Dr Thea Longman is a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney. Thea provides assessment and treatment for selective mutism along with a variety of other emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, oppositional behaviour and parent-child relational issues. She has worked in clinic, hospital and school settings, across Sydney and Singapore.
Thea draws on a range of therapeutic approaches to best meet the individual’s needs. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and social thinking to build individual skills. Thea sees parental involvement as an important component of therapy, and works with parents and the family using parent-child play therapy and systemic approaches. She promotes positive parenting practices including emotion coaching and collaborative problem solving. Thea also conducts psychometric assessments of school-aged children to assess cognitive ability, Specific Learning Disorder and ADHD.
Thea focuses on providing a warm and supportive space, in which people can build their understanding of presenting issues and recognise their own strengths and resources in facing life challenges. She is skilled at engaging with children and adolescents and approaches her work with energy and creativity.
Thea is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist, is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Reg #: PSY0001684601), is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), and is a registered as a Medicare Provider.