Welcome to

Calm State Psychology

We are a small private practice based on the edge of the city. Our dedicated psychologists enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Our clinicians have completed university post-graduate training in Clinical Psychology, a two-year registrar programme, and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Australian Psychological Association.                                                                                                                                                                                

Please call our friendly admin team to assist you with initial bookings and queries you may have. Alternatively, you can email us with your enquiry.

Please call, email, or use the website Booking link (to book, cancel or reschedule face-to-face, online-video or phone appointments).

175 Young Street, Parkside, SA 5063  
P: 0433 838 499   F: 08 7077 2163

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Calm State Psychology was established with the aim of delivering high level, evidence-based psychological treatment for adults and adolescents. Working collaboratively with you, we tailor treatment to meet your needs and goals.

In the first session we conduct an in-depth assessment and help you clarify your goals for therapy. This helps us plan the treatment phase.

During treatment we engage in a collaborative process of self-discovery and exploration of social and personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, through which we can help you initiate change and healing. Together, we help guide you to discover insights into your psychological functioning to live a more authentic and positive life.

We draw on elements of the following evidence-based therapies:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Attachment Informed Therapy
  • Trauma Focussed Therapy
  • Gottman Method Relationship Therapy


Our psychologists can provide a screening test for ADHD for the purpose of helping with strategies, support and treating co-morbidities.

If you are wanting to try medication for ADHD, you will need to talk to your GP about a referral to a psychiatrist for a comprehensive assessment.  

Relationship Therapy

We also have psychologists trained in Gottman Relationship Therapy who are able to provide strategies to help you deepen your understanding of each other, learn communication and conflict management skills, and deepen your friendship, connection and emotional intimacy. Gottman Therapy also offers a structured way to navigate the road to healing relationships impacted by infidelity, addiction, and trauma.

The initial session involves all partners in attendance, where the clinician will conduct an overall assessment and relationship checkup. Relationship goals for therapy will be discussed. Following this session, each partner attends a separate session whereby family history, and individual issues and goals are further clarified. For some individuals with significant mental health issues, separate therapy with another clinician may be recommended. Your choice will always be respected. Following individual sessions, therapy sessions begin with all partners present each session. Please note that the number of treatment sessions is dependent on therapeutic goals.

Assessments and Reports

We do not conduct formal assessments (e.g. forensic, intellectual, or cognitive assessments), or provide diagnostic, formal or third party reports. 

We are also unable to provide letters for court purposes or to other third parties (e.g. insurance companies, Centrelink, etc.).

Our focus is providing therapy to individuals, couples and families and we don’t have the capacity to additionally write letters or reports. We have also found that providing reports and letters has the potential to interfere with our ability to provide neutral and supportive therapy services.

Our Team

Ingrid Geerling


Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm

Individual Therapy (16 years+)
Relationship & Couples Therapy

What I love most about my practice is genuinely helping people achieve long lasting change.

Ingrid is a Clinical Psychologist who brings warmth and compassion to her work. She believes strongly in providing a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals, couples and family members to work on difficult issues and create greater connections. She is also passionate about teaching skills that build resilience, self-worth and create healthier life habits to improve overall mental, physical and emotional well being.

Depending on your needs, Ingrid draws on a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Attachment Informed Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, Trauma Focussed therapies, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Gottman Method Relationship Therapy.

Ingrid’s Master’s research focussed on exploring the impact of infant crying on mothers with a severe mental health disorder, specifically BPD. It highlighted the need for earlier screening, compassion, recognition of trauma, and a non-judgemental approach to better support women and their families.

Ingrid is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
She is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners  Regulation Association (AHPRA). 

Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Psychological Science 
Diploma of Counselling
Family Connections Program Facilitator
Lifeline Telephone Crisis Counsellor
Bachelor of Arts (Design)

Ingrid can assist with: 

  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anger management & emotion regulation
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD),
    and supporting partners and families
  • Depression 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, etc.)
  • OCD
  • Panic disorder
  • Perfectionism and Low self-esteem
  • Pre and post-natal mental health
  • Relationship and couples counselling
  • Sleep issues
  • Stress management
  • Trauma (PTSD and Complex trauma)

Karen Scott


Monday to Thursday 10.30am-6pm

Individual Therapy (18 years+)
Relationship & Couples Therapy

I feel privileged to play a part in the lives of individuals and couples in helping them find the best pathway to get where they want to be.

Karen is a Clinical Psychologist who would describe her style as caring, approachable, thoughtful and non-judgmental.  She prefers to tailor therapy depending on her client’s needs and their personal goals, utilising a variety of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as incorporating elements of other therapeutic techniques such Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Schema Therapy (ST).

When working with couples, Karen mostly draws from the Gottman Method and Relational Life Therapy (RLT) techniques. Karen also works from a systemic perspective, which recognises that relationships within families and broader social networks are central to psychological health.

Karen is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
She is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners  Regulation Association (AHPRA).

Karen can assist with: 

  • Relationship and couples counselling
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • OCD
  • Trauma (PTSD, Complex Trauma)
  • Adult ADHD
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management and emotion regulation
  • Sleep issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work stress


Dr Leeann Mahlo


Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Individual Therapy (16 years+)
Relationship & Couples Therapy

I have deep respect for each person’s unique experience and am passionate about providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for therapeutic exploration.

Leeann is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Gestalt Practitioner offering individual and relational therapy. Leeann is passionate about providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential space for therapeutic exploration of her clients’ issues and concerns. She has a particular interest in assisting people to develop effective psychological strategies for coping with the (sometimes overwhelming) demands of life and supporting them to move toward their optimal well-being.

Leeann draws on a range of evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to suit each client’s unique needs. Leeann also has specific training in Gestalt Therapy, Relationship and Family Therapy, and Group Therapy, and has completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her PhD research focused on the utility of mindfulness and meditation for well-being in adulthood and has been published in several well-respected academic journals.

Leeann is a member of the Australian Psychological Society–Clinical College (APS-CC) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). She is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Association (AHPRA).

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Music

Leeann can assist with:

  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Behavioural Concerns
  • Communication and Assertiveness
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism, etc.)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma


New clients

Please call or email us so that we can assist you with your selection of psychologist, bookings, and any queries you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you.

P: 0433 838 499
E: contact@calmstatepsychology.com.au

Existing clients

You can manage your appointments using our online Booking system (e.g., book, cancel, or reschedule appointments), or feel free to phone or email us.

Contact Us

Calm State Psychology

175 Young Street
Parkside, SA 5063

P: 0433 838 499
F: 08 7077 2163
E: contact@calmstatepsychology.com.au

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Our operating hours are:

Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm

After-hours appointments may be available by arrangement.
Please ask us!

Client Parking

There are plenty of free 4-hour on-street parks available on Young Street.

Please be mindful:
Parking at rear is for Staff and Disability access only.

Public transport

Several bus routes travel along Unley Road (eg bus numbers 190, 190B, 195, 196, and 197). Bus stop 2 on Unley Road is conveniently located near Young Street.


Tram stop 1 is approximately 15 minutes walk from King William Road to 175 Young Street.