Emily Maher – BA (Psychology, Hons 1), MAPS, General Psychologist
Emily is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She is experienced working with adolescents, adults, couples and elderly persons on a range of mental health issues. Her speciality interests include relationships, supporting young women and working through interpersonal issues.
As a warm and caring therapist, Emily has a passion for helping others and making a positive difference in their lives. She fosters strong and genuine bonds with clients and their families, and goes above and beyond for them. Emily is trained in cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy (ST), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based approaches.
Emily is skilled in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression, bipolar and personality disorders. She has a particular interest in helping people improve their self-esteem, motivation, work stress and relationship issues.
In the past, Emily has worked in the community sector with CALD groups, in particular the Italian-Australian community. She can connect strongly with culturally sensitive issues, multicultural and migrant populations and is fluent in Italian. Emily has also provided clinical supervision for counselling students and worked in crisis support with Lifeline Australia.
Emily’s commitment to mental health is evidenced by her advocacy in the community. She has been interviewed by SBS News, SBS radio and Vogue Australia, and frequently presents at educational seminars and community events. She also runs a blog www.thefemalebrief.com where she writes about important mental health topics and personal development. If you would like to get in touch with Emily, please fill out the form or you can contact her on 0432066002.