About Spark for Life

Spark for Life is a private psychology practice located in Isaacs, Canberra.


At Spark for Life we are focused around supporting children, young people and their families throughout their life. . Our aim is to help our clients and their families better understand themselves and each other including each individuals strengths and difficulties and to improve their interfamily relationships.


Spark for Life provides a range of services including:

 - comprehensive assessment and diagnosis

 - individual counselling,

 - family counseling

 - parent support,

 - group programs

 - presentations and workshops

 - professional supervision. 


Services are offered face to face or via secure online telehealth.

Carla Crossman
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
MAPS, FCEDP, MPsych, DipEd

I am a mum to two beautiful and energetic young boys who have taught me so much about parenting, myself and psychology. By qualification I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with extensive experience working with families and children. I am passionate about helping families communicate and engage with each other, increase their well-being and resilience. I believe in using a strengths based approach to help people find their Spark through identifying what is important and meaningful to them and use this to inspire and motivate positive change in their life, while also teaching skills and strategies to help tackle the life's challenges.

Therapy Styles

  • Attachment Based Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Psychological Education

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness for Young People

  • Positive Psychology



  • Perinatal period

  • Parenting across the lifespan

  • Developmental and learning difficulties

  • School Issues; Stress, Bullying, Perfectionism

  • Children, adolescents and young adults

  • Assessment and Diagnosis