Amy Miko – our new Psychologist

Amy in Japan

I am Amy, the newest member of the psychology team at Dee Wardrop’s clinic! I’m very excited to join the team and work alongside so many lovely, talented allied health professionals.

A bit about me: I was born and raised in suburban Victoria but lived in Hungary for two years during my primary school years. I grew up in a family that loved travelling, listening to music and being creative and I think that has had a lasting impact on how I live my life. I have always been interested in people and strongly believe that humanity works best when we’re working together.

I initially studied to be a social worker, developing a particular interest in welfare systems and Indigenous history and culture throughout my degree. I started my professional career working with vulnerable families and at-risk children in a case management capacity. I loved this work very much but developed a desire to support children and families more therapeutically, hence my shift to psychology.

I am now a registered psychologist and am passionate about helping people from all walks of life feel heard, understood and supported irrespective of their background or experiences. I am always humbled and impressed by the courage of clients I have worked with over the years and have the utmost respect for people who reach out for help. I am always seeking ways to develop my skills in evidence-based practice so that I can be as effective in my practice as possible.

In my spare time, I continue to work on academic research. However, I’m big on self-care so I try to ensure I carve out time for rest. I also love spending time with my family and friends, hanging out with my goofy greyhound, doing yoga, getting out into nature and consuming delicious food and coffee. Once things get back to normal, I’m looking forward to travelling again – in particular, I want to get back to Japan!