Katie is a registered psychologist and a clinical psychology registrar. Following her undergraduate studies, she completed a PhD investigating the cognitive processes underlying vulnerability to depression recurrence at the University of New South Wales. She subsequently completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney.
Katie is an empathic, genuine, and collaborative clinician who has experience delivering evidence-based programs for anxiety disorders in children - facilitating change through both individual therapy sessions and group programs. On the basis of a holistic understanding of the presenting concerns, she has delivered parent management training to address issues such as tantrums, difficulties with bedtime routines, low self-esteem, and school refusal. Katie also has experience conducting cognitive and academic assessments to assess for giftedness, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, and ADHD.
Katie delivers individualised treatment plans using evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). She has experience working together with adults to understand and manage a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, stress, low self-esteem, and relationship problems, as well as more pervasive, chronic patterns of problematic thoughts and behaviours. Her goals are to help clients develop the insight and skills they need to overcome their difficulties and to help them build more meaningful and fulfilled lives.