Clarina Du Plessis

Psychodynamic Therapy & Mentalization Based Therapy

Overview

Clarina is an experienced Psychotherapist who specializes in Trauma as well as Loss and the manifestations thereof such as Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout.
Clarina has a passion for Psychology. She h...
Clarina is an experienced Psychotherapist who specializes in Trauma as well as Loss and the manifestations thereof such as Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout.
Clarina has a passion for Psychology. She has been providing counseling since 2009 helping clients heal and recover from general difficulties, to extremely traumatic and complex crisis situations.
Additionally, Clarina has extensive experience working in multi cultural environments with individuals from different ages and socio economic groups.
Moreover, she continually studies and conducts postgraduate research in order to provide her clients with current expert knowledge and care.
Clarina takes time to consider and devise treatment plans suited to each client’s individual needs. She alternates talk therapies with brain therapies to help clients regulate and rewire pathways in order to change behavior and learn healthy coping skills.
Clarina’s current focus of research involves the way trauma is subconsciously stored in the mind and body.

  • 14 Years of Experience

Expert in

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • ADHD Treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Health
  • Boost Productivity
  • Burnout
  • Career Coaching
  • Confidence
  • Couples Counselling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dealing With Long-term Illnesses
  • Depression
  • Divorce Counselling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Self-Regulation
  • Existential Crisis
  • Family Counselling
  • Grief
  • Healing Negative Past Emotions
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Improving Communication
  • LGBTQ+ Counselling
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Mood Disorder
  • OCD
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parental Counselling
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pre-marital Counselling
  • Procrastination
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Intimacy Issues
  • Sleeping Better
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Teen Counselling
  • Trauma
  • Work-stress

Speaks 2 Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Credentials

  • CBT Practitioner
  • Compassionate Therapy
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Life Coach
  • Mindfulness
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Education

EDUCATION & DEGREES
Current – PhD Psychology (University of the Free State);
– Maters of Arts in Psychology (University of the Free State);
– Honors Degree in Counseling Psychology (University of South Africa);
– Post Graduate Certificate in Education- School Counseling (North West University);
– Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science (North West University)

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
– Brainspotting Training
– Neuro Linguistic Programming
– Brain Working Recursive Therapy
– Hypnotherapy Certification
– Life Coaching Training;

RECENT COURSES
– Neuroscience of Reframing
– Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity
– Psychology of Popularity
– Brain and Behavioral Science
– Psychodiagnostics and Psychological Assessment
– Neurobiology of Loss
– Resilience in Children
– Everyday Parenting
– The Neuroexperiential Model

What I'm excited to bring to Fitcy Health members:

I am very excited to bring my services online!
You can call on me when you feel low or anxious from the comfort of your home or office – maybe you suffered a loss; you’re unsure about the future of a relationship; or just feel that you are not living the life you were meant to. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
You are not alone.
As a committed, professional therapist, your well-being and mental wellness is my number one priority. Therefore I am here to guide you through your life’s challenges with patience and care in a safe space without judgment.

Silver Package Therapist

Book Single Session

USD 88 / session

Book Monthly Package

4 sessions
USD 75 / session
Billed USD 300

Monthly package (4 sessions)

1 single session