Working together to treat the whole person, as well as their family
Anissa is a committed and enthusiastic psychologist with a strong interest in working with families and children. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and received the Executive Deans Award for outstanding academic performance in 2014, 2015 and 2017. In 2017, she was also awarded both the University Medal and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College award student prize for her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.
Anissa has worked in both private and public sectors. In addition to her work at THC, she also currently works at Tumbatin Clinic at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. At THC, she works with infants, children, teens and their families. Anissa adopts a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. She collaborates, liaises and provides support for parents, siblings, preschools and schools. Assessment and treatment of young adults is considered on a case by case basis.
Through her work and research, Anissa has gained experience in neurodevelopmental difficulties such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, emotional disturbances, learning and behavioural difficulties. She is an accredited in the Griffiths Scales of Child Development (Griffiths III), Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview Schedule (ADI-R) as well as standardised cognitive and learning assessments. She is trained in evidence-based treatments and social skills programs (e.g., Secret Agent Society).
In addition to her clinical work, Anissa is also involved in various research projects and has presented at international conferences. Her research areas include the ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.