Our Psychologists

Mr Joel Valente

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Joel is a Psychologist with over 5 years of practice experience in a range of mood, anxiety and personality disorders

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 also have training and experience in working with relationship and marital problems, interpersonal skills training, social skills training, grief and loss and sexual health difficulties.

I have experience in working with the following Mental Health Conditions:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Social Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety

Specific Phobias (e.g. fear of heights, blood, spiders, birds etc.)

Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia

Adjustment Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Depression

Mood disorders (including Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder)

Relationship and Interpersonal issues or Difficulties

Stress

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.

I believe in providing the highest standard of service that delivers practical skill-based treatments in a friendly and warm environment

Please feel free to contact me at: albwodpsychologyservices@gmail.com

or by phone: (02) 60 244 636