Sarah Jacob

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Sarah is the Director of Logic Lounge Psychology. Sarah has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, grief and loss, and a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults. Sarah has a multidisciplinary background having also worked in the corporate banking, financial services and education sectors. Sarah is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Approach
Sarah provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, ACT and IPT based, however Sarah uses an eclectic approach when suitable.
Sarah’s passion is to empower her client’s to make change.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology – University of Wollongong
Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Charles Sturt University

Sarah Jacob Psychologist
Sarah Jacob Psychologist

Alexander Robertson

LEAD PSYCHOLOGIST

Alexander is a highly professional and compassionate psychologist with over 14 years of experience in counselling psychology. Alexander has clinical experience providing psychological interventions to individuals, families and couples experiencing significant and longstanding difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-worth, grief and trauma.

Alexander is genuine and passionate about supporting his clients. He takes a warm and non-judgmental approach in assisting his clients gain insight into their issues. Support is individually tailored so that clients find constructive ways to develop desired skills and navigate through challenges.

Alexander employs an integrative therapeutic approach drawing on a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution-focused therapy and emotion-based therapy. Working collaboratively with each client, Alexander seeks to increase an individual’s sense of confidence and presence, supporting them to live life to the full.

Alexander obtained a Bachelor and Masters in Psychology in the United Kingdom, as well as a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Swinburne University in Victoria, Australia. Alexander is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He has gained experience across a variety of settings including community health services, private practice, mental health services and university counselling environments.

Specialisation list:

Adolescent counselling, behavior support plans, anger management, addictions, anxiety, family counselling, general counselling, grief counselling, personality disorders, marriage and couples counselling, parenting counselling, sexual abuse counselling, phobia, sexuality counselling, depression, anger management, ADHD, neurological assessment, autism disorders, domestic violence,  obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bi-polar, drug and alcohol, work place, chronic disease, sleep disorders. post-traumatic stress disorder , stress

Practices at: North Sydney Psychology Clinic.

Alexander Robertson Psychologist

Jimeoin Murphy

PSYCHOLOGIST, WORKCOVER NSW ACCREDITED PSYCHOLOGIST

Jimeoin is a Registered Psychologist based at the Logic Lounge offices in Gordon. Jimeoin has worked in private practice, non-government organisations and occupational rehabilitation. Jimeoin has experience providing psychological intervention for a variety of mental health challenges across the lifespan, including anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, anger management, substance use trauma/PTSD, OCD, Bipolar disorders, personality disorders, ADHD/ODD, behaviours of concern, psychotic features and at risk clients. Jimeoin is able to provide services under Medicare, Workcover, EAP and privately. Jimeoin provides psychological treatment to individuals, couples and families.

Jimeoin’s therapeutic approach with clients focuses on their individual goals, needs and strengths with a particular attention to building a positive therapeutic relationship. Jimeoin draws on a variety of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in order to provide strategies that best suit each client individually. Jimeoin’s aim is to assist clients to build skills and solutions in order to improve their wellbeing and functioning across their personal, social and professional lives.

Jimeoin is also able to provide psychological and IQ assessments. Jimeoin obtained a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and holds a Masters of Professional Psychology.

Jimeoin is available for appointments during weekdays (Monday-Friday).

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Jimeoin Murphy

Manja van Rhijn

PSYCHOLOGIST

Manja is a registered AHPRA psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Manja has a particular interest and passion in relationship counselling and works with individuals and couples to assist them in finding ways to improve communication and learn assertiveness skills in order to increase relationship satisfaction. Manja has a passionate and committed approach to her work and is dedicated to assisting others resolving their issues. Manja uses a broad range of therapeutic approaches to assist her clients.

Manja has completed a Master of HIV, STI’s and sexual health degree from the University of Sydney. This specialist training enables her to offer sex positive education, guidance and counselling to assist individuals and couples understand themselves sexually and meet their sexual goals. She has a particular interest in women’s sexual health and functioning. Her approach with every client is to provide a non-judgmental, supportive and collaborative environment in which concern with sexual function, behaviour and/or feelings can be explored with sensitivity and compassion.

