Building Emotional Health and Resilience


We are a group of psychologists based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney dedicated to helping children, teenagers and adults recover from anxiety, trauma and other stressful life experiences. We help people get ‘unstuck’ and improve their mental health and happiness using evidence-based practices that work.

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Our Mission

Life stress is unpredictable and can occur at any time.

We can’t control when bad things happen – but we can learn helpful ways of responding so that we are not negatively impacted in the years to come.

McKinnon Psychology has a particular focus on high-quality evidence-based treatments for anxiety, traumatic stress and adjustment following stressful life experiences.

We believe that even after the most difficult of circumstances there is the potential for growth and development.

Our team can help you learn tools to build resilience and take your life in a new direction.

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The Building Blocks

Our clinicians strive to ensure that your therapeutic journey is a supportive and confidence-building experience. We want you to experience long-lasting improvements from the therapeutic process.


A trusting and collaborative relationship between psychologist and client encourages clients to develop confidence, change their ways of coping and develop their strengths


We treat all clients with kindness and respect. We show understanding, care and a strong desire to simply help.


We only adopt therapeutic approaches based on the best available research evidence.


Our psychologists recognise that every client has unique needs and all of our treatment plans are personalised to meet these needs.

Whole Person

We recognise that assessing the whole-person is important, including the range of psychological, biological, social, environmental and physical factors that can impact a person’s health and wellbeing. We collaborate with other health disciplines to treat complex mental health issues where appropriate.


Our clinic celebrates diversity in all forms within our client community and clinical team.

How Can We Help You?

We treat individuals in these areas:


Are you regularly avoiding everyday things due to fear and worry? On high alert for danger? Feeling overwhelmed by activities or situations?

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Are you troubled by vivid flashbacks or memories of a trauma? Having nightmares?  Angry? On edge? Constantly on the lookout for bad things to happen?

Emotional Regulation and Anger Issues

Are you emotionally overwhelmed? Regretting things said or done? Unable to keep your emotions in check? Reacting uncontrollably to situations?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Are you struggling with thoughts popping into your mind that don’t make a lot of sense? Do you feel compelled to do things again? Engage in rituals to cope?


Are you persistently sad? Struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Unable to enjoy things in your everyday life? Feeling hopeless about the future?

Cognitive Assessment Service

We offer psychometric assessments to evaluate an individual’s level of cognitive and academic functioning. We provide these tests for individuals across the age range.

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Choosing a Psychologist

Finding a psychologist that is a good fit with your expectations, preferences and personality is important.

Our Story

Inspired by both local and international experiences, McKinnon Psychology brings together highly skilled and passionate psychologists who are committed to excellence.

Our psychologists are driven and always aim to make a difference to the lives of their clients.

Our Approach

We are supportive, compassionate and change-oriented psychologists.

We work closely with you to understand your history and what makes you think, feel and act the way you do.

Our psychologists guide you to develop strategies that strengthen your emotional health. We’ll work on these during sessions and ask you to put these into practice between sessions.

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Answering your Questions

Even after choosing a psychologist, many people still have questions. We’ve answered some commonly asked questions for:

Ready to Take a Step Forward?

If you’d like to make an appointment or ask a question, please get in touch.