Prisca Netzler


Grad Dip Psych, B Social Science (Psych) (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts

Availability: Friday (Kenmore)

Languages: French and English


Prisca is registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, an undergraduate degree in Social Science (Psychology) (Honours), an undergraduate degree in Arts, and a postgraduate degree (Master) in Arts (with a major in International Relations).


Prior to completing her training in psychology, Prisca devoted her time doing volunteering work internationally, providing counselling support and life skills development (through educational as well as vocational programs) to vulnerable children and young adults housed in shelters.


Since 2018, Prisca has been working in the forensic field, focusing primarily on at-risk (suicide/self-harm) assessments, brief interventions and mental status examinations that would warrant referrals for further psychiatric assessments.


Prisca has worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, presenting with a range of life stressors and/or mental health challenges such as alcohol/substance use, grief, personality disorders (e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder), psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, drug-induced psychosis), trauma related disorders (e.g., PTSD), depression and anxiety.


Prisca uses a holistic and individualised approach, addressing her clients' mental health needs by incorporating their physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing. Prisca believes that each individual is unique, with a path to mental wellness influenced by different factors including (but not limited to) gender, age, culture, values, beliefs, childhood and life experiences.


Prisca applies a range of therapeutic techniques depending on her client’s needs and goals including: Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, grounding techniques, and motivational interviewing. She endorses a client-centered approach and aims to provide a supportive, empathetic, safe space to address a wide range of psychological challenges and assist clients in meeting their goals and developing self-efficacy.