Our Psychologists

Experienced, friendly Clinical and Registered Psychologists

Dr Amanda Mullin

Director, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Dr Amanda Mullin, MAPS, FCCLP, is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, with extensive training in Clinical Psychology. She has worked with a wide range of clients in private practice, and completed extended training at the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health, a world leading research clinic which specialises in understanding the causes of anxiety, and developing highly effective treatments for anxiety disorders.

Amanda has provided specialist psychological services within the Hills Private Hospital, including the Eating Disorders Inpatient and Outpatient Program, and is an accredited consulting psychologist in a number of private hospitals, including Westmead Private. Her Doctoral training included working with leaders in the field of mental health research in the development and testing of new online treatments for anxiety and depression.

Amanda delivers preventative mental health interventions to a number of schools and organisations, in addition to working one-on-one with clients providing performance coaching and clinical psychology.

With a family of her own, Amanda understands the pressures families can face. She enjoys working with both adults and children, and has a particular interest in holistic health and in the treatment of emotional problems, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, stress management, sleep problems and ADHD. Amanda’s approach draws heavily on the latest discoveries of neuroscience, teaching emotional regulation techniques, as well as working closely with clients to make helpful changes in thinking, and behaviour. She offers a number of gold standard therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, EMDR for Trauma, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Amanda works extensively with individuals, groups, and with organisations to provide Executive Coaching services. Amanda established Mindworx Psychology in 2014 to expand the availability of evidence based psychological treatments in the Hills District. She is a popular speaker in Sydney as well as the Hills District, and works with local organisations to provide education on topics ranging from parenting skills, building resilience, emotional well-being, performance improvement and managing stress in the workplace.

Amanda sees clients by appointment Monday – Friday, including after hours appointments on Wednesday.

Dr Jamie Scott

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Dr Jamie Scott MAPS, FCCLP, is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, with extensive and specialist training in Clinical Psychology. With over twenty years experience and a family of his own, Jamie has worked with a wide range of clients in private practice. With extensive training at the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health, a world leading research clinic which specialises in understanding the causes of anxiety, and developing highly effective treatments for anxiety disorders, anxiety remains one of Jamie’s special areas of interest. He is passionate about treating childhood anxiety and early intervention.

Jamie works extensively with families, and is well regarded in the field of trauma, working closely with children and adult survivors of abuse and trauma, in addition to his work with anxiety and low mood.

Jamie is trained in numerous gold standard therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapies. He works with Dr Amanda Mullin to provide Executive Coaching services for clients from all walks of life.

Compassionate, friendly and approachable, Jamie is also well-known locally for his excellent work with the Hillsong Ministry. He sees clients by appointment weekdays only.

Anica Spatz

Registered Psychologist

Anica Spatz is a highly regarded Psychologist, with many years of experience in delivering clinical interventions. She is an empathic and dedicated professional with extensive clinical training in a number of gold standard therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Working together with her clients, Anica’s approach is collaborative, allowing her to select the best suited therapeutic intervention based on the scientific evidence and the individual needs of her clients. With a family of her own, Anica understands the pressures faced by families. She has worked extensively with adults, adolescents and children across a number of settings, including hospitals and community mental health services, as well as with organisations to enhance wellbeing.

Anica is an accredited consulting psychologist with Westmead Private Hospital where she assists with peri-natal issues including anxiety, depression and all things baby related.

Anica is comfortable working with clients presenting with a wide range of psychological concerns, including perinatal issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use and grief & loss issues. Anica also provides psychometric testing for children, adults and adolescents.

Anica sees clients by appointment Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Dr Carol Newall, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Carol Newall MAPS, FCCLP is passionate about the successful treatment of anxiety disorders and oppositional defiant disorder. A lecturer in early childhood at Macquarie University, Carol is highly regarded in the field for her research into child development, anxiety disorders and parenting.

While she specialises in working with children and families, Carol also has a strong background in adult depression and anxiety and enjoys working with clients across the lifespan.

Carol has presented her research at international conferences and publishes in prestigious peer-reviewed clinical journals.

Dedicated, warm, and knowledgeable, Carol brings her own experiences as a mother to the therapy room. In combination with her research knowledge of both child development and clinical psychology and her passion for behavioural change, Carol brings a wide base of practice for her clients.

Carol sees clients by appointment on Thursdays.

Debbie Phillips

Clinical Psychologist (Registrar)

Debbie Phillips Assoc MAPS, FCCLP works with children, adolescents and adults, seeing a wide range of clients in her private practice.

