Dr Ashlen San Letho - Clinical Psychologist
Ashlen’s bookings are temporarily closed to new clients until 2022.
Ashlen San Letho focuses on providing a warm and secure relationship with each of her clients in order to support them in achieving the most therapeutic change. She is dedicated to being a stable base from which her clients are empowered to apply their strengths to the challenges in their lives, find meaning and direction, and be their most effective.
Ashlen works with a range of presentations including depression, low self-esteem, adjustment and life transition difficulties, issues with identity, and complex trauma. Her special areas of interest are in the treatment of anxiety disorders, the obsessive and compulsive disorders, and relational attachment issues.
She has published research on anxiety and insomnia in international journals, including research on the use of imagery in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder.
Skilled in a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy, Ashlen is able to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each person.
She is particularly interested in working from a psychodynamic and attachment-based perspective, in order to help her clients understand and modify unhelpful relational patterns.
Ashlen San Letho is a Clinical Psychologist holding a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science degree from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from Macquarie University.
Ashlen sees adults and adolescents at NorthPsych, and is available for clinical supervision of Registered and Clinical Psychologists. Ashlen is available via telehealth on Mondays and Tuesdays, and in person at our Lindfield practice on Thursdays.
Registration to provide psychology services with Medicare.
Full registration and clinical endorsement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PSY0001686206)
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Ng, A. S. & Abbott, M. J. (2014). The impact of self-imagery on affective, cognitive, and attentional processes in Social Phobia: A comprehensive literature review of the theoretical and empirical literature. Behaviour Change, 31(3), 159-174.
Ng, A. S., Abbott, M. J. The effect of self-imagery on symptoms and processes in Social Anxiety Disorder, Cognitive Therapy & Research (in press).
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