Marianne Restifo is a registered psychologist who has a variety of experience working across different areas of psychology within different settings. Marianne has worked a number of years within occupational rehabilitation working within WorkCover and CTP schemes. In this role, Marianne has also liaised with various governing agencies such as the Department of Human Services and Australian Taxation Office, and has extensive experience providing health coaching and vocational counselling within the Australian Defence Force and DVA portfolio. Marianne has further provided Employee Assistance Counselling and completed Psychological Functional Capacity Evaluations in assessing one's ability to return to work.
Marianne has also worked within private practice, and provided psychological treatment across a widespread of clientele ranging from children from four years, to adolescents and right through to late adulthood. Marianne is passionate about working with children and adolescents and assisting them with various issues, and has worked within primary and secondary school settings completing behavioural and/or psychometric testing as well as observations.
Marianne uses a variety of therapeutic models and tailors these to assist with her client's presenting issues. Marianne uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Marianne likes to be creative in her therapeutic approach and think outside the norm to ensure her clients become resilient and obtain the best possible outcome out of their therapy experience.
- Anxiety/ Social Anxiety/ Panic Attacks/ Stress/ Adjustment Issues
- Depression/ Grief and Loss
- Couples Counselling/ Relationship Therapy
- Family Counselling
- Bipolar/ Personality Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Gambling/Addictive behaviours
- Motor Vehicle Accidents / CTP claims
- Workers Compensation
- Pain management / PTSD
- School issues (Adjustment/bullying/behavioural issues)
- Eating disorders
- Specific Phobias
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Qualified ABA Therapist
- Holds a NSW Working with Children's Check
- SIRA Accredited