Kristina Kosmac

Kristina Kosmac

Experienced & Compassionate

WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE.  CLINICAL PSYCHOTHERAPIST, CLINICAL RELATIONSHIP & FAMILY THERAPIST, MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER, REGISTERED SAND & EXPRESSIVE THERAPIST.
 

 

Qualified Therapist

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Get to Know Kristina Kosmac

Kristina is passionate about helping people and has over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field as:

  • Clinical Psychotherapist

  • Clinical Relationship & Family Therapist

  • Clinical Mental Health Social Worker

  • Registered Sand & Expressive Therapist.

Kristina offers therapy sessions, face to face, at her practice in Wodonga, Victoria and also online.  Her full range of services include:

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Kristina's Approach

Kristina specialises in enhancing mental health for individuals, couples, families and children. Kristina has extensive expertise and knowledge as a clinical psychotherapist, youth worker, relationship specialist and family therapist.

With the ability to work both individually and relationally with clients of all ages, Kristina's approach is professional, respectful and confidential with a strong emphasis on creating a safe and connected space.

Kristina believes that she can help you make sense of what you are feeling and that therapy is a space where you can talk about your worries, hurts and frustrations without the fear of being judged.  A good therapist can hold the space and support you in finding the best solution so you can find joy your life and relationships.

Kristina knows that with her 30 years experience, that a good therapeutic relationship can help you heal from past hurts and allow you to feel more ease, peace and connection. 

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Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work – Charles Stuart University

  • Master Clinical Family Therapy – Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University

  • Specialist Couples Counselling – Relationships Australia, Swinburne University

  • Bachelor of Youth Work – Victoria University

  • Associate Diploma of Welfare – La Trobe University

  • Certificate in Expressive & Somatic Therapies – Expressive Therapies Institute

  • Certificate in Sand Play & Expressive Therapy – Expressive Therapies Institute

  • Child Centered Play Therapy Level 1 – Child Centered Play Therapy Institute

  • Theraplay Training Level 1 – Theraplay UK

  • Dialetical Behaviour Therapy – Dean Buck Master

  • EFT – Dr Peter Stapleton

  • EMDR – Level 2 Adults, Adolescents and Children

  • Introduction to Havening – The Havening Institute

  • Part A and Part B – Level 1 Internal Family Systems Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Russ Harris

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Trauma) – University of Melbourne

  • Foundations Polyvagual Therapy – Deb Dana

  • Tuning into kids – Parenting Program

  • Bringing up great kids – Parenting program

  • PARKAS – Family Violence Facilator

  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – North Coast TAFE

 

Kristina Says

Like many of the people I have worked with, you might be wondering if what you are feeling is normal, and whether there is a way out of this. I want to let you know that it is completely normal for life’s stresses and hurts to leave us feeling lost.

If you are considering therapy, you are likely holding on to the hope that things can change for the better. I am here to tell you that you were right to hold on to this hope. The work I do with people that seek my help leads to greater clarity, certainty, and ultimately a long lasting change for the better.

Past experiences where we felt rejected, rebuffed or unsafe  affect our emotions and our outlook more than you might think. Those unresolved hurts are brought into our relationships and they affect our day to day decisions.

Therapists are trained to help you identify and process these unresolved wounds so you can live a life of your own choosing, rather than allowing yourself to be dictated by these hurts.

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As a Relationship Specialist

Kristina's work is heavily influenced by the idea that our relationships, particularly our family relationships, are at the core of our emotional well-being. When these relationships are loving and supportive, we can walk through life with a positive outlook, knowing that we are loved and appreciated.
 

However, when these relationships are a source of pain, frustration and struggle, we feel unsafe or otherwise unfulfilled. We develop thought patterns and behavioural tendencies that are designed to help us avoid this unprocessed pain.

 

Until we are able to resolve these hurts, we walk through life feeling like we are not living the life we are supposed to be living. This has a knock-on effect on our work and on our other relationships.


Kristina is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and will tailor her approach to your individual needs.

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TESTIMONIALS

Happy Clients

★★★★★

“We searched for a couple’s counsellor for a few months. After attending to couples sessions with other therapists, we finally found Kristina upon recommendation from another therapist. We immediately felt comfortable with Kristina.

 

She provided a warm and comfortable environment. Helping us to understand each other and understand each other’s perspective, providing us with tools and learning not to take things to heart.”

– Female 27, Female 29

Associations & Memberships

Associations & Memberships

AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

RN: 474637

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CM: 25794

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CM: 47437

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Level A CM: 25794

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PN: 6068141Y