Taash Balakas

Taash Balakas

Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Master of Professional Psychology Practice

Pronouns: She/Her

Taash is an attentive and warm psychologist who’s practice values are based upon acceptance, understanding, support and genuineness.


A lot of Taash’s work includes building self esteem, self worth and faith in ones self. Taash also incorporates an understanding that each person has their own set of unique qualities, traits and characteristics to offer this world and these individual differences deserve to be observed, honoured and celebrated.

Taash enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to create and achieve mutually agreed goals and boundaries. Taash strongly believes in the power of stable and healthy relationships in the client’s immediate support network and works with the client to ensure they are well supported. Taash individually tailors treatment plans to solely benefit her client’s hopes and goals.

Experience and Interests

Taash has extensive experience working with children and adults across the lifespan. Anxiety, depression, trauma, mood, attachment, grief and loss, anger management and personality and behavioural disorders are issues and concerns that Taash is passionate about working with. Taash has worked within school systems as well as private practice in Melbourne city.


Taash draws upon a range of different therapies to accommodate and support her clients. These include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness.

How is Taash Described by Her Clients?

Taash’s clients describe her as perceptive, accepting, clever, grounded and mindful. When appropriate, Taash adds in some light humour as she loves to have a laugh.

Taash Personally

Taash is an animal person with a special appreciation for dogs and pigs. On the weekends, Taash is most likely to be at the beach in summer and skiing in winter. Taash loves to explore, hike and exercise, but also enjoys pasta, Maltesers and Aperol Spritz.

PLEASE NOTE: Taash is currently on Maternity Leave and is not taking new clients.