Clinical Psychology Registrar
BA Psychology (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Registration Number PSY0002175914
Mia specialises in the treatment of Youths and Adults in the following areas:
Mia Birkner is a nationally registered psychologist with a background in clinical psychology. Her practice is informed through a holistic approach where individuals seeking treatment are recognised as a “whole person” rather than as a diagnosis or label. Mia strives to create a non-judgemental space where individuals feel comfortable exploring their concerns and aims to work collaboratively with them in achieving their treatment goals through an evidence-based approach.
Mia is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of issues, including anxiety and mood disorders, issues with self-esteem, study-related concerns such as procrastination and perfectionism, and the management of chronic pain.
Mia has worked in a variety of clinic settings, including the Department of Pain Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, and has provided psychology and counselling services at two large Sydney universities. Mia has experience working with adults, children and families.
Mia works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, however, has experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT). Mia understands that seeking therapy can be an intimidating and draining experience for some and is inspired by her Client’s courage to seek treatment. As such, she aims to create a supportive and safe environment for her Client’s to assist them in flourishing via building their self-reliance, flexibility and improving their overall wellbeing.
Mia completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney and her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Macquarie University. She is also a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and the Australian Psychological Society. In order to support her interest in perinatal and infant psychology, she is also a member of the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology special interest group. Mia has also completed Relationspace Online, a child-focussed, evidence based psychological intervention for parents who are engaging with the Family Law system in Australia.
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