Dr. Martina Zangger is a dedicated and compassionate Clinical Social Worker, has a Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy, and a PhD specialising in the field of interpersonal violence, assisting clients on their journey of healing and recovery from trauma. Martina is an accredited Victims of Crime Counsellor and is passionate about providing long- and short-term counselling and trauma-informed therapy for those who have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual abuse/assault. Martina is dedicated to help improve clients’ quality of life through empathic, hopeful, positive and evidence-based counselling interventions. She makes use of mindfulness, EMDR and trauma-informed therapeutic interventions, allowing clients to find freedom and healing from adverse life events.
Martina regularly co-facilitates a 4-week Gentle and Trauma-Informed Yoga Group for Women, together with Yoga Teacher Heather Foat, who has expertise in mental health and a special interest in working with women. You can find more information about the program here.
Johanna Bartley Social Worker
Johanna is an Aboriginal woman from the Gamilaroi Nation. Johanna is a caring, non-judgemental and compassionate Social Worker with over 12 years’ experience in counselling, with both an Honours Degree in Social Work and Master of Social Work. Johanna has worked with children, adults and families in the areas of trauma and mental health; whilst also providing clinical supervision and education to organisations and students. Johanna is passionate about social justice, empowerment and working with people of all cultures, diversity and experiences of life. She is genuinely curious about people’s hopes and dreams and the barriers which may prevent people from leading their best life. By working holistically and together as a team, solutions are discovered that will lead to developing new skills to cope with struggles when they present on life’s journey. Johanna works from therapeutic approaches such as Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotional Focused Therapy, Strengths-based Therapy and Mindfulness. Johanna is a firm believer that people have many strengths within, and that by working collaboratively and developing new skills combined with current skills, people are empowered to find strategies best suited to each individual person.