Peta Maynard

Psychologist | Youthrive, Everton Hills

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Peta is an experienced psychologist with a particular interest in supporting children and young people who have suffered trauma.

She is a Clinical Psychology Registrar through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Since 2014, she has supported children and families through community-based programs and completed both of her theses exploring human-animal attachment, co-sleeping behaviour, and mental health.

“Psychology support can assist children to express their emotions in healthy and positive ways, as well as promote interpersonal relationships.”

“I am passionate about walking alongside clients in their journey, and being able to support them to expand their toolkit to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.”



Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Master of Psychology (Clinical)



Peta applies a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Peta has also received training to complete a range of psychometric assessments.

"My interest area is supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma as it has such a significant impact on all areas of our development. I am also interested in the human-animal relationship, as pets are often viewed as a source of comfort and support for emotional regulation. I enjoy hearing the difference someone’s pet has made on their life."