Practices at: Pymble Clinic & Parramatta Psychology Clinic.

Interest areas: Couples counselling, Relationship counselling, Family counselling, Relationship difficulties, Sexual health counselling, Fertility counselling, Gender identity, Sexuality, School related issues, Self-esteem and confidence, Adolescent issues, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Greif and Loss, Interpersonal issues

Manja van Rhijn

Edwina Cowdrey

PSYCHOLOGIST, WORKCOVER NSW ACCREDITED PSYCHOLOGIST

Edwina is an Experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in Private Practice, NGO’s and Corporate Psychology. She has been a Supervisor of Intern 4+2 and 5+1 Psychologists since 2009 with all interns gaining full registration.

She set up the Psychology Practice for Barwon Division of General Practice in Rural and Remote NSW.

She is skilled in Panic Disorders, Anger Management, Anxiety Management, Relationship Counselling, workplace bullying, Stress Management and is Sira (WorkCover) accredited. Strong healthcare services professional with a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice focused in Psychology from College of Professional Psychology degrees from Drake University and Sydney University in Science Psychology.

Edwina has a philosophy of inclusion regardless of race, colour or creed and as a Manager believes in supporting her staff in having an inclusive and safe working environment where all clinicians have a chance to thrive and extend their skills.

As a therapist she is passionate about her work but recognises that each client needs a unique professional that suits THEM and this is not always her therefore as a manager she would endeavour to find the co-worker who would be the best fit for the client.

Practices at: Hornsby Psychology Clinic.

Edwina Cowdrey

John Burney

PSYCHOLOGIST

John is an experienced registered psychologist. John is particularly interest in organisation and corporate psychology. His interest area/s include adults who require assistance with any of the following – Stress Management, Generalized Anxiety/Worry, Self-esteem, Confidence/Assertiveness, Adjustment to Adversity, Problem Solving, Relationship Issues, Communication Skills, Separation & Divorce, Workplace Stress, Work Difficulties, Social Skills, Motivation for Change, Adaptive Behaviour Skills, Goal Setting, Career Guidance.

Other Services – Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organisational Psychology, Assessment for Development/Recruitment, Competency Frameworks, Individual Development Planning, Job Profiling, 360 Interpretation & Feedback, Psychometric Tests, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Supportive Counselling, Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Stress Management, Problem Solving Skills Training, Communication Strategies, Social Skills Training, Evidence Based Coaching

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.
Interest areas: Adults, Organisation & Corporate Psychology

John Burney Psychologist
John Burney Psychologist

Aleksander Gisbert

Psychologist

Aleksander holds a Bachelor in Psychology, with a major in organisational psychology from UNED Madrid Spain, an MBA from University of Technology Sydney, and Diploma in Research Preparation Methods from Macquarie University Sydney. He has national registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency.

Aleksander Gisbert has broad experience from various industries both overseas and in Australia, including health, aged care, state and federal positions in public health, service management, recruitment, project management, services coordination and mental health services. All this has given him a strong foundation in community needs and health standards. Aleksander has worked in the field of mental health in Australia for the last 15 years working in private practice and in the public sector, liaising with health providers, service directors, NGOS and other national companies for mental health projects that he has managed.

Aleksander is very experienced in helping people with depression and anxiety, trauma and stress related issues, relationship counselling and sleep-wake disorders. His method consists of assessing all areas of health, including physical health, and aligning recommendations to help clients achieve emotional stability and general wellbeing. Empowering of the client and providing the appropriate psychological advice are key to resolving mental health distress.

Approach

His preferred technique is cognitive behaviour therapy, having advanced training in CBT, but also ACT, MI, and principles of DBT. His long career in mental health services has given him an understanding of a broad range of mental disorders and how to enhance coping skills to assist clients when experiencing personal and situational crisis. Aleksander has a personal interest in making sure clients can not only function normally but with stronger skills to face the demands of their life and work.

