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A dedicated private OCD clinic serving the community of Perth, Western Australia

Providing excellence
in psychological treatment,
training and research to improve
the lives of OCD sufferers in the
WA community.

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Our mission

We aim to improve the lives of those suffering from OCD & related disorders

As clinical psychologists with a special interest in the field of OCD, we do this by providing excellence in psychological treatment and patient care, based on our extensive experience, training and research. We also contribute to international OCD research and aim to improve awareness and access to advanced OCD training for mental health professionals.

We’re here to help

Treatment Services

The Perth OCD Clinic provides assessments and individual clinical psychology treatment for a range of obsessive-compulsive-related issues.

In addition to working in the field of OCD, our team has considerable experience in working with adults, adolescents, children, and families across a broad range of psychological issues.

Treatment services include:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (all subtypes)
  • Clinical perfectionism
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs)
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Dermatillomania/excoriation disorder (skin picking)
  • Treatment-resistant OCD

Delivering excellence in

Evidence-based treatments

Our clinic delivers evidence-based treatment for OCD, as well as other co-occurring psychological conditions. We help both OCD sufferers and their families get the help they deserve.

In order to provide a vital, centralised service for the WA OCD community, we have brought together Perth’s first dedicated team of highly experienced, independently practising clinical psychologists.

Our team regularly works alongside Perth’s leading consultant psychiatrists and general practitioners, to facilitate a multidisciplinary treatment approach.

Ongoing professional development

Training, supervision and
OCD workshops

All of our clinical psychologists attend ongoing professional development workshops that focus on different subtypes and areas unique to OCD. In addition to their ongoing training, each clinician has a wide range of experience and training in other psychological areas. This ensures that we’re able to match each client’s unique experience of OCD with the most appropriate clinical psychologist.

At Perth OCD Clinic, we also provide advanced training to other mental health care professionals in the assessment and treatment of OCD and related disorders.

Perth and beyond

Advancing international
OCD research

In addition to helping OCD sufferers here in Perth, we aim to advance the treatment and research of OCD internationally. We collaborate on research projects with the Yale OCD Research Clinic, focusing on the development, testing and publication of supplementary psychological strategies for treatment-resistant OCD.

Dr Maloney has published OCD research in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at national and international OCD conferences and symposiums.

Specialised training

Meet our team

Our team has a wealth of clinical experience and specialist interests in the field of OCD. Founded in 2015, we were the first specialty outpatient clinic in Australia to be registered with the International OCD Foundation.

The Perth OCD Clinic comprises a team of independently practising clinical psychologists who work as part of a collective team. All our clinicians have undertaken specialised training in OCD provided by Dr Gayle Maloney, founder of the Perth OCD Clinic, and Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr Gayle Maloney
Dr Gayle Maloney Founder / Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults; m: 0413 570 222

Dr Gayle Maloney is the founder of the Perth OCD Clinic and holds an appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University. As a senior clinical psychologist, Gayle has provided treatment to OCD sufferers and their families in Perth for over 20 years. Dr Maloney is passionate about providing supervision, professional development and workshops for mental health clinicians working in the field of OCD.
Chin-Ngee Annells
Chin-Ngee Annells Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults and adolescents (13+)
m: 0401 440 877

Chin-Ngee is a senior clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating adults and adolescents in hospitals, tertiary education, and rehabilitation settings. In addition to providing evidence-based treatment for OCD, Chin-Ngee is particularly skilled and experienced in the treatment of co-occurring psychological issues relating to complex trauma, PTSD, sexual assault and attachment-based difficulties.
Dr Sarra Hayes
Dr Sarra Hayes Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults and adolescents (15+)
m: 0426 486 044

Sarra is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in treating adults and adolescents (aged 15-25 years). Sarra has gained considerable clinical, research and training skills from leading international research and training institutions. Sarra is particularly skilled in the treatment of OCD and co-occurring psychological conditions including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and childhood trauma.
Dr Marilyn Fitzgerald
Dr Marilyn Fitzgerald Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults
m: 0448 670 481

Marilyn is a senior clinical psychologist who has treated adults and adolescents across a range of private and public settings since 2008. Marilyn has a special interest in the treatment of all OCD subtypes, and is particularly skilled in the treatment of eating and body image disorders to assist clients with appearance-related OCD and repetitive behaviours.
Mary Hattaway
Mary Hattaway Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults and adolescents (16+)
m: 0423 237 040

Mary is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in treating adults and adolescents in a wide range of public and private settings. Mary provides evidence-based treatment for all subtypes of OCD. Mary is also particularly skilled in the treatment of complex trauma/PTSD, perfectionism, body dysmorphia and anxiety disorders.
Rebecca Harrington
Rebecca Harrington Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults
m: 0497 504 957

Rebecca is a senior clinical psychologist who has developed a wide range of experience in treating adults and older adolescents (aged 18+) across public and private health sectors. Rebecca has a strong interest in evidence-based treatment of OCD and is also particularly skilled in the treatment of co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders.
Michelle Lund
Michelle Lund Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults
m: 0439 992 362

Michelle is a clinical psychologist who has treated adults across a wide range of private settings, community clinics and not-for-profit organisations since 2005. Michelle is particularly skilled in the treatment of OCD and co-occurring psychological conditions of anxiety, depression and trauma related issues.
Ailsa Jerejian
Ailsa Jerejian Clinical Psychologist Ages 6-17 years
m: 0461 571 986

Ailsa is an experienced clinical psychologist who is committed to providing evidence-based treatment for OCD in children and adolescents. She also has in-depth knowledge and experience in the treatment of Autism, AD/HD and specific learning disability. This combination of skills allows Ailsa to provide a holistic, client-centred approach to the treatment of OCD that takes into consideration the wide range of co-occurring emotional and behavioural difficulties that can be experienced by young people and their families.
Maria Krabbe
Maria Krabbe Senior Clinical Psychologist Adults and adolescents (16+)

Maria is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in treating adults and adolescents in a wide range of public and private mental health settings. Maria provides evidence-based treatment for all subtypes of OCD. In addition, Maria is particularly skilled in the treatment of complex trauma, co-occurring anxiety disorders, and body image concerns and nutrition.
Dr Lisa Unwin
Dr Lisa Unwin CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE Adults and adolescents (12+)

Dr Unwin is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. She also has a high degree of knowledge and experience in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and anxiety disorders. These combined skills allow Dr Unwin to provide a comprehensive approach to treating OCD that occurs with a wide range of co-occurring emotional and behavioural issues.
Dr Christopher Pittenger
Dr Christopher Pittenger Senior Research Consultant Dr Christopher Pittenger, one of the world's leading experts in OCD research, is our Senior Research Consultant at the Perth OCD Clinic. Dr Pittenger is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. To ensure that the Perth OCD Clinic clinic remains at the forefront of OCD treatment, we continue to collaborate on international research projects with the Yale OCD Research Clinic on the development, testing and publication of adjunct psychological strategies for treatment resistant OCD.