Anna Schwarz is recognized as a practicing Clinical Psychologist in Australia and currently holds a Registration in Clinical Psychology with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Anna’s clinical practice was established in 2015 in Sydney, Australia prior to relocating with her family to Zug, Switzerland in 2018.
Anna has always been concerned with supporting individuals in achieving optimal health and well-being; delivering exceptional healthcare in medical and clinical settings. Initially, Anna completed degrees in Nursing and Midwifery where she became interested in how women experienced the transition into motherhood and impacts of postnatal depression. This interest led her to undertaking a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), majoring in Psychology, at Charles Sturt University and then the successful completion of a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP).
As a practicing psychologist, Anna was primarily based in School settings working with children living with disabilities (aged 5-12). She has significant experience in providing Positive Behaviour Support Plans for challenging behaviour; conducting Cognitive and Adaptive Functioning Assessments; and working with children with Autism. She has been trained to use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and Austim Diagnostic Interview-Revised Edition (ADI-R) diagnostic assessment tool. The therapeutic approaches she used in Australia included Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
In addition, Anna has worked extensively with women, in hospitals and at home, during the Antenatal and Postnatal stages of pregnancy. She has trained in a number of Attachment-Based Approaches and is a certified trainer with Circle of Security International Parenting Training.
Anna is passionate about providing families in need of support, the tools that they require to function as a healthy, stable unit. She is particularly interested in supporting vulnerable groups including children with special needs, and enjoys working with children and families from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.