About us

Clinical Psychologists are experts in assessing mental health difficulties, understanding how the challenge or challenges developed, and applying reliable and scientifically supported treatment plans that are tailored to each individual.

None of us is perfect, and neither is life. That means it is completely normal to get stuck in an unhelpful pattern, to feel burdened by emotion, or to not know how to fix some problems. 

At Resilience Psychology, our Auckland Psychologists understand that seeking support to enhance your wellbeing can feel overwhelming. We want to break the stigma which creates a barrier for many people to reach out. Building our mental and emotional resilience should be seen as normal as going to the gym or accessing medical services.

That is why we aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental space that allows you to discuss your difficulties at your own pace, whatever their size. We aim to work alongside you, whether short-term or long-term and equip you with skills for life.

Introducing

Dr Kirsten Wooff

Kirsten has experience with a large range of clients and their challenges. She is adept in managing all levels of psychological challenges, including more complex clinical presentations and circumstances, getting to understand the core issues and presenting straightforward information and strategies to ensure lasting change.

Kirsten is committed to ensuring her clients care is holistic, including their family, school, or medical team when necessary. She is also is an experienced group facilitator and has run groups for adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Kirsten believes strongly in being non-judgemental, offers kindness and is committed to her clients’ well-being, enjoying working alongside them to help them achieve positive change.

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of Canterbury

  • Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours (Psychology), University of Canterbury

  • Master of Science (with distinction), University of Canterbury

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (with distinction), University of Canterbury

  • Doctorate in Philosophy (Psychology), University of Canterbury

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)

  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

  • ACC Registered

  • EMDR trained

Chelsea Richards

Chelsea is a registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in evidence-based assessment and treatment to help clients bring about meaningful change in their lives. Her approach to therapy is collaborative and person-centred, with a compassionate, down-to-earth, and non-judgmental style.

Chelsea completed her training and Wellington and Taranaki and has worked across community settings and the justice system, with adults and young people from various walks of life. She is skilled at supporting clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, self-esteem, managing difficult emotions, and general life adjustment.

Chelsea is passionate about helping others to make sense of their difficulties, develop practical and effective skills to work through challenges, and reconnect with what matters to them. She is experienced in a range of research-based interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, to provide an approach that is safe, supportive, and tailored to your strengths and needs.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Auckland

  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology (with distinction), Victoria University of Wellington

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (with distinction), Victoria University of Wellington

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)

  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

  • New Zealand Special Interest Group in Neuropsychology

Dr Missy Wolfman

Missy is a registered clinical psychologist with a variety of experience in the mental health sectors. Her speciality is working with kids, teenagers and their parents, for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression and OCD.  She offers assessments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Intellectual Disability.

 

As a mum of twin girls, Missy is also passionate in supporting parents with their own mental health and well-being, and understand the complex challenges families may have. Missy also works with adults for a wide range of difficulties including stress, anxiety and mood issues.   

 

Missy’s approach is friendly and collaborative that enables her to provide high quality care for her clients. Missy also strongly advocates for a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, and will work with client’s family, school, and other professionals when needed to provide the best care for her clients.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology), University of Auckland

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health), University of Auckland

  • Bachelor of Science Honours (Psychology), Victoria University of Wellington

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Doctorate in Philosophy (Psychology), Victoria University of Wellington

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)

  • Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

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Contact:

admin@resiliencepsychology.co.nz

09 390 0040

37 Jervois Road,

Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Hours:

8.00 am-3.30 pm Monday to Thursday

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