Steve is a Clinical Psychologist and has previously worked for Barwon Health and Melbourne Health as a senior clinician and has worked in private practice for the past seven years. Steve has extensive experience working with clients with depression, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, substance use disorders, worries/generalised anxiety, and panic disorder. He also works with young people from 15 years old through to older adults. His areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders via cognitive-behavioural, schema and mindfulness-based approaches. Steve is a member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College and fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for Barwon Health, Headspace and in private practice for several years. Catherine is trained in assessment, diagnosis and treatment intervention for individuals with a range of difficulties with mental health and well-being. Her areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders, working with young people, grief and loss, eating disorders, trans* and gender diverse individuals and relational issues via cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, cognitive analytic and interpersonal psychotherapy approaches. Catherine is a member of The Australian Psychological Society Clinical College and fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Claudia has more than 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in community settings and mental health. She has worked extensively with people of all ages who have experienced abuse and interpersonal trauma. Working in the public mental health system she provided assessment and treatment for children, young people and their families with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, mental health conditions and autism spectrum disorders. She offers psychotherapy to children (from five years of age), adolescents and adults for difficulties including depression and anxiety, family violence and trauma, grief and loss as well as relationship, parenting and interpersonal difficulties. Claudia incorporates a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (an integrated relational therapy), play based therapy with children, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is committed to including parents and families when working with children and adolescents and adopts a collaborative, respectful and non-judgemental stance with all her clients. Claudia is a registered clinical supervisor with AHPRA and has experience in secondary consultation.
Rebecca is a clinical psychologist working both in private practice and public health for several years. Her interest lies particularly in working with children and young adults aged 10-30 years presenting with; Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Grief, Loss and Adjustment Issues, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Drug and Alcohol Difficulties. Rebecca is trained in evidence based psychological assessments, diagnosis and therapies which are tailored to each client’s presenting difficulties. She offers a collaborative, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and family inclusive approach via Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Approaches (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. Rebecca is a fully registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), registered as a Clinical Supervisor, and delivery group therapy programs.
Jodie has degrees in Clinical Psychology and Education and has worked extensively with children, youth and adults. She works with clients individually and as a facilitator in group treatment programs.
Jodie is experienced in assessment, diagnosis and treatment intervention for a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, perinatal issues, grief, adjustment issues, relationship and interpersonal issues, trauma and substance use.
Jodie’s approach is founded on a genuine interest in others, empathy and respect. She offers a supportive therapeutic environment in which clients can share and understand their experiences, develop effective coping strategies, build on existing strengths and improve their health and wellbeing. Jodie uses a range of evidence based interventions that are tailored to individual needs including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology strategies.
Jodie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (College of Clinical Psychologists) and fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Somer is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with Barwon Health and in Private Practice for several years. Her expertise is in working with eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and adjustment issues, relationship and interpersonal difficulties and trauma. Somer has a background working with young adults presenting with complex mental health issues. She has also previously trained in supporting adults and older clients with mental illness or psychological distress in both a medical (hospital) and community setting. Somer uses an integrative approach including cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy and mindfulness based approaches. Somer has a specialist interest in working with individuals with Eating Disorders using Family Based Treatment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced. Somer is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (College of Clinical Psychologists) and fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Dr. Adrienne Brown
Adrienne Brown is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in private practice for 6 years. Prior to this she worked in the public mental health system, providing assessment and treatment to adolescents and adults. Adrienne has a passion for understanding and addressing barriers to optimal health and wellbeing. Her personal values of openness, honesty, and respect extend to her professional life and are central to her practice. Adrienne works with people experiencing a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship conflict, and stress. She has a specialist interest in perinatal psychology, providing support to people facing challenges with fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Adrienne has a particular passion for mindfulness-based therapy, however draws on a range of psychological theories and therapeutic modalities depending on an individual’s needs. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a Board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Anna is a clinical psychologist who has worked for many years in community mental health teams for Barwon Health. She has extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment over a range of conditions and presentations with individuals and their families. Anna’s focus is on collaborative treatment planning that may incorporate her experience in cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based therapies, schema informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. Anna works with youth and adults with a wide range of presentations, including mood and anxiety disorders, grief, loss and adjustment, interpersonal difficulties, and trans* and gender related issues. Anna is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRRA).
Corinne is a Clinical Psychologist who has previously worked for Barwon Health in both an organisational and clinical setting. She also has experience in primary care service as well as private practice working with clients individually and as a facilitator in group therapy. Her interest lies particularly in working with young adults from the age of 15 years through to adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, perinatal issues, grief, loss and adjustment difficulties, trauma and work-related problems. Corinne uses a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology. Corinne is a member of the Australia Psychological Society Clinical College and fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Dr. Megan Williams
Dr Megan Williams has been practising clinical psychology for thirty years. She has accumulated experience and wisdom with persons of all ages suffering from a wide variety of conditions. Megan’s experience includes, but is not limited to, sexual and relationship problems, trauma and sexual abuse, grief and bereavement, anxiety, mood disorders, work-related problems, and addictions. She has worked extensively with same-sex relationships and gender diverse individuals. Megan has also worked with children, adolescents and mother-infant relationships.
As well as being a clinical psychologist with training in a range of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, Family Therapy and a variety of client-centred approaches, Megan is a recognised psychoanalyst.
She is a member of the Clinical College of the A.P.S. and has taught and supervised other practitioners at Victoria University and in private practice.
Natalie's career as a psychologist has spanned hospital, forensic, government and community settings. Her areas of interest include eating disorders, chronic pain, grief, anxiety and depression, fertility concerns, sexual and gender identity issues, and interpersonal, behavioural and adjustment difficulties. Natalie integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT), Motivational Interviewing(MI), Mindfulness and Schema Therapy. A functional and supportive therapeutic relationship is essential in Natalie’s approach. She endeavours to foster a safe and compassionate space for all clients through an empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental and unconditional approach. By way of assisting personal growth, Natalie works along side her clients in identifying their personal goals and values and encourages self empowerment by helping people to address barriers and build on existing strengths. Natalie is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for Barwon Health, headspace, The Geelong Clinic and in private practice. Sharon enjoys working with people from age 16 through to older adults. Her work is underpinned by her values of compassion, respect, openness and integrity.
Areas of interest include working with people experiencing eating disorders (of all ages), personality disorders, mood, anxiety, substance use and relationship issues.
Evidence based therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, schema informed therapy and positive psychology.
Sharon is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, fully registered with AHPRA and also holds qualifications in education and business management.
Dr Emma Gallagher
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience working in private practice. Emma is able to work with individuals with a range of mental health concerns, with particular expertise in: depression, anxiety, generalised malaise, transitions of parenthood and professional burnout.
Emma sees herself as warm, relatable, open, sometimes funny, and reliable. Emma cares about what matters to you in your life and she cares about past experiences that may be contributing to where you are now. Emma aims to offer an individualised approach and to understand your needs before recommending possible psychological approaches.
Emma is a clinical psychologist with doctoral level training in clinical psychology. Emma subscribes to evidence-based treatments including, but not limited to, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Developmental and attachment informed practices, and mindfulness-based approaches, also inform Emma’s treatment.
Emma’s formal qualifications and memberships are:
BA (Hons.), DPsych (Clinical) MAPS, FCCLP
Australian Psychological Society (College of Clinical Psychologists)
Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
Medicare Provider (Clinical Psychologist)