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Youssy MikhaeilYoussy Mikhaeil

Motivated by a deep commitment to the helping profession and a desire to make a lasting impact, Youssy Mikhaeil is an experienced counsellor, a highly skilled psychotherapist and educator. She has over ten years' experience working in the Human Services, in both the government and non-government sectors. She holds post graduate qualifications in counselling (a Master of Counselling) from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and education (a Master of Teaching) from the University of Western Sydney; combining her passion for both education and psychotherapy.

Youssy is a registered clinical member of The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and has worked as part of a multidisciplinary team for many years as a drug and alcohol counsellor in the field of Addiction Medicine at one of Sydney's largest public hospitals. She also specialises in trauma treatment, mainly developmental and complex trauma, and provided many in-house training sessions to nursing and medical staff in trauma-informed care and clinical best practice.

Youssy is an integrative therapist and draws upon a wide range of modalities when providing psychological support such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Existential Therapy. She is compassionate, non-judgemental, warm and vibrant. She firmly believes in equal access, equity and that no one is beyond help.

Youssy's personal philosophy and approach to therapy is strongly Humanistic in nature. She embraces the Rogerian "wounded healer" person-centred strength-based model whereby the therapist is fully in touch with their own humanity in order to help others be in touch with theirs. Many of her clients find her methodology to be empowering and healing in facilitating change and wellbeing.