Dr. Margo Orum

Dr. Margo Orum2024-02-07T06:42:20+00:00

Margo is the Director of Open Sky Psychology. Due to her research into adult change and development, Margo tends to see many life dilemmas as opening up a path to personal growth. She enjoys helping her clients work through everyday and existential dilemmas – and encourages them to consider and confront their own questions about life meaning, in a self-compassionate way.

For her first decade working as a psychologist, Margo concentrated on helping people manage bipolar disorder (through wellbeing plans and personal growth). However in more recent years she has broadened her therapeutic interest to encompass adult change and growth in general, no matter what issue or diagnosis was the particular trigger for such growth.

She sees most dilemmas as being, in some way, existential problems, and most anxiety and depression as simply part of the human condition, along with the preferred states of awe and joy.

Visit her personal website for more information on her background and writing projects. Her books are currently closed. Her areas of interest are:

  • Life Purpose and Direction
  • Sense of Self
  • Relationships
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Existential Dilemmas

Margo’s Qualifications

PhD in Sense of Self, Adult Change and Development. Research: sudden moments of insight and their role in ego development (adult personal growth). Awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for a doctoral thesis of exceptional merit. Macquarie University.

BA Communication (Journalism) Mitchell College of Advanced Education.

MAPS, and Member APS College of Counselling Psychologists.

Registered Psychologist AHPRA

Medicare Registered

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