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Angela Anthonysamy

Dr Angela Anthonysamy is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience. She is highly regarded and a skilled therapist in the fields of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute trauma, complex trauma, chronic depression, and anxiety for adults who have experienced childhood abuse and other traumatic events.

She also has extensive experience working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

As a Clinical Psychologist working with adults, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise from the many years she has worked in child and infant mental health, and therapeutic services involved in child protection. Her previous experience includes a role as a Parent Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT) at Griffith University working closely with parents and families at risk of child abuse. She then worked as a psychologist at Lifeline Crisis Counselling Centre at Gold Coast, providing services for children and adults presenting with acute trauma.

She was also intensively involved for many years as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer in the area of child sexual abuse. She later moved to the United States and lived there for a few years. While there she was privileged to have been trained and worked at the YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health in New Jersey. This involved working intensively with high-risk families and mothers struggling with postnatal depression and parenting issues due to their own history of early childhood complex trauma.

In addition to her Clinical Psychology Training and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Angela has completed additional training in Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1) and Structural Dissociation Model Therapy working with complex trauma. She continues to pursue ongoing Master level training and supervision in PTSD and related fields.

Angela has a keen interest in understanding neurobiology, and spirituality in healing trauma. She also has many years of meditative practice which she brings to her work as a Clinical Psychologist. She also has a strong understanding in cross-cultural counselling having lived in many different countries and she is very accommodative of individuals from different cultural and religious backgrounds. Angela migrated to Australia as an adult, and she also speaks Malay and Tamil.

Areas of Interest and Experience

  • PTSD
  • Complex trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Depression
  • Parenting Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Work place Stress
  • Confidence and Self Esteem issues
  • Personality Disorder
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Structural Dissociation
  • Mild Psychosis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Neurobiology of Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Practice in¬† Psychotherapy
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Psychodynamic¬† Approach