Rabeah is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with AHPRA. She has over 12 years of public and private practice experience working predominately with children, adolescents and women. Her employment experience include working with the Department of Human Services, the Department of Communities and Justice, ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia), Community Health Centre (Child and Family Psychology services), schools and clinical settings.
Rabeah is highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of various psychological conditions and mental health concerns including anxiety disorders, depression, attachment, developmental delays, neuro-diverse conditions (including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and learning disorders), emotional and behavioural problems, stress, social difficulties, bullying, poor self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship problems, and trauma. Rabeah aims to provide the most effective care to clients using evidence-based techniques, which includes psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, family therapy, social skills training, play therapy, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), and trauma informed care.
Rabeah is bilingual and speaks Arabic. She is well informed of the sensitivities of working with clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Rabeah’s approach to therapy is client-centred and she strives to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable, respectful, and non-judgmental. She also offers genuineness, empathetic understanding and psychological support to empower clients to make change that leads to self-improvement and growth. Rabeah has a profound interest in providing a holistic and integrated approach to healing and wellness by focusing on the connections between emotions, thoughts, physical experiences, and spiritual understandings. She helps her clients realise that each of these components need to work together in harmony to support daily function and greater psychological wellbeing.
Rabeah supports the use of a multi-disciplinary approach which aims to provide coordinated and comprehensive care that is centred around the client when multiple developmental and psychological concerns are identified. Rabeah is skilled in collaborating with other allied health professionals who have different areas of expertise and skillsets to support clients and discuss care plans best suited to the client’s individual needs. Rabeah has a keen interest in child developmental assessments and providing early intervention for children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes or need to build their personal strengths and skills. She worked with the Community Paediatric team, which involved administering assessments, consulting and collaborating with Paediatricians when assessing children with developmental delays, and/or other physical health, emotional and behavioural concerns. Rabeah is trained to administer cognitive and academic achievement assessments, functional assessments, the Griffiths Scales of Child Developmental 3rd Edition (Griffiths III), and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).