Claudia Guersenzvaig trained as a Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Family Therapist and has been in private practice in Australia since 1999.
Claudia has facilitated women's groups in both Melbourne and the USA. She integrates a Gestalt, systemic, psycho-dynamic, cognitive and spiritual approach and employ self-inquiry, guided imagery and role-play with each client.As part of the holistic approach, Claudia utilises mindfullness and Buddhist practices. Claudia works extensively assisting victims of crime and specialise in issues of trauma resolution, chronic pain management, relationships, couples and family, children and adolescents, grief and loss, eating disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, depression. She is also experienced in gay and lesbian issues. Claudia is bilingual (English and Spanish). Having left Argentina 22 years ago and lived in various countries, she has deepened knowledge around emigration issues, grief and loss, and homesickness. Registered Psychologist, Assoc. Member VAFT, Adv. Dip. Gestalt Therapy, MA Psych. (Argentina), Grad. Dipl. Social Sciences in Family Therapy, Completed Acceptance Commitment Therapy Act, completed certification in EMDR and Mindfulness, and foundations of emotional focused therapy for couples.
I understand that taking the step to come to therapy can bring uneasiness. I am committed to making each person feel comfortable, heard and understood. This enable clients to open up to learn about themselves in a collaborative manner. I see therapy as a dialogue that happens between client and therapist that promotes awareness and understanding of one self. I believe that suffering opens up to learn about oneself.Understanding your family background, your will discover the core themes an the unconscious beliefs, which influence your choices in life to recover your sense of self. Using a compassionate approach, my intention is to support the counselling process to be a positive experience for you.