Vanessa Trajano

Youth and Adult Clinical Practice

I’m qualified in the field of clinical psychology, having worked in hospitals, in the community and in private practice, responsible for clinical assessments of complex and severe client presentations as well as functional and acute conditions. My experience was based in short-term and long-term interventions/therapies, including as Senior Clinical Psychologist overseas.

As a clinician, I work to encompass the role of the family in the evaluation and therapy plan, especially for children and adolescents, as an essential tool in the search for the well-being and emotional health of everyone in the family as a whole.

Along with different clinical contexts, I had opportunity to work in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders , trauma, complex trauma, post-traumatic symptoms and disorders (PTSD and CPTSD), psychotic disorders and episodes (schizophrenia, substance related), personality disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), autism, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), selective mutism, bullying, self-injurious behaviours and suicidal ideation, cycle of domestic violence, addictions with and without co-existing disorders, complex grief, adjustment/anxiety related to retirement, immigration adjustment, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, attachment-based family interventions. All cases varied in age group and gender.

I’m an experienced clinician (+14), in a psychodynamic and trauma informed approach and posteriorly integrating essential evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), with an Attachment-Based orientation. and Attachment-Based Family interventions.


Currently, I’m interested in the assessment and treatment for:

  • Children from 8 years old approximately
  • Adolescents
  • Families
  • Adults

My practice is located in Albany/North Shore, with a cozy and welcoming space, feel free to contact me for more information or booking a Counselling, Psychological treatment and/or a Needs Assessment session.


Q Registrations & Memberships

- Psychology Board Registration, Brazil (CRP-MT)
- New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC, prov. memb)
- ACC Registered
- Victim Support registered

Q Qualifications

- BA Psychology + Postgraduate Clinical Psychology training (=NZQF MA Psychology)
- Psychodynamic Clinical training
- Post Graduate Diploma Addictions & Mental Health
- Post graduate Diploma Psychological Assessment & Psycholgical Diagnosis
- Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Clinical Training
- Management of Suicidal Behaviour Training - QPR New Zealand
- Maori - Cultural and Clinical Competency - MAURIORA New Zealand