Ms Alicia Mehta
Alicia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Alicia is a compassionate and highly skilled Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience in the public and private health systems. Alicia has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with clinical endorsement (to reflect specialist training), and is fully registered with Medicare. She is also a Board Approved Supervisor. Alicia is currently working as a Clinical Psychologist at a leading hospital in Sydney alongside working in private practice at PSYCHmatters in Concord. Alicia has extensive experience in both the private and public health sector and currently specialises in Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression) and Addiction within group and individual settings.
Alicia's background is predominantly in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a range of adult and adolescent psychological problems and disorders. With over 15 years of experience, Alicia is skilled at treating: depression, anxiety (mild to severe), phobias, bereavement, addictions (gambling, drug and alcohol, smoking cessation), perinatal mood disorders, adjustment issues, interpersonal and relationship problems, and other psychological stressors. In her clinical work she uses a number of well-validated, time limited and individually tailored therapeutic interventions including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques.
Alicia's approach to therapy is personalised approach lead by evidence. She embraces clients with warmth and empathy by supporting them in making changes and addressing their needs to reach life goals. She is genuine in her approach and draws on therapeutic techniques which she sees fit for each individual client. Her aim in therapy is to assist clients in leading a rich and fulfilling life which is in line with the clients' values.
Within the scope of her role as a Clinical Psychologist, Alicia has contributed to research and has published works for the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Current Opinion in Psychiatry and Cognitive Development journals within Australia. Alicia has also contributed to textbooks within Australia which have been used by both Academics and Clinicians.
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Anthropology and Psychology. She has completed her Honors in Psychology at Sydney University prior to completing her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales. Previously, Alicia's experience has been in running both group and individual therapy sessions at the Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit (MUARU) and The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD).
Alicia currently resides with her husband and 2 children and enjoys keeping active. Alicia regularly engages in additional professional development to maintain trends in therapy and to further develop her skillset and enjoys reading, socialising and dining out.
You can find out more about Alicia at www.aliciamehta.com.au
Private Health Insurance and Medicare rebates are available for eligible patients.