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Lynne-Maree Crain

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), MPsychol (Clin), MAPS (Clinical College)

Lynne-Maree is a clinical psychologist who has over 20 years experience in treating children, adolescents and their families.

I love to help people step just outside their comfort zone and see what amazing things (both small and large) they can achieve that they didn’t think possible.

Lynne-Maree has special expertise in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety. For these young people, anxiety can really interfere in their lives — it may result in them having difficulty attending school, or may make them feel like they need to do things to neutralise their fears (such as checking things repeatedly or washing their hands). She knows that for these kids their anxiety may feel overwhelming, but that there are practical strategies that can really help. The key is to break the task down into small steps.

I like to use the idea of stepladders or hierarchies (formally or informally) to emphasise how change is always within your reach if you just approach it gradually.

In addition to her private practice work, Lynne-Maree also works at Rivendell, Child, Adolescent and Family Unit and has previously worked in Community Health settings.  She has extensive experience in working with young people who have a range of concerns such as depression, study stress, poor self esteem, and relationship issues. She also works with parents and families, and provides parenting support and advice. She believes that the most powerful change happens when we have a shared understanding of the young person’s difficulties and we all work as a team to provide support for him/her.

I love working with children and adolescents as their minds are still so open to changes in ways of thinking. I love to see them take on board new ideas that will help them to face challenges or manage difficult situations.

Lynne-Maree also enjoys working with adults, on issues such as low mood, depression or anxiety.  She brings a caring, supportive and collaborative approach to her work.  She also brings her own life experience in raising two children.

The work of psychology is meaningful because many people have thoughts, feelings and experiences that are weighing them down — and yet they do not always want to share those things with the people in their lives. Even if we do turn to others for support, sometimes friends and family are not able to help. Seeing a psychologist can provide a supportive yet impartial ear. It can also open up a wealth of strategies which can help us to move towards positive change for ourselves or our children.

Recent presentations

  • Lynne-Maree Crain and Rebecca Somervaille. ‘Cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents’. Presentation for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers in Rural Areas, hosted by the NSW Institute of Psychiatry. May 2013.

Recent continuing education

  • August 2014. ‘Supervision master class – Managing difficulties and ethical issues in supervision’. Presented by Christine Senediak.
  • June 2014. ‘Understanding DSM-V’. Presented by Dr John Blythe.
  • July 2013. Internet Addiction Symposium. Hosted by Rivendell Adolescent Unit, Concord.
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Consultation hours

Lynne-Maree is available for appointments on Thursdays.

Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) – University of NSW
  • Bachelor of Science (Psych) (Hons) – University of NSW

Professional memberships

  • Fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Registered Medicare Provider
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the Anxiety Practitioners Network
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Lynne-Maree is available for consultations on Thursdays.

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