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Sarah is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and has worked in various settings mainly with adolescents and adults. Sarah welcomes working with LBGTQI+ and her main areas of interest are working with people who identify with, or diagnosed with; Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sarah has an interest in working with people who are late-diagnosed with Autism/ADHD and those who have experienced childhood trauma.

She has both a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology). Most recently she has worked at a public mental health service which specialises in providing intensive psychotherapy for people diagnosed with BPD and or Complex PTSD. She has also worked with asylum seekers and Forgotten Australians as well as in private practice.

While paying attention to internal experiences and learning new things in therapy can be painful, she aims to assist you to find your ultimate quality of life, functioning and self. Sarah aims to listen deeply and to develop safe, supportive and reflective relationships with the people she works with. She has training and experience in trauma-informed models so understands that non-judgemental and non-coercive approaches are essential.

She provides evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, DBT-PTSD skills, and Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma-processing.

Sarah is an animal lover and plans to incorporate pet therapy into her work in the future, starting with the friendly guinea pigs at the Warrandyte clinic.

Speciality areas;

People with autism and ADHD and related mental health issues (including late-diagnosed Autism).

People who have experienced early trauma and attachment issues.