Asha Padisetti – Director
MSocSc (Human Services, Counselling), MACA (Level 2), MBIS, BCom, GDipArts, Cert. IV in Workplace Training & Assessment.
Asha currently works in private practice as psychotherapist, counsellor and an educator working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression and other personal issues. With a background in counselling, telephone helpline supervisor, eCommerce and project management, Asha has developed a systematic approach to helping her clients get relief from stress, anxiety and worry. She uses various techniques including Mindfulness based interventions, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help her clients experience and cultivate the power of everyday mindfulness as well as helping them to improve their well-being. She has also been practising meditation for over 20 years and teaches mindfulness meditation as part of her private practice and continues to study mindfulness meditation.
Asha also works closely with the Indian and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Her interest lies in building advocacy and awareness, by providing education and helping women and children affected by domestic violence. Asha teaches at a top tier university and is currently researching on domestic violence models of care for CALD communities.
Asha loves spending time with her family and her adorable dogs.
Lien Ta, speech pathologist, is the director of Vita Speech Pathology and leads a team of six experienced and dedicated speech pathologists. Mindful Counselling Australia is grateful to Lien for the services she provides to the social skills programs and the collaborative work she does with us.
Amanda Hsu was born in Taiwan and grew up in China. She went to New York to study accounting and later worked as an auditor specializing in Not-For- Profit Organizations before relocating to Melbourne with her husband. Amanda was stay-at-home mum for nearly 10 years. As much as she enjoyed spending time with her boys, Amanda loves her job and is always willing to take on new challenges. Amanda enjoys reading, classical music and going to museums.
Mindful Counselling Australia is thankful to Amanda, who looks after the administration and helps keep a sense of order in the office.