Dr Hilary Lindberg

Director & Clinical Psychologist & Sexologist

Hi, I believe therapy needs to be individually tailored to suit your personal needs because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way in which we struggle. To help with this I practice from an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Attachment theories.

I understand it can be daunting to see a psychologist for the first time, so for those new to therapy I like to discuss the process openly so you understand the different phases of therapy. I ensure we move at a pace that is comfortable for you, whilst also recognising a part of therapy is making note of thoughts/behaviours that might not be helping you.

I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan, however I typically work with adults (16+) and provide short and/or longer-term psychological therapy for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disorders (i.e. Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Sexual difficulties (e.g. vaginismus/painful sex, low desire, erectile difficulties)
  • Chronic health and their impact on sexual function
  • Issues related to gender and sexual diversity
  • Relational therapy (e.g. improving sexual function)
  • Life adjustment and transitions
  • Stress management

My Doctorate of Clinical Psychology thesis designed a psychological treatment for vaginismus and evaluated the effectiveness of the therapy. Following on from my thesis, I have developed a particular interest in improving sexual function and satisfaction for individuals (either in a relationship/s or single), who experience pain with sex due to vaginismus (GPPPD), endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain.

Regardless of why you are coming to see me, I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to therapy with the aim to empower your individual strengths to help you reach your goals and develop a greater understanding about yourself.

Qualifications and registrations:
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Griffith University
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychology, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate of Sexology, Curtin University
  • Member of Sexual Health Society

Hilary is currently on maternity leave till May 2023.

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