Mr Joel Valente
I am a registered Psychologist, and Clinical Psychology Registrar. My credentials include completing a Bachelors and Honours in Psychology, continuing on to complete a Masters in Clinical Psychology.
During my time in training, I received and continue to receive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have interests in Mentalised Based Treatment (MBT) among other short-term therapies, such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
I have undertaken Psychological related work since 2012 in both public and private health settings. I hold interests in working with Depression and related mood disorders, Anxiety based and adjustment disorders as well as personality disorders.
I have experience in working with the following Mental Health Conditions:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Specific Phobias (e.g. fear of heights, blood, spiders, birds etc.)
Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mood disorders (including Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder)
Relationship and Interpersonal issues or Difficulties
Anger management and emotion regulation concerns
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
I am also registered and am able to work with WorkCover Victoria, Work Safe Victoria as well as TAC. I am able to provide a service to you free of charge, if you are able to access psychological services through these organisations.