Dr. Elizabeth Seeley-Wait
Clinical Psychologist; EdM (Harvard), MS (ClinPsych), PhD (ClinPsych)
Elizabeth Seeley-Wait is a clinical psychologist and internationally published researcher. Elizabeth holds several degrees including a Masters degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Massachusetts) and a Masters degree in Human Development (Harvard University). In 2007, she was selected to spend a year furthering her experience as a Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. She has particular expertise in working with children, adolescents and families, and has been treating people of all ages for over 15 years.
Elizabeth has presented in many seminars and conferences in national and international forums and has been invited to become an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University. Elizabeth is also published in a number of scientific journals and is active in research and community health projects. She is passionate about working with children of all ages, adolescents and families in a manner that is evidence-based yet tailored for the individual. She is the principal of The Children’s Psychology Clinic.
Dr. Ashlen San Letho
Clinical Psychologist; BSc(Psych)(Hons), DClinPsych / MSc
Ashlen focuses on providing a warm and secure relationship with each of her clients in order to support them in achieving therapeutic change. She is dedicated to being a stable base from which her clients are empowered to apply their strengths to the challenges in their lives, find meaning and direction, and be their most effective. Ashlen works with a range of presentations including depression, low self-esteem, adjustment and life transition difficulties, issues with identity, and complex trauma. Her special areas of interest are in the treatment of anxiety disorders, relational and attachment issues.
Skilled in a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy, Ashlen is able to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each person. She is particularly interested in working from a psychodynamic and attachment-based perspective, in order to help her clients understand and modify unhelpful relational patterns.
Ashlen is a Clinical Psychologist holding a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science degree from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science with an Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University.
Ashlen sees adults and adolescents (15+).
Clinical Psychologist; B.Sc.Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Clinical)
Rebekah obtained both her First Class Honours in Psychology in 2013 and then graduated with a Clinical Master’s degree in 2015 from Macquarie University. She has completed training in assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders across the lifespan.
Rebekah has experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, AD/HD, behavioural and social issues and study stress. She also has experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, AD/HD, work stress, interpersonal issues and personality disorders. She continues to work part-time as an independent school psychologist.
She is experienced in administering psychological assessments, including IQ testing, academic testing and tests of attention.
Rebekah’s work has been published in the scientific journal: Brain, Behavior and Immunity. She is passionate about using evidence based treatment, including CBT, ACT and DBT, from a client centred perspective.
Rebekah works with children (6+), adolescence and adults. Beck is currently only available for psychological assessments.
Rebekah is on maternity leave from therapy but continues to conduct formal assessments including those for ADHD, giftedness and learning difficulties.
Mr Vincent Fimmano
Psychologist MA, MA, BA, Graduate Diploma (Counselling)
Vincent believes in the importance of truly understanding, listening, and exploring the meaning to what we are presented or confronted. We are all so special and dear to someone and ourselves. If I can help and provide support through a problem, a pain or just wanting to know how to cope better, please make contact.
Vincent has over 25 years of experience providing psychological services to a broad range of age groups and presentations from 12 years.
Specifically, he has significant experience working with adolescents, youth, and families with moderate to severe presentations but is happy to see all ages. His approach is tailored and targeted to each individual and therapies can be structured or semi-structured based on preference. He has considerable experience working with multidisciplinary teams and extensively with psychiatric inpatient and community services, non-government agencies and varied service providers and health practitioners including psychiatry and general practitioners.
Vincent’s expertise is in working with but not limited to: anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, body dysmorphia, trichotillomania, emotion dysregulation (fluctuating mood), stress, trauma, and relationship problems.
Mr. Paul Kallaras
Educational and Developmental Psychologist; BSc(Psych), PGDipPsych, MPsych(Ed&Dev), MAPS, MCEDP
Paul is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Psychology Board of Australia. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Paul is a graduate of the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney, having completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, and Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology. His notable achievements during his studies include being named in the College of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences Dean’s Merit List and being inducted as a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2009.
Paul has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. He has worked for numerous years as a school counsellor and within allied health teams assessing children and adolescents with sensory impairments and other complex needs. He has had roles in assessing children for research studies, and in crisis intervention/counselling. Paul has presented at national and international conferences on a range of topics, including building resilience, positive behaviour support, and psychometric assessment with children who have complex needs.
