Heidi has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1997. She enjoys working with adults and older adolescents (17+) and has an interest in helping people who experience:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD))
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Health Anxiety
- High Functioning Autism Spectrum (Aspergers)
- Sleep difficulties
- Bipolar Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Heidi’s primary therapy styles are:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Her practice is also informed by:
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Schema Therapy
Heidi believes that good mental health care involves a genuine desire to imagine walking in someone else’s shoes in order to see the world from their perspective. It also relies upon compassion and warmth, a knowledge of the scientific literature, practical experience, and mutual respect between the two parties.
A good dose of shared humour also helps to normalise difficult life experiences.
Heidi completed her Honours Degree in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 1992 after an interesting side journey in music industry management. She achieved her registration as a psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital’s Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) where she co-authored a World Health Organisation textbook called “The Management of Mental Disorders”. She later studied for her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney which she completed with Merit in 1996.
Heidi has worked at Peakhurst / Hurstville Community Mental Health Centres seeing people with severe psychiatric disorders before moving solely into private practice in 1998 after having her first child. She established Mindcare Centre in 2004 with her husband and psychiatrist Dr Hugh Morgan where she has offered a stable and long term service to people as they move through their lifespan.
Heidi was involved in the foundation of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and is currently a member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA), and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) in which she was once an executive committee member. She has previously been on the executive committee of the NSW Branch of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists.
Heidi (and Hugh) are relocating from Sydney to the Northern Rivers in 2021 to enjoy a slice of nature, gardening, craft, good food, new colleagues, and friends old and new. Her adult children have flown the coop making it a good time for a tree and sea change.