“It’s so important to open up the conversation about mental wellness and the difficulties being faced for each and every individual, so personal challenges don’t seem so overwhelming and isolating” – Emily Holswich
Emily is a compassionate, caring psychologist with a strong passion for reducing mental health stigma. Emily works to instil a holistic sense of health, happiness and wellbeing for each individual, through collaboration and practical, realistic strategies for long term change. Emily has worked in various settings including clinics, hospitals and schools, and has extensive experience working with children and young people, supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and social and behavioural difficulties. She has also worked with adults with various mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, obsessive and compulsive difficulties and addiction.
Emily enjoys assisting people to live a life in line with their values. She works with people who are experiencing low motivation, hopelessness, stress, anger and out of control emotions. Emily helps people to give voice to their experience and to learn and practice skills to manage difficult emotions and improve communication.
Emily has a strong passion for working with children, young people and families. She combines a caring approach with humour and fun activities to help children and youth grow and mature with a strong sense of confidence, self-worth and compassion for themselves and others. Emily works with parents to develop the knowledge and skills they need to facilitate their child’s learning, personal growth and self-confidence. Emily is a strong believer in the importance of early intervention leading to increased understanding, emotional intelligence, improved relationships and increased self-confidence.
Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Honours)
Macquarie University & Australian College of Applied Psychology
Masters of Clinical Psychology
Australian College of Applied Psychology
Emily has a special interest in the following areas:
- Anxiety Disorders including selective mutism
- Behavioural Difficulties
- Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression, Bipolar)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Intellectual and Learning Difficulties
- Emotion Dysregulation
- Tic Disorders & Trichotillomania
- Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns
- Child & Family Presentations
- Alcohol & Substance Use Disorders
Emily is trained and experienced in a range of treatment interventions, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based treatments
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0002099000)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association
- Australian Psychological Society
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Emily takes a scientific approach to treatment, keeping up to date with recent research in her areas of interest and practice in order to provide clients with the most effective treatment models. Emily has recently conducted research into the assessment and risk factors for pathological eating beliefs and behaviours in Australia, with a focus on risky dieting practices.