Priscila is a provisional psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Currently completing her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University, she is also a student member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Priscila's professional experience encompasses a diverse clientele, ranging from early childhood to individuals 60+. She has experience in addressing various presentations, including neurodevelopment conditions such as Autism and ADHD, as well as mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, gender-related concerns, significant life transitions, and interpersonal relationship challenges.
In her previous role in youth protection, Priscila facilitated therapeutic art workshops using a trauma-informed approach. The workshops aimed to promote self-compassion, self-determination, enhance self-image, and support positive interpersonal relationships and attachment. More recently, she worked at RMIT student counselling, providing support to both domestic and international students dealing with adjustment issues and other personal and educational concerns.
Priscila offers a warm and relational environment, grounded in self-compassion and a strengths-based perspective. She tailors her approach to suit each individual's needs, drawing on a variety of therapeutic styles. Creating a safe, non-judgmental, and culturally sensitive space is of utmost importance to her. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and an ally to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Neurodivergent, and immigrant communities, Priscila is dedicated to fostering inclusivity. Fluent in Portuguese, she can effectively work with clients if this is their preferred language.
Currently engaged in research, Priscila is exploring the purpose and use of dream analysis as a therapeutic tool. Her prior research, published in The Journal of Social Science and Medicine in 2022, delved into the relationships between feelings of powerlessness, vaccine attitudes, and conspiracy beliefs. This diverse background and commitment to inclusivity underscore Priscila's dedication to providing comprehensive and culturally competent psychological services.