Dr Amanda Maxwell | Clinical Psychologist Sydney
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Dr Amanda Maxwell 

Clinical Psychologist


B Arts, PG Dip Paed Neuropsy, M Ed and Dev Psy, D. Clin Psy.

AHPRA Registration Number: PSY0001651601

Medicare Provider Number: 5541842B


Suite 5, Level 2/79 Alexander Street, 
Crows Nest, NSW 2065

About Amanda Maxwell

Amanda is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK since 2005. She has supported young people experiencing a range of moderate to severe mental health difficulties such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders (panic disorders, social anxiety, specific phobia, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders), trauma, and behavioural difficulties.  She has specific training and skills in evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy (BT) and Systemic Family Therapy.


Amanda has a special interest in working with young people with Tourette Syndrome, primary motor stereotypies and functional (psychogenic) movement disorders. Her most recent roles were in a national and specialist Tic and Neurodevelopmental Movements (TANDeM) service and a Paediatric Neuropsychology Service at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, London. She is CBiT trained (Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics) and has been piloting group-based behavioural interventions for tic disorders and primary motor stereotypies. Amanda also has experience in psychometric assessment of children and adolescents presenting with neurodevelopmental disorders and specific learning difficulties.


Tic Psychology Service


  • Habit Reversal Training (HRT/CBiT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for tics
  • Individual therapy for common co-occurring difficulties such as anxiety, OCD and anger
  • Psychometric assessment where there are concerns about co-occurring learning difficulties
  • Parent psychoeducation sessions including: psychoeducation about tics and Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, anger and rage, and working with schools

Clinical Psychologist


  • Individual evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties for children and adolescents including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety disorders (panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, health anxiety) and behavioural difficulties.
  • Individual evidence-based therapy for primary motor stereotypies, and functional (psychogenic movement disorders
  • Psychometric assessment of children and adolescents where there are concerns about intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, or neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr Amanda Maxwell

Please email [email protected]

for appointments and enquiries

Amanda is not taking any new referrals for private practice at this time. Amanda is currently running a 10 session tic treatment group at the University of NSW, see link below. This group is for children with frequent motor and/or vocal tics who are aged 9-12years. Please contact Amanda if you are interested in this group.


The Tic Surf School Program


Alternatively, contact Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia (TSAA) for details of other clinicians who may be able to provide individual support.

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