Dr Jodie Lowinger, Founder & Principal Clinical Psychologist
DClin Psych MSc (USyd) BSc Psych Hons 1 (University Medal) UNSW
Dr Jodie Lowinger has worked as a Clinical and Corporate Psychologist for more than 20 years. Jodie holds a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science from the University of Sydney, and was awarded the University Medal for Psychology. Jodie combines a compassionate and engaging personal style with a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach.
Jodie developed her skills in anxiety treatment, through her work at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Boston Children’s Hospital, Sutherland Hospital and The Child Behaviour Research Clinic in Randwick. Jodie is also an experienced leadership and executive coach, having worked for and with organisations including Macquarie Bank and PWC.
Dr Jo-Elle Stein, Psychologist
DClin Psych MSc (Usyd) BA-Psych (Hons1) (MacqUni)
Jo-Elle has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties in various hospital and private settings. She has specialised skills in anxiety and depression treatment from the St Vincent’s Hospital Anxiety Disorders Clinic.
Jo-Elle is also skilled in the Cool Kids Child and Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Programs from the Centre for Emotional Health. Jo-Elle uses her warm and empathetic approach to deliver practical and effective treatment strategies.
Linda Hayes, Clinical Psychologist, Parent-Infant Therapist
MClin Psych, BPsych (Hons 1), B.Hlth.Sc, Cert.Midwifery, Cert.Child & Family Hlth
Linda has over 25 years combined work experience as a Midwife and Clinical Psychologist supporting young families in their childbearing years (0-5) with Adjustment, Guilt, Fear, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss. Parenting is a time of joy yet it may also be bitter sweet with disruption in emotional wellbeing and relationships.
Linda has a particular interest in anxious parent-infant relationships and is passionate about implementing early intervention strategies that enable parents to manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This in turn influences the infants behaviours bringing about greater happiness with more cherished, meaningful early parenting experiences for all involved.
Dr Nicole Sokol, Clinical Psychologist
MClin Psych PhD (MacqUni) BPsych Hons 1 University Medal (UNSW)
Nicole is passionate about her work as a Clinical Psychologist and is committed to delivering evidence-based and client-centred therapeutic interventions to clients of all ages. She draws upon significant clinical experience in both the public and private sectors as well as strong research training, including a PhD on school bullying.
Nicole has gained specialised experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families while working at Headspace, in schools, and within several NSW Health Child and Family Teams. She has a special interest in supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of parenthood and believes this work is central to ensuring emotional wellbeing throughout the family system.
Nicole combines a warm, approachable style with a practical, strengths-based approach in order to empower her clients to become active change agents in their own lives. With adults and young people alike, Nicole works collaboratively with her clients to understand current problems in their context as a means of building awareness, cultivating self-compassion, and identifying avenues and opportunities for change in the client’s valued direction.
Anna Kellerman, Registered Art Therapist
B.Art Ed (COFA, UNSW), MART (La Trobe), Registered Art Therapist (AThR)
Anna is a trained art educator, with a Bachelor of Art Education, majoring in Educational Psychology, and a registered clinical art therapist with a Masters in Art Therapy. She has a published thesis about the benefits of working with clay and children with anxiety disorders. Anna has been working with families, children, adolescents with a range of emotional and behavioural presentations for the last 20 years.
The main themes Anna works with relate to safety, building trust and resilience, and ways to regulate their emotions. Anna uses a trauma based approach to her art therapy work which focuses on empowering clients with supportive coping skills to help manage lifelong issues. Creative experiences can have a comforting and calming effect that decreases anxiety or fear. The first step is to introduce self-regulating techniques where the person can learn ways to soothe the mind and body in order to help build resilience. It is also important that these techniques are realistic for the person and their families to include in their daily lives. These can include working with expressive materials such as clay, paint and water, or more containing structured activities.
Our Intake Specialists:
When you come to the Sydney Anxiety Clinic, you will be greeted by one of our Intake Specialists; Linda, Nadine, Rosie and Toula.
Want to join our team?
We're now hiring Clinical Psychologists or Registrars who have a passionate interest in helping people with anxiety and other related issues.
If you are interested in joining our team, have a warm and compassionate personal style and are highly skilled in a range of evidence based therapies, please contact us on (02)9389-7778 or via our contact form.