Ben Petrovic is a Clinical Psychologist registered with AHPRA. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and abides by the professional regulations and ethical codes of conduct established by the APS and the Psychology Board of Australia. Ben holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree and a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Macquarie University. His postgraduate research investigated associations between social anxiety symptoms, support-seeking, and relationship quality.
Ben is passionate about working with adults who present with a diverse range of mental health issues. He has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, and obsessive-compulsive-disorder. Ben is also interested in working with LGBTIQA+ people to navigate challenges such as isolation, discrimination, confusion associated with sexual- identity and gender roles, fear of reactions associated with “coming out,” relationship difficulties, shame, and gender dysphoria.
Ben completed his clinical placements at Macquarie University Psychology Clinic, the Centre for Emotional Health, and Concord Centre for Centre for Mental Health. Throughout these clinical placements, he gained experience in psychological assessment and therapy for people of all ages in both individual and group settings. Ben has worked in private practice at Wise Institute since January 2020 and is committed to ongoing professional development and training to continuously improve and broaden his clinical knowledge and skills.
Ben’s clinical knowledge is paired with a warm and compassionate approach, as he considers strong therapeutic relationships to be an essential component of effective therapy. He uses a range of techniques drawing from evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy (ST). In all treatments, Ben places a strong emphasis on collaborating with clients to identify and work towards their goals.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Adults: Anxiety, Depression/Mood disorders, Sexual Issues, Relationship Difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Sleep Difficulties