Stephanie Wakefield

Stephanie is based in our Wantirna South practice. She is a registered psychologist who completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Prior to working in private practice, Stephanie worked in a University Clinic providing cognitive and academic assessments. She also worked in a specialised eating disorder clinic where she provided CBT-E treatment for adults experiencing anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and difficulties with overeating. Stephanie also has experience working in the public sector helping people recover from benzodiazepine dependency and addiction. Stephanie has a range of experience treating mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, borderline personality disorder (BPD), trauma, psychosis, anger issues, sleep difficulty, sexual pain, chronic pain, relationship difficulties and disordered eating. Furthermore, Stephanie has a passion for working with individuals experiencing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). She completed her master’s thesis on Mindfulness-Based Exposure and Response Prevention (MB-ERP) therapy for OCD, and through this research, Stephanie gained experience facilitating OCD therapy groups and supporting individuals through recovery. Stephanie’s therapeutic approach compromises elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. She strives to utilise the most appropriate therapeutic approach to best meet the needs of each individual client. Stephanie endeavors to work collaboratively with her clients and be empathetic, compassionate, open minded and non-judgmental. She aims to empower her clients to develop insight, growth, self-compassion and overall wellbeing. Stephanie’s clients generally describe her as warm, insightful, humorous and genuine.

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