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Kate McGovern


Psychologist – BSc (Hons) Psych, MSc Health Psych

Kate is a registered General Psychologist with 4 years of experience in healthcare, including 2 years at a specialist eating disorder treatment center in Dublin, Ireland. She has a Master’s degree in Health Psychology and has worked with clients experiencing a range of presentations, including eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. Kate is passionate about providing neurodivergent affirming therapy to clients with ADHD and has worked with a range of clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, adults, parents, and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Kate adopts an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on approaches such as attachment theory, schema therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. She creates a person-centered, empathetic space for her clients and is attuned to their experiences. She empowers her clients to make sense of their own narratives, explore relational patterns, develop communication skills, and enlist others in support.

Kate provides a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions, develop healthier coping skills, and move towards a more fulfilling life. She guides clients to identify unmet needs, address maladaptive coping styles, and move towards personal growth and enhanced self-esteem.

Kate is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adheres to the professional codes of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). When Kate is not working in private practice, she enjoys aerial hoop (lyra), yoga, and cafe hopping with friends in the city in search of the best almond croissants in Melbourne.

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Eating disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Body image concerns

  • ADHD

  • Attachment styles

  • Stress management

  • Adjustment disorder

  • Low self-esteem

  • Social anxiety

  • Emotional regulation issues