Dr Stephanie Shippen PsyD

Clinical Psychologist


I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and completed my master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford University Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, California.  I have over 10 years of experience providing mental health care to diverse clients. 

Prior to moving to Australia, I worked in a variety of settings in the US including university counseling centers, hospitals, community mental health clinics, and in private practice. In addition to my clinical work, I ran a clinical training program for master’s and doctoral psychology students. I enjoy providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.  I use an integrative therapeutic approach to help clients achieve their goals. I have extensive training and experience providing evidence-based treatments like Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Gottman Method for couples. 

I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. I use my expertise to help clients gain new perspective, identify and overcome barriers, cope with life transitions, cultivate self-compassion, and develop skills to create a life worth living. Together, I help clients identify their strengths and bolster resilience. Providing warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative support is at the core of my practice. 

My areas of expertise include the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, trauma, eating disorders, identity exploration including gender identity and gender affirming support, emerging adulthood, mindfulness and self-compassion practices, and multicultural concerns. I have extensive experience working with young adults of all backgrounds.  My personal experiences as a multiracial person growing up in America makes me passionate about supporting diverse clients. I enjoy working with clients varying in age, gender identity, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, health concerns, nationality, and religion. 


Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
UC Santa Cruz

Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology PGSP - Stanford PsyD Consortium

Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology PGSP - Stanford PsyD Consortium

Years in Practice: 10 Years

Registrations: AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon & California

Year Graduated: 2011


Relationship Issues
Eating Disorders
Multiracial Identity
Adjustment to Parenthood
Multicultural Concerns
Emerging Adulthood
Chronic Health Conditions
Gender Affirming Mental Healthcare
Women's Issues

I am currently providing therapy via telehealth. Afternoon and early evening appts available.

Types of Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Dialectical (DBT)
Gottman Method
Internal Family Systems
Mindfulness-Based approaches
Trauma Focused



Dharawal Country


We show our respect of the land we live and work on and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country, Elders past and present. In the spirit of reconciliation we also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Get in touch


Please contact me to discuss session fees

Medicare accepted

Pay By: Bank deposit, Cash,
Check, Mastercard, Visa


Tuesday - Thursday
11am - 5pm


Ph 02 5022 1205
Fax 02 9182 6022