Sharon Stern Clinical Psychologist
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths."
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
A Bit About Therapy
There are times when all of us feel the need to stop and reflect, and seek support to make a change. Therapy is a fantastic way for anybody to move forward through an area where they feel stuck, with the help of an expert who listens and understands.
In this busy world, we can find ourselves repeating patterns, or behaving in ways that are ultimately unhelpful. Coming to therapy provides an opportunity to take a closer look at our lives and relationships with the assistance of someone who has a fresh perspective.
There are three things that make therapy effective; one is your willingness and readiness to be active in the process, second is the therapy itself and the third and most important is the goodness of fit with your therapist.
It is essential that you feel safe, trusting and supported in therapy.
Professional Wisdom and Support
Sharon is an AHPRA endorsed supervisor. She has nearly 20 years experience working with across clinical populations. Areas of expertise include;
binge eating disorder
working with adults
Sharon believes in the importance of a safe and supportive supervisory relationship. Her therapeutic modalities are creative and integrative, with specialisation in EMDR, Schema Therapy and Somatic Experiencing as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
What do I need to do before the session
It's important to see your GP before your first session. Some psychological difficulties have a medical component, and your GP should check for any concerns. Your GP can give you a Mental Health Care Plan, which means you can get a medicare rebate of $126.50 for your first six, and possibly ten sessions.
What is the cost of sessions?
Sharon's session fee is $230, and the session generally lasts for 50-60 minutes. With a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you will receive a Medicare rebate of $126.50.
What if I need to cancel?
Sharon has a 48 hour cancelation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule your session, please let her know with as much notice as possible, by phone, text or email. Late cancelation may incur full fee payment.
Sharon's Qualifications and Credentials
Master of Clinical Psychology, Western Sydney University, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Honours), University of NSW, 1993
EMDR Association of Australia, Full Member
Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), Member
Australian Health Practitioners Association (AHPRA), registered psychologist, endorsed member of clinical college, approved supervisor
4/49 Briggs St, Camperdown