Stacey Freebody

Senior Psychologist & Supervisor

  • BPsychSci MClinPsych(Post-Reg)
Stacey Freebody

Clinical Expertise

Stacey has strong skills in assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of childhood developmental disorders. Her work has included support of pervasive developmental disorders, attention-deficit disorders, learning disorders and varied mood-based concerns. Her primary clinical interest area is the assessment of ASD in early childhood.

Treatment Approaches

Stacey is a neuro-affirming psychologist and believes this to be a non-negotiable approach to practice. She is client-centred with her formulation and treatment planning and uses this as foundation for her collaborative work with clients, caregivers and third-party support (such as teachers and paediatricians.) Stacey is largely influenced by MI and ACT but believes the beauty of working with young clients is staying flexible and open to what individual approach might work for them (often this is supported by glitter, dinosaurs, and Thomas the Tank Engine discussions!)

Location & Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Hawthorn East - - - -


Stacey is a psychologist with professional passions across developmental research and teaching, as well the applied clinical support of her child clients and their families. She graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ), prior to working for some years in rural mental health in the not-for-profit sector. Stacey has previously held positions within developmental research at UQ and La Trobe University, and as a teaching assistant at UQ.

Stacey is a firm believer in continued and ongoing professional development and the benefits of sharing the strongest evidence-based recommendations to our clinical community. She has recently completed further training and graduated with a Master of Clinical Psychology (Post Registration), allowing her to practice as a Clinical Psychology Registrar and work toward clinical endorsement in the field.

Stacey regularly conducts assessments of development, cognitive capacity, adaptive functioning, behaviour and mood. She has a clinical interest in the assessment and support of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in very early childhood and has been incredibly privileged to have supported many families in this area. Stacey is also a Board Approved Supervisor and provides clinical supervision of provisional psychologists, registered psychologists and other allied health professionals.


Master of Clinical Psychology (Post-Registration)
Bachelor of Psychological Science