Clinical Psychologist

Dr Kylie McKenzie

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Kylie is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years’ experience. Kylie’s approach to clinical work is respectful, caring and collaborative. She will listen, really listen; so that you feel heard and understood. Kylie will work with you to develop a treatment plan that focuses on what’s important to you and brings together her understanding of psychological strategies and your understanding of what will work for you.
Kylie is a Registered Psychologist and Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Kylie is also a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and a MINT Certified Trainer. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical), and PhD (Mental Health).

Dr Kylie is a Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician with the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. She works with adults to overcome disordered eating, in partnership with the woman’s GP or physician.

Eating Disorders


Women face and overcome so many challenges throughout their lives that it can be difficult to acknowledge when we are not feeling ourselves or feeling down. Depression and low mood can impact any one of us. Dr Kylie works with women who are experiencing depression at all stages of life.

Mood and Depression


Anxiety is the experience of feeling overwhelmed with worry. Anxiety can come out of the blue, or it can feel like a constant and unhelpful presence. Dr Kylie works with women experiencing panic attacks, overwhelming daily anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), social anxiety or anxiety about their health. 



Dr Kylie's areas of expertise.

Dr Kylie works with people experiencing illness or recovering from injury who want to make changes to improve their lifelong wellbeing. Kylie also has experience in working with people for weight management, and those considering bariatric surgery.

Health Behaviour Change 


If you’ve experienced a traumatic or highly stressful event, you may find that it is impacting on your daily life. For some, the world does not feel safe anymore, and for others they find themselves avoiding people and the activities they used to enjoy. Dr Kylie works with adult women who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma.

Trauma and Stress 


How Dr Kylie works with you

Dr Kylie’s approach to therapy is evidence-based. She will talk with you about making changes, find out what’s important to you, and help you to discover your own motivation and commitment to change. This is called motivational interviewing. Dr Kylie also uses cognitive behaviour therapy. This means that she works together with you to understand how your thinking and actions impact on your mental health, your physical health and your life. She will work with you to identify the helpful behaviours and thinking strategies you can use to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Helpful strategies might include:
  • learning relaxation techniques
  • reengaging with activities you find meaningful
  • learning about your core beliefs about yourself and how they affect you every day
  • identifying and challenging unhelpful thinking
  • understanding your personal values
  • building your communication skills
  • problem-solving and goal-setting.

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