Dr Karyn Flower
Karyn’s areas of interest for children and teenagers are:
· Emotion Regulation Difficulties
· Attachment and Relationship Issues
· Separation Anxiety
· Child Sleep Problems
· Behaviour Management and Parenting
· Stress Management
· Disruptive Behaviours/Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
· Social Skills
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· School and HSC related stress
· Risk and safety concerns including; self-harm and suicidality.
Karyn typically sees children 2-18 years old and
is available on Saturdays.
B. Psych (Hons), MSc, D. Psych (Clin)
Karyn is a clinical psychologist who completed a Bachelor of Psychology (honours) from the University of New South Wales and completed a Masters of Science (MSc) and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (D.Psych) from the University of Sydney. Karyn has worked across both government and non-government agencies, including public and private hospitals and community centres. 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 provides mental health interventions, 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. Karyn also works within a family-based model of care where each individual is considered part of a broader family system.
While Karyn’s primary theoretical framework is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), she has extensive training and experience in additional evidence-based treatments including Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT). Karyn holds the view that the treatment approach should be informed by the client’s specific difficulties and concerns this is discussed in a transparent and 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.
Contact and Booking Information
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