Carissa comes to Edward Street Psychology with over 10 years’ experience in the rehabilitation sector, both working one on one with clients and in multi-state management positions. During this time Carissa developed skills in counselling, leadership development, recruitment, workplace training and individual employee mentoring and coaching.  Carissa is passionate about supporting both organisational and individual change. Carissa has completed her Masters in Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) and was the winner of the Neil Kirby Award for best thesis for her research exploring the application of Acceptance and Commitment Training in supporting employees to prepare for organisational change.

From a clinical perspective, Carissa specialises in mood and anxiety disorders and aims to support her clients to achieve optimal psychological functioning through targeted action based strategies using the ACT framework.