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Dr Ashima Soni

Psychologist: Telehealth

B.Arts (Psych)Hons, Master of Arts (Psych) Doctorate of Philosophy (Psych)

Ashima has a PhD in Psychology and is trained internationally and within Australia and has
over 12 years’ experience with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a registered
Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has an
interest in helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress
management to overcome challenges and build resilience. She also has excellent report
writing skills. Ashima has significant interest and experience working with clients from
culturally and linguistic diverse backgrounds (CALD) experiencing family violence on
temporary visas and with presentations, such as depression, stress, anxiety, and PTSD. Her
experience in the Domestic Violence sector has also provided her with another perspective
on the impact of violence and trauma on families. Ashima is also passionate about
supporting women during their challenging transition to parenthood or those experiencing
emotional stress during pregnancy. She has worked in a variety of settings including the
Family Violence Sector, has taught at Monash and RMIT University, and worked at the not-
for-profit sector. She has a varied repertoire of employment experience in reputed places in
Australia and in India and has been presenting research papers at National and International
conferences. She has a caring, supportive, and collaborative approach to ensure clients are
comfortable, meet their goals, and sustain improvements after therapy has finished. She
works collaboratively with her clients to develop and achieve identified therapeutic goals
and utilise a range of evidence-based therapeutic treatments and has extensive experience
in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Acceptance
and Commitment Therapy and Therapeutic Counselling. Besides, English she is also
proficient in Hindi and Panjabi languages.

Ashima has completed perinatal specific training with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence
(COPE) and Seleni Institute.

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