Rochelle is a Health and Clinical Psychologist who works with older adults, adults, adolescents and children, specifically in areas related to health management. She has been a registered psychologist since 2005, and worked in public health settings over this period, with more than 11+ years experience working in this field. Rochelle has extensive experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams in physical rehabilitation, and in facilitating pain management groups.
Rochelle has extensive experience in the health psychology field and has a particular interest in assisting people to cope with health conditions that impact on well-being, such as persistent pain, cancer, diabetes, cardiac and lung diseases, chronic disease management, adjustment to illness and injury. She also works with people in preparing for invasive medical procedures. In relation to children and teenagers, Rochelle works with predominantly health-related issues and concerns, with both the parents and children, to assist with behaviour change.
In addition to Rochelle’s significant knowledge in the health field she has also had successful outcomes with clients presenting with other conditions such as grief and loss, stress management, anxiety disorders such as phobia and panic, addictions and substance abuse, and other adjustment disorders. She also conducts Christian counselling and assists people in adjustment and identity concerns relating to their faith.
Rochelle currently works at Monash Health and Austin Health as a Senior Clinical and Health Psychologist and a registered supervisor for psychologists. Rochelle is a member of the Australian Pain Society and the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and provides training and supervision in this area.
More recently, Rochelle has extended her career to a private practice setting and has joined DS Psychology Group to re-connect with clients and continue her passion in helping clients through individual therapy. Rochelle has a keen interest in helping people live the best quality of life they can, despite difficult health issues or other significant stressors. Rochelle is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, which she applies in a flexible way to meet client needs. Her approach to therapy is to build on the existing strengths in her clients, and to assist clients to develop new skills, practical coping strategies and greater confidence.
Adults and Older adults Clinical Specialties:
- Health conditions (incl Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiac, Lung and airway conditions)
- Persistent pain and pain management
- Preparing for invasive medical procedures
- Substance abuse, addictions and Smoking cessation
- Adjustment disorders
- Stress management
- Anxiety (health related anxiety, phobias, panic)
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic fatigue management
- Disordered eating (over-eating)
Child and Adolescents Clinical Specialties
- School and study stress
- Preparing for VCE
- Adjustment and coping with medical conditions (incl. diabetes)
- Eczema management
- Medical procedure phobias
- Toilet training
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Older adults
Rochelle works part time and offers appointments Mondays and Wednesdays including evenings.