Her work includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety and panic, depression and low mood, anger management, grief and loss, emotional regulation, eating disorders, ADHD, study stress, and behavioural difficulties.

With a Masters in Organisational Psychology in addition to her Masters in Clinical Psychology, Debbie brings a unique breadth of knowledge that enhances and informs her work.

Warm, empathetic and a mother herself, Debbie’s approach to her work with clients incorporates a number of gold standard therapies.

Debbie offers psychometric testing as part of her services. She sees clients by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Belinda Sun

Clinical Psychologist

Belinda Sun is a Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience across private practice and private hospital settings. Belinda has worked extensively with Headspace, one of Australia’s leading mental health organisations, and with one of the world’s leading anxiety reserach centres, the Centre for Emotional Health, where among other trainings, she completed her Cool Kids training, delivering programs to treatment of childhood, adolescent and adult anxiety disorders.

Belinda provides psychological assessments, counselling and therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. She is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, anger management, emotion regulation, eating disorders, substance use, study stress, and behavioural difficulties.

A parent herself, Belinda understands the challenges of family life, and focuses on tailoring treatment to her clients’ needs using a range of strategies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Belinda is fully trained in the delivery of the Cool Kids programs for childhood anxiety, both individually and in groups, and runs group programs at our Norwest Practice.

Belinda sees clients by appointment Tuesday (late night), Wednesday and Friday.

Olivia Shorten

Registered Psychologist, Family & Relationships Counsellor

Olivia Shorten, MAPS is a highly experienced psychologist, Olivia has over fifteen years of counselling and clinical experience in working with a range of presenting issues and complexities. She works with individuals, couples and families – with extensive experience in community, public and private settings.

With a family of her own, Olivia brings her breadth of experience and knowledge to private practice where she assists clients with a wide range of issues. Olivia is very highly regarded for her work with couples and families across relationship difficulties and conflict, separation and divorce, family conflict and breakdown, parenting and post-separation parenting.  She also works with individual clients across problems such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress and coping, adjustment and life transitions, family of origin issues, anger management, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and work-related problems.

Olivia is skilled in a number of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-focused therapy and Family/systemic therapy. She tailors interventions to suit each client’s needs and goals.

Olivia has a specialist interest in relationship counselling. This includes advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, a well-researched and evidence based approach which has been shown to be highly effective for couples in distress. In her work with couples, Olivia helps both partners identify the negative patterns they may get stuck in which can lead to distance, isolation, and loneliness in relationships. She identifies triggers and strategies for powerful emotions such as anger, sadness, and fear. Crucial to her work is her ability to create a safe atmosphere in which both partners can express their struggle, and reach the core issues that are at the root of conflict. One of Olivia’s strengths is her ability to support couples to build a secure, safe, and responsive emotional connection.

Olivia enjoys and is inspired by her work with clients. She has a strong belief in the capacity of every person to bring about meaningful change in their lives and relationships with the right therapeutic support. Her non-judgemental, caring, and respectful approach enables clients to feel safe and supported in addressing their difficulties and struggles.

Olivia sees clients by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday,  and Friday by prior arrangement.


Yvonne, Carolyn & Lauren

Mindworx Psychology Outstanding Health Improvement Service

Our friendly admin team are often your first point of contact when you call.

Yvonne, our Practice Manager, in conjunction with Carolyn and Lauren make up our admin support team. They take great pride in welcoming our clients and in making your visit as smooth as possible.

They can help guide you with appointments, information about services, costs and rebates, and general information about clinical psychology and our psychological services for adults, children, couples (relationship and marriage counselling), family counselling and organisational EAP services.

Our telephone lines are open early and late for you to book your appointment. If it’s your first enquiry, one of our experienced team members will often return your call to ensure we can answer all your questions and to ensure we book you in with the Psychologist who will be the best fit to help you reach your goals.

You can reach our admin team on 83553634 or by emailing them at info@localhost


Mindworx Psychology Therapy Dog

Our smallest team member. Baxter is our therapy dog. He has been extensively tested to make sure he won’t trigger allergies, and is completing his training.

Baxter visits the Practice on demand, and as a therapy companion we are delighted to have him on board. Baxter loves nothing more than a tummy rub, and has proven himself at a young age to have excellent skills at sleeping, and making himself available to be patted by clients.

If you’d like to see Baxter on your visit let us know. Baxter currently only attends adult/adolescent sessions. Should anyone in your party have a fear of dogs or any risk of allergic reaction to dogs, please let us know. Baxter is a small spaniel X toy poodle.

Baxter attends sessions at Baulkham Hills only.

Baxter, Mindworx Therapy Dog