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PhD (Uni Melb) DPsych (Clin) (ANU) MAPS 

Dr Carolyn Deans is a clinical psychologist with a focus on life transitions, recovery from trauma, and men’s health. Her specialisation is in resilience mechanisms following significant life events. She has significant experience with military, veteran and emergency services personnel. She has also worked with older adults and in men’s and women’s health settings, including in perinatal mental health.


Carolyn treats a range of adult mental health disorders and has an interest in working with new parents and older adults. She sees emergency services personnel under external referral arrangements and accepts DVA cards. She also supervises psychologists who work with emergency service workers or veterans. 


She is trained in evidence-based interventions including Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, strengths-based and mindfulness approaches, attachment interventions, and a range of exposure-focussed trauma approaches including Cognitive Processing Therapy. 


Carolyn prefers clients to be enrolled in training for or regularly practising mindfulness prior to commencing sessions if your referral is for a mental health disorder. Trauma recovery clients are highly recommended to have a treating Psychiatrist before attending.