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Dr Amita Sarkar

Registered Clinical Psychologist (MAPS; FCCLP; MBPS)

Client groups:  Children 3+ Adolescents 16+, Adults and Couples

Telehealth only


Amita is a Clinical psychologist from the United Kingdom.  She has over 28 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist with clients across the lifespan, from children, adolescents, adults, and families. Prior to moving to Melbourne, Amita has worked as a clinical psychologist in the UK and Singapore. She has worked within National Health Services (NHS) in UK, in KK Hospital for Women and Children in Singapore and in private practice.

A thorough grounding in clinical, developmental/dynamic models and systems theory helps Amita to understand the bio-psycho-social framework of formulating the psychological difficulties of her clients. She is trained in Cognitive-behaviour therapy well as Systemic & Attachment frameworks of formulation and therapy in various clinical conditions.


Amita is a trained level 3 Gottman Couples therapist.

Amita has extensive experience of diagnostic assessments, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Intellectual/ cognitive Assessments, Mental Health & Personality Assessments. She is trained in ADOS-2 which is the Gold Standard for the diagnostic assessment of ASD.


Amita’s primary career interest is in the area of child & adolescent mental health and she can offer support and advice to parents, using various parenting training approaches, such as Positive Parenting and Parents Plus.


Assessment & Treatment of: 

  • Anxiety, Depression, Fears and Phobias; Stress related issues

  • Childhood Disorders/difficulties of Emotional and Behaviours

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)- children and adults

  • ADHD, Neurodevelopmental Disorders/Neurodiverse conditions

  • PTSD & Trauma disorders; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders

  • Couple/marital Therapy & Family/Relationship Therapy

  • Grief and Loss

  • Bipolar and severe mental health conditions

  • Psychological Interventions in Divorce/Separation & Co-parenting

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Trauma informed Cognitive Therapy

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

  • Systemic Family Therapy

  • Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),

  • Positive Parenting Training & managing difficult behaviours


Other Interests:

Amita's special interest is about the influence of culture on mediating risk, vulnerability and protective factors on psychological well-being and I possess particular expertise and skills in the cultural aspects in mental health and parenting among various expatriate groups.

Dr Amita Sarkar
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