Joanna Paterson

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed

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Joanna Paterson, MPsych, Psychologist in Mount Eliza
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Joanna Paterson

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed

Joanna is a Clinical Psychologist based in Mt Eliza and also offers telehealth to people in rural and remote parts of Australia. With experience in private practice, hospital and pain management settings, Joanna assists clients with a range of issues including anxiety & depression, trauma, relationships, stress, chronic pain, personality disorder, grief, sleep, alcohol & drug use, adjustment & more. Joanna works with individuals, couples and families. Joanna provides a warm and empathetic space, uses evidence based therapies, and strives to assist her clients to develop the insight and skills required to effect lasting change.

Joanna enjoys working with clients to help them clarify and work towards their therapy goals. Therapeutic modalities may include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therap (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT), Schema Therapy, mindfulness, supportive counselling and Motivational Interviewing.

I understand that visiting a psychologist can be confronting and provide a safe and compassionate space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that everyone is capable of making positive and lasting change at any stage of life. Please feel free to get in touch to organise an introductory conversation.


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Membership: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Endorsed Registration
  • Training: Master of Clinical Psychology - 2016


  • Cost per Session: $25+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Australian Clinical Psychology Association - Full Member
  • Membership: Psychology Board of Australia - Endorsed Registration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Online Counselling


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Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019
Joanna Paterson, MPsych, Psychologist in Mount Eliza

Joanna Paterson

Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed