Maria Simonetta

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(02) 8073 9397 Website

Maria Simonetta

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today


Summer Hill, NSW 2130
(02) 8073 9397
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon I provide online therapy via Zoom only during restrictions. When restrictions are lifted I can provide face to face and online therapy.


When lingering or reoccurring issues arise they create within us a dissatisfaction about life and how we feel about ourselves. Issues such as relationship difficulties, addictions, career, life transitions, parenting, depression, anxiety, stress, body image, negative beliefs and thoughts, emotional overwhelm, aggression, low energy, impulsivity etc. can affect your self esteem and your ability to think clearly and solve problems effectively. Learning new skills, building on resilience and resources and dealing with past issues that affect your present life can be empowering and create satisfaction and fulfilment in your life.
I offer a safe space where we work collaboratively in exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours relating to the issues to understand your full experience. With my expertise and guidance you will gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of yourself and your situation to make informed choices based in the present and not past conditioning.
It's often daunting and anxiety provoking seeking help yet, the alternative will keep you stuck in your old patterns and structures that stop you from living life fully. Please visit my website for more about me and if you feel I can help you to achieve your goals please make an appointment. Alternatively, you can contact me via phone call.


  • Cost per Session: $170 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Medibank Private
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Post Graduate Counselling and Post Grad Psychotherapy / 2003

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute / sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
  • Certificate: Internal Family Systems Australia / Internal Family Systems Level 1 Certificate / 2019


Summer Hill, NSW 2130
(02) 8073 9397
Offers online therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Life transitions and adjustments
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Weight Loss
  • couples
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Italian
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-Centred
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy SP
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Maria Simonetta

Psychotherapist, PACFA