Kate Haliczenko is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from Curtin University in 2007. In 2017, Kate received her accreditation to see clients under a Mental Health Care plan for counselling and mental health focused occupational therapy. The majority of Kate’s career has encompassed paediatric and mental health service delivery.
Kate has worked as a mental health occupational therapist for mothers experiencing post-natal anxiety and depression, running individual and group therapy sessions; Kate has successfully started and run a private paediatric and teen practice leading a team of OT’s in providing assessment and therapy services to clients with varying diagnoses and abilities.
Some of Kate’s achievements include: Designing and delivering group based therapy programs focusing on improving resiliency and self-esteem for children and teens aged 4- 17; directly contributing to positive outcomes through client, relationship centred and strengths based interventions, delivering parent and educator workshops on topic such as: raising calm and connected kids, improving fine motor skills, making sense of sensory processing and understanding your child’s brain.
Kate believes that there is no such thing as a “naughty child”. As Janet Lansbury says, “There is no such thing as a bad kid, just impressionable young people, wrestling with big emotions, trying to communicate their needs.”
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