Dr Karyn Flower

Clinical Psychologist

B. Psych (Hons), MSc, D. Psych (Clin)

Karyn is a clinical psychologist who has worked across a number of settings, such as government and non-government agencies, including public and private hospitals and community centres. Karyn completed a Bachelor of Psychology (honours) from the University of New South Wales and completed a Masters of Science and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney. She has expertise in working with children, adolescent and families and is confident in providing psychological interventions across a broad range of presentations and complexities. She works collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the needs of the client are met.


Karyn is currently working in both private practice as well as community mental health, specialising in child and adolescent mental health, conducting comprehensive assessments, formulating treatment plans and using evidence-based interventions. She is skilled in working with parents who are requesting support with early childhood difficulties (e.g., toileting, separation anxiety, behaviour management); as well as treatment for school-aged children and adolescents who are experiencing a range of psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties.


While Karyn’s primary theoretical framework is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), she has extensive training and experience in additional evidence-based treatments including Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Family Therapy. Karyn holds the view that the treatment approach should be informed by the client’s specific difficulties and needs, and aims to discuss this in a collaborative manner.

Karyn has additional training in Couples Therapy and works with parents who are experiencing challenges within the marital relationship. She also works with parents who are experiencing conflict due to differences in parenting views and practices.

Karyn’s areas of interest for children and teenagers are:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties

  • Attachment and Relationship Issues

  • Phobias

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Child Sleep Problems

  • Behaviour Management and Parenting

  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

  • Bedwetting

  • Stress Management

  • Disruptive Behaviours/Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Attachment difficulties

  • ADHD (Inattentive and/or Hyperactive)

  • Social Skills

  • Learning Disorders

  • Bullying

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Bereavement

  • Peer and Friendship Difficulties

  • School and HSC related stress

  • Self-Harm

Karyn typically sees children 2-18 years old and is available on Fridays and Saturdays