Our Team

Dr Rachel Avery
Dr Rachel Avery
(Hobart Based)
Clinical Psychologist NDIS Provider
B.A (Psych), MPsych, D.Psych (Clinical)

About Me

As a co-director of The Practice, my aim is to support clients using the most up to date evidence-based treatments to ensure they reach their goals of improved mental health and life satisfaction. I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 2004 in community and acute mental health settings, helping adolescents and adults experiencing mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with complex mental health issues including developmental trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood and anxiety disorders and dual diagnosis (i.e. mental health & alcohol and other drugs). I am a Board-approved Supervisor and have been a Clinical Associate at Latrobe University and Swinburne University of Technology where I have over 10 years experience supervising postgraduate Clinical Psychology students. I also provide supervision to individuals seeking clinical endorsement.

How I will work with you

My therapeutic style is pragmatic but warm with a sense of humour. I work collaboratively to ensure the work remains focused on the client’s personal goals.  My goal is to help you develop the tools and insights that will enable you to live the life you wish to live.

My key skills:

  • Anxiety disorders and stress management​
  • Depression & mood disorders
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Dual diagnosis (Alcohol and other Drugs & Mental Health)
  • Adjustment to life changes (e.g. work, relationships etc)

My therapeutic approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing