Dr Shivani Vij
Shivani is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and a full member of APS. She has led a rich career as a clinician, educator and author of peer-reviewed journal articles and books. Shivani has extensive experience of working with children and adolescents presenting with a range of developmental and psychological presentations, such as Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety and Depression, Anger Management, Self Esteem and Stress Management.
Shivani is a strong believer of person-centred practice and focuses on an inclusive and empowering service that helps clients address the barriers and lean on the enabling factors in their life. She endeavours to deliver evidence-based interventions and has experience in using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and providing Positive Behaviour Support. She is a registered provider of AutPlay therapy which is a play therapy approach designed to address the mental health needs of neurodivergent children and their families.
In addition, Shivani has facilitated a number of parent coachinggroups and evidence-based group programs for children including Secret Agent Society, Take Action, Zones of Regulation and PALS. Shivani has worked in multicultural environments in Australia and overseas, and she has an in-depth understanding of the importance of acknowledging and respecting all cultural beliefs and practices.