Play Therapist - Australia

Dr Kimberley O'Brien

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Dr Kimberley O'Brien is one of Australia’s most trusted and renowned Child Psychologists. Based in Sydney, Kimberley uses play therapy in her clinical work with children aged 2 to 14 years. She has a knack for solving problems from the child’s perspective and plays an active role in the Australian media. Kimberley has practiced play therapy for 22 years and takes pride in empowering young people to overcome Encopresis with patience and creativity. As the co-founder of Quirky Kid (www.quirkykid.com.au), Kimberley supports a team of child psychologists offering clinical intervention for children and publishing resources for parents and professionals. In 2016, Kimberley completed her PhD addressing Early Adolescents in Transition from Primary to Secondary School through Monash University.


She is a member of The Australian Psychological Society College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (CEDP) and the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (ARICD).


For fun, Kimberley loves to travel and present play therapy workshops for Mental Health Professionals who share her passion for pediatrics. Her favorite solo trip was across Africa on public transport from Namibia to Tanzania. In her spare time, Kimberley provides clinical supervision to play therapists and budding child psychologists. Kimberley and her husband have two children, Olivia (14) and Ben (10).

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