Elena is a qualified Psychologist with over 12 years of field experience.
Prior to joining Spine Plus, Elena consulted to law firms specializing in the criminal justice system and family disputes. She performed assessments, facilitated mediations and wrote reports for the Australian Courts regarding criminal, family, and civil compensation matters. Previously Elena worked extensively in occupational rehabilitation, promoting health and wellbeing for clients from many differing orientations ranging from the military, corporate, resources, sporting and employment sectors.
Her style is objective, open and collaborative and makes full use of her experience in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) one of the current leading psychological interventions, but she also utilizes mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy to facilitate desired outcomes. She places great emphasis on building awareness of self and others, assisting clients to develop and astute understanding of their individual situation.
Elena provides valuable input to patients at SpinePlus especially with issues such as anxiety and depression, adjustment to injury, pain and return to work issues.