Salva Crusca
Mental Health Social Worker & Trauma Counsellor
BA, BSW, M Clinical Family Therapy

Salva is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Trauma Counsellor. She provides counselling and evidence based mental health interventions including Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She has a strong interest in the treatment of trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, sexual abuse, sexual assault. Salva has worked with adults who have experienced the effects of childhood trauma and with adults who have been in abusive relationships. As with psychologists she uses a range of interventions in helping people with mental health disorders, including the following focussed psychological strategies:

  • EMDR therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Behavioural Interventions
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Stress Management
  • Psycho-education
  • Family Therapy

Salva has worked with issues including depression, anxiety, family dysfunction, carer issues, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD. She utilises a mix of therapeutic interventions including EMDR, Family Therapy, Schema Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, CBT, Mindfulness. Salva has worked for 15 years in the public mental health sector with people experiencing serious mental illness (including young people with psychosis and in aged persons mental health). In recent years she has worked in the community sector in family violence (undertaking family therapy with mothers and children), in private practice with Employee Assistance Program including Victoria Police, and as a trauma counsellor at a Sexual Assault Centre (public sector). She has post-graduate qualifications in Clinical Family Therapy and memberships with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and the EMDR Association of Australia.