Theresa Donnelly

Clinical Psychologist

Theresa is a warm and empathetic clinician who has a collaborative therapeutic style. Theresa views the process of therapy as a partnership designed to empower clients to identify and understand individual patterns of self-defeating thoughts and actions and learn strategies to overcome these in order to improve overall wellbeing and quality of life. Theresa works hard to tailor her therapeutic approach to each individual, assisting clients to identify their personal strengths and use these in achieving their personal therapy goals.

 

 

Presenting issues

Theresa has experience working with families, young people and adults. Theresa sees clients presenting with a wide range of issues:

  • Anxiety disorders (incl. social anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety)
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Emotion regulation difficulties
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Stress management
  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
  • Bodily symptoms and chronic pain

 

Treatment approaches

Theresa has received training in and utilizes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapies and Parent Management Training.

 

Qualifications and experience

BA Psych (Hons) LLB, M Clin Psych

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Reg Number: PSY0002103383

 

Theresa has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Technology Sydney. She has experience working with adults, adolescents and young people, as well as parents and families in both individuals and group therapy settings. Theresa has worked in clinical research settings delivering and assisting with the evaluation of innovative treatments for children and families experiencing behavioural difficulties. She also has experience working within multidisciplinary healthcare services, including Headspace, the Youth National Mental Health Foundation, and Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She has a strong research background having worked in paediatric research at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and she is currently completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney. Her PhD topic is investigating the parent and family factors that influence the experience of chronic pain in childhood.

 

Please call the clinic on (02) 8937 0667 to book an appointment with Theresa.