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Sonja D

in Townsville

Age range: Supports clients aged 7+

A psychologist, Sonja brings real world experience in planning and implementing positive behaviour support plans and dealing with trauma.

Areas of experience

Behaviour support and advice

PBS (Positive Behaviour Support) practitioner

Speaks language/s other than English

Works with adults

Works with children

Multilingual assessment and therapy – English, German

Qualifications

Originally from Germany, Sonja completed her undergraduate studies at Swinburne University of Technology and gained her honours from University of New England.

PBS Qualified

How I work

Get to know Sonja D

How can you support people?

Sonja can help child, adolescent and adult clients with psychological assessments and interventions, behavioural support and advice psychometric testing and counselling.
Sonja can help clients better deal with depression, anxiety, depression, trauma or grief. Sonja also has a strong interest in supporting people who are transitioning through significant changes in their religious or cultural beliefs, helping them work through the impact that might be felt by the person and their family and friends.
She has proven to be an effective ally for clients with challenging behaviours.
She speaks both English and German fluently.

How does your background shape the way you work?

A soccer fan —yes, she plays— Sonja is keen to help you focus on, and move towards, goals that are important to you.
She’s also a realist who can understand the perspective of parents and carers.
Sonja has worked extensively with children and teenagers in different roles over many years—as an early childhood educator and carer, disability support worker, a residential youth care worker and most recently, as a practising psychologist.

What is your approach to working with people?

Sonja’s varied working life, in many countries, has equipped her well to quickly absorb information, and understand challenges and context.

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Locations

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Sonja D can see people face-to-face in and around the following locations, or provide therapy Australia-wide over telehealth.

Townsville

Caste Hill

Kirwan

Idalia

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