Sarah provides therapy to assist adults with various mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression, as well as stress management, self-esteem, relationship difficulties and adjustment to life circumstances. She also works with clients experiencing difficulties with emotion regulation, following trauma, and perinatal mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
Sarah has a special interest in working with families during the transition to parenthood, and this has been the focus of her doctoral research which investigated the transition to motherhood, caregiving and mental health from an attachment theory perspective. Sarah is also interested in supporting parent-infant relationships working with both mums and dads. She aims to help parents understand and connect with their baby, whilst building confidence and enhancing parental mental health and wellbeing. Sarah also works with women following pregnancy loss, traumatic birth and experiencing infertility. She has completed training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and is currently working towards further accreditation as a CPT provider.
Sarah has a warm, compassionate and collaborative approach. She aims to empower clients to meet their treatment goals. She makes it a priority to create a safe space where her clients can explore their concerns and move towards change.
Outside of her role at the Centre for Clinical Psychology, Sarah also works in public mental health settings at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Monash Health. Sarah also has a strong background in Neuroscience and clinical research and she brings her knowledge and experience in these areas into her practice.
Sarah adopts a holistic approach to therapy drawing on acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based therapies in her work, adjusting the treatment approach to meet the client’s needs.
- Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA)