In 2010 Laura Francke recognised the need for a Clinical Psychology Service in Port Stephens. At that time there were no private Clinical Psychologists in the region and most residents would travel to Newcastle to access the services they required. So on the 1st July 2010, Port Stephens Clinical Psychology Services opened with a very pregnant Laura practicing a few days a week.
Over the next years PSCPS grew into a busy practice where we have had up to three psychologists working alongside Laura to meet the needs of the community. We have worked in providing therapy and assessment services for children and adults. We have also provided community consultation and Laura also acts as a Family Consultant to the Family Court preparing family assessment reports. Laura has also acted as supervisor to other psychologists and psychology interns. She has also worked as a Victims of Crime psychologist and more recently for clients utilising NDIS.
2019 brings exciting changes to the practice with the opening of Central Coast Clinical Psychology Services. Laura, who now lives in the Central Coast, will be offering services at Hamlyn Terrace Community Centre two days a week and will continue working at Port Stephens two days a week. Our wonderful psychologists, Alison and Kylie will be increasing their availability to continue to provide timely and professional services to the Port Stephens community.