Irina Moroshko Clinical Psychologist
Irina is a clinical psychologist and supervisor with experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults with a diverse range of mood and mental health conditions since 2011.
Irina’s approach is holistic, evidence-based, and client-centered. She works collaboratively with her clients to decide on the best ways to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Irina brings warmth, empathy, common sense, practical approach, simplicity, and humor to therapy.
Irina encourages her clients to imagine their ideal self and how different their day to day would be if they were able to act consistently with this image. Irina’s clients say that they understand how every discussion and task brings them closer to their goals and that they always know what new ways of being they will be practising outside their sessions. Irina enjoys presenting her clients with very simple and visual ways to frame their challenges and help them see where they are heading. Clients often comment on using these visuals to guide them when faced with everyday difficulties. Irina feels accomplished when clients report that they feel more confident and efficient when dealing with difficulties.
Irina’s work is trauma and attachment-informed and incorporates creative techniques such as art, play, narrative (story-telling), and drama therapy. Irina draws on a range of evidence-based therapies including:
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Schema Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Grief and loss counselling
- Narrative therapy
- Pregnancy Support (Non-Directive) Counselling
To give back to the psychology profession Irina is serving as a member in a number of special-interest groups in line with her professional interests (including attachment, neurodiversity, trauma) and routinely supervises psychology registrars and fully registered psychologists. Irina received research awards and published research findings in a number of international journals. Irina’s therapeutic work was presented in the Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS) annual “Best Practice” publication in both 2014 and 2016.
Irina’s vision is to establish a clinic where clients find their place (“My Place”) for meaningful work and connections through both one-on-one and group work, and dreams of training a puppy to be her therapy companion. Irina speaks conversational Russian and is fluent in Hebrew.
- Approved Medicare provider
- Registered with AHPRA and holds a Clinical Psychology Endorsement
- Psychology Board of Australia approved Clinical Supervisor (principal)
- Member of the APS
Please contact Irina for a confidential discussion of your needs.