Francieli is a provisional psychologist and holds a Bachelor and a Master of Psychology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She is also a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (MAAPi). In her practice, she focuses on enhancing the internal resources every client already has, with a spontaneous and non-judgemental approach.
She has eight years of experience in evaluating and assisting individuals and families in situations of domestic violence. Her Master’s thesis investigated the relational dynamics of families that have experienced child/adolescent sexual abuse from the maternal perspective. Her approach emphases on providing a safe and empowering environment to heal trauma and build trustworthy relationships throughout life.
With additional training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Therapy, Francieli’s expertise can help individuals, families and couples during lifespan transitions such as parenthood, marriage, separation, divorce, diseases, loss and grief. She is skilled in communication and relationship difficulties, decision making, as well as common mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.
Francieli also has experience in:
- Assessing children’s development and learning disabilities
- Separation anxiety
and helps parents on how to deal with such difficulties.
Currently, Francieli is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney (Faculty of Heath – Midwifery). She investigates what persons should provide support and how this support should be given to reduce depression and anxiety levels during pregnancy and the postpartum period.