Frieda is a provisional psychologist who recently graduated with a Master of Psychology (Professional) in 2018. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of settings providing counselling and positive behaviour support in both private and supported independent living environments. Frieda has worked extensively with people across the lifespan of all ages and abilities, and particularly enjoys working with people with complex needs and their supporters.
Frieda has completed the WA NDS Behaviour Support Training as well as postgraduate training in complex communication needs and positive behaviour support at Edith Cowan University. She is engaged with contemporary research and training for positive behaviour support and especially enjoys collaborating with allied health professionals to meet the needs of her clients. Frieda is trained in the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression Foundation programme as well as Key Word Sign training.
Frieda employs a range of therapeutic modalities when working with her clients including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. She is passionate about working with children and young people, and enjoys bringing a grounded and contemporary style to her work.
Outside of work, Frieda loves nerd culture and video games. She spends her time accidentally killing off her houseplants and fattening up her two pet cats.