Location AddressNatal Psychology
Level 1, 240 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove, QLD 4060
Perinatal, Child & Family Psychologist
MA Psychology, Grad Dip Health Law
Donna is a registered psychologist with over 20 years experience working with young children and their families.
Through her prior employment at The Children’s Hospital Westmead (NSW), Neonatal Intensive Care Units (in NSW and QLD) and The Family Court of Australia, Donna has extensive experience working with families whose journey to parenthood is complicated by loss, premature birth, health or developmental difficulties or social adversity.
Donna has a particular interest in the process of adaption the transition to parenthood brings each individual and the development of the emotional ties that link parent wellbeing and childhood wellbeing.
Donna’s work in perinatal and early childhood health is informed by a scientific background that views the relationship bonds between parents and their children as central to wellbeing, emotional regulation and cognitive development across the lifespan.
She is therefore, deeply committed to working with clients to strengthen parent-child relationships, promote (prospective) parents’ confidence in their own parenting voice and helping families find their unique way to wellbeing and thriving.
At Natal Psychology, Donna offers individual psychological care to mothers, fathers and other non-birth partners. She also offers early parenting education and family-focused services for infants and young children with developmental and or behavioural health challenges.
Donna has extensive experience delivering psychological care to rural and remote communities and particularly welcomes families from the big heart of Queensland.
Donna is mother and coparent to two preadolescent children who continue to teach her a lot about being their parent every day.
Areas of Special Interest
- Preconception, including fertility issues
- Perinatal loss
- Antenatal depression and anxiety
- Birth trauma
- Premature Birth
- Postnatal depression and anxiety
- Parent-infant attachment
- Adjustment issues
- Couple relationship
- Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Member APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
- Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)
Fees & Rebates
Cost: $210 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate: $89.65
Out-of-pocket: $120.35 per session
*Medicare rebates are available to those who have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. This must be in place prior to the first claimable session.
Contact: 0421 404 009 or use the ‘contact’ button below to make a direct online enquiry to Donna