly advocate that each individual and their persona is developed based on the individual’s exposure to complex and unique environmental circumstances. She incorporates a number of counselling techniques into practice that suits individual needs to gain the best possible outcome. Modalities in Smitha’s counselling practice include, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure/Imaginal Exposure Therapy, Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Principles, Offender Rehabilitation Training, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Relaxation Strategies, Emotional Pain Management Techniques and Life skills training.

Areas of Expertise:
• PTSD
• Acute Trauma
• Complex/Childhood Trauma
• Anxiety Disorders
• Depressive Disorders
• Aggression and Violence
• Problem Anger
• Grief and Loss
• Disenfranchised/Complex Grief
• Prolonged Grief
• Phobias
• Bipolar Type Disorders
• Borderline Personality Disorder
• Suicide Prevention
• Work Related Stress
• Relationship Issues
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