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Joelle Kinsella (she/her)

Joelle is a warm and collaborative psychologist who is passionate about supporting and improving young people’s mental health. She has specialised in Educational and Developmental Psychology and has over 15 years experience working with children, young people and parents. She has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by young people as they navigate childhood, adolescence and beyond.

Joelle completed her Bachelor degree with University College Dublin, Ireland and her Master’s degree with Monash University, Melbourne. She works from a strengths-based perspective drawing on her clients’ individual abilities to help empower them to make positive changes in their lives. She has worked in the public and independent school systems, at both primary and secondary level, in London, Melbourne and Sydney. Joelle works with children and young people facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, academic stress, perfectionism, relationship difficulties and, social and emotional difficulties. Joelle has also worked at CanTeen evaluating the effectiveness of therapy to support young people who have a parent with cancer.

Joelle works from a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Schema Therapy. She also has extensive experience conducting cognitive and academic assessments, using standardised tools to help identify any barriers to educational development and academic progress.

She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).

Joelle works at North Sydney on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. .

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