Debra Ridley

Clinical Social Worker

Debra is a clinical social worker who has worked with Barwon health and in private practise for the past 17 years. She works with families, couples, and individuals across the life span. Debra can assist with concerns around parenting, couples, family, relationship and interpersonal issues. Other areas such as managing chronic health illnesses, carer stress, trauma/ABI and mental health issues including anxiety, depression and adjustment difficulties can also be addressed with Debra.

Debra works from a strength based approach, drawing and building upon a client’s own expertise and personal resources. She utilises a broad variety of theories including cognitive-behavioural, systems, psychodynamic, interpersonal and family therapy approaches.

Debra is an accredited mental health social worker, (AMHSW) a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and the Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT) and has completed specialist training in couple work with Relationships Australia.