Dr Gávi Ansara

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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Dr Gávi Ansara

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Ansara Psychotherapy
Armadale, VIC 3143
(03) 7003 2148
Ask about video sessions
Other Location +

Additional Location

Imanadari Counselling - Melbourne Branch
Armadale, VIC 3143
(03) 7003 2148
Dr Gávi Ansara is not currently accepting new clients.

About

I enjoy working together to overcome oppression & help you to thrive. I often work with people in D/s relationships, non-binary folks, sex workers, & autistic people. I have 20 years of international experience in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am a Full Clinical PACFA Registrant, an AAFT-registered Clinical Family Therapist, and an AAFT-accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am recognised by Pink Therapy as an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist (AAGSRDT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II) & Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
Family, relationship, polycule, & 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 relationship dynamics, furries, mixed mono/polyamorous partners, Otherkin, colonialism, & racism.
I understand that who you are contains many stories and life experiences; you are not just identity labels or psychiatric diagnoses. I help you to figure out what works best for you. Helping you to take your own path in life is a form of social justice. I offer 50, 80, & 110 min sessions and half-day intensives available by distance worldwide.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Emergency Services Health
  • Emergency Services Health Fund
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS
  • Phoenix Health
  • St Luke's Health
  • St Luke's, Phoenix, CUA
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: MCouns (Monash) / 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Gilead Downs Family Therapy Ctr (AAFT Accredited) / Advanced Clin Family Therapy / 2019
  • Degree: University of Surrey / PhD Psychology / 2014

Location

Ansara Psychotherapy
Armadale, VIC 3143
(03) 7003 2148
Ask about video sessions
Other Location +

Additional Location

Imanadari Counselling - Melbourne Branch
Armadale, VIC 3143
(03) 7003 2148
Specialties
  • Family Conflict
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • 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
  • Plural people/systems. Therians/Otherkin. Furries.
  • Polyamorous and/or D/s relationships. Sex work.
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
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
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • D/s & Polycule Relationship Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Phasic Complex Trauma & Dissociation Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022
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Dr Gávi Ansara

Psychotherapist, PACFA