Emma Schmidt

Clinical Psychology Registrar & Sexologist

Hi! I’m Emma (she/her).

I am passionate about holistic, inclusive, and trauma-informed care, and recognise the interrelated nature of psychological and sexological issues, as well as environmental and relational factors. That’s a lot of big words to say that I hope I can be a one-stop shop for all things related to your psychological, sexuality, and gender wellbeing – because these things are all connected and impact each other!

My clinical approach is person-centred and strengths-based, and is informed by theories of feminism, minority stress, and intersectionality. I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients and presentations, with a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities. With my own lived experience of being queer and neurodivergent, I strive to create a judgement-free space for clients to feel safe to unmask and express themselves authentically. I love to celebrate and affirm these aspects of identity, while also acknowledging the stressors that may be part of the experience.

I have experience working with a range of sexual health related issues such as:

  • Sexual trauma, 
  • Navigating differences in libido, 
  • Sexual pain, genital/pelvic pain,
  • Sexual anxiety, 
  • Erectile difficulties, 
  • Navigating gender dysphoria around sex, 
  • Navigating sensory issues during physical intimacy. 

I have provided support related to diverse relationship structures, exploring kink practice, exploring and affirming one’s gender, religious trauma, relational conflict management, life transitions, and more general mental health concerns such as stress, relational trauma, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. I am also passionate about menstrual literacy and the provision of inclusive, trauma-informed menstrual education for all genders and bodies.

My inclusive approach is sex-positive, kink-positive, sex work-positive, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+-affirming, and welcoming of all relationship structures.

Qualifications and Registrations

  • Completing Clinical Registrar Program
  • Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Sexology
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of Society of Australian Sexologists

Meet the rest of the team

Dr Hilary Lindberg
Director & Clinical Psychologist & Sexologist
Dr Daniel Brown
Director & Clinical Psychologist
Amie Wilde
Registered Psychologist
Nick Campbell
Registered Psychologist
Rachelle Abraham
Registered Counsellor
Caitlin Proctor
Registered Psychologist & Sexologist
Niamh Sullivan
Registered Counsellor
Dr Kirstie Daken
Clinical Psychologist