MPsych (Clinical); PGradDip (Psychology); GradDip (Psychology); AdvDip (Acting); BA (Mass Communication).
Sarah's experience in the performance industry began with a bit of board treading at WAAPA (Acting, 2004) and Curtin University's Hayman Theatre. Then came further training with Song of the Goat Theatre in Poland and over a decade of performance work across stage and screen. While struggling to navigate the realities of being a working actor, Sarah began studying clinical psychology and found herself in the midst of a career shift.
Now a clinical psychologist, Sarah balances her time working in acute community mental health settings with integrating psychology for creative professionals through her private practice Green Room Psychology. Her clinical and research roles have included working with national and world-leading services such as headspace, Orygen Youth Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Orygen National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health. In the arts and creative industries, she has provided mental health consultancy for projects attached to MEAA; Arts Centre Wellbeing Collective; Perth Festival; Melbourne Fringe; Circuitwest; VCA Film; and WAAPA.
Sarah is passionate about supporting the mental health of entertainment and creative professionals, to assist resilient and sustainable personal and working functioning. Some of Sarah’s favourite recent work includes exploring resilience and self-care for entertainment and arts industry professionals; advising actors on the neuro-psychology of trauma to help their character development prep; and providing individual therapy to creative professionals who are experiencing complex or severe mental health difficulties.
Scenic Rim Regional Council and SWQ Regional Arts are presenting a series of 11 Arts Dinners in person and online.