I hold a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I hold specialist endorsements in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology with AHPRA in addition to my full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. I am an AHPRA approved supervisor for Forensic Psychology Registrars.
I have undertaken psychology training in Canada and Australia, completing my postgraduate studies first at the University of Western Sydney and then at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. Prior to that, I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada.
I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical and forensic psychologist providing specific assessment and treatment in diverse settings including public health facilities, private clinics and forensic institutions. I have provided treatment to a wide range of individuals and couples, both adolescents and adults - each with their own unique presenting issue, specific treatment goals and desired outcome. It is my aim to provide a distinctly unique and ultimately effective and positive therapeutic experience to everyone I provide any form of intervention.
I adopt a flexible approach aimed at meeting clients' needs both in their sessions and in the broader therapeutic relationship.
My areas of specialty include:
I also provide treatment of specific trauma related issues, treatment aimed at altering and addressing the impact of unconscious patterns of interpersonal relating and problematic personality issues.
I look forward to collaboratively sharing my expertise with my clients to create a mechanism where change can occur and be effectively maintained.
I am a warm, curious, and open-minded psychologist. I work with a focus on collaborating with my clients to describe and identify their issues and goals. My aim is to provide an environment in which my clients feel supported and safe to explore their emotional, relational, and behavioural struggles authentically and honestly. My ability to build and maintain relationships is of utmost importance in my work helping clients move towards building a meaningful life. I have experience working with individuals and groups across public health, private health, university-based, and research-based clinics including the Child Behaviour Research Clinic, University of Sydney and Behavioural Sciences Unit, UNSW, Sydney Children's Hospital, Kids Cancer Centre.
I have provided assessment and treatment for a range of individuals and families, with a particular focus on adults and older adolescents. I have substantial clinical and research experience working with individuals and families managing chronic illnesses, including HIV, endometriosis, prostate cancer, and high-risk paediatric cancer. I also volunteered for many years at Lifeline as a crisis support worker before beginning my career as a psychologist.
My areas of interest include:
I offer a flexible approach to clients, tailoring treatment to individual needs and goals using a range of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I hold a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University and full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.