Dr Anastasia Hronis among finalists for Australian Psychologist of the Year 2023

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Clinical Psychologist and Founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness, Dr Anastasia Hronis, has been recognised among the finalists for the Australian Psychologist of the Year 2023 award.

The winner of the Psychologist of the Year 2023, which is part of the Allied Health Awards, will be announced at a gala event on October 14 at the Convention centre, Darwin.

Dr Hronis was nominated as a finalist alongside psychologists, Dr David Demmer, Christine Barnes, Valerie Ling and Narelle Dickinson.

The practicing clinician was surprised to wake up to the nomination and shared the announcement in an Instagram post: “Feeling so incredibly grateful to be recognised as a finalist for the Australian Psychologist of the Year award for 2023!”

“I have such a passion for the varied work I get to do within the field of psychology, and to receive this recognition is truly special.”

As the founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness, Dr Hronis is dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Australians.

The Sydney based psychologist is also a trained classical concert pianist, performing at the Sydney Opera House and the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. As a pianist, Dr Hronis works with closely with people in the performing arts industry, offering coaching, workshops and masterclasses.

Dr Anastasia Hronis. Photo: Australian Institute for Human Wellness.

Throughout Dr Hronis PhD studies, she developed and evaluated a therapy program for children with intellectual disabilities and has been involved in various research projects.

As an Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Hronis is a lecturer for the Master of Clinical Psychology course at the campus.

“Our work as psychologists is not always easy,” wrote Dr Hronis, “but it can be incredibly rewarding and meaningful. For me, this is an extra boost of motivation to keep pushing on.”

Read more: Mental Health in Australia’s Greek Community: How can we reduce the stigma?

The nominations for Allied Health Awards are now closed for 2023.

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