Katie Peterson is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA based in Tamworth NSW. Katie provides supervision, clinical support and professional development to the Gidget Foundation Australia Clinicians working with families in the perinatal period.
Katie has over 11 years of experience working in perinatal and infant mental health across private, not-for-profit and public health services in regional NSW. Most recently Katie was the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMHS) clinician for the Tamworth Community Mental Health Team for 7 years as well as the Safe Start coordinator. Prior to this Katie provided general psychological services in Hunter New England area of NSW including outreach to rural communities.
Katie has extensive experience in perinatal and infant mental health drawing on attachment theory, infant development, cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and emotion focused therapy. Katie has a particular interest in attachment-related trauma,mother-infant interaction, adjustment to motherhood, depression and anxietyincluding perinatal OCD, and birth trauma.
As a clinician living and working in a regional area Katie is very aware of the challenges faced by clinicians working in rural communities, as well as the challenges families face due to limited services including the reliance on telehealth to access support. Katie is passionate about expanding access and providing quality perinatal mental health services across Australia.