Emily Bird is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Emily has experience working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, supporting adults and young people with a diverse range of mental health difficulties. Emily is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and registered with Medicare to provide services under Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
Emily values bringing compassion, authenticity, and presence to clients. She provides a non-judgemental space and works collaboratively to build skills in coping with difficult thoughts and feelings. Emily recognises the unique capacity of each individual client and tailors her therapeutic approach to facilitate meaning and insight. Her practice is informed by a variety of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).
Emily works with a range of adults and adolescents presenting with anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, perfectionism, stress, problems with self-esteem and self-criticism, difficulties managing emotion, adjustment difficulties, and trauma. Emily also conducts research on mindfulness and its utility for the wellbeing of children, adolescents, and adults.