Sarah is available to see clients at Happy Healthy Clinic each Thursday.
A little bit about me:
I have over 10 years experience working in specialist multidisciplinary child development services, which I am continuing alongside my private practice as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I am passionate about providing creative and evidence-based interventions to meet the developmental and mental health needs of children, young people, and families.
I endeavour to bring a systemic approach to my work; understanding that children and young people do not exist in isolation, but rather in the context of their families and communities… and am happy to work with schools and other stakeholders, as well as schedule therapy sessions in different locations as needed (eg. at home, walking through local bushland, under a tree in the park!)
I am the mother of two gorgeous children and, when not working, I love spending time with my family (including the furry, four-legged member), enjoying the great outdoors, and getting lost in a good book!
My areas of expertise:
Building resilience and strengthening kids and teens against anxiety:
Anxiety is a normal human experience; it is our brains way of keeping us safe. For some of us, anxiety can become overwhelming and impact our ability to engage with the world. The good news is that there are lots of effective strategies to take control of anxiety and move forward with confidence.
Supporting mental health and wellbeing within individuals and families:
With specialist training in a range of evidence-based treatment modalities including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I can provide an integrated response to meet the needs of children, teenagers, and adults.
Helping neurodivergent children and young people to thrive:
Having worked as part of a team of child development specialists for over 10 years, including paediatricians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to holistically and creatively meet client’s identified needs and move toward their goals.
Working with families to create calmer, happier and more connected homes:
Modern family life can be stressful as we try to meet our children’s needs whilst juggling a range of competing demands. For families navigating neurodevelopmental differences or mental health challenges, there’s often an additional layer of stress. I can work with you as individuals, as parents, or as a family group to move towards improved relationships and family wellbeing.Make an enquiry