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About Dr Nevenka Brkljaca

  Nev is a clinical psychologist, who has 12 years’ clinical experience treating emotional pain in children and adults. She completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with undergraduate studies in psychology and criminology. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.


She brings to the practice a great enthusiasm for wellness, a curiosity about what blocks wellness for now, and vibrant strategies for mastering emotions.


Nevenka has experience across a number of settings including public and private mental health. She has worked as a private psychologist for 7 years and has also worked in a private psychiatric hospital, community care unit, drug and alcohol services, male prison, emergency services, court system and university clinics.


Nevenka enjoys working with children, youth and adults. She is a registered provider with Medicare as a clinical psychologist, health funds, TAC, WorkSafe and Victims of Crime. She has worked with clients referred by the Department of Human Services, Australian Defence Force, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and Victorian State Emergency Service.


Nevenka has formal training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of DSM psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality, eating and sleeping related problems. She has experience in conducting psychological testing including cognitive, memory, personality and vocational assessments. Nevenka works from an integrated therapeutic approach providing therapy across a range of modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, skills training, relaxation skills, mindfulness, solution-focussed therapy, hypnotherapy, parenting, sex therapy, play therapy, harm minimisation, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention.

Over time, she has developed interests in the treatment of:

  • Challenging teens

  • Couples in distress

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Dying and bereavement

  • Chronic pain, IBS, headache

  • Grief and adjustment

  • Depression

  • Bullying

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