Dr Samantha McLeod

Director | Clinical Health, Sport & Exercise Psychologist | Health Coach


  • Bachelor of Science (Psych.)
  • Grad.Dip.Bhv.Std.Hlth.Care (Health and Sport Psych.)
  • Master of Education. (Gifted Ed.)
  • Ph.D (Health and Sport Psych.)

Samantha is an experienced Clinical Health and Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychologist, with over 20 years experience in private practice in well established multidisciplinary clinics, and as a consultant to private businesses, sporting bodies, lecturer for schools and tertiary institutions, and providing clinical leadership in public health organisations or corporations. Samantha also holds the role of Senior Project Officer, Professional Practice, Private Practice at the Australia Psychological Society. Samantha is an experienced Psychology Board of Australia and Australian Psychological Society approved Supervisor for registrars and peers, particularly in the Health Psychology and Sport & Exercise Psychology endorsement areas.

Samantha relishes the variety in her work that satisfies her desire and passion to educate, heal, change, and optimise the potential of individuals, groups and organisations. Areas of expertise include the psychology of medical conditions and physical wellbeing, anxiety and trauma/complex trauma, self-concept work, giftedness, leadership and executive coaching, with children, adolescents, and adults or groups.

Her specialised experience in the areas of Clinical Health Psychology, Performance Psychology and Coaching Psychology has attracted to my practice many gifted and talented children, adolescents, and adults seeking solutions to their mental health and/or associated physical health conditions, traumas, and achievement aspirations. Samantha’s passion is to provide high quality, evidence-based group interventions for gifted school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults in order for these individuals to achieve optimal wellbeing and potential.

Although Samantha trained specifically in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), she combines a variety of treatment modalities for individual-specific interventions Including:

  • Cognitive Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Brief Solutions Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychology

Registrations & Memberships

  • Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) – Health Psychology and Sport & Exercise Psychology Endorsements
  • Registered with Medicare
  • Non-Directive Pregnancy Support (NDPS) Medicare Service Registered
  • Full Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • APS College of Health Psychologists
  • APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists
  • Full Member of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
  • Full Member of the International Sport Psychology Society
  • Member of Association of Applied Sport Psychology

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