Kind, Warm and Caring

20 Years' Experience

Evidence-Based Treatments

About Tamar

Tamar is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist who is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with children, adolescents and young adults.

She has worked as a school psychologist for 19 years and in private practice for 20 years, and has extensive experience providing counselling, conducting assessments, and supervising psychologists.

Tamar is also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She helps her clients achieve great results quickly, teaching life skills they can use for other issues in the future. Tamar works closely with parents, giving them quick and simple strategies to reinforce what she has taught their child. This helps the child take on the strategies learnt in therapy as part of their coping tool kit.


-Doctor of Philosophy (PhD: Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, supervised by Glenn Melvin, Louise Hayes and Kylie Gray). Tamar’s research compared the effectiveness of ACT and CBT as part of year nine school curricula, and is the first study comparing ACT to CBT in schools.

-Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (Monash University)

-Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Deakin University)

-Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)


Tamar is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, and the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. She supervises provisional psychologists, early-career, and experienced psychologists, and Educational and Developmental Psychology registrars.

She is a visiting fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

She provides supervision in how to use ACT with children, adolescents, parents, and adults, conduct assessments, and school psychology issues.


-Australian Psychological Society

-Fellow Australian Psychological Society’s College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

-Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

-Approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Psychological Society’s College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Tamar Has Extensive Experience Working With:

-Anxiety Disorders including phobias and panic attacks

-Obsessive Compulsive Disorders including Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and Excoriation Disorder (skin picking)

-Concentration Difficulties



-Sleep Difficulties


-Social Difficulties

-Health Conditions


-Bed Wetting and Toilet Training

Read Tamar's ACT-Based Parent Booklet:

Tamar wrote a parent booklet to help families cope with COVID, based on ACT and compassion approaches. You can apply it to other issues too. It’s been shared amongst psychologists and parents around the world.

Download the booklet for free here:  Stay Here Booklet

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