Amy is a registered psychologist who completed a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. Amy has a keen interest in how people learn and develop as individuals as well within their relationships. Amy has experience working in both community and private settings providing counselling and assessments to children, adolescents and adults with a range of presentations, including autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, inattention/hyperactivity, behavioural and interpersonal difficulties, complex family dynamics and childhood adversity. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Amy was a social worker whose role included supporting vulnerable families and children in foster care. She has also conducted scholarly research on the well-being of foster carers and the impact of infectious outbreaks on children and adolescents. Her practice is now largely informed by theory and evidence relating to development, family systems and attachment.
Amy provides consultancy to MCPC in the area of psychometric assessment. She conducts a range of comprehensive psychoeducational and developmental assessments using current, standardised assessment tools. This includes assessments for learning and cognitive difficulties, giftedness, autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit and hyperactivity concerns. Amy offers holistic and comprehensive services to individuals and families using a non-judgemental and strengths-based approach. She believes that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to engage in self-discovery and personal growth and views assessment work as an opportunity to empower clients to reach their full potential. She strives to understand the unique issues and specific cultural contexts applicable to her clients in order to provide a service that is sensitive to their specific needs. She also works collaboratively with clients and the system around them (including parents/carers, schools, and other relevant professionals) to achieve positive outcomes for clients.