Stephanie has a keen interest in working with children, adolescents, and their families, and helping them to achieve their goals. Stephanie believes that the best way to support an individual is to highlight their unique strengths to overcome obstacles, and to also consider the family, school, and community context in which they live. Areas of support include assisting individuals and families to positively cope with their experience of anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, trauma and behavioural concerns, and is experienced in working with neurodiverse populations (i.e. Autism spectrum disorder). In addition, she is highly experienced in the area of NDIS and supporting individuals and their families in developing capacity building strategies. Stephanie also has skills in the areas of cognitive/ functional/ learning/ developmental assessments. On Saturdays, you will find her enjoying working alongside her colleagues facilitating (and developing) many of our group programs here at Young Minds.
Most excitingly though, Stephanie is assisted by her adorable puppy, Pickle, who hopes to become an official therapy dog once he’s a little older! Pickle loves his toys and treats, but especially loves coming into the clinic and helping Steph’s clients feel more comfortable in sessions. He also loves his safe space at home though, so we can’t guarantee he will be on duty when in. While Pickle is learning, we appreciate your patience as he cannot meet every person who comes in.
Stephanie is a board approved supervisor (STAP) and is available for individual supervision upon enquiry, including for endorsement (Educational and Developmental Psychology).