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Dr Alison Young

Dr Alison Young

Clinical Psychologist


Alison is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist who is passionate about encouraging the healthy development of self and interactions with others. Her genuine and good-natured approach makes her amiable with children and creates a safe environment for people of all ages to explore concerns and identify strategies to make life changes. 

Alison works collaboratively with clients and families to identify the best approach that aligns with their goals and experiences. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety (social, panic, GAD, OCD), depression, low self-esteem, bullying difficulties, eating problems and academic stress. She has an interest in assisting families to form healthy attachments and to help those who are facing adjustment difficulties related to major life events, including major illnesses and life stage transitions.

Alison has worked as a clinician and a researcher in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities and private clinical services. She completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney and a PhD focused on parent-child communication between families with a hereditary cancer predisposition. Alison has presented her research at national and international conferences and is a published author.

Alison is a also Christian and works with clients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and worldview.

Special Interests

  • Parenting and Attachment
  • Anxiety Disorders including Situational Mutism
  • Mood Disorders
  • Academic Stress
  • Feeding Disorders (inc. ARFID and PFD)
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns
  • Child Behavioural Issues
  • Autism
  • Tic Disorders & Tourette Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Perfectionism
  • Child and Family Presentations

Therapy Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Exposure and Responsive Prevention (ERP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Family Based Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Treatment (MFBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Responsive Feeding Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) & Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)


  • Master of Clinical Psychology – The University of Sydney
  • PhD – The University of Sydney

Memberships & Registrations

  • Psychology Board of Australia (Registration Number: PSY0001961792)