Dr Cate Hearn

Dr Cate Hearn is a clinical psychologist and a registered primary school teacher, having worked in mainstream and special education settings. Cate has worked in a variety of clinical settings including in various private practices, and at Belmont Private Psychiatric Hospital. Cate has also lectured in Psychology at Griffith University and supervises intern psychologists.


Cate has extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults. She enjoys working across the lifespan with people with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (including assessment for Autism)
  • Anxiety, OCD
  • Depression
  • Parenting and child/teen behaviour difficulties
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Other mental health conditions
  • A desire for improved mental wellbeing


Cate also conducts assessments and testing for learning disorders, giftedness, IQ/cognitive tests (WISC, WAIS), Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD.


Cate is a client centered, warm and collaborative therapist who utilises a variety of practice approaches depending on client needs and preferences. Her therapeutic approaches include

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Schema Therapy, Dialectical and Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Do worry and its associated cognitive variables alter following CBT treatment in a youth population with Social Anxiety Disorder? Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Generic versus disorder specific cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder in youth: A randomized controlled trial using internet delivery 
  • Thinking about worry: Investigation of the cognitive components of worry in children
  • A worrying trend in Social Anxiety: To what degree are worry and its cognitive factors associated with youth Social Anxiety Disorder?
  • What's the Worry with Social Anxiety? Comparing Cognitive Processes in Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder
To book an appointment with Dr Hearn, please contact her directly:
Phone 0499 594 838
Email cate@drcatehearn.com.au
Fax: +61 (07) 3319 6777
Website: drcatehearn.com.au
Provider Number: 5036695L