Welcome to Dr Emily
Dr. Emily O'Leary is best known for her groundbreaking work in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. With a PhD in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and a BA Honors in Psychology, Dr. Emily works with attention to detail, while remaining totally real and relatable in her approach to sharing valuable information and resources with her clients. As director of two treatment clinics, she emphasizes the significance of incorporating a strong family focus and including loved ones as an important part of treatment. continue reading...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly termed OCD, is the title given to the condition in which the person develops intrusive thoughts, images or impulses (e.g. obsessions), usually alongside associated compulsive behaviours. OCD is a treatable disorder that can affect both males and females of all ages. It is the fourth most common mental health disorder, and…Read More
So there’s the wrong milk in your macchiato, or you can’t upload your latest selfie because your smartphone just run out of juice. Your poor thing. We may scoff at so-called First World problems, but should we?Read More
Social phobia, or Social Anxiety, is the term used to refer to the persistent fear or discomfort experienced in situations involving social interactions or social performance or in situations where there is the potential for scrutiny by others (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013). The concern for those who experience social anxiety is that they will…Read More
Our occupation plays a big part in our sense of identity and our wellbeing. So why does our day job – whether it’s as a dentist or designer, poet or police officer have such an impact on us?Read More
Eccentricity and cleanliness have become synonymous with OCD. Telling a friend they are “a little OCD” is a subtle way of telling them they need to relax a little. What are the implications of this association and does it matter? Jason was referred to me from his General Practitioner. He had moved back with his…Read More