Kirsten is a registered Clinical Psychologist. After completing her internship and community service, she spent a further six years working within the state health sector and gaining a range of experience while assisting both inpatients and outpatients with various difficulties. She moved into private practice in 2017 but is always happiest when she can work as part of a multidisciplinary team to best assist her clients.
Kirsten is passionate about supporting families and has a great deal of experience with school-aged children. She provides therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents, as well as assessments of cognitive/educational/behavioural functioning in order to help parents best understand and assist their child. These include career assessments as well as assessments for applications for Accommodations/Concessions.
Kirsten also has a special interest in supporting adults along all stages of their parenting journey. She provides counselling and psychotherapy related to infertility, pre and postpartum depression or anxiety, and general adjustment and coping within the parenting role. Other areas of interest in which she works include ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement and trauma.
Kirsten tends to work primarily within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework which is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a practical approach to problem-solving with the goal to change patterns of thinking or behaviour which underlie people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.