Rise and Shine Counselling & Play Therapy
adult counselling  |  teenage counselling  | child counselling  |  play therapy
online counselling  |  EAP counselling provider  |  NDIS sole trader
"Even after the worst storms, 
 the sun will rise and shine again"

K. Sheary




Adults and Adolescents


 Walk & Talk

Adults and Adolescents


Play Therapy

1]    Individual child aged  3-10                years

2]    Two siblings less than 2           

       years apart

3]    Intensive Play Therapy

       during crisis

4]    Play Therapy for adults

5|    Parent-Child Attachment



Children's Counselling

Children from 8 years of age

My Approach

Rise and Shine Counselling & Play Therapy Wodonga provides a suite of therapeutic supports such as  EAP counselling, NDIS counselling as a sole trader, mobile counselling, counselling for adults, counselling for teenagers, counselling for children, play therapy, phone counselling, and online counselling via zoom or skype. The choice is yours!


It's important to me that clients experience a relationship that's engaging, compassionate, warm, and responsive. My intention in every session is to provide clients with a safe, confidential space where we can explore what clients want and need. I will listen carefully and compassionately without making assumptions or passing judgement so that I can work alongside clients to create change and heighten insight. 


Clients tell me they appreciate my informal approach.  I want clients to leave counselling feeling enabled and empowered to believe in themselves and achieve their goals. Clients will get a better understanding of themselves and their situation, unpick complex issues, gain coping skills and practical strategies to manage their life better. I assist clients to come up with their own solutions, so they can carry on without me!

Presently I am the only qualified Children's Play Therapist in Wodonga

I thoroughly enjoy and excel in working  with young children from as little as 3 years of age. 

I'm also certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Solutions Focused Therapy.  All highly effective, evidence based talk therapies available here. 


For teenagers and adults who prefer less Q&A style talk therapies, there is the option of being supported through the powerful yet gentle approaches of Mindfulness, Sandplay Therapy,  Expressive Therapies, Guided Drawing, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). 

About Me

My name is Diana Rebuffo  bhs msw. I have a Masters in Social Work, Bachelor in Human Services, Advanced Certificate in Clinical Play Therapy and credentialed in other psychotherapy approaches. 

I began counselling at CentaCare Wodonga in 2012.


I'm currently working at a different agency holding two roles. One as Child and Adolescent Family Violence and Homelessness Counsellor. The other role is funded by the Australian Childhood Foundation providing group work and  specialist Adult Family Violence Counselling.

Statistics are showing a spike in family violence and child abuse during Covid19 isolation. 

I specialise in family violence and trauma. Please do not hesitate to call or email as I'm 100% dedicated to assist in anyway you need. Absolute discretion and confidentiality guaranteed. 

Additional Services

Consumers elect their preferred way for the funding to be managed,
and depending on which method they select, they can use independent providers




Group Work



Group Work


Parent Consultation, Parenting Support, & Advocacy





Play Therapy


EMDR Therapy Adults



Rise and Shine Counselling & Children's Play Therapy Wodonga

is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for 

First Nations Peoples, CALD and LGBTIQA communities. 

Rise and Shine understands, values, and welcomes cultural, religious, sexual and gender diversity. ​

"Trauma creates change you don't choose

 Healing creates change you do choose"

M. Rosenthal


ABN 93628637457


Mon - Thurs: 5:45 pm


Practice Principal 

Diana Rebuffo bhs msw

Children's Counsellor

Adult and Adolescent Counsellor


Ballara Drive

West Wodonga Vic 3690

(full address available upon enquiry)

        Rise and Shine Counselling & Play Therapy



                                                                   0422 470 402

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