For as long as she can remember Caryn wanted to be a psychologist. Initially at the age of 12years she decided she wanted to be a forensic psychologist and went about pursuing that goal with success. She began working with Youth Justice and has now had experience working in the community and custodial settings.
Whilst forensic work has remained an interest, it was important to her to develop a depth and breadth of skills through experience in a wide range of areas. She undertook 5 key areas to ensure she had sound industry direct experience in the areas of forensic, drug and alcohol, child and family systems work, disabilities and community mental health. She also gained experience working with people in urban, regional and remote Australia, including a proportion of that time spent working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in remote NorthWest Queensland. She went about systematically gaining experience in all of these areas before opening her own private practice in Queensland.
Family needs prompted a relocation back to Western Sydney, which is her home base now and historically. This move led her to be working again in child and youth mental health services and now she is very pleased to be working with the Riverlands team.
Caryn is located in our Blaxland office on Mondays and Wednesdays and our Penrith office on Thursdays and Fridays.