Sophie Panozzo

Sophie is a provisional psychologist who is committed to helping clients develop positive mental wellbeing. She believes this is possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship based on compassion, understanding, collaboration and warmth. Sophie provides a non-judgmental space where clients can explore emotional challenges and take steps towards personal growth and/or recovery.

Sophie has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in private practice and non-profit organisations. She has a particular interest in working with individuals presenting with anxiety or eating disorders, depression, OCD and behavioural issues. She also has an affinity with older adults (75+) needing support adjusting to changes faced at later stages of life. Her own ethnic background and life experience allow her to better understand issues faced by individuals from diverse socio-cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She offers her services in Italian or English language.

Sophie’s approach is person-centred and drawn from various evidence-based interventions depending on her clients’ needs and preferences, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Mindfulness.

Her services are affordable and do not require a mental health care plan from a general practitioner. Sophie is also available at the Wollongong office on Fridays.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) + Minor in Italian- University of Wollongong 2021

Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society - Associate MAPS

Works with:

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Seniors

Areas of Interest:

  • Anxiety

  • Child therapy

  • Attachment patterns

  • ADHD

  • Complex and developmental trauma

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Eating disorders

  • Phobias

  • OCD

  • Panic disorders

Available Times:

  • Tuesdays

  • Wednesdays

  • Thursdays

  • Fridays (Wollongong)