“When navigating life, it is normal to encounter difficult challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to help you understand these challenges & to equip you with skills & resources to help you make meaningful life changes.” – Rebekah Wood
Rebekah is a compassionate and supportive psychologist who is passionate about working alongside children, adolescents, and their families. She is warm, empathetic and believes that all individuals have the capacity to achieve positive change.
Rebekah has worked in various settings including hospitals and private outpatient services. She has experience working with people of all ages with a variety of mental health concerns, providing individual and group therapy as well as psychometric assessments. She has previously held a behavioural support role where she assisted autistic children and their families navigate NDIS and mainstream school settings, and supporting harmonious relationships at home.
Rebekah takes a creative and flexible approach to therapy and believes in tailoring treatment for children and adolescents in a way that assists them to make sense of their world. She enjoys working with young people who experience low self-esteem, bullying, anxiousness, low motivation, or who struggle to control their emotions. Rebekah understands that children and young people need a space where they can feel heard, understood and respected and where they can try out new skills and strategies without fear. She endeavours to help young people put new skills into practice to increase their confidence and build resilience.
Rebekah recognises that mental health struggles in children and adolescents can impact the entire family. She works together with families to reduce conflict, increase communication, and strengthen relationships. Rebekah enjoys working with parents to help find practical, positive solutions that suit their needs and facilitate lasting change for them, their child and the entire family.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Masters of Professional Psychology (with Distinction)
Western Sydney University
Rebekah is a Christian and works with patients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and world view.
Rebekah has a special interest in the following areas:
- Parenting and Attachment
Anxiety Disorders including Selective Mutism
- Emotion Dysregulation
Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Child Behavioural Issues
- Tic Disorders
Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours
Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns
- Stress Management
- Child and Family Presentations
Rebekah is trained and experienced in a range of evidence based treatment modalities including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Family Systems Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Mindfulness Based Treatments
- Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
Rebekah is also trained in the delivery of the following programs:
- The Resilience Doughnut: Children and Adolescents
Registrations & Memberships
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #PSY0002277858)
- Australian Psychological Society – Associate Member
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Rebekah strongly believes in taking a scientific approach to treatment. This means that Rebekah endeavours to keep up to date with the latest research in order to guide her clinical practice and ensure that she is providing her clients with the most appropriate and effective treatment models.
Rebekah has conducted research exploring the relationship between attachment styles in childhood and their impact on the development of eating disorders. In particular, focusing on the contribution of an individual’s ability to understand mental states such as desires, goals, feelings, and their ability to identify emotions within themselves and others.