Dr Missy Wolfman

Empowerment Psychology

Announcements

I have availability for new clients Please email me at [email protected] to enquire about availability and suitability

Contact me

I’m passionate in supporting and empowering you to live your best-life. Life can be hard and stressful, and you may feel stuck at times. We’ll work together to get you back on track with your values and goals, so you can thrive.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Assessment and treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, grief, life transitions and adjustment, OCD, parenting problems, trauma and maternal mental health issues.
  • Assessment for neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD & ASD.

Due to my limited availability I am not able to see clients who are presenting with

  • Severe level of mental health symptoms
  • High risk of harm to self and/or others
  • Borderline personality traits or disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar, Schizophrenia or Psychosis related presentations

Counselling/Therapy Services

Let’s face it – life can be hard and stressful and sometimes you can feel stuck. My job is to listen and support you, and teach you skills and strategies that can help you get moving again. I always work from a client-centered approach and therefore my session with you is always tailored to your specific wants and needs.

I have a wide range of experience in assessing for neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD for children, adolescent and adults. I’m also passionate in supporting clients with a wide range of mental health issues from anxiety and mood disorders, to grief and life transitions, and trauma. My special interest is supporting and working with mothers on their mental health such as pre and postnatal depression and anxiety, birth trauma and parenting issues.

Counselling/Therapy Approach

I offer bespoke, individualized treatment catered to you, what you need and the best way you work. I use a variety of evidence-based modalities such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Client-Centred Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Strength based therapy
  • Compassion focused therapy

Background & Experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board. I did my PhD and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology training at Victoria University of Wellington. I have 10 years of undergraduate and postgraduate training and qualifications, and 5 years as a fully registered Clinical Psychologist. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in diverse settings including in private practice, Child, Youth & Family’s secure Care & Protection, and Youth Justice residences, in a high security prison, and Children & Adult Community Mental Health Service (Waitemata DHB).

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Associate Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)

Q Qualifications

- PhD in Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Health Science Conjoint

Q Appointments

- Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 3pm
- Please email to inquire about current availability ([email protected])

Q Fees

- ​​​​​​​First assessment session (80 minutes) $300 including GST
- Therapy session (50 minutes) $200 including GST
- Medical Protection Society funding available for those eligible
- Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
- Work and Income Disability funding available for those eligible (through your GP)
- Payment can be made by bank transfer upon invoice.

Q Testimonial 1

“As a busy mum of two toddlers I was struggling to adjust with the huge changes that motherhood brought to my life and my anxiety was controlling me. Missy helped me to really understand those changes and work on managing my anxiety better. She had some wonderful tools and tips for both my anxiety and parenting. I found her super relatable being a mother herself and she made me feel comfortable from the very first session. “
– Sophie

Q Testimonial 2

"I'd wholeheartedly recommend Missy for any wahine looking to be the best she can be for herself and her family. Her astute and pragmatic approach was really helpful to me in working through some big roadblocks in a short time, and she helped me focus in on what was important to me."
- Steph

Q Testimonial 3

"I first encountered Missy at one of her Empowermums courses, and was impressed by her calm, relatable manner, so she was an easy choice when I needed some help with my anxiety. She brought that same gentle, no-nonsense energy to our individual sessions. I found her easy to talk to, and she gave me some helpful tools to work on managing my anxiety levels. I'd definitely reach out to her again in the future. "
- Kirstie