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Stephanie Plahn

Stephanie is a Psychologist (MClinPsych USA), working with young people ages 12+ and adults. Extensive experience across many areas of mental health services in private and government sectors in the United States and Australia.

Areas of specialisation include trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, grief/loss, ADHD, relationship difficulties (marriage and family). 

I have a special interest in Women’s health and wellness, including postpartum depression, and navigating the postmodern dilemma of work/life balance and motherhood/parenting.

I have recently been involved in developing a workshop for parents to present scientific evidence-based research and therapeutic support when managing children’s challenging behaviours. I have worked in the US in schools and to the justice system, advocating for children’s educational and mental health rights.

Therapy Approaches include;

  • CBT
  • ACT
  • Mindfulness and Movement
  • Motivational interviewing
  • DBT
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Family Systems (including multigenerational influences)

I am passionate about empowering clients to experience healing and self-acceptance by identifying underlying emotions and patterns of behaviour that may be impacting life in undesirable ways. I support clients to live in harmony with their authentic self and live in harmony with their values. I value facilitating a safe and welcoming space that allows for a trusting therapeutic relationship free of judgement.