About Us

Sheridan’s Psychology Pty Limited is a small, friendly practice located in Bella Vista near Castle Hill and Norwest. We are a team who continue to participate in professional development and training so that we stay current and progressive in providing quality, professional care to individuals and couples.

Sheridan Mason- Registered Psychologist – Profile

Ann Kumar – Provisional Psychologist – Profile

Aimee McCarthy – Provisional Psychologist – Profile

Sheridan Mason

Registered Psychologist

Sheridan Mason Psychologist

Qualifications & Experience

Sheridan is a registered Psychologist who has a BPsych (Hons), MBA and Grad Dip in Applied Psychology. She has many years experience working with adults with anxiety/depression, adjusting to stressors of life whether it be relationships, work, challenging family, growing older and/or changing circumstances. She has a particular interest in giving support, coping strategies to people who are going through changes and sees her role as one of empowerment.

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma – Domestic Violence, Abuse, CSA survivors, Emotional/Mental abuse, PTSD
  • Women’s concerns – self-esteem/low confidence, balance in work/life/family, menopause, life transitions and dealing with impact of changing hormones
  • Work place issues – bullying, low job satisfaction, staff management, mediation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Sexuality – whether it be regarding coming of age/adulthood or in a same sex relationship
  • Relationship issues – my focus is always to keep the relationship together if possible however, in some cases, this is not achievable. I  then to look towards healthy co-parenting and separation and using mediation skills to plan/move forward for the couple
  • Pain management – assisting in finding different ways to cope with pain
  • DBT, CBT, Solution focused and Schema therapy – I see my role is to assist you in bringing my education and experience in working with you to find a different/better way
  • Relationship counselling – improving communication, reviewing values, re-connecting, finding a different way to be together with life changes eg children, ageing, family pressures.
  • Working with children – child assessment encompassing cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning. Working with a child, offering a behaviour management program that aims to reduce children’s difficulties at home and in school.

 
Hours of Work

  • Monday to Wednesday at Bella Vista
  • Evening appointments available
  • Thursday at 5/351 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

 
Contact number: 0405 291 696

Ann Kumar

Provisional Psychologist

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Ann is registered as a provisional psychologist with a BA (Psychology), Graduate Diploma (Psychology), Post Graduate Diploma (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma (Exercise Science Rehabilitation). She is an Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society and also holds full membership of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors and NDIS.

Ann has a keen interest in working with individuals with disabilities or injuries and chronic health conditions in assisting others to maximise their health and welfare opportunities, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation.  She has vast experience working with people of different ages and culturally diverse people through injury management programs. She believes in creating resilience, skills and capabilities, by building coping skills from wherever we find ourselves in life.

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Psychometric assessments including intelligence testing, behavioural assessment, vocational and career assessment, diagnostic assessments.
  • Vocational and Career counselling, including job/career testing, vocational rehabilitation, job applications, motivation in applying for work, interview techniques and assistance with practical skills in changing career, choosing a career and study and looking for work
  • Helping you find a career path and job options that you enjoy.
  • Trauma – Workplace bulling, Emotional/Mental abuse, PTSD
  • Pain management – assisting in finding different ways to cope with pain
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as Trauma Focused CBT.
  • Mindfulness
  • Workplace Issues
  • Solution focused and Motivational Interviewing Therapy

 
Hours of Work
During the day and after hours at Bella Vista
 
Contact number: 0421 542 291

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Aimee McCarthy

Provisional Psychologist

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Aimee is a registered Provisional Psychologist with a B Psychology. Aimee strives to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel comfortable to explore the concerns and difficulties they face. She is passionate about collaborating with her clients to achieve emotional goals, develop their strengths, and bring about meaningful change in their lives.

Aimee has previously supported young people with complex trauma presentations, within an Out-of-home-care setting. She has also worked closely with disability presentations providing psychology therapy through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Aimee has provided treatment and support for clients who present with Identity/Esteem concerns, Gaming/Internet Fixation, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Conduct Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual Disabilities. She is particularly interested in working with children and adolescents, and enjoys teaching effective behavioural management skills to primary caregivers, and teachers. Aimee has experience in administering psychometric assessments to determine the presence of Intellectual Disability, cognitive/intellectual deficit, and learning difficulties.

Areas of Specialty

  • Positive behaviour management training for parents and educators
  • Working with young people and their parents/caregivers to assist in managing behaviour issues, anxiety and stressful situations
  • Diagnostic review for NDIS disability clients
  • Psychometric assessment (intelligence/cognitive, academic, behavioural, diagnostic)
  • Therapeutic intervention for young people – particularly in the areas of building resilience, positive self-esteem, coping through family grief/separation, and encouraging the development of appropriate social skills and coping skills
  • Therapy intervention – identity exploration, anxiety/depression, self-esteem, stress management
  • Utilisation of evidence-based interventions (and adapted appropriately according to client presentation): BT, ACT, DBT, Psych-education

 
Hours of Work

  • Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evenings

 
Contact number: 0405 291 696

 

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