More About Me:
Aisha Usman is a Provisional Psychologist and Master of Professional Psychology student at La Trobe University. She has 12 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about assessing and managing mental health disorders affecting children, adolescents, adults, and their families.
Aisha is interested in working with people from all walks of life, ranging from pre-school age children to older adults displaying a range of presentations such as anxiety and depression. She can develop strong therapeutic alliances with people of age, with a warm and genuine approach to guiding her clinical work.
Aisha has experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She is also particularly interested in working with children, migrants, refugees and people of all ages from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have experienced psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She facilitates Trauma and PTSD Support Group in Melbourne.
Aisha strives to create an open and non-judgemental space where clients feel safe and supported.
Aisha has developed skills in culturally responsive psychological assessment, diagnosis, and formulation of treatment plans for a wide range of behavioural and emotional disorders.
She is skilled in assessing psychological functioning, including the use of standardised measures such as the Wechsler Intelligence Schedule for Children/Adults, Cognitive assessment, personality assessment, or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).
Aisha’s psychotherapy specialties include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and other therapeutic approaches.
Why I/We Love Being A (specialist profession. E.g. Paediatrician, Endocrinologist etc) **New Addition**
Aisha is passionate about helping people, building resilience, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. She has expertise in addressing various mental health issues affecting children, young people and adults.
Her research and clinical interest are to explore the interaction of culture, trauma, resilience and growth responses among refugees and migrant communities. She is motivated to conceive a future where she brings culturally responsive assessments and interventions for culturally diverse communities to understand mental health across the lifespan.
How To Book An Appointment With Us:
Contact: Western Specialist Centre