About Us

Kristina Kosmac

Kristina is a relationship specialist with over 30 years of experience of working with couples, families and individuals. She is a clinical member of the International and National licensed registering bodies for Australian relationship counsellors and family therapists; which meet training standards required for evidenced-based relationship counselling. Members of these associations have undertaken extensive clinical supervision, experience and training. Her specialist training and interests include, psychotherapies such as Gottman, EFT and attachment-based therapies.

Kristina Kosmac - Sticks n Stones Therapy Albury Wodonga
Kristina Kosmac – Sticks & Stones

Relationship Specialist

I have been supporting people through emotional hardships for the last 30 years. In this time, I have worked with a very wide range of people – each with their own story and definition of fulfilment.
My work is heavily influenced by the idea that our relationships, particularly our family relationships, are at the core of our emotional well-being. When these relationships are loving and supportive, we can walk through life with a positive outlook, knowing that we are loved and appreciated.
However, when these relationships are a source of pain, frustration and struggle, we feel unsafe or otherwise unfulfilled. We develop thought patterns and behavioural tendencies that are designed to help us avoid this unprocessed pain. Until we are able to resolve these hurts, we walk through life feeling like we are not living the life we are supposed to be living. This has a knock-on effect on our work and on our other relationships.
I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches. I will tailor my approach to your individual needs.

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Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work – Charles Stuart University
  • Master Clinical Family Therapy – Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University
  • Specialist Couples Counselling – Relationships Australia, Swinburne University
  • Bachelor of Youth Work – Victoria University
  • Associate Diploma of Welfare – La Trobe University
  • Certificate in Expressive & Somatic Therapies – Expressive Therapies Institute
  • Certificate in Sand Play & Expressive Therapy – Expressive Therapies Institute
  • Child Centered Play Therapy Level 1 – Child Centered Play Therapy Institute
  • Theraplay Training Level 1 – Theraplay UK
  • Dialetical Behaviour Therapy – Dean Buck Master
  • EFT – Dr Peter Stapleton
  • EMDR – Level 2 Adults, Adolescents and Children
  • Part A and Part B – Level 1 Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Russ Harris
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Trauma) – University of Melbourne
  • Foundations Polyvagual Therapy – Deb Dana
  • Tuning into kids – Parenting Program
  • Bringing up great kids – Parenting program
  • PARKAS – Family Violence Facilator
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – North Coast TAFE
Our Office, 163 Lawrence Street, Wodonga VIC 3690 - Sticks n Stones Therapy Albury Wodonga

Sticks & Stones – 163 Lawrence Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

Rebates Available

GP Referrals via Mental Health Care Plan
Rebates Available via:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Private Health Insurers
  • Emergency Services Insurer
  • Victims Of Crime
  • WorkCover
  • EAP Providers

“Psychology usually tries to help people use insight and understanding to manage their behaviour. However, neuroscience research shows that very few psychological problems are the result of defects in understanding; most originate in pressures from deeper regions in the brain that drive our perception and attention. When the alarm bell of the emotional brain keeps signalling that you are in danger, no amount of insight will silence it.”

Bessel Van Der Kolk

Kristina has

  • Provided over 3000 individual counselling sessions with adults and children
  • Provided over 1500 family therapy and couples counselling sessions
  • Designed and facilitated over 50 group work programs for children adults and youth
  • Facilitated and developed over 50 youth camps and or youth recreation groups for young people 10 – 25
  • Providing outdoor therapy, ropes courses assisting youth to challenge themselves, problem solve and develop team work skills
  • Provided supervision to staff in a number of settings
  • Provided psychoeducation and strategies to a number of parents, teachers and other professionals within the field
  • Constant supervision and observation from leaders and specialists in the field such as clinical family therapists and psychotherapists, expressive therapists and clinical psychologists
  • Provided teaching and training for future community service workers

Associations & Memberships

RN: 474637

CM: 25794

CM: 47437

Level A CM: 25794

PN: 6068141Y

Get Help When You Need It

    hello@sticksnstonestherapy.com.au
    0414 917 607

    163 Lawrence St
    Wodonga, 3690
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    Online sessions available

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