Sam primarily works with children, as well as people across all ages living with disability. She has experience supporting people across a multitude of presentations including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, ASD, ADHD and family dysfunction. Sam’s experience with clients is diverse across age, socio-economic status, culture and level of cognitive functioning.
Sam loves working with children and their families as an early developmental psychologist. She has great empathy for young people who face a multitude of challenges, which has caused an unprecedented surge in anxiety related disorders. Sam works on developing trust and rapport with her young clients to facilitate an environment built on open communication, to build their self-esteem and self-efficacy. Self-efficacy reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behaviour and social environment.
Sam also has extensive experience working with clients of all ages living with a disability. Having worked at Minda for several years, a well known disability support agency, she is well versed with the NDIS and is a Registered Behaviour Support Practitioner. Sam believes that an integrated approach works best and is happy to see clients at the clinic, in their home or school, whichever is most appropriate.
Sam is available to conduct cognitive and educational assessments. Please click here for more information.