Theresa Donnelly

Clinical Psychologist

Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Theresa is a warm and empathetic clinician. She has a collaborative therapeutic style and views the process of therapy as a partnership whereby clients are empowered to build insight into their own patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Theresa offers a safe and grounded space to assist clients to identify changes they’d like to make in their lives and explore how to achieve and maintain these.

 

 

Presenting issues

Theresa has experience working with families, young people and adults. Theresa sees clients presenting with a wide range of issues and has particular interest in the following presentations:

  • Anxiety disorders (incl. social anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Perinatal Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

Theresa is trained in:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mentalisation-based Therapies

Qualifications and experience

BA Psych (Hons), LLB, M Clin Psych
Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Registered Psychologist with AHPRA (PSY0002103383)

Theresa completed a Master of Clinical Psychology 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, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, and The Royal Hospital for Women. She has a strong research background having worked in paediatric research at Sydney Children’s Hospital and has published a number of research articles on the experience of chronic pain in childhood, particularly the role of parent and family factors.

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