Sophie Steains

B Arts (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Ph.D. (Psychology)
Clinical Psychology Registrar

Sophie is a warm, empathetic and collaborative psychologist. She has experience working across the lifespan, from children to older adults, and across various settings, including in schools, university clinics and hospital settings. Sophie draws from a broad base of therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy and existential therapy, to help tailor her approach to each client’s individual experience and preferences. Her particular areas of interest are anxiety, stress, interpersonal/relationship issues, grief/loss, pain and chronic health concerns, gender and sexual diversity, and racism and cultural issues, including intergenerational trauma and mixed race. Sophie also provides assessment of Specific Learning Disorders, ADHD and Autism.

Sophie holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Queensland. She is a Dementia Friend and accredited facilitator of the Triple P parenting program.

Dr James Morandini
Clinic Director

Dr James Morandini is the clinic director, and provides a rangepsychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. Heprovides specialist assessment, diagnosis, and management ofchildhood and adolescent gender dysphoria. He also providesassessment and diagnosis for gender dysphoria in adults and canprovide WPATH medical letters where appropriate. James also has afocus on matters of sexual orientation, including overcoming shame,relationship difficulties, and exploring identity confusion. Morebroadly James utilises CBT, DBT, and Schema Therapy in treatingmood and anxiety issues, as well as personality disorders.