Naomi Adams is a psychologist and Animal Assisted Therapist with 20 years counselling experience, working with adolescents and adults through the lifespan.
Naomi’s qualifications include Graduate Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology; Bachelor of Human Services (Social Welfare); and Cert IV Community Services – Alcohol & Other Drugs. Prior to commencing counselling roles, Naomi worked as a Youth Worker.
Naomi has experience working with a range of mental health issues including anxiety and depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress, and personality disorders. Naomi also works with relationship and family difficulties; grief and loss; difficulty adjusting to life transitions and changes; family violence; sexual assault; trauma; self-esteem and identity; sexuality and gender identity; and addictive behaviours.
Along with generalist counselling roles, Naomi worked for several years in drug and alcohol counselling, as well as sexual assault counselling, and in the assessment and treatment of criminal offenders.
Naomi provides a collaborative and respectful approach, which is non-judgmental and empathetic, professional, and ethical. She works with a range of therapeutic models, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Naomi has a passion for Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and where appropriate she likes to utilise her trained and registered therapy dogs (Max and Molly, both Border Collies) in her counselling work.
Naomi is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)