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Kate Haliczenko

Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Perth Metro Therapy Team Leader

Perth, WA

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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