Amanda Palmer

Senior Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist with nearly a decade of experience, specialising in helping children, adolescents and adults maximise their wellbeing. When working with children and adolescents, I work from an attachment framework and I understand how important it is to include parents and carers to assist in providing support and valuable guidance. It is a privilege to watch individuals and families grow, change and move in the direction they desire.

I have a special interest in trauma, how it affects the body, the mind and the effect it can have on relationships. I aim to provide a sense of safety that allows people to work through trauma in their own time. I understand the pace of change is incredibly variable and it is so inspiring to witness the strength and resilience in people and in families throughout this process.

I have comprehensive clinical experience working in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of many different mental health issues such as:
– anxiety
– challenging or oppositional behaviours
– depression
– low self-esteem 
– mood instability
– stress management
– trauma
– attachment concerns
– self harm
– school avoidance and refusal

I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and I am a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). I am passionate about using evidence-based treatment to provide better outcomes for my clients, and I have experience delivering treatment individually and in a group setting including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Cool Kids Program, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and parenting programs including Confident Carers, Co-operative Kids and Tuning into Teens. All psychological care is individually tailored to suit my client’s needs.

I look forward to doing everything I can to help children, adolescents and adults achieve wellness.

Call now to book an appointment with Amanda – 02 8559 0704.