Kyli is a registered psychologist who has worked with adolescents, adults and groups, from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, in a range of roles and settings, for over 20 years. As someone who has lived and worked in Melbourne’s inner west for 10 years, she is passionate about providing accessible, culturally appropriate psychological services to our community.
Kyli has a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology (Victoria University), and is nearing completion of her PhD regarding self-harm (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne).
Most recently, Kyli has worked at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) where she conducted psychological assessments, provided counselling and advocacy, and facilitated psychotherapeutic groups for community based asylum seekers, as well as for refugees and humanitarian entrants, for a period of five years.
Kyli is experienced in working with people from many walks of life who have been affected by violence, sexual and/or physical assault, accident, displacement, major life transitions, and complicated grief and loss, among other traumatic experiences. She has a particular interest in providing assessment and counselling for people from immigrant, asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds. This includes the provision of psychological support around challenges related to settlement and immigration pathways.
Kyli works in a client-centred, strengths-based manner, and treats all her clients with warmth, dignity and kindness. Diversity of all kinds is welcomed and celebrated in her practice. Kyli draws on a range of approaches in her work, depending on clients’ needs and values, including narrative exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Medicare rebates apply with a GP referral.
For more on Kyli and Community-Minded Psychological Services, go to: http://community-minded.com.au