My Journey

I am a Psychosomatic, emotional release therapist, and Clinical Psychology Registrar. I am a current Doctor of Philosophy PhD candidate, and psychology/counselling university teacher in Melbourne.




MPsych(Clinical); registration #: PSY0002035262

10484NAT Certificate III Psychosomatic Therapy (member of INTAPT)


Academic psychology teacher at Australian Catholic University

Currently undertaking:

Current PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology

Esoteric Psychology education and meditation training

Clinical Psychology endorsement program

Cultural awareness training through the lens of trauma informed practice, and intergenerational trauma treatment.


Researcher in the Body Image, Eating and Weight Research Team (BEWT) 

My research is focused on the understanding and measurement of weight-related stigma.

My research explores the stigma associated with weight. If you are a believer in scientific inquiry, and reducing weight-stigma and its effects, you can find one of my published papers on this important topic in the 'My Research' tab, where you can also find information on other fascinating work being conducted as part of the Body Image, Eating and Weight Clinical Research Team (BEWT).

I have clinical psychology experience working in different settings and with different population groups. Working with youth (alongside parents/guardians), and adults at Headspace, young children, youth and adults at the Melbourne Psychology clinic at ACU, and young and older adults at Epworth Rehabilitation Hospital. 

I am also a student of life.

Finding myself on an enriching journey of understanding and expansion, I am curious about the inner workings of life and its teachings.


Life’s teachings are expressed in many forms to hue-mans e.g., through the language, e-motion, cognition, perception, dreaming, sacred symbolism, belief systems, and somatic experiences, of the self. In each of these, there is wisdom and gold to be realised (with our real eyes), and connection to a deeper pulse with the universe if we wish to explore them.

Over the past eight years I have dedicated myself to studying the psyche (mind) and more recently the body (soma) through a powerful body of wisdom teachings and bodywork training, the felt sense, and internal guidance practices. This opens up the exploration to each aspect of the self as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings.

I look forward to connecting with you.

© Stephanie Papadopoulos 2020


Melbourne, Australia