Madeleine Jablonski

Mishma Kumar-Jonson
Social Worker and Counsellor

Mish (they/them) is a non-binary and queer therapist of colour, supporting young people, adults, and families across Melbourne. As a social worker, counsellor and EMDR therapist, Mish supports people with a vast array of concerns and has a particular interest in supporting people to navigate the barriers or hurdles they experience to achieving and maintaining mental and emotional wellbeing.

Through their dynamic and supportive approach, Mish creates an environment for change that is comfortable and easeful. This encourages people to explore their life challenges and to develop awareness about their circumstances. People learn to be more authentic, empowered to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours differently and consider better ways to navigate through life through this awareness.

Mish is passionate and committed to supporting people in their journey to bring understanding and processing to situations they might feel stuck in through a range of therapy techniques including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), body-based movement techniques and Mindfulness Therapy. By recognising reactions, learning to accept them, and by committing to modifying them as necessary, people can create sustainable change and intentional development can occur. Mish acknowledges and focuses on people’s innate strengths which allows people to explore relevant options and pursue the ones that feel right for them.

Qualifications and Professional Associations 

  • Bachelor of Rural Social Welfare
  • Master of Social Policy
  • Master of Social Work
  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Member of the Australian Community Workers Association

Mish sees clients on Thursdays and Fridays including after hours.