Sumedha is a psychologist and researcher who focuses on sleep, health and wellbeing. As part of her PhD, she spearheaded a trial of programs to improve sleep and fatigue in first-time parents. Currently, she is part of a research team at Monash University developing a new program targeting sleep in carers and people with dementia.
As a therapist, Sumedha is dynamic and works collaboratively with her clients, drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches. She believes a strong working alliance between practitioner and client is integral to therapy, and aims to support her clients as they navigate their own paths.
Sumedha practices from a culturally-sensitive, attachment-focused and systemic perspective, recognising the impact of early life experiences, the body and social environments on health and wellbeing. She takes a special interest in psychodynamic therapy. Outside of psychology, Sumedha holds extensive experience in education and healthcare.
Sumedha welcomes young people, adults, families and older adults to provide support with:
- Identity and belonging
- Coming of age
- Sleep issues (including insomnia)
- Perinatal support
- Mood, panic and anxiety
- Living with illness
Sumedha is currently undertaking the registrar program for endorsement in clinical psychology.