“Humans are born to be in relationship – at work, home, school or in the community. As a psychologist, I have the great privilege to help individuals overcome the barriers that interfere with their ability to belong – to be in relationship.”
Tiffany’s welcoming nature and genuine interest in each of her clients creates a warm, inviting and safe environment for effective and positive change to occur. Tiffany passionately believes in the unique value of each individual with whom she works and strives to help her clients overcome barriers that are limiting their opportunities to enjoy a full and satisfying life. Collaboration and creativity are core components of Tiffany’s approach to providing effective and efficient therapeutic treatments. She tailors each treatment to best serve the unique needs of each client, utilising an array of evidence-based, clinically-validated therapeutic techniques.
While living in the United States, Tiffany completed a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Education and the Humanities. Upon returning to Australia in 2007, Tiffany completed a Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Psychology) from the University of New England, a Bachelor of Science (Honours, Psychology), from the University of Sydney and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University.
Prior to returning to academic study, Tiffany worked in the not-for-profit sector, where she served in a number of roles, including counselling young adults, teaching primary school-aged children, and working with individuals with disabilities. In addition to her university training, Tiffany regularly participates in continuing education, particularly in the areas of child and family therapy, parenting, and working therapeutically with older adults.
Tiffany is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and the National Council for Family Relations. She is registered with the national governing body for psychologists, the Psychology Board of Australia as a Psychologist (Reg. # PSY0001821471).
EXPERIENCE & INTERESTS
Tiffany has worked with clients across all phases of the lifespan – from pre-schoolers to octogenarians. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient and community mental health services, oncology services, tertiary community mental health services for children, adolescents and their families, and academic support units. Tiffany has worked with children, adolescents, and their families to address struggles with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, academic and behavioural difficulties (e.g., learning disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder), and parent-child relationship problems. Additionally, she has worked therapeutically with individuals coping with early psychosis, adult ADHD, chronic and life-limiting illnesses, and grief and bereavement.
Tiffany is committed to providing her clients with the best available evidence-based treatments. She is extensively trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and utilises other scientifically validated approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, Play Therapy, and approaches based on attachment and learning theories, as appropriate. Each treatment intervention is developed collaboratively with the client, is tailored to utilise the client’s strengths, and is continuously evaluated to ensure the therapy is proving effective.
Tiffany is particularly passionate about supporting parents and strengthening families. She works toward positive outcomes for families through assessment and practical treatment approaches. Although Tiffany also works directly with the individual she believes that families are an important resource in supporting the development of healthy and resilient young people.
In addition to her interest in supporting parents and families, Tiffany has a keen interest in older adult mental health. Older adulthood is a complex phase of life with many expected and unexpected challenges. Issues relating to retirement, family stressors, disability and/or illness, and ongoing or late-onset mental health conditions, may arise. Tiffany believes that you are never too young or too old to benefit from working together with a psychologist. Evidence-based assessments and treatments for older adults are available and have been shown to improve psychological and emotional wellbeing, resulting in a higher quality of life.
Tiffany strongly believes that providing evidence-based treatments is essential for the well-being of patients. Research in both academic and clinical settings is necessary to ensure clients are offered the most effective therapeutic approaches. Tiffany embraces her role as a scientist-practitioner and seeks to undertake research that provides insight into communities that are often overlooked. Her most recent research projects have looked at the impact of sexual assault on cognitive and mood changes leading to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the effectiveness of telephone or online counselling for victims of sexual assault and/or domestic and family violence.
Tiffany has also been invited to present her research to colleagues and the public. At a recent national conference, Tiffany presented her research on the impact of vision loss on the experience of grandparenting, for both the grandparent and across the intergenerational family system. At an international conference in November, she will be presenting her findings on a popular clinical questionnaire measuring depression-related thoughts and its appropriate use with older adults.
WORKING WITH TIFFANY
If you would like to book an appointment with Tiffany or would like to discuss further how Tiffany could assist you with achieving your therapy goals, please contact reception on 02 8814 5703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Often, we are our harshest critic. As a psychologist, I can help people learn to tame that critic and enjoy a more content and compassionate life.