Paul sees children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.
Dr. Julie Boulis
Educator & Psychologist: BASc(Psych), GDipEd, GDipPsych PGDipPsych, PGDipProfPsych, MEd(Info&Tech), Doctor of Education; MAPS, MCEDP, MCCOUNP, MCOP
Dr Julie Boulis has completed several degrees in Education and Psychology. Julie holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Wollongong; whereby her major Dissertation identified, a Cognitive Tool to Support Learners. Julie is a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA and the Psychology Board of Australia. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Applied) from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst and a Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology from Macquarie University, Sydney.
Julie has had experience working as a school psychologist and with allied health teams. Her techniques are evidence-based and adapted to meet the needs of the individual. Julie uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Julie has expertise in creating and implementing focused psychological strategies that have achieved significant changes through diagnostic and psychometric assessment, interventions, treatment planning and case management. Julie’s skills help with a range of clinical presentations including: anxiety, depression, behavioural and attention disorders, problem solving, resilience and conflicts related to learning and adjustment. Julie has worked closely with schools in developing Individual Educational and Behaviour Support Plans. Julie has a special interest in providing psychological interventions for children, adolescents and adults experiencing depression and anxiety.
She currently divides her professional life between her work in private practice and her work in Macquarie University, Department of Psychology as a Lecturer and Adjunct Fellow. Julie also holds current Psychology Board Supervisory status whereby she supervises and mentors Provisional Psychology students.
Julie sees children from the age of 8 through to adults.
Ms. Victoria Do
Psychologist (Provider No: 4850273Y); BPsych; MAPS, ABA Certified
Victoria is a registered psychologist with AHPRA, holds a bachelor degree in Psychology from Western Sydney University and is a member of the APS. She is passionate about working with children and families and has extensive experience working in preschools, schools and clinic settings, supporting children and adolescents with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.
Victoria works with a range of presentations including neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, challenging behaviours and other mental health conditions. She provides therapy in a one on one setting, and also runs group programs for social skills (from the ages of 3) and anxiety management. She highly values building a strong therapeutic relationship with the goal of always making each session as positive as possible for the individual/s.
Victoria has a specific interest in early intervention, working with children with developmental delays such as children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Victoria is trained in ABA therapy and is able to guide parents in using ABA approaches to achieving expected milestones in learning, behaviour and play. She is skilled in working with children with varying levels of expressive language, including non-verbal children, and is able to support development in functional communication in both the home and classroom environment.
Victoria conducts formal assessments including those for IQ testing, achievement testing and adaptive behaviour assessments.
Victoria works with children (2+) and adolescents.
Ms. Siobhan Cairney
Psychologist; BSSc(Psych), PGDipPsych, M(ProfPsych)
Prior to completing her 6 year degree and becoming a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA), Siobhan worked with children and adolescents in a residential care setting. With over 12 years of experience, Siobhan has an extensive understanding of child protection, trauma and the complex needs of children/adolescents. Siobhan’s passion for supporting others then led her to a role in government, providing domestic violence counselling for families and victims. She continues to enjoy working therapeutically with children, adolescents, young adults and families.
Siobhan’s range of experience has complimented her degree and resulted in an approach that prioritises meeting the individual needs of the client. She uses an array of evidence-based techniques to do so including; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Play Therapy and Solutions-Focused Counselling.
Siobhan’s varied skill set enables her to treat a range of psychological presentations such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, OCD, low self-esteem, poor social skills, behavioural issues, ADHD, adjustment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), trauma, emotional dysregulation, stress management, and interpersonal relationship issues. Siobhan’s experience, expertise, and friendly, engaging style, has enabled her to form a highly successful career as a psychologist working in private practice.
Siobhan works with children (4+), adolescents and young adults up to 25 years old. Siobhan also sees adults in relation to parenting.
Mrs. Karise McNamee
Social Worker (AASW registered); BSW (Hons)
Karise’s key area of expertise is supporting women whose hormonal & reproductive issues are impacting their health and wellbeing. Karise has a deep awareness of society’s pressures and gendered expectations, and her lived experience provides her with a deep understanding of how this can impact all areas of your life such as work, relationships, study, sleep, self-care, energy levels, mood and more.
