Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Family Therapist
BA, MSW, MClinFamTh, AMHSW, AAFT (Assoc), EMDRAA
Fiona Young is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, EMDR Therapist and Family Therapist who has experience counselling young people, adults and families in community settings. Fiona is an experienced, warm and compassionate therapist. Her passion is healing from trauma and the ripple effects on families. Fiona gets to know whole person and considers their wider context, connections, strengths and resources for healing.
Fiona welcomes people from the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, people with neurodiversity, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Fiona has experience treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex PTSD and other mental health concerns as well as supporting people to navigate grief and loss, family violence recovery, post-separation conflict and parenting challenges. She works with families including children and adolescents. Alongside EMDR, Fiona uses a range of approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well as a range of family therapy approaches.
Fiona enjoys reading, games/puzzles, music, spending time in the bush and engaging in community and family life.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
- Masters of Clinical Family Therapy (La Trobe University, Bouverie Centre)
- Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) (University of Melbourne)
- Master of Public Advocacy and Action (Victoria University)
- Graduate Diploma Asia Pacific Community Development (Victoria University)
- Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne) – History/Political Science
- Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
- Member of the EMDR Association of Australia
- Member of Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT)
Fiona sees clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, including after-hours.