Serena Thorpe

Clinical Psychologist
GradDipPsychSci, Mpsych(Clinpsych), MAPS

    Meet Serena:

    Serena is a registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience in the field. Serena has worked in a range of settings including drug and alcohol recovery, not-for-profit organisations, private practice, unemployment services and at universities. During her career, Serena has gained a large amount of experience working with a range of mental health concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, personality disorders, mood disorders, and workplace bullying. Her other work experiences include working as part of teams that work with teenagers and young adults recover from backgrounds of abuse and neglect, and working on research projects exploring interventions for parents and children who are at risk of attachment trauma. Serena is also a board approved supervisor, with experience in supervising and supporting students completing their final years of psychology study, supervising clinical registrars, and providing peer supervision. She is well-versed in evidence-based treatments for a range of mental health concerns.

    How can Serena help you:

    Serena’s approach is, warm, compassionate and collaborative. Her goals are to work together with the person, whilst ensuring the therapy space is a safe and trusting. Whilst people can experience the same condition, Serena understands this experience can differ from person to person and her therapeutic approach is tailored to the individual or group she is treating. Using evidence-based practice, Serena works with the persons strengths and presenting concerns, and aims to work together with the person to help them gain self-awareness and develop useful tools to work towards becoming the person they want to be, and achieving their therapy goals.

    Areas of Interest:

      • adolescent
      • adult
      • alcohol and drugs
      • anxiety and stress
      • depression
      • eating or body image
      • employment / EAP
      • parenting
      • psychotherapy
      • grief / loss
      • cognitive assessments
      • OCD
      • professional supervision
      • obesity

    Types of Therapy used:

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Psychotherapy

    Professional Associations:

    Member of the Australian Psychological Society