Balanced Living Psychology is the vision of Principal Psychologist, Christina Farrell who wants to help adults, couples and adolescents navigate the challenges they face in life.
Christina is a qualified and experienced Psychologist. She is kind and caring in her approach and loves helping clients achieve their goals and improve their life. Before she was a psychologist, she had many careers in the corporate world and understands the demands of balancing career and family pressures. Christina has an Economics degree, MBA, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) degree with Honours in Psychology, and a Master of Profession Psychology. She is currently undertaking her Doctorate in Psychology focusing on teenage social media usage and its impacts.
Christina is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and she is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
As part of her current Doctoral studies she is interested in how changing technologies are impacting upon adolescence in a dynamic and changing world. Christina current research explores adolescent social issues such as the use of Instagram and Facebook and the impacts of constant social comparison on mental health.
She practices several different therapies with her main therapeutic orientations being Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness approaches and Schema Therapy.