“I consider it such a privilege to share in people’s experiences, to learn about a person’s history, culture, relationships, values and beliefs. With each new client I am perpetually reminded of the complexity of humanity, but also of the value in offering understanding and support during times of adversity. The ultimate reward is seeing each person begin to flourish and work towards a life of meaning and purpose.” – Brodie Earl
Brodie has worked with adults, older adults, teenagers and families from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds in university clinics and outpatient hospital services. Her work in these areas has given her a comprehensive understanding of the stress and frustration living with mental health difficulties can cause at home, work or school, in relationships, and in other important areas of life.
Brodie has a particular interest in supporting older adults to manage and adjust to the difficult changes faced in older age. Using a respectful and warm approach, and building on the richness of their history and wisdom, she assists older adults to manage worries and low mood, adapt to changes in health and mobility, adjust to living with grief and loss, & strengthen their sense of purpose.
Brodie enjoys working with adults and young people who have difficulty managing strong emotions, assisting them to develop tailored strategies to manage feelings more effectively & improve relationships. She also has an interest in working creatively with families, assisting parents to better understand and respond to their child’s behaviour and strengthen the parent-child relationship, to achieve the best outcomes for the whole family.
Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Honours)
Masters of Clinical Psychology
University of Technology Sydney
Brodie is a Christian and works with patients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and world view.
Brodie has a special interest in the following areas:
- Older adult care and life transition/adjustment
- Anxiety Disorders including selective mutism
- Emotion dysregulation & non-suicidal self-injury
- Personality Disorders
- Behavioural difficulties
- Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression, Bipolar)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Tic Disorders & Trichotillomania
- Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns
- Child & Family presentations
Brodie is trained and experienced in a range of treatment interventions, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy (including Maudsley Family Based Treatment)
- Schema Therapy
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0001964096)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association