Centre For Effective Living


Centre For Effective Living

Practitioners at this location

Ms Emily Bemmer

Psychologist

Emily Bemmer (M Clin Psych, BSc (Hons – First Class)) is a psychologist who understands the importance of forming a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship, and the expertise each client brings about their own lives and situation. She acknowledges therapy requires a collaborative and balanced approach, to utilise the warmth and support that sessions provide to explore difficult issues, tackle challenges and implement strategies to work towards client goals. Emily’s clinical training and experience has equipped her with skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns for adults, children and families, gaining experience across hospital, private practice and research settings. Some of the areas she has worked with clients include depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, life transitions, social skills and family dynamics. In her work, Emily is committed to the use of evidence-based practices, in a way that is client-centred and individually tailored to each client. Emily is also committed to ongoing professional development through regular supervision, review of psychological literature and research to ensure her clients receive the highest standard of treatment.
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Ms Katelyn Tasker

Psychologist

Katelyn (M Clin Psych, BA (Hons – First Class), MAPS) has experience working at a leading university research clinic in the area of anxiety disorders, as a school counsellor and in private practice work for adult mental health in the the North Shore area of Sydney. Katelyn is committed to establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients by providing them with a safe and secure space to share their story. As a mother of school aged children with a busy load herself, she is well positioned to understand the challenges faced in doing life, school and work. Katelyn’s approach takes an evidence-based focus, while maintaining a flexible and collaborative manner, to ensure that treatment is in line with her clients’ needs. She uses a range of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and supportive counselling with the overall aim of helping people of all ages utilise their strengths to achieve their desired outcomes and enhance their quality of life. Katelyn is the wife of an Anglican Minister and has a particular interest in supporting clergy wives and families cope with the challenges that ministry can present.
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Ms Lauren Chee

Psychologist

Lauren understands the importance of forming a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship with each individual she sees. She has experience working with both children and adults within schools, private clinics, and inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Across these roles, Lauren provides uniquely tailored and evidence-based treatments to help her clients develop practical strategies to reach their goals.
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Ms Michelle Dean

Psychologist

Michelle brings her genuine care and compassion for people, along with her experience working in therapeutic roles at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Blacktown Mental Health and the Brain and Mind Research Institute/Headspace Camperdown. Across all these roles, she has provided diagnostic assessments and individual therapy for mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She has also had experience working as an Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapist with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and has conducted therapy with children with ASD for comorbid mental health issues while working at Westmead Children's Hospital. Michelle is a keenly insightful therapist who has trained in a Masters of Clinical Psychology as well as in specialised therapeutic modalities.
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Ms Sarah Hindle

Psychologist

Sarah is a registered psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology, whose clinical experience includes a range of settings (inpatient, outpatient, school, and community) where she has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has treated a range of emotional and psychological issues including grief, depression, burnout, panic, obsessions and compulsions, health anxiety and eating disorders. She is currently working in private practice, with a particular interest in: Adolescent mental health Anxiety - social anxiety, clinical perfectionism, musical performance anxiety, excessive worry Neurodevelopmental disorders Family stress related to neurodevelopmental disorders School difficulties
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Ms Valerie Ling

Psychologist

Valerie Ling is a Clinical Psychologist with experience hospital and community mental health. She currently operates in private practice. Valerie's career began in the corporate setting and she is comfortable working with clients in a therapeutic or coaching framework.