Hello - My name is Kallena Kucers. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked for many years in varied health, mental health and palliative care settings with people looking for support for issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, self-harm, suicidality, adjusting to living with life-threatening and life-limiting disease and illness, grief and loss.
I work with people experiencing increased stress from the social, political and health challenges in our society and have long had a particular interest in understanding and working with people whose lives have been impacted by the effects of childhood trauma and abuse. My particular interest and experience is in working with people living with Dissociative Identity Disorder and I also recognise and am comfortable with acknowledging the many variations of plurality as a form of neuro-diversity. I am personally as well as professionally familiar with issues faced by members of our LGBTQI communities and especially welcome members of our trans communities, as well as those who identify as being on the autism spectrum.
I acknowledge the intersection of neuro-diversity in its many forms including dissociation, plurality, autism, gender and sexuality.
I have over 20 years' experience as a social worker, counsellor and therapist and also in providing clinical supervision, am a registered Worksafe provider, have experience working with victims of crime, am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma (CCTP II) and am listed on the Blue Knot referral data base of complex trauma informed clinicians. I am a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, the Victorian Association of Gestalt Practitioners, the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and am eligible for membership of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.
I can also be found at: Psychology Today.
You can get in touch with me by phone via the Psychology Today website, or use the contact form on this website to get in touch.
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