Karen Scott

Private Practice Clinical Psychologist

Karen is a Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals aged 16 years and over, and with couples. She works in a caring and collaborative way on a wide range of presenting difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, sleep problems, anger management, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship problems, workplace issues, personality disorders, and with people affected by cancer. Karen tailors therapy depending on client’s needs and their personal goals, utilizing evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as incorporating elements of other therapeutic techniques such Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Schema Therapy (ST). Karen also works from a systemic perspective, which recognises that relationships within families and broader social networks are central to psychological health. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists (MCCLP), and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (MACPA). Karen’s clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by a GP.