Registered Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar
Maddy completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University and is currently completing the Clinical Registrar program. She is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Maddy has a keen interest in working with children, adolescents and their families.
Her therapeutic approach focuses on building a strong connection with clients, by understanding their unique story and experience and collaborating to develop strategies to overcome social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Maddy incorporates creative activities into the therapeutic process that draw on the individual’s strengths and interests, to help clients improve their understanding of themselves and their experiences and, support the development of coping skills to better manage difficult experiences.
Maddy uses a developmentally appropriate, integrative approach to treatment, utilising evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Problem-Solving Therapy. Her areas of interest include: behavioural problems, emotional problems, social problems, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trauma-and Stressor-Related Disorders and Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders.
Maddy is available on Tuesdays and Fridays. Outside of work Maddy most enjoys spending time travelling and exploring with her family and socialising with her friends. She loves being outdoors on the beautiful Central Coast, especially on the beach, in the ocean or throwing the ball for her family dog, George.
Maddy also provides a number of specialised assessments including:
- Cognitive Assessments/Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Assessments: School aged children aged 6-18 years;
- Educational Assessments: School aged children aged 6-18 years;
- Behavioural Assessments (including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessments): School aged children aged 6-18 years.
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