Dr Carla Smyth
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), PhD (Clin), MAPS
Not currently  accepting new clients

Qualifications & Experience


Carla completed a Bachelor of Arts and achieved first class honours in Psychology before going on to complete a Doctorate program in Clinical Psychology. Following further intensive training and supervision, Carla gained her area of practice endorsement as a clinical psychologist, and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA). Carla is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).


Carla’s professional experience spans community mental health, hospital, and private practice settings. She has experience helping adults with various mental health concerns in individual therapy and has developed and delivered numerous group therapy programs. Most recently, Carla delivered individual therapy to adults for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.

Therapeutic Approach


Carla is a warm and compassionate psychologist who aims to help people build rich and meaningful lives. Working collaboratively, Carla tailors her approach to best fit each individual’s unique challenges and preferences. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for positive change, and focuses on helping people to feel heard, safe, and supported when exploring their concerns. Carla works with her clients to foster insight and growth, and teaches helpful skills and strategies for wellbeing.


Carla is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure she uses evidence-based approaches that best fit the challenges experienced by each person. She is experienced in the application of therapy types including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based approaches.


Areas of Expertise


Carla has experience providing individual therapy to adults with a variety of concerns, including:


•   Anxiety

•   Depression and mood disorders

•   Low self-esteem

•   Disordered eating and body image concerns

•   Personality disorders

•   Complex trauma

•   Adjustment and adapting to change

•   Grief and loss

Appointment Costs & Rebates


Appointments with Carla can be booked through our online booking system.


Carla provides Medicare rebates of $129.55 per appointment. You need to obtain a referral from your GP to be eligible for this rebate. If you have a private health insurance with extras, you may be able to claim through it (without a GP referral).

Click here to view further details about appointment costs.