Vanessa Baker

Founder & Clinical Psychologist

Available Wednesday, 

Thursday & Saturday

Book an appointment with Vanessa

For existing clients, please use Vanessa's online booking form

Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families experiencing a wide range of challenges. She has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Vanessa has experience conducting gold standard autism assessments using the ADOS-2 and ADI-R. 


Vanessa has worked with young people and families across a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, university clinics, community centres, residential settings, and private practice. She has previously worked with the Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) within Northern Sydney.

Vanessa has worked within research teams at Liverpool Hospital and the University of New South Wales. She has co-authored on papers published in the World Journal of Psychiatry, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, and Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 


Vanessa is also a PsyBA approved supervisor for clinical psychology interns and registrars.


  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class I), University of Sydney 

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Canberra

  • Certified Circle of Security Parenting® Facilitator

  • Certified PEERS® Social Skills for Young Adults Facilitator

  • Certified Tuning in to Teens® Facilitator

Professional Memberships

  • Full registration with Psychology Board of Australia

  • Member of Australian Psychology Society 

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Attachment Based Family Therapy

  • Systemic Family Therapy

  • Emotion Coaching

  • Circle of Security Parenting

  • PEERS Social Skills Training

Please note that Vanessa is not currently accepting new referrals.

Vanessa Baker



Kids in Mind Psychology

Tel: 0400 662 649

G 11, 177 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives NSW

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Sat 9.00-12.00pm

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