Psychologist: (Senior Clinical) Elli Curtis

I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Inspired Psychology with full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

I have an extensive experience working across a variety of government and non-government settings including: Department of Correctional Services, Disability SA, youth residential care, and employment assistance programs.

I hold an extensive knowledge base in the area of disability and co-ordinate Inspired Psychology’s delivery of assessments including cogntive/educational assessments, functional capacity and housing support assessments.

I also have a strong background in the area of developmental trauma and provide consultancy services and training at Inspired Psychology in the the out of home care sector.

I have experience delivering a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Metacognitive Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness. I strive to stay up to date with research literature and regularly attend professional development activities.

I am interested and have experience working with people across the lifespan in the following areas:

  • Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder)
  • Anxiety Disorders (Social Phobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma
  • Behaviour management strategies
  • Sleep problems
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Stress
  • Identity
  • Relationships including alternative relationship styles
  • Anger management
  • Identity and self-esteem
  • Drug and Alcohol use
  • Grief and Loss

I use a client-centred, holistic approach with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to make clients feel comfortable so that therapy can be as effective as possible.