Monique Cadariu

Monique Cadariu

Bachelor of Psychological Science, Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Pronouns: She/Her

Monique is an empathic, non-judgemental, and friendly psychologist who works with clients by using a collaborative, compassionate approach to deliver evidence-based, client-centered therapy. She focuses on strengths-based and trauma-informed practices. Monique is passionate about empowering people to understand and better their psychological well-being in a holistic manner.


Monique focuses on establishing a therapeutic relationship grounded in trust, authenticity, supportive curiosity, and respect where clients can feel comfortable exploring their current areas of challenge or difficulty. She strives to tailor therapy to each client’s unique goals, with ongoing flexibility to ensure that sessions are attuned to the needs of each client.

Experiences and Interests

Monique has experience in clinical settings providing therapy for adults of diverse backgrounds (cultural, socioeconomic and neurodivergent) who are experiencing a range of difficulties. Some of these areas include anxiety, depression, emotional regulation assistance, interpersonal difficulties (including challenging workplace or familial dynamics), stress, self-esteem issues and body-image-related concerns. Additionally, Monique is trained in Gottman-Method Couples Therapy and is able to work with couples experiencing inter-relational challenges.


Monique uses a holistic approach to therapy drawing on various evidence-based frameworks, depending on what is most suitable for the client’s needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness.

How is Monique described by her clients?

Monique’s clients tend to describe her as supportive, understanding, pragmatic, non-judgemental, humorous, and genuine.

Monique personally

Monique enjoys bushwalking, travelling, discovering new restaurants and cuisines, and spending time with loved ones.