"What got my attention is the high level of commitment behind the creation of Next Practice, to put the patient’s experience of care in the centre of the design of the whole practice. The team at Next Practice Erina share an astonishing future vision of primary healthcare that boldly departs from the usual medical practice design. It makes me thoughtful and hopeful about the future possibilities for good mental health care. In this inspiring environment, I find myself aspiring to match the team’s passion for innovative high quality patient care with the best work I can bring from my profession as a clinical psychologist."
Since graduating from Sydney University with distinction in Master of Clinical Psychology 23 years ago, Ling has worked as a member of multidisciplinary community mental health teams around Sydney. She has delivered lectures at the University of Western Sydney, supervised intern psychologists, and has given talks to community organisations in Australia to promote greater understanding of mental health, and how the science of psychology and psychological therapies can have a significant positive impact on people’s recovery from psychosis, trauma, depression and anxiety. For six years, she ran a busy private practice in Dee Why NSW for adult clients. In 2017, she moved to the Central Coast, and worked as a group facilitator for Berkeley Vale Private Hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for depression and anxiety.