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About Us

Millennium

 

/mɪˈlɛnɪəm/

noun

a utopian period of justice, peace, and prosperity.

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. So, psychology is about people. Psychology is about you. All people matter, including you. And, yes, I mean you reading this!

 

Millennium psychology was created because of people and being passionate about helping people. I believe change is possible, no matter your background, experiences, circumstances, past or present. 

 

People seek psychological help at different times in their lives and often in response to specific events and situations, or due to experiencing stress and difficulties within their current circumstances; family, children, relationships, work, grief, loss, separation, legal issues or the pressures of daily living. 

 

At Millennium Psychology, my focus is on meeting people where they are at now, whatever the situation, difficulty or condition.

 

Honesty, respect and empathy are key principles and practices at Millennium Psychology. I will listen, support, counsel, shape, challenge and modify thinking and behaviour with clients to help them grow and change. People of all backgrounds and ages are welcome at Millennium Psychology.

Johanna Yates 

Psychologist/Director

Johanna has been practicing psychology since 2004 and has specialist qualifications in forensic psychology and child and adolescent psychology. Johanna previously worked within state government for 12 years in a range of agencies including the Court’s Administration Authority, Department for Correctional Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Youth Justice before moving into private practice in 2015.

 

Johanna has thorough knowledge of the legal system and brings established relationships within those key government agencies. Johanna has provided wide-ranging, individual and group based psychological therapies; specialist assessments and reports to the Parole Board of South Australia; coordinated the mental health services for children in custody; managed the delivery of programs and health services for young aboriginal offenders and their families; designed and implemented the behaviour management framework for young people in custody in South Australia, and was the nominated delegate on the youth Review and Parole Boards. Johanna has also provided expert opinion to the Youth Court, Magistrate and Supreme Courts, and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Johanna is trained to undertake specialist assessments of high-risk and offending behaviours, trauma, personality disorders, alcohol and other drugs, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, suicide and self harm behaviours and mental health disorders with Aboriginal clients. Johanna has extensive experience in providing reports for civil and criminal matters.

Johanna has extensive experience in delivering group and 1:1 interventions for offending behaviours, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, drug and alcohol disorders, sexual problems, sleep disorders, treatment resistant anxiety and depression, and developmental disorders including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Johanna utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy and family therapy. Johanna has extensive knowledge and experience in designing and implementing behaviour management plans and programs with children and adolescents and works collaboratively with families and education providers. Johanna also has comprehensive experience in the delivery of reunification therapy with families through the Family Court and in providing interventions to those under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Johanna is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and holds full membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is a member of the Forensic College of the APS. Johanna provides consultations from Tuesday to Friday at Millennium Psychology.

University of South Australia (2004)

Master of Psychology (Forensic)

University of Western Sydney (2000)

Post Graduate Diploma (Child & Adolescent)

University of Adelaide (1997)

Bachelor of Arts

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