Ellen is a registered psychologist who has completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology (Child Specialisation) at the University of Melbourne. Ellen has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including early learning groups, Primary Schools and University as well as the Royal Children’s Hospital. She has an interest in working with young people and their families to address a range of challenges such as anxiety, depression, ASD, behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties and working on building emotion regulation skills and resilience.
Ellen utilises a client centred approach as she believes that developing strong rapport and trusting, supportive and collaborative relationships with young people forms the basis for best outcomes. She employs a range of evidenced based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness based techniques. Ellen also conducts cognitive and educational assessments in order to better understand a child’s unique profile of skills and abilities that will then inform recommendations for parents and school staff.
Ellen believes in working in collaboration with a child’s family, schools and other health professionals so that there is a shared understanding of the child and their unique needs which will assist in promoting positive outcomes across these settings.
Outside of work, you will find Ellen down the beach on her Stand-up paddle board, going for bush walks or camping with family.