Sophie completed her undergraduate training at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. She also completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology at UNSW. Her PhD investigated the neural mechanisms that mediate fear in anxiety disorders and aimed to improve existing psychological treatments for anxiety. She has several papers published in the area of neuroscience and neuropsychology. Sophie has undertaken training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Sophie attended clinical placements at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit at Westmead Hospital, the Program for Early Intervention and Prevention of Disability (PEIPOD) at St Vincent’s Hospital and at the Pain Management Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital. Since then she has worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Westmead Hospital, mental health rehabilitation at St Vincent’s Hospital, and the UNSW Fatigue Clinic providing evidence-based treatment to people with chronic fatigue syndrome and post-cancer fatigue, alongside her private practice work. She is currently working as a Research Associate at the UNSW School of Psychology investigating the role of sex hormones on anxiety. She has extensive experience working with people with anxiety disorders, fatigue-related conditions, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression.
Sophie works with a wide range of psychological problems, such as, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome and particularly specialises in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents.