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Response Mental Health & Wellbeing was created by First Responders with a lived experience in PTSD anxiety and depression. Throughout our specific journeys, we have identified that standard talk therapy in treating mental health issues may not be enough support for many people to get back to living a healthy, fun and productive life. The human brain isn’t one dimensional, it is a complex organ even when functioning optimally. Therefore, at Response, our approach to treating mental issues will be individualised and holistic by looking at a number of key areas that assist in improving your overall mental health.

Our vision is a world where mental health is universally understood, valued, and supported. We envision a society where every individual, regardless of background or circumstance, has access to compassionate, evidence-based mental health care and support.

Treatment of Trauma related issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders, developing skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, coping with stress, improving relationships with others, and managing symptoms. We will achieve this while Emphasis on creating inclusive and diverse spaces in therapy while recognising the importance of cultural sensitivity and tailoring approaches to meet the needs of individuals from different backgrounds and identities.

Katrina Cox

Katrina is a seasoned credentialed mental health nurse, who offers a respectful and collaborative approach to healing through psychotherapy. She has a particular interest in supporting those who wish to reclaim their lives from the impacts of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and loss using a systemic and humanistic approach with tailored therapy sessions to support the needs of everyone, or group by adopting a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

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Meeting with Katrina can support you in gaining increased clarity and exploring new possibilities for life through her empathetic inquiry and gentle, attuned presence. She has 15 years of tertiary education in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused ACT, Attachment Theory, & the Poly Vagal Theory. Katrina has had decades of experience supporting people with their challenges. She enjoys using therapeutic modalities that will assist you in deepening your understanding of yourself, and promoting ongoing recovery, through healing and understanding.

Areas of interest

I work from a systemic and humanistic approach. 
I tailor therapy sessions to support the needs of each individual, or group I work with. I use a range of different evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma Focused ACT Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Group Therapy


Diploma of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing
Master of Mental Health Nursing
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Australian Collage Mental Health Nursing (ACMHN)

Karen Davis

Karen specialises in facilitating creative expression for personal growth, mindfulness practice, stress reduction, self-exploration, self-healing and is a strong advocate for creative therapy’s basis as an evidenced based treatment option for mentally ill persons. Karen is a decedent of the Kamilaroi peoples and has a passion for Indigenous art and stories expressed through art. She believes in creating a welcoming holistic space for all and loves to incorporate plenty of fun and laughter into the therapy space.

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Creative arts therapy contributes to healing by providing individuals with a safe and supportive environment to express their emotions, process their thoughts and experiences, and develop coping mechanisms. Some benefits of creative therapy are:

  • Boosts confidence
  • Facilitates the exploration of feelings
  • Reduce symptoms of mental distress
  • Creating art releases feel good chemicals
  • Enhances social skills
  • Increases mindfulness
  • Teaches coping mechanisms


  • Creative Arts Therapist (AdvDip Transpersonal Art Therapy and Counselling)
  • Creative Creation Workshop Facilitator


Your tax deductible donations will assist Response Mental Health and Wellbeing in raising vital funds to deliver the highest quality, evidenced based programs. Your donation will directly help those vulnerable people and their families

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