Leanne is a Psychologist with over 15 years experience in the assessment and diagnosis of a wide range of childhood developmental, behavioural and emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, attentional problems, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability and learning difficulties. Leanne worked in Sydney for the children’s charity Learning Links for 10 years, being involved in the assessment and diagnosis of childhood developmental, behavioural and emotional difficulties, In addition, she coordinated a reading program in Australia and New Zealand to assist children with reading disorders, facilitated group counseling programs for children and provided professional supervision to provisional psychologists.
How can Leanne help you:
Leanne works to support children and families, as well as completing educational, cognitive, neuropsychological and diagnostic assessments. Leanne has received specialised training in art and play therapy and behaviour management techniques, and provides therapeutic intervention to school aged children and adolescents (5-17 yeas of age) and young adults (<30 Years).
Areas of Interest:
- Educational psychology – Identifying how to improve the educational experience of children
- Clinical psychology – the assessment and treatment of mental health, behavioural and emotional concerns, including anxiety (e.g. OCD, phobias, selective mutism, social anxiety) depression; grief & loss; parent coaching; self-esteem issues.
- Preventative psychology – developing adaptive coping skills and a more positive frame of mind
Types of Therapy used:
CBT (including systematic desensitisation), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Approaches, Trauma-Focused CBT, ACT, EFT, Play Therapy, Narrative approaches
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)