Urska completed her psychology qualifications in Slovenia and immigrated to Australia in 2009. Her doctoral thesis examined motivation for physical activity in older adults. She has worked both in individual and group treatment formats across a range of settings, including public mental health, community, and private practice.
Urska has experience working with alcohol use disorders, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and has particular interest in working with older adults who are facing any of the age-related issues, such as dementia or decreasing mobility
Urska works within an integrative therapeutic framework using techniques from different approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. She is committed to providing an accepting and compassionate therapeutic space where clients feel supported and respected at all times.
Urska has a strong research background and has contributed to several journal articles and two book chapters on treatment of suicidal behaviour in older adults. More information about Urska’s scientific publications is available here.