“The best way to find ourselves is not by exploring the outside, but our inner self.”
Patricia Martins, Principal Psychologist
Patricia Martins is Talking Works’ Principal Psychologist. She is a Portuguese and Spanish speaking psychologist who helps immigrants find their place in Australia.
Patricia moved from Brazil to Melbourne in 2012, and she knows firsthand how challenging it can be to adapt to a new culture and environment. She faced many difficulties along the way, but she also learned a lot about herself and how to cope with change. That’s why she decided to dedicate her career to helping people who are going through a similar journey. Patricia founded Talking Works to support immigrants who are struggling with emotional distress, anxiety, loneliness, or any other issue that may arise from moving to a new country. She supports them and helps them thrive in their new surroundings.
Patricia is a person-centred therapist, who uses a variety of techniques to suit her clients’ needs and goals. She draws from psychodynamic approaches, such as Analytical (Jungian) Psychology and ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), as well as evidence-based techniques, such as CBT and Schema Therapy. She also offers a warm, compassionate, and culturally sensitive space for her clients.
Patricia has a special interest in working with women, especially those who are adjusting to life in Australia or being in a cross-cultural romantic relationships (romantic relationships between people from two different cultures). She has a feminist approach to therapy, which means she considers the social and political factors that affect women’s mental health and well-being. She also has an interest in the psychology of women, which explores the diversity and complexity of women’s experiences across the lifespan.
Patricia is open to supervising counsellors who are interested in learning more about psychodynamic and feminist approaches, as well as psychologists who are working towards their psychology registration in Australia.
Patricia is passionate about mental health, feminism and immigration, and she shares her tips and insights on her social media platforms. She welcomes clients for face-to-face appointments in Melbourne (VIC) and provides online support for immigrants in Australia and New Zealand.
If you are looking for a Portuguese or Spanish speaking psychologist in Melbourne who can help you with your challenges and goals, please contact Patricia today. She would love to hear from you and start working together.
You can reach her by phone at (03) 9070 5328 or by email at hello(a)talkingworks.com.au