Mon - Thurs: 5:45 pm


ABN 93628637457

Practice Principal 

Diana Rebuffo

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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Rise and Shine Counselling & Play Therapy Wodonga
young adult counselling | adolescent counselling | children's counselling |
children's play therapy | group work 

Diana Rebuffo  bhs msw

"Do something today that your future self will thank you for"

S.P. Flanery

Sandplay Therapy 

Expressive Therapies


young adults and adolescents

Traditional talk therapy for young adults under 24 yrs

and adolescents

1]  Individual child aged  3 - 10 yrs 

2]  Two siblings less than 2 years apart

3]  Intensive Play Therapy during crisis

     or trauma

4]  Adult Play Therapy

For children 11 - 13 years

My Approach

Rise and Shine Counselling & Play Therapy Wodonga provides professional counselling for adults under 24 years, and adolescents. Children's Counselling for tweens 11 - 13 years, Children's Play Therapy for children 3 - 10 years, as well as Adult Play Therapy. You are assured of professional mental health counselling and trauma counselling for children, adolescents, and young adults.


It's important to me that clients experience a relationship that's engaged, 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!

I am also certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Solutions Focused Therapy.


HOWEVER I am all about counselling adults, adolescents and children through less Q&A-style talk therapies, preferring contemporary neuroscience-informed counselling for mental health and trauma recovery. Please allow me to introduce you, adults and adolescents to the powerful yet safe and intrinsic healing experience of Mindfulness, Sandplay Therapy,  Expressive Therapies, and Guided Drawing.  Counselling approaches  which I predominantly practice. 

About me

My name is Diana Rebuffo  rpt bhs msw. I have a Masters in Social Work and Advanced Certificate in Clinical Play Therapy. 

Presently I am the only qualified Children's Play Therapist in Wodonga (provisional). Children's play therapy and children's counselling support is delivered within a specialist framework. I have vast experience counselling children in directive and non directive approaches. 


Prior to starting Rise and Shine Counselling & Play Therapy Wodonga I had been counselling since 2012 beginning at CentaCare Wodonga.


Currently I'm with another Wodonga agency holding two roles. One role is Child and Adolescent Family Violence and Homeslessness Counsellor. The other role is funded by the Australian Childhood Foundation providing group work and  specialist Adult Family Violence Counselling.

Such is my commitment to wellbeing and trauma recovery there is capacity for mobile play therapy and counselling in and beyond Wodonga.

additional services


Adult & Adolescent Group Work


Children's Group Work


Parent Consultation, Parenting Support, & Advocacy


Outreach Service


EMDR Therapy Adults

Outreach/mobile counselling servicing Wodonga and nearby.


Group work.

Anyone interested in small group programs is welcome to register their names via email - no obligation.

Trauma creates change you don't choose

 Healing creates change you do choose

Michele Rosenthal