BSc (Hons), M.Clin.Psych
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
Member of Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Reg. Number PSY0001684541
Alysha continues to work as Practice Director. She is currently on maternity leave from clinical work but is happy to make suggestions of other suitable therapists if you have been referred to her.
Alysha Coleman (née Casey) is the founder and principal Clinical Psychologist at the Institute for Healthy Living. She combines her clinical knowledge with a warm and relatable manner to make therapy effective and meaningful. Since anyone get stuck struggling with painful aspects of being a human, Alysha focuses her energy on finding the most workable way to help each person get “unstuck”. She is incredibly proactive and attentive as a therapist; striving to achieve effective change. Her authentic and compassionate approach allows her to work successfully with adolescents, and adults.
Alysha supports clients experiencing a wide range of issues, with particular experience in addressing:
- binge eating and over-eating
- eating disorder treatment
- body image concerns
- weight management
- depression and mood disorders
- anxiety disorders
- emotional sensitivity and intolerance
- self-esteem issues
- complex trauma
- stress management
- relationship difficulties
- fertility issues
- unrelenting standards and perfectionism
Alysha has specialised training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapies. Her predominant treatment approach is ACT.
Alysha has completed a total of six years of intensive formal training, including a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She has conducted research into emotional health in relationships and body image difficulties. Before opening her own private practice, Alysha worked in a number of public and private health settings, and has experience running group therapy sessions as well as one-on-one therapy. She has been in private practice for 4 years.