Sarah van Ree Northside Psychology Clinical Team Leader

Sarah van Ree

Psychologist / Clinical Team Lead

BA (Psych), GradDip (Psych), MPsych (Ed & Dev)

Key Areas of Interest

  • Perinatal Anxiety
  • Parenting Support and Confidence
  • Adjustment to Parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Traumatic Birth
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Women's Mental Health

Therapeutic Frameworks/Strategies

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy

About Sarah

Sarah van Ree has been a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) since 2010. Sarah is also an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor. She worked predominantly in private practice and school settings (including the Department of Education and Catholic Care) providing counselling and interventions for students and families, before commencing adult private practise in the perinatal field at Mums Matter Psychology in 2016.

Sarah has also completed the University of Sydney continuing development program: Perinatal Mental Health and undertaken perinatal specific training with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE). In 2021, Sarah completed the Perinatal loss in practise: What therapists need to know training by COPE and is registered with the Perinatal Loss Centre. Sarah was awarded the 2023 Possums Institute 'Neuroprotective Developmental Care' scholarship which focuses on infant and perinatal mental health and secure attachment and completed this in 2023. Sarah commenced as Clinical Lead Psychologist - Quality Assurance with Mums Matter Psychology in 2023.

How Sarah might support you

Sarah aims to provide a safe, warm and non-judgemental space in which to support clients in times of adjustment and mental health challenges. She has a keen interest in women’s mental health, anxiety, depression, perinatal mood disorders, parenting and secure parent-child attachment. Sarah tailors her response to the individual needs of the client and endeavours for sessions to be supportive, practical and relevant.