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Dr Susan Kennedy

Dr Susan Kennedy

Mobile 0428 659 340
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor

Colour City Anxiety Clinic

Mobile 0428 659 340

Dr Susan Kennedy is a senior clinical psychologist specialising in evidence-based treatment of anxiety (excessive worry, fear, and shyness) and related concerns in children, adolescents, and adults. With a caring and supportive approach, Susan is dedicated to the provision of best practice therapeutic techniques to enable individuals to reach their goals and achieve optimal well-being.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations 
  • Dr Susan Kennedy established her private practice in 2007 to provide best practice psychological treatment of anxiety disorders and related concerns in children, adolescents, and adults. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychological problems affecting people of all ages and can cause significant distress and interference in an individual's family, social, and work or academic life. Evidence-based psychological treatments are effective in providing a significant reduction in distressing symptoms and an improvement in quality of life.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Insomnia, Obsessive Compulsive, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Self Development, Social Skills, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Oriented

    Susan specialises in evidence-based treatment of anxiety and therefore focuses on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with the addition of Mindfulness CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy , as appropriate.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Master of Clinical Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science (Psychology Honours)

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy
    • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    Membership of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists is conditional on ongoing professional development activities such as conference and workshop attendance and monthly peer review and supervision sessions.

    Background

    Susan has over 20 years experience in hospital and community-based child and adolescent psychiatry (6 years as Director of the Child & Adolescent Anxiety Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital), and as clinician and researcher, working with children and adults, in the Centre for Emotional Health (Anxiety Research Unit) at Macquarie University. She has supervised trainee psychologists and psychiatrists, and conducted numerous workshops on anxiety disorders. Susan's research into anxiety prevention and treatment has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences.
    Susan was responsible for the on-site establishment of the Anxiety Clinic at the Royal Far West Children's Health Scheme in Manly.

    Appointments

    Monday to Saturday. After hours appointments are available.

    Transport and Parking

    Colour City Anxiety Clinic is located a few blocks from the CBD of Orange with off-street and on-street parking. Orange Buslines have stops nearby.

    Fees

    $180 per session. Medicare rebates are available with the provision of a Mental Health Care Plan (conditions apply) completed by a General Practitioner, or a referral from a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. Health Fund rebates may also apply.

    Payment Options

    Cash, credit card, cheque or electronic bank transfer at the time of consultation.



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    Dr Susan Kennedy

    Susan Kennedy

    Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor

    Dr Susan Kennedy is a senior clinical psychologist specialising in evidence-based treatment of anxiety (excessive worry, fear, & shyness) and related problems (e.g. stress, depression, & difficulties with sleep, social skills, self -esteem, bullying, & transition/adjustment) in children, adolescents, and adults. Susan has over 20 years experience in hospital and community-based child and adolescent psychiatry (6 years as Director of the Child & Adolescent Anxiety Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital), and as clinician and researcher, working...

    • Orange
    • ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Oriented