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Dr Lee Taylor, My Space Psychology, Rozelle NSW 2039

Dr Lee Taylor
Clinical Psychologist

Clinic Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

Lee holds an Honours degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, both from Macquarie University. She is responsible for the development of My Space Psychology and endeavours to bring together a group of highly qualified, dynamic and professional psychologists.  Since 1998, Lee’s work within the public and private health systems has provided her with extensive experience providing assessment and treatment of adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties, grief and loss, interpersonal and relationship problems, personality issues, self esteem concerns, addictions and adjustment to major life events.

Lee has a speciality in perinatal psychology, and is passionate about supporting women and their families during pregnancy and the postnatal period. She has extensive experience providing specialised interventions for depression, anxiety, parent-infant relationship issues, transition to parenthood, couple relationship issues, adjustment issues in older siblings, broader family issues, returning to work after the birth of a baby, fertility issues, assisted reproductive technology procedures, adoption, perinatal grief and loss (miscarriage, still-birth, loss of a baby) and difficult decisions around pregnancy. Lee is particularly interested in the psychological processes during the transition to parenthood, parent-infant attachment and the importance of the early years of development.  Lee is also a registered Circle of Security parent educator, which enables her to facilitate a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.

Lee also has a strong interest in paediatrics and family therapy and has twenty five years of experience providing assessment and therapy services for toddlers, children, adolescents and families experiencing a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relational problems. She has particular expertise in the area of childhood anxiety and mood disorders and has previously worked within the specialised child and adolescent anxiety research unit at the world renowned, Emotional Health Clinic (Macquarie University) providing diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy for children and their parents. Lee has worked on a clinical research project investigating the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for anxious children and has published in a special issue (Childhood Anxiety) of Pediatric Annals on the assessment of childhood anxiety. Lee is committed to assisting children and adolescents overcome the difficulties and challenges they are facing by using evidence based therapies, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Mindfulness Skills to develop new skills and help them feel good about who they are. She also utilises a systemic approach in therapy, and places an emphasis on understanding the role of family dynamics on the child/adolescents psychological difficulties. Lee is passionate about helping parents to nurture their children, their families and themselves.

Lee works within both short- and long-term therapy frameworks. She adopts an integrative and flexible approach to treatment, drawing on a range of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Lee also incorporates attachment theory, systemic family therapy, narrative therapy, emotion focused and psychodynamic therapies in her clinical work.

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