Dr. Kim Stirling

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Treatment Areas
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Health Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Trichotillomania (and other repetitive body-focused behaviours)
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Kim has special interest in working with clients with coexisting Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Kim obtained her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland, and her Doctor of Clinical Psychology and PhD from the University of Sydney. Across her training and career to date, she has worked in research-based clinics, inpatient hospitals, outpatient services within community settings, a multidisciplinary non-government organisation and now private practice. Kim has been a clinician at OCD clinic since January 2020. She works with clients of all ages, specialising in coexisting neurodivergence (e.g. ADHD, ASD), and perinatal mental health.

Kim’s therapeutic style is open, compassion-focused, and flexible. She draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy approaches to create a tailored treatment plan in line with her client’s clinical challenges and personal goals. She enjoys supporting her clients in not only reducing symptom severity and functional impact of their challenges, but in reshaping behavioural patterns in their broader life to create more meaningful experiences and a stronger sense of self moving forward to support relapse prevention.

Outside of work, Kim is a mum of two young children who tries to be near the water or out in nature as often as possible and loves anything creative.