Church Point / Mona Vale NSW 2105 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Ph: 0417 462 115 FB Logo1

Ph: 0417 462 115

Church Point / Mona Vale
NSW 2105

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

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Maarit Rivers

Therapist

I am a warm, compassionate and creative child psychologist/counsellor/therapist. I use long proven and accepted techniques that extend beyond culture and language. My practice is in the Northern Beaches of Sydney with calming views over tranquil Pittwater.

I have extensive therapeutic experience with children of varying cultural, religious, socio economic and racial backgrounds. These include Aboriginal and refugee children.

I have worked with children accompanying their mothers in women’s shelters, and children accompanying their parents in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres. In recent years, I worked with children at Stewart House School, Northern Beaches, Sydney. (Stewart House is a ‘school’ unique in Australia) that provides two-week respites for children in dire needs or emergency situations. I had a private practice in Broome and have been in Pittwater since 2010.

My work is supported by research and has neurobiological evidence.

 My further qualifications include

  • Bachelor’s degree (Swedish equivalent) in Graphic Design.
  • The neurobiology of childhood trauma and attachment (Australian Childhood Foundation). Therapy for child sexual abuse victims (Anglicare).
  • Protective Behaviours (Advanced) (Protective Behaviours WA Inc).
  • Protective Behaviours Community Way (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council).
  • Drumbeat Therapeutic Program for Youth. Therapy for families with disabled children (Anglicare).

Relevant Certificates include:

  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Certificate
  • First aid and CPR certificates.