Samantha De Vere Psychologist

Groundwork Psychology Hawthorn1/9 Church Street, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
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Based in our new Hawthorn clinic, Sam is an empathetic psychologist who strives to create a comfortable and judgement free environment for her clients. She enjoys working with adolescents, young adults and adults, and strongly believes in a collaborative approach. Sam offers a calm, supportive and sometimes humorous environment as she understands the importance of feeling comfortable and safe when sharing what sometimes can be very vulnerable moments. Sam has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and understands that therapy is a deeply personal experience. She aims to help people better understand their relationships with others and themselves so to allow for the facilitation of empowerment, healthy coping strategies and positive self-regard. Sam takes a client-centered approach and adapts the therapeutic space to that of the client’s needs. She practices evidence-based interventions such as Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Included in these practices, Sam values a strength-based underpinning within therapy. Sam has experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is passionate about working with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress (personal, work, school), adjustment problems and mood disorders. Sam has also previously worked with those experiencing emotional abuse and domestic violence. The other things you need to know about Sam! Sam is a plant fanatic and is always perusing the bargain bin for plants that she can rehabilitate and then send to a new home which often, funnily enough, ends up being her own. Sam also enjoys listening to true crime podcasts whilst cooking. When she is not on the hunt for new plants Sam can be found planning her next trip and has a passion for all things Roman history related.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Diploma Professional Psychology
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Professional Psychology Practice

Working Hours

This Week

Monday:9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday:9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday:9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday:9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday:9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Specialisation and Services

Area of Focus

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bullying
  • Burnout
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Emotional abuse
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • General Counselling
  • General Psychology
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTI issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Memory Problems
  • Mental health
  • Mental Illness
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personal Development
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation training
  • School Issues
  • School readiness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Development
  • Shyness & social skills deficits
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Work Related Issues
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Workplace Issues


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Patient Focus

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Women
  • Men
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
  • Non-Binary People

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Online consultations