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Stephanie Allen

Principal Clinical Psychologist

I have been practising as a Clinical Psychologist for over a decade, and I have been lucky enough to work with individuals and groups in both hospitals and in the community.

I chose the business name ‘Life & Mind Psychology’ because I think psychologicaI therapy helps us learn to our use our mind to our advantage, and stay focused on what is important to us in life. And I strongly believe anyone can benefit from psychological therapy, no matter how big or small your difficulty is.

I like to help adults, teenagers and couples who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, and problem eating. If you would like to know more about the wide range of issues we help people deal with, click on SERVICES. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and I am also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association.

I am trained to help people using evidence based psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). For more information about these therapies, click here.

For several years I was fortunate to be invited as a member of the Optifast Advisory Board. This provided me with a great opportunity to be part of a holistic team, and it gave me the opportunity to help many Australians strive for improved health and wellbeing.

Since 2006 I have been a proud volunteer with the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, an organisation that offers fun days and weekends for kids and teenagers living in families affected by mental illness. This is one of the most enriching organizations I have had the pleasure to be part of, and watching the kids have fun and take time out is something I wish everyone got to see. 

Given one of my passions, is working with teenagers and their parents, here is an article I helped write that talks about whether parents should be ‘friends’ with their teenagers. It’s titled ‘Your teenagers: Are you their friend or parent?

Call now to book an appointment with Stephanie – 02 9525 8443