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Dr Sam Collins Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sam Collins

Registered Clinical Psychologist (MAPS, FCCLP)

Client groups: Adults (18+)

Telehealth only

  

Sam is an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) from Deakin University, and Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Tasmania. Sam is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP). Sam completed her PhD in Nutritional Psychiatry; she is passionate about understanding the role of diet and other lifestyle behaviours in mental health. Sam has published work in several international peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at a range of conferences, both within Australia and overseas. 

 

Sam’s clinical experience encompasses clients of varied ages and with diverse backgrounds and presenting problems. Sam has worked in roles across private practice, educational, and public mental health settings. Sam uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to help clients achieve positive outcomes; she utilises different treatment approaches based on clients’ needs, preferences, and response to therapy. Sam works collaboratively with her clients to gain a shared understanding of their unique strengths, difficulties, and treatment goals. Through her supportive and empathic approach, clients are able to share their experiences and work towards their goals in a safe and accepting environment.

 

Diagnosis & treatment of: 

  • Anxiety, fears, and phobias

  • Depression

  • Bipolar and related disorders

  • Trauma and stressor related disorders

  • Adjustment concerns (e.g., navigating life transitions, stressful, or traumatic events)

  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Sleep problems

  • Interpersonal and assertiveness difficulties

  • Health concerns, including persistent pain, smoking cessation, and weight management

  • Low self-esteem

  • Body image concerns and disordered eating (excluding anorexia)
     

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Schema Therapy

  • Solution-Focussed Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness, relaxation training, and self-compassion based techniques

Dr Sam Collins
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