Karise’s helps you to have compassion for your mind and body, and stay connected to your own sense of identity so that you can live a fulfilling and meaningful life, despite sometimes feeling like your body is the one in control, or when things haven’t turned out as you’d hoped.
Karise has over 10 years’ experience working with people across a wide range of issues (such as health management, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, relationships, self-esteem, academic/work stress, career indecision and motivation difficulties). She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, DBT, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
Karise makes sessions available to clients from all locations through telehealth (Zoom). She is very approachable and skilled in working with people who feel uncomfortable about talking with a therapist. She is also neurodivergent (if working with a neurodivergent therapist is important to you!).
Karise supports adult women (18+).
Ms. Amanda Najem
Counsellor (PACFA registered); BPsySt, MPsychother&Couns
Ms. Amanda Najem has attained a Bachelor of Psychological Studies and a Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Western Sydney University. She is a Registered Practicing Counsellor and a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
She is passionate about supporting the mental health and well-being of others which promotes and encourages resilience, growth and self-awareness. With a warm, empathetic and friendly approach, Amanda’s intention as a therapist is to build a safe, empowering and non-judgmental space for healing and positive change. She works within a Person-Centred and Trauma Informed framework and also adopts a range of techniques from several modalities. This includes Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Play Therapy.
Amanda has an interest in providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, feelings of uncertainty or overwhelm, general emotional difficulties (including emotional dysregulation), behaviour management, grief and loss, parenting support, relationship/friendship support, trauma, and domestic violence.
Amanda sees children ages 4+, adolescents, and adults.
Ms. Katiana Shaw
Registered Psychologist: BSc(Comm), MHSSH, GradDipPsych, BAPsych (Hons), MPsych(Forensic), MAPS, Forensic Psychology Registrar
Katiana holds several degrees in science and psychology, and is a qualified Psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA). She holds membership with the Australian Psychologist Society (APS) and is currently pursuing endorsement in Forensic Psychology.
Katiana has experience working in correctional centres, community-based offender services, research settings, and private practice. Utilising a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Katiana works with adults presenting with depression, anxiety, addiction disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and personality disorders.
Katiana obtained a Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health from the University of Sydney in 2012 and has a special interest in aiding individuals and couples to work through relationship difficulties, sexual dysfunctions, sexually transmitted infections, and concerns relating to sexuality. She has experience in addressing low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, genito-pelvic pain disorder, intimate relationship conflict, and infidelity. Katiana has a warm and open-minded approach to ensure a safe and validating space to discuss sensitive topics.
Katiana is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals to improve their overall wellbeing.
Katiana works with individuals in their late teenage years to late adulthood.
Ms. Nicola Mowday
(BPsych); Certificate in Psychopharmacology (Cert. Psychopharmacol)
Nicola Mowday is a highly skilled and compassionate psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her expertise lies in empowering people to better understand their behaviour, personality, and capabilities to improve wellbeing and mental health.
Nicola’s expertise in adult psychology allows her to effectively address a wide range of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, career transitions, and personal growth. Also, Nicola’s holistic and warm approach has also been particularly effective in working with children and adolescents in school settings as she understands the importance of building rapport and connecting with younger clients on their level.
In addition to her clinical work, Nicola also has extensive training in ADHD and Autism diagnostic assessments and psychometric testing as well as a Certificate in Psychopharmacology. She has worked in various clinical settings, including schools, emergency centres for domestic & sexual violence, and private practices.
Nicola primarily works with children above 8 years of age, adolescents, adults.
Miss Anthea Staines
Clinical Psychology Registrar; BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych
Miss Anthea Staines is a supportive and empathic Clinical Psychologist Registrar who works in a collaborative and non-judgmental manner with clients. She obtained her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of Sydney and Masters of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. She currently holds membership with Australian Psychological Society’s Clinical College, and uses evidence-based approaches for both assessment and treatment.
Anthea has worked in private practice, public health care, schools, and research settings. She has experience working with a wide range of concerns in adolescents and adults, including depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm and suicidal ideation, trauma, and self-esteem concerns.
Anthea incorporates techniques from a variety of approaches in her clinical work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Anthea works with adolescents above 13 years of age and adults.