Our Team

 
 
Nicky is based in the  Woollahra  office.   nicky@maternalconnections.com.au

Nicky is based in the Woollahra office.
nicky@maternalconnections.com.au

nicky abitz

Nicky holds a research Masters degree in Psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology  (AH Martin Scholarship), and is currently completing a Masters degree in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Her therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, infant development research, trauma theory, and relational psychoanalytic theory. 

Nicky supports clients to develop a shared understanding of their internal emotional experience, their sense of self, and the ways in which they relate to others and their environment. 

 

Justine works from the  Randwick  office.   justine@maternalconnections.com.au

Justine works from the Randwick office.
justine@maternalconnections.com.au

justine adler

Justine is a warm, insightful and supportive therapist, who has worked for over twenty years as a Clinical Psychologist. She has a broad range of experience across public and private settings across the lifespan, and with a range of presentations. As well she gained specialised expertise in the perinatal period while working at Karitane Randwick and St John of God Burwood.

In therapy, she draws on a wide range of evidence-based psychological approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Therapies.

Her work is largely informed by attachment based therapy and interpersonal neurobiology. This individualised, flexible and integrative approach to therapy meets the needs and goals of each client.

 

Margie works from the  Leichhardt  office.   margie@maternalconnections.com.au

Margie works from the Leichhardt office.
margie@maternalconnections.com.au

margie stuchberRy

Margie is a clinical psychologist with a keen interest in the issues that face men and women in relationships and in modern life. Margie understands that coming to therapy can be a vulnerable time and how important it is to find a safe, non-judgemental place that makes it possible to explore and develop insight. While Margie’s approach to therapy is grounded in attachment theory and psychodynamic therapy, she is adept at assessing the problems people bring to therapy and working with people to develop an approach that both addresses the problems and feels comfortable. Margie is an adult psychotherapist who has completed specialised training at the Anna Freud Centre in London.