About Us

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. Currently, the team of associates consists of Mr Craig Salisbury and Ms Syndon Barabash. 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
• School & Learning difficulties (intellectual and educational assessments)
• Social skills & friendship difficulties
• Self-esteem development 
• Family Therapy

Carly and her team also practise within a multidisciplinary team of speech therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, paediatricians, psychiatrists and general practitioners. Conveniently, the practice is located with a well-established, experienced team of paediatric speech therapists who specialise in Autistic Disorder and social skills groups (see www.melvinspeech.com.au). As such, the psychology practice is eligible to provide services to clients under FAHCSIA and Better Start government funding.

The Team

Dr Carly Ymer

B.App.Sci. (Hons), D.Psych. (Clinical)

Carly Ymer is a registered clinical psychologist and has a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Carly is a full member of Australian Psychological Society & is eligible to provide specialist clinical psychology services. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in public mental health, and for the RCH Outpatient Mental Health Service before deciding to pursue her own private practice over 10 years ago. 

In her clinical practice, Carly delivers evidence-based treatments with her clients across a range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment difficulties, including anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and relationship problems. Assessments available through Carly include children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and intelligence testing. She has a particular area of interest in treating young woman with body image disturbance and disordered eating.

Carly works with the understanding of the complexities of children, adolescents and individuals as they function internally & within the context of their relationships and surrounding systems (friendships, schools, families, activities). She is committed to an individualized, flexible and responsive approach to working with her clients. Carly employs a theoretical approach founded on cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness, but her approach to treatment is generally eclectic, with influences of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal, Systems, & Behavioural Psychology.

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 Graduate Diploma in Education (School Psychology). Craig has worked over the past 16 year 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 Syndon Barabash

Counselling Psychologist & Family Therapist: B. Ed., Grad Dip App Psych., MA (Couns Psych), P. R. B., MAPS, Clinical Member V. A. F. T.

Syndon Barabash is a registered Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist, and a qualified secondary teacher. She has had over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings including education, counselling and psychiatric settings working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. 

Syndon’s style of working is multidisciplinary and she enjoys liaising with other professionals associated with her clients. She changes her strategies and therapeutic style to suit each individual client as she assists them to help themselves with a variety of social, interpersonal, emotional and behavioural difficuties. Syndon has an eclectic approach utilising a variety of techniques including: Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and Mindfulness, role play, play therapy, use of genograms (family trees) and the grief curve, and relaxation techniques.

Her specialty area is working with the complexities experienced during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood as well as in families when the following issues may arise: Clinical Depression and mood disorders, loss, self-harm and suicidality; all forms of abuse; Clinical Anxiety including eating disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorders, first episode psychosis; addictive behaviours; trauma, grief and loss; bullying, peer issues and relationship issues; family breakdown and parenting issues. 

She has been in private practice for over 20 years.

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

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