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Katherine Roche-Freedman

Registered Psychologist

Katie has an interest in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. Katie has worked in acute hospital settings, assessing, and treating people with a wide range of severe and complex mental health presentations. In addition to helping clients, Katie is a lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU), teaching postgraduate students assessment and treatment interventions for people with serious mental illnesses.

Katie has training and experience using a number of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Schema Therapy, as well as several trauma-informed interventions.

At Sound, Katie can assist with a range of psychological challenges including eating disorders/problems, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, interpersonal problems, and emotion-regulation difficulties.

Katie is a Registered Psychologist undertaking her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU. Her research focuses on how people respond psychologically to their bodily sensations and whether this predicts mental health outcomes.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys attending Pilates and yoga classes, running, spending time with her family and friends, reading, and exploring Canberra’s food-scene.