About Us

We believe everyone has the capacity for change and therefore, provide an open, supportive environment that nurtures growth.

Stirling Psychology


We believe that everyone has the capacity for change and are committed to providing high quality, actionable help. We do this through evidence-based treatments, grounded in thorough assessment and compassionate, authentic, therapeutic relationships. We recognise that people want a more holistic integrated approach tailored to their individual needs, and that a growing evidence-base supports the effectiveness of such a model.

We provide individual and couples therapy, health and wellbeing consultations, as well as learning and personal development opportunities, face-to-face workshops and retreats. With a calm and friendly boutique feel we aim to create a warm and welcoming environment for our clients.

In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck and joy. With the goal of empowering people to live their best lives, we chose the hummingbird in our logo to convey an uplifting sense of freedom.

Practice Founder

Dr Katie Stirling is a registered Clinical Psychologist and board approved supervisor. Prior to launching Stirling Psychology on the Mornington Peninsula, Katie spent most of her career in the not-for-profit sector developing, implementing and leading community wellbeing programs and family services. She has over 15 years experience including as a General Manager of a family mental health service in Melbourne and Regional Victoria and as the Head of Care at the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Katie believes that everyone has the capacity to change, to live their best life, to be their best self, to have meaningful fulfilling relationships. With a commitment to change and a willingness to do the work, anything is possible. Katie established Stirling Psychology, as she is committed to linking those wanting to make changes to high quality evidence- based, individualised treatment in a warm, supportive, empowering environment.

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Who We Work With


Stirling Psychology provides perinatal psychology, couples counselling, and adult mental health and wellbeing services to hopeful clients who are seeking transformation in an open, supportive environment. Helping clients to feel confident and empowered to overcome challenges and live their best lives.

Stirling Psychology recognises the importance of connection and working with clients in a relational context. We are passionate about prevention and early intervention and have a particular interest in working with families preparing for and during the transition to parenthood, as well as providing relationship therapy to couples across the lifespan. We provide counselling for men and women who have experienced antenatal depression, antenatal anxiety, postnatal depression, postnatal anxiety, attachment and bonding difficulties, grief and loss, and/or difficult birth experiences. As well as working with parents who simply need some support as they adjust to pregnancy and/or parenthood.

The Psychologists at our Mornington practice are highly qualified and work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, grief/ bereavement, relationship issues, marriage difficulties, low self-esteem, chronic pain and adjustment to changes in life circumstances. As well as working with individuals who may be looking to make a particular change in their life or develop greater insight and awareness.

Our Culture

We emphasise the importance of building a great culture as we believe if you create a warm, authentic, and supportive place to work you attract the best people and in turn the highest quality of care for our clients. Our values are the foundation of how we operate as a practice and how we interact with each other, our clients, referring partners and organisations. We believe that all of our values are equally important and help us to maintain our high standards of practice, as well as ensuring we all get to love where we work!

Our Values

  • Create a warm and welcoming environment where people are supported and empowered
  • Cultivate authenticity and drive genuine connection
  • Act with courage and challenge with kindness and compassion
  • Bring joy and hope to the everyday, sprinkle interactions with kindness and humor
  • Be curious and always continue to learn and grow
  • Always professionalpositive outcome focused and evidence-based

Psychologists on the Mornington Peninsula


Stirling Psychology is located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. We offer health and wellbeing services to individuals, couples, and families living and working in the surrounding suburbs of Mornington, Mount Martha, Mount Eliza, Rye, Dromana, Red Hill, Somerville, Sorrento, and Portsea. Our Mornington Practice offers a warm and nurturing retreat were you be cared for by our professional and supportive team.

We believe everyone has the capacity for change and therefore, provide an open, supportive environment that nurtures growth.

Get in Touch

03 8568 3655

support@stirlingpsychology.com.au

9:00 – 18:00 (Mon – Fri)

23/1140 Nepean Highway Mornington 3931

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