Adriana Thomas

Adriana Thomas

Psychologist


Online Therapy

Highlighted specialties
acceptanceanxietyattachment issuesburnoutcareer change
Biography

I am a registered clinical psychologist working in the Grey Lynn/Ponsonby area. I help adults, young people, couples and families to understand life’s challenges whilst working towards positive changes and a meaningful existence. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board in the clinical scope of practice. I am also a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). I have experience working with a wide range of people and difficulties. Some of these difficulties include anxiety, sadness, grief, anger and low self-esteem. I also have experience working with trauma, relationship challenges, family concerns and child and adolescent mental health. I am trained in a range of therapies and draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Systems/Narrative therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). In my clinical work, I help people gain insight into challenges they face, patterns that occur and strengths they have to improve their wellbeing. Difficulties are identified through research in the areas of evidence based therapies, attachment and trauma considering cultural, spiritual and contextual factors. Before beginning private practice I worked in community mental health with children, adolescents and adults. I have also previously worked as a teacher and speak fluent Portuguese, Spanish and French and have worked and lived in different countries. My research and clinical interests are also in migration and cross-cultural therapy. I migrated to New Zealand myself and am fortunate to call this place home.

Specialisations

Acceptance

Anxiety

Attachment issues

Burnout

Career change

Child behaviour and development

Communication skills

Cross-cultural difficulties

Coping issues

Desire issues

Emotional control

Depression

Decreased libido

Family issues

Cross-culture relationships

Feeling stuck

Gender and sexual identity

Goal setting

Migrant adjustment

Educational difficulties

Chronic disease

Identity

Insecurities

Grief

Grief and loss

Issues

Loneliness and isolation

Mental health disorder

Life changes

Personal development

Performance anxiety

Phobias

Behavioural issues

Personality disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Psycho-social problems

Relationship issues

Religion and spirituality

Self esteem and confidence

Sex therapist

Sexless marriage

Motivation and purpose

Sexual intimacy

Sexual identity

Sleep issues

Social anxiety

Stress

Trauma

Upbringing issues

Workplace issues

Work-life balance

Parenting

Client

Adults

Families

Children

Couples

Adolescents

Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

Attachment theory

Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Collaborative therapy

Dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt)

Emotion focused therapy

Existential

Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy

Family systems

Narrative therapy

Mindfulness

Online therapy

Fees

Individual

$170.00

50 minutes

Couples

$220.00

80 minutes

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Locations

- 12/386 Richmond road , Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021