Emily Scanlan 

Registered Psychologist

Emily Scanlan

BA Ec Soc (Psych), MIL, MA, PG Dip (Psych) Applied Psych (Cert) 


Emily Scanlan is a registered psychologist and director of CBD Psychology and Wellbeing. She works with couples and individuals at her practice as well as providing corporate workshops on topics such as Mindfulness, Resilience, Managing Stress and Adapting to Change. See more on workshops and corporate wellbeing.



Emily uses evidenced-based practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat:




Corporate burnout

She is also trained in Existential Therapy  for clients investigating deeper questions around meaning and purpose. See article on “Leading Minds” from Sydney University Alumni Magazine ( Insert link)


Post Separation and Couples Work

She is experienced in couples and post-separation work (Gottman trained).

She works with parents who want to protect their children from conflict while navigating separation. Treatment typically moves through three stages

  1. Recovery 

  2. Achieving clear, conflict free communication and establishing shared parenting

  3. Setting up two happy homes


She comes from the perspective that it is possible for children to thrive and families to function well after divorce. Emily works closely with family lawyers to help minimise conflict and to move towards a resolution. See more on her approach with post-separation couples.


Corporate Wellbeing

Emily is an engaging public speaker and skilled group facilitator.

In 2019 her clients included the Australian Defence Force, The Commonwealth Bank and the AFL as well as small businesses and NGOs.

Workshops can be tailored to the needs of the team.

Past topics include:

  • Mental clarity and resilience

  • Adapting to change

  • Creating courageous teams (leadership and ethics)

  • Preventing corporate burnout

  • Corporate culture- building Values, Engagement and Vulnerability

Group Therapy 

Emily runs Depression Recovery and Step-Parenting Support Groups. Click here for dates in 2020 and to register a place.


Previously, she facilitated groups for patients experiencing anxiety, depression and bipolar at Mosman Private Hospital. This year (2020) will be the first time they will be available from her private practice in Castlereagh St.


These groups are supportive, skill-based and are hope orientated. Clients will leave with greater self-knowledge and focused psychological strategies.


Professional Membership

Emily Scanlan is a registered psychologist with:

Australian Practitioners Health Association (APRHA) Associated Member of the Australian Psychological Society (AMAPS). 

Medicare  (Rebate for Mental Health Care Plan)

Workcover (now SIRA)

Private Health Insurance (check your level of cover for eligibility)


Professional Affiliations

Emily served on the University of Sydney External Advisory Committee to the Government Faculty for over ten years as well as the University of Sydney Alumni Council(3 yrs). As part of this commitment she has treated many students and academics with depression, anxiety and “writers block”.


Previous to her career in Psychology she served as an Executive Level Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and as a journalist with the ABC.

Emily Scanlan - Registered Psychologist


BA Ec Soc (Psych), MIL, MA, PG Dip (Psych) Applied Psych (Cert) 

Email: scanlanec@hotmail.com

Phone: 0422 781 231



CDB Psycology & Wellbeing can provide all sessions online

via Video Conferencing platforms


CBD Psychology and Wellbeing
Bvlgari Building
Level 3, Suite 1
64 Castlereagh St
Sydney NSW 2000

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