Madeline is a compassionate Registered Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner who graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from Charles Sturt University in 2020 and a Diploma of Professional Psychology in 2023. Madeline enjoys supporting children, adolescents and adults to develop resilience in the face of adversity, adapt to challenges, improve the quality of their relationships and heal and grow from traumatic experiences.
Madeline is committed to providing person-centred, trauma-informed, evidence-based psychological interventions. Having lived and worked in Western New South Wales her whole life, she is passionate about providing much-needed mental health services in our community, particularly to our most vulnerable community members. She acknowledges the impact of racism and discrimination on Aboriginal Australian’s and how this leads to poorer mental health outcomes in this population and provides culturally competent psychological services. She is also passionate about social inequality and strives to provide therapy that is neurodiversity affirming and inclusive of all abilities.
Madeline has been voluntarily involved with children and adolescents since 2018. In 2018, Madeline was a Youth Mentor for Raise Foundation providing support to adolescents in social and vocational skills. In 2019, Madeline then became a Hylite Mentor at Headspace providing brief psychological interventions to adolescents. In 2020, Madeline became a Youth Mentor at SHINE for Kids supporting the mental wellbeing of children whose parents had been incarcerated and assisting them to form healthy attachments with their parents and other adults in their life.
Having worked as a Psychologist for over 3years, Madeline has had experience working with clients across the lifespan in hospitals, schools, disability services and in the community. These roles have given her experience in working with teams and individuals, and the ability to manage demanding and stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
Madeline is interested in child development, domestic violence and sexual assault. Her thesis investigated why despite rates of child sexual assault (CSA) doubling over the last decade, conviction rates have been declining. Simon Says: “Tell us you fought back.” Defence lawyers’ use of sexual assault myths in cross examining child sexual abuse complainants and their effect on jury decision making" was awarded a Distinction.
Madeline has particular training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, the Montessori Method and Positive Parenting Strategies. Madeline is able to provide services under Medicare, NDIS (self or plan managed), SIRA/Work Cover, and Private arrangements.