About Sutherland Shire Psychology

Our Founder

Hi, I’m Emily Stone, I’m a Psychologist with a specialty focus on Trauma Recovery.

I always knew I wanted to work as a therapist. I have a passion for treating trauma patients effectively, which is rare because most trauma therapy in Australia is based on archaic and dangerous models. Many patients walk away with more damage than they had in the first place as a result.

About Sutherland Shire Psychology

I opened Sutherland Shire Psychology late 2009 after spending years working as a clinician. In the past, I have seen a lower standard of clinical work in private and public practices, especially in the field of trauma recovery. As a clinic, our mission is to help people gain freedom so they can thrive and grow naturally into the person they are meant to be. We don’t practice “medical/sick” psychology but focus on post-traumatic growth and the amazing resilience we have as human beings.

As a passionate Psychologist, I keep up with the most recent and proven research. I also implement that research into my sessions on a regular basis with some amazingly positive results.

Trauma recovery isn’t just about a person’s mind, there’s a physical connection too. Trauma Recovery is about the healing of the nervous system – not just a change in thought patterns.

  • Honours Degree in Psychology – University of Sydney
  • Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology – Macquarie University.


Received the University Medal for her academic achievements, as well as numerous awards and scholarships for academic and research excellence.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sleep Disorder Treatment
  • Mood Disorders Diagnosis and Management
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Certified Breathwork Teacher Training
  • Anxiety
    • social anxiety
    • generalised anxiety
    • obsessions and compulsions
    • specific fears or phobias
    • panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality difficulties
  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders
  • Stress and adjustment problems
  • Relationship concerns
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Lifestyle and behavioural management
    • including weight loss/control
  • Coaching
    • Performance improvement
    • General wellbeing
Emily has a particular interest in mood disorders (anxiety and depression). She has received specialist training in these areas from the Anxiety Clinic (Macquarie University). The Anxiety Clinic is internationally recognised for its cutting edge anxiety research and treatment approaches for both child and adult sufferers of anxiety. Emily also has strong interests in self-esteem and relationship therapy, drug and alcohol treatment, and the fostering of general self-improvement and lifestyle changes for clients wanting to make positive changes to their health and wellbeing. Emily also has a strong interest in trauma and couples work.

Emily has undertaken research in smoking cessation, drug and alcohol treatment, co-occurring alcohol and mood disorder treatment, schizophrenia and mood disorders, and adult and child anxiety and mood disorder assessment and treatment responses to various treatment modalities.

She has presented findings at an International conference as well as within smaller domestic research units.