Asha Padisetti – Director
MSocSc (Human Services, Counselling), Grad Cert in Bereavement Counselling & Intervention, MBIS, BCom, GDipArts, Cert. IV in Workplace Training & Assessment.
Australian Counselling Association – Level 2 Member
Asha comes from a multi-disciplinary background with a keen interest in mental well-being and technology.
Asha currently works in private practice as a psychotherapist, counsellor and an educator working with children, adolescents and women struggling with anxiety, depression and other personal issues. Asha’s experience includes telephone helpline supervision, provision of psychological first aid in domestic crisis situations, mobile counselling services, building advocacy and awareness in the field of domestic violence and group therapy.
Asha has developed a systematic approach to helping her clients get relief from emotional distress. She uses various techniques including Mindfulness based interventions, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help her clients. Asha has a strong interest in how to use mindfulness in various health settings including palliative care. She is currently engaged with physicians, social workers and interested parties on how to care for the carers.
Asha’s interests and work also lies in the fields of eCommerce and project management. Asha’s is currently working on how to effectively use virtual reality applications in the treatment of mental health. Asha teaches at a top tier university and is currently researching on domestic violence models of care for CALD communities.
Asha has been practising meditation for the last 25 years and is currently working towards becoming a certified meditation teacher. She loves spending time with her family and her 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.