Talked Spotlight: Interview with Roberta Iavarone


The Talked Spotlight series is where we interview the clinicians who help make Talked the premier Australian digital mental health platform

Name: Roberta Iavarone

Age: 40's

Years practicing: 2

Specialty: Bereavement, Life Transitions and Grief and Loss

Please describe yourself in 20 words or less.

I am a humanitarian at heart & love supporting people to live their best best lives & embrace a wider version of themselves.

What is a hobby you love to do in your spare time?

I adore reading, hanging out with my daughter & our two old pugs.

Why did you choose this career path?

A series of difficult life events acted as a catalyst to more closely align myself with the things I love & value. I love humanity & the potential of all humans to thrive.

Tell me about one experience which has kept you doing what you’re doing.

Humans are much more complex than labels & pathology. I love counselling because I am always growing & learning as I walk alongside my clients.

What is one piece of general advice that you would give to a client starting out their mental health journey?

For me, counselling is less about change but more about accepting & embracing more of yourself.

If you weren’t doing what you were doing, what career would you have pursued?

I honestly can't think of a single thing I would rather be doing!

What is one item in your fridge that would surprise us?

While I'm generally quite a clean living person I do keep a stash of frozen potato gems in the freezer for emergency situations.

Is there anything about you that you would like clients who are reading to know?

I would encourage people to seek help early & take their mental & emotional health in their own hands. I believe that the more self-understanding we have, the more we can influence our outer-reality.

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This Talked Spotlight was based on an interview conducted in September 2021.

Talked Spotlight is our series where we interview the professionals who help make Talked the premier digital mental health platform. The views expressed are those of the interviewees, based on their experiences within the profession, and as such are not necessarily representative of Talked's views.

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