Adoption Therapists Australia

One of the most commonly spoken about issues amongst intercountry adoptees, is finding a therapist who understands our journey. Here we provide a list of professionally qualified therapists, who run their own practice and offer services to intercountry adoptees and their families.

Intercountry Adoptees who are also therapists:

NSW

Gabbie Beckley (based in Taree; Masters in Social Work, Counsellor – provides online support)

Kimberley Lee (based in Sydney; Counsellor)

Asoka Naomi (based on Central Coast; registered Art Therapist)

QLD

Julie Colbert (based in Brisbane; Masters in Guidance & Counselling)

Leah Hamilton (based in Brisbane; Art therapist, Counsellor)

SA

Min Mednis (Masters in Social Work, Counsellor)

TAS

Tara Davis (Registered Psychologist, Mental Health Counsellor)

WA

Sunila Peterson (based in Mount Lawley; Registered Psychologist, Counsellor)

Carly Reid (based in Perth; Registered Psychologist, Counsellor)

Domestic Adoptee who are also therapists:

TAS

Gioia Piscioneri (practicing Somatherapy)

Adoptive Parents who are also therapists:

VIC

Deborah Vertessy (based in Peninsula region)

Other Professional Therapists with intercountry adoption experience:

NSW

Helen Fitzhardinge (based in Glebe; Registered Counselling Psychologist)

Suzanne Hawkins (based in Randwick; Registered Psychologist and sensorimotor Psychotherapist)

Janet Henegan (based in Crows Nest and Glebe; Accredited mental health Social Worker and Counsellor)

QLD

Susan Gregory (based in Brisbane; Registered Counselling Psychologist) 0427 386 904

Narelle Nelles (based in Brisbane; Social Worker Counsellor) 0413 425 415

SA

Heather Warne (based in Adelaide; mental health OT; psychotherapist)

VIC

Louisa Shillingford-Brown (based in Melbourne, Psychotherapist & Specialist Couples Counsellor)

WA

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