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Dr Carly Ymer & Associates is a small group of registered psychologists who work predominantly with children, teenagers and families, and who regularly work with adults, couples, and parents. Dr Carly Ymer is a clinical psychologist who practices holistic psychotherapy, using her passion for mental and emotional wellbeing to help clients be their best. She believes and practices within an integrative and holistic framework of the synergy between thinking, emotions, and behaviour. Carly is passionate about working with children, teenagers and young adults, with a range of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.

Over the years, Carly has grown her practice to include other highly competent psychologists who too share a love of working with children, teenagers, young adults and their families. Carly and her team have a broad range of experience across the public and private sectors of mental health and psychology and bring this together in a dynamic team offering their expertise and care to their clients. Each team member is committed to continuing professional development and are registered with Medicare rebate scheme.

Dr Carly Ymer and Associates is well established in the immediate and broader community, having Camberwell as its’ home for over 10 years. The practice is conveniently located, family friendly and focussed on addressing the needs of clients in a highly professional, respectful and evidenced based manner. Each psychologist is committed to best practice and ensuring the needs of their clients are heard and addressed in a welcoming, responsive and relaxed environment.

The practice provides assessment and treatment of toddlers, children, and adolescents experiencing a range of developmental, social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. Areas that are commonly addressed in the practice include:

• Anxiety (including separation anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, OCD)
• Selective Mutism and School Refusal
• Depression and mood disorders (self harming behaviours)
• Eating Disorders (including body image disturbance)
• Body Dysmorphia
• Autistic Spectrum Disorder
• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
• Behavioural Problems (including toddler tantrums, anger management, oppositional defiance)
• Grief and Loss
• Adjustment Difficulties
• Parenting
• Relationship challenges
• Social skills & friendship difficulties
• Self-esteem development

Carly and her team also practise within a multidisciplinary team of speech therapists, dieticians, paediatricians, psychiatrists and general practitioners, as well as complimentary health services including Kinesiology, Naturopathy and Massage Therapy. Conveniently, we are all located in the same building for easy access and excellent communication.


Dr Carly Ymer
B.App.Sci. (Hons), D.Psych. (Clinical)

Carly has a love of working with children and teenagers to help their developing minds and bodies understand the connection between the mind and their emotions and how these effect their health and wellbeing. Carly’s sensitivity to their vulnerable minds and growing bodies allows the children and teenagers to feel relaxed, at ease and safe to explore their internal world and their difficult emotions and experiences. Carly’s work facilitate change by showing unconditional positive regard, a client centred approach and an understanding of the clients motivations and fears in order to gently shift mindset, challenge unhelpful behaviours and soothe uncomfortable emotions. Providing a reflection of her clients inner world helps her clients to see the areas for change and she assists them to explore ways they may achieve this through thought exploration, behavioural challenges, and communication tools.

Carly readily works with issues of anxiety, mood disorder, eating disorders, behavioural disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and parent-child/teen relational difficulties. Carly believe in thorough assessment of the young person and their family and school environments in order to fully understand the history and context of the issues at hand. Carly then works with the client to achieve not only amelioration of their symptoms and problems, but a deeper sense of self awareness, emotional regulation, and healthier and happier relationship with themselves.

Carly utilises a client centred approach that is individual to each client and that takes into account the clients generational, cultural, age, gender and intrapersonal uniqueness. Developing rapport and a safe, relaxed and respectful therapeutic relationship is paramount to Carly’s work. She uses those processes with techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Therapy and Affect Regulation Therapy (ART).

Most of all Carly is passionate about her clients and loves working with all ages to help her clients achieve health and wellbeing of mind and body.

Craig Salisbury-3

Craig Salisbury
BPsych, Graduate Diploma in Education Studies, DipED (School Psychology)


Craig Salisbury is a psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and he is eligible to provide general psychology services. Craig has a Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Education Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Education (School Psychology). Craig has worked over the past 16 years as a psychologist in early childhood intervention, state and private schools and private practice.

In his practice, Craig delivers evidence-based support for individuals and families in relation to developmental concerns in paediatrics (including general parenting, ADHD and Autism) to mental health issues in children, teenagers, and adults, including self-esteem, motivation, depression, anxiety disorders, fears/phobias, peer relationships, selective mutism, and behavioural disorders. Craig has extensive experience assessing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and in conducting educational assessments.

Craig has an interest in sport psychology and worked as a rowing coach at Scotch College and Xavier College. Craig has three children of his own. Craig is committed to an individualized, flexible and responsive approach to working with his clients and their families. Craig employs a theoretical approach founded on cognitive behavioural therapy. Craig's approach to treatment is generally eclectic, with influences of Strengths-Based, Family Partnerships & Behavioural Psychology.

Ms. Andrea Middling
Psychologist and Family Therapist

Andrea is a registered Psychologist with many years of experience working with individuals and couples. Andrea is warm and empathic and takes the time to get to know and understand her client’s needs, employing a client-centred approach. Andrea has experience and enjoys working with individuals and couples dealing with issues including;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Disordered eating
  • Relationship issues

Andrea works from an eclectic approach incorporating CBT, dream work, client-centred and psychodynamic frameworks. Andrea has a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and its effects. She is also qualified in hypnosis and can prepare assessments and reports for the courts.

Ms Syndon Barabash

Helen Dean
Registered Counsellor, Accredited Practising Dietitian & Family Based Therapist

Helen is a counsellor, accredited practising dietitian and family-based therapist with over 20 years in experience. She specialises in working with children and adolescents with eating disorders (this includes Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa; Binge Eating Disorder; Avoidant Restrictive Eating Disorders (ARFID) & Atypical Anorexia Nervosa (ANN); disordered eating, and body image issues. 

Helen works with children and adolescents presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, and family separation to help them create a more fulfilling and balanced life. Helen also works with adolescents on issues such as school refusal, addiction, bullying, school transition, friendships and any other issues that may impact the growth and development. 

Helen has a warm and gentle approach in her counselling and works closely with individuals to provide a safe and supportive space. She utilises a variety of evidence-based treatments including family therapy; individual therapy; mindfulness; motivational interviewing; adolescent focused therapy and EMDR. 

Helen is passionate, empathic, open minded and creates an environment that allows individuals to feel safe and supported to help them take control back of their life. 

Helen is an active member of: 

  • Dietitians Australia 
  • Nutrition Society 
  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA) 
  • CEED 
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching 
  • Body Positive Australia 
  • Health Not Diets Australia (health professional) 
  • NEDC 


Dr Carly Ymer & Associates, a practise that works in Child, Adolescent & Family Psychology.
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