BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

Taka is a Registered Psychologist, who completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University. Taka has experience in working across the lifespan with various presentations including anxiety and depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, acute stress, emotion regulation, social skills, behaviour management, group therapy, and cognitive assessments.

Taka has a special interest in working with children and youth. Taka believes that for working with children and youth requires a holistic approach in order to provide the opportunity to positively impact upon life at an early stage. Taka is also interested in cognitive assessments for school aged children to help the development and future learning of children and adolescence.

During his studies, Taka was involved in research projects that looked at ‘Emotional Regulation as a Mediating factor between Threat Appraisals and Body Dysmorphic Symptoms’ and ‘Virtual reality one-session treatment for children with a specific phobia of dogs: Results of multiple baseline case series’.

Taka approaches his work in a collaborative manner, working with the person to set appropriate goals and to provide tailored treatment to best provide the best opportunity for the individual to achieve their goals. Taka is non-judgmental in his approach and is highly motivated to create effective therapeutic relationships to best facilitate the clients he works with.