BA(Psych, Sociol), MSW, PGCert Mental Health Care Practice, PGCert Positive Psychology


Bharti is a certified Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Mental Health Social Workers. Bharti completed her BA majoring in Psychology and Sociology in India, and went on to complete her postgraduate studies in Australia which included her Masters of Social Work at the University of Queensland and Postgraduate Certificates in Mental Health Care Practice and Positive Psychology. Bharti has also completed professional development in the areas of grief and bereavement and motivational interviewing.

From this, Petrina brings extensive experience delivering evidence-based behaviour-change counselling using Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Petrina is also trained in the Non-Diet Approach. As a passionate advocate for the size diversity and acceptance movement, and the Health At Every Size® paradigm, she does not provide weight loss services. Petrina is invested in Mental Health in a wider community context and is a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline.

Bharti has worked extensively with young people whilst working at a Headspace clinic for youth aged 12 to 25 years. Bharti has also worked across several agencies including the Department of Communities and Neami National providing experience in working with children and adults presenting with complex care needs. Additioanlly, Bharti has worked as a grief and loss counsellor in a Palliative Care Service where she developed her practice in compassion and kindness therapies.

Bharti loves working with adolescents and adults for a range of clinical presentations including depression and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, social, emotional, and behavioural issues in children. Bharti utilises evidenced based therapies in her practice including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Bharti is a compassionate therapist whom works to provide a safe and supportive space for all people.

Bharti loves to live life to the fullest, spending time with family and friends, having laughs and dancing together and spending time with nature when possible. Bharti is fascinated by storytelling and listening to old cultural and family narratives.

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COOMERA

Fortune Place
Shop 1, 2 Fortune Street
Coomera QLD 4209

(07) 5551 0251

NERANG

Prana Centre
Suite 3, 832 Southport-Nerang Road
Nerang QLD 4211

(07) 5668 3490

MOUNT GRAVATT

Mt Gravatt Medical Precinct
SE 105, 1808 Logan Rd
Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122

(07) 3102 1366