DR. SABINE MERZ
DR. SABINE MERZ
Sabine completed her clinical training and PhD at the University of NSW in 2007. Since then she has worked in a variety of private, public health, and clinical research settings, ranging from working in trauma, addiction, adolescent services, through to delivering parent training programs. She currently splits her time between working in private practice and working in public health at the National Centre for Veterans’ Health.
Passionate about helping people get the most out of treatment Sabine enjoys supporting clients to make the changes they desire, as well as making it easier to move through challenging life periods by focusing on developing strengths and resilience.
Sabine is experienced in working with people from all backgrounds with varying presentations. She provides individual therapy for adults across their lifespan, as well as for adolescents and their families.
Sabine holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychologist Association.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH SABINE
Sabine’s treatment approach depends on the individual and the issues they present with. Most importantly Sabine sees therapy as collaborative process, and at its most fundamental as a relationship in which self-awareness can grow and lead to changes in behaviour, and a greater sense of agency in life. In her clinical work Sabine predominately uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Motivational Therapy as frameworks for treatment.
Areas of Expertise:
►Trauma and Abuse
►Unresolved Childhood Difficulties
►Grief and Loss
►Complex Adolescent Difficulties
►Pre & Postnatal Depression/Anxiety/Adjustment