Susannah is a psychologist who enjoys working with young people, adults and families who are experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. She is interested in helping individuals to improve their wellbeing and develop adaptive coping skills. Her approach is collaborative, supportive, adapted to individual needs and integrates evidence-based approaches.
Susannah conducts assessments and treatments for anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, self harm, substance use and eating disorders. She is skilled in the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Family Systems and Maudsley Family Based Therapy, and has a particular focus on managing difficult emotions and regulating distress in order to move toward connection, coping and change.
Previously, Susannah has worked in a private psychiatric hospital setting delivering individual and group therapy for conditions such as anxiety, mood disorders and substance use. She has also worked at Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, where she was involved in clinical assessment and treatment for social anxiety, self harm, depression and family conflict. In addition to her role at CPC, she also currently works at an outpatient eating disorder day program.
Her Masters degree research explored aspects of family communication and influences on helpful and unhelpful forms of perfectionism.
Susannah is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and the Anxiety Practitioners Network (APN).