Dr. Pamela David
Dr. Pamela David completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney, where she obtained a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science degree.
She has 10 years of clinical experience, both in private and public health settings. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults, providing individual therapy and co-facilitating group programs.
Pamela is passionate about assisting others to overcome problems and challenges, by helping to develop insight into one’s difficulties, drawing on personal strengths and resources, and providing skills that can bring about effective and positive change.
Pamela is able to provide focused short-term interventions or longer-term therapy, depending on the needs and complexity of issues. Pamela draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to individualise each treatment plan according to the needs and goals of each client. These approaches include Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Pamela is also a Registered Circle of Security facilitator, with a keen interest in the field of attachment.
“I delight in being able to integrate theory and practice from different treatment approaches to suit each individual’s need. Early sessions are typically focused on developing an understanding of how a client’s concerns or symptoms have evolved. This often includes developing a deeper understanding of a client’s early experiences, adverse life events or traumas that may have contributed to the shaping of certain belief systems, thought patterns, sensitivities, anxieties and emotional triggers, and/or bodily symptoms. Depending on the needs and orientation of the client, I draw from these models of therapy to help achieve the change and goals one is looking for. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.” -Pam
Dr. Stephanie Shippen
Dr. Stephanie Shippen is a registered Clinical Psychologist. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford University Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, California. She has over 10 years of experience providing mental health care to diverse clients.
Prior to moving to Australia, Stephanie worked in a variety of settings in the US including university counseling centers, hospitals, community mental health clinics, and in private practice. In addition to her clinical work, she ran a clinical training program for master’s and doctoral psychology students. Stephanie enjoys providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. She uses an integrative therapeutic approach to help clients achieve their goals. She has extensive training and experience providing evidence-based treatments like Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Gottman Method for couples.
Stephanie believes that everyone can benefit from therapy. She uses her expertise to help clients gain new perspective, identify and overcome barriers, cope with life transitions, cultivate self-compassion, and develop skills to create a life worth living. Together, she helps clients identify their strengths and bolster resilience. Providing warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative support is at the core of her practice.
Her areas of expertise include the treatment of anxiety, depression, perinatal mental health, adjusting to parenthood, relationship concerns, trauma, identity exploration including gender identity, emerging adulthood, mindfulness and self-compassion practices, and multicultural concerns. She has extensive experience working with young adults. Stephanie’s personal experiences as a multiracial person makes her passionate about supporting diverse clients. She enjoys working with clients varying in age, gender identity, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, health concerns, nationality, and religion.