Dr Gávi Ansara

Psychotherapist, PACFA

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Dr Gávi Ansara, Psychotherapist in Hawthorn
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Dr Gávi Ansara

Psychotherapist, PACFA


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Imanadari Counselling - Melbourne Branch
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
(02) 6190 7769

I find psychotherapy most inspiring with people who are trying to overcome oppression & to thrive despite distressing events. I often work with non-binary folks, sex workers, & Autistic/aspie folks. I draw on 15+ years of international experience & specialised training in diverse psychotherapy techniques, ongoing professional development, & the latest peer-reviewed scientific evidence. I am trained in Family Therapy methods & recognised by the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II).

Family, relationship, & solo (just you) sessions available. I am knowledgeable & affirming about trauma, trans &/or non-binary experiences, Autistic/aspie neurodiversity, BDSM/consensual kink, bi/pan and asexual/ace spectrum erasure, chronic pain, D/s dynamics, furries, mixed mono/polyamorous partners, Otherkin, racism.

I understand that who you are contains too many stories and life experiences to be reduced to identity labels or psychiatric diagnoses. I believe that working with you in your own way to decide your own paths in life is a form of social justice. I offer 50, 80, & 110 min psychotherapy sessions and structured half day intensives in person & by video.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - Provisional Member
  • Training: MCouns (Monash) - 2018

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS Provider
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree / Diploma: University of Surrey - PhD Psychology - 2014
  • Degree / Diploma: University of Surrey - MSc Social Psychology - 2009

Location

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Additional Location

Imanadari Counselling - Melbourne Branch
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
(02) 6190 7769
Specialties
  • Family Conflict
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Polyamorous/multi-partnered relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex work
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counselling

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019
Dr Gávi Ansara, Psychotherapist in Hawthorn

Dr Gávi Ansara

Psychotherapist, PACFA