Contact Details
Name: Martinette Pienaar
Specialist Areas: Asperger's syndrome, Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), Autism, Behaviour problems, Child development, Divorce/separation, Emotion regulation, Grief and bereavement, Insomnia, Life transition & adjustment issues, Mental health, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Parenting, Personality assessment, Post traumatic stress disorder, Psychopathology assessment, Self-esteem & self development
Treatment Areas: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Executive coaching, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Life coaching, Mindfulness-based therapies, Positive psychology, Solution-focussed therapy
Client Types: Adolescent, Adult, Afrikaans Speaking, Child, Pre-school
Address: Active + Taupo
87 Titiraupenga Street
Practice Name: Lakeshore Psychology
Location: Taupo
Phone: 027 270 0016
Bio: Martinette Pienaar is a Clinical Psychologist in Taupo, New Zealand, working in both public mental health and private practice. Martinette has a special interest in clinical psychological assessments (including neurodevelopmental assessments), enjoys working with young children and their parents, and has extensive experience in helping children adjust to parental divorce, following her post-graduate research in this field.

Born in South Africa, she graduated from North-West University (Potchefstroom) in 2005. She gained her initial experience as Clinical Psychologist working in psychiatric hospital settings and a maximum-security prison, before starting a private practice in Cape Town, South Africa. Martinette gained a professional reputation for her comprehensive psychological assessments for which she was offered various national and international contracts, including assessment of employees for high-risk occupations (such as aviation and nuclear power industries) and offering training to post-graduate students in clinical psychology as well as practicing psychologists.

Martinette relocated to New Zealand with her family in January 2019, initially working for corrections and in public mental health in Wellington, before moving to Taupo, where she continues to work in both public mental health and in private practice. She is married and the mother of twins, which allows her to understand the challenges of balancing work, parenting and family life.
Availability: Currently 3 month waitlist, for intake January 2022.

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