Missy has worked with children and young people in a variety of services including Oranga Tamariki (formerly Child, Youth and Family Service), Department of Corrections, plus in the community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (the public sector for youth with moderate to severe mental health issues). She is empathetic, caring and supportive, also understanding the complex challenges families can have. Missy works in a holistic way, recognising a child's strengths and challenges and helping them to meet their therapeutic goals and happiness.
Missy enjoys working with children and young people across a range of presentation including anxiety, mood disorders, and OCD. She utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), catering her treatment approach to the need of her clients. Missy also has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Disability.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology)
Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health)
Bachelor of Science Honours (Psychology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Doctorate in Philosophy (Psychology)
Memberships to Professional Colleges/Boards
New Zealand Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)
New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists