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Susan Crisford

Susan Crisford is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience. She has extensive experience working with all age groups from as young as 4 years of age to the elderly and now focuses on age 18 and above. Susan has worked in a variety of settings which has enabled her to develop a diverse understanding and knowledge of mental health concerns. 

She is dedicated to helping improve the lives, circumstances and relationships of her clients. Her honesty and authenticity, combined with experience and expertise, gives her the ability to help people pursue an improved quality of life and enhanced wellbeing.

Over the past 12 years, Susan has worked extensively with children, adolescents and their parents in a multitude of settings. She has been afforded the opportunity to work in numerous primary and secondary schools on the Gold Coast. She spent 5 years at headspace Southport working with teenagers and young adults between the ages of 12 to 25 years with a range concerns including depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviour, suicidal ideation, trauma, self- esteem concerns, bullying, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural problems, and early psychosis among others. Additionally, she has experience working with individuals from the LGBTI+ community.

After completing her Masters of Clinical Psychology degree in 2007, she worked with adults and the elderly in the Government sector working in Chronic Disease Management where she provided therapy to patients who experienced difficulties with depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment to diagnosis, adherence to medications and lifestyle changes. Following this experience she worked in the private sector where she conducted comprehensive clinical assessments, workers’ compensation claims, vocational assessments, rehabilitation/return to work management, and job recruitment assessments. She also consulted on organisational health reviews, team and leadership interventions and coaching. During her time in this setting she also worked extensively within the clinical realm of psychology conducting assessment and treatment of a range of common psychological problems impacting on adolescence and adults including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and stress.

Susan Crisford continues to see a diverse range of presentations and ages including performance focused individuals such as business executives, professional athletes and individuals who are motivated to optimise their performance in their personal and/or professional lives.

Susan has a Masters of Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Psychology. She is a Member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Areas of Interest and Experience
  • Families and Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders of all types
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Grief and loss
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Personal growth including assertiveness and self esteem
  • Athletic, business and professional performance
  • Life coaching
  • Identity issues
  • Sexual issues