Alec Gisbert Psychologist

Mitra Storey

Psychologist

Mitra is a highly motivated, open-minded individual, who is passionate about using her clinical skills and knowledge to really make a difference to people’s lives. Mitra specialises in working with young adults and adults with a wide range of clinical presentations (i.e. depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties with the self and other, bullying, stress, psychosis, trauma and PTSD, etc.). She enjoys working in a holistic and client-centred manner to collaboratively design and implement best practice and evidence based treatment. Coming from a diverse background, Mitra is able to communicate with and work alongside different cultures and age-groups being both bicultural and bilingual herself.

Mitra has worked across government and non-government services and has 10 years of experience working in the mental health industry across Australia and New Zealand. She takes an eclectic approach to working with individuals. Her primary therapeutic orientation is CBT, ACT, IPT, solution-focused, and mindful-based therapy.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Diploma of Psychological Practice
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Aubrey Lualhati

PSYCHOLOGIST

** Note: Aubrey is currently on maternity leave**

Aubrey specialises in working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults and has experience working in non-government organisations and private practice settings. She offers a warm, empathic, supportive and nurturing environment to all her clients whilst catering to the unique needs of each individual. She also enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds and endeavors to adopt a holistic and client-centred approach to navigate the various challenges in one’s life. She is also GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, and Queer) friendly.

Aubrey is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, is a registered Medicare Provider of Focused Psychological Strategies and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Approach: Aubrey is experienced in providing short term and long term therapy and uses evidence-based principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Special interests:
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Relationship issues, Grief and loss, Self-esteem/self-confidence issues, Body image concerns, Bullying, Anger management, Study/ workplace stress, Gender identity and those questioning their sexual preference

Treats:
Children (primary school age), Adolescents, Adults, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Adjustment disorder

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic (Wed, Fri) & Gordon Psychology (Tue).
Interest areas: Children and Adolescents, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem/ self-confidence, bullying, body image, anger management, workplace stress, gender identity and those questioning their sexual preference.

Aubrey Lualhati Psychologist
Aubrey Lualhati Psychologist

Shevera Gunasekera

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Shevera holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Western Sydney University. She completed her Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and will graduate in April 2020 from Western Sydney University.

Shevera has worked with children, adolescent and elderly, in areas such as depression, anxiety, grief and family issues. She has trained in couples counselling. Shevera is proficient in psychometric testing in children and adolescents.

Shevera believes in empowering her clients and helping them recognize the potential within themselves. She uses approaches such as CBT, ACT and IPT.

Shevera won the Pride of Australia Medal, 2006 in the category of Young Aussie NSW & ACT. Shevera volunteered with St John Ambulance NSW and Adults with ADHD NSW and is a member of Toastmasters International.

Special interests:
Grief, Anxiety, Depression

Treats:
Children, Adolescents, Elderly, Administers psychometric tests

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Gordon Psychology

Shevera Gunasekera

Michaela Josephson

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Relationships and their profound impact on individuals lives is my passion in life.  Reading, researching and furthering my knowledge on the topic has been my favourite thing to do for as long as I can remember.

Michaela’s focus as a therapist is prevention. She want to de-stigmatise therapy as a daunting experience and instead turn it into a building block which supports couples and individuals in implementing strategies to build and create strong and positively functioning life long relationships.

Michaela spent 9 years running her personal training business. As a result of this Michaela is a strong believer that physical and mental health go hand in hand. This has had a direct influence on Michaela’s holistic view on therapy which she uses to support my clients in an empathetic and practical manner.

It is truely an honor for Michaela to provide the tools for people grow and connect and then witness the domino effect this has on their lives.

Michaela utilises varying approaches during therapy including techniques from Gottman, Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Michaela is a big believer in incorporating psychological techniques in to your life in ways you find enjoyable and accessible to create maintainable positive changes.

When she’s not working as a therapist she enjoys time with her large, tight-knit family, practicing Muay Thai and she can never get enough of being out in nature!

Special interests:

Treats:

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic

Michaela Josephson

Michelle Lippey

PSYCHOLOGIST

Michelle is a clinical psychology registrar based at the Logic Lounge Offices in Gordon. Michelle has worked with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, parental stress, grief and loss, and a variety of other complex mental health disorders. She has also worked with children experiencing anxiety and their families and in community mental health settings with adults at risk of homelessness, leaving domestic violence situations, with severe personality disorders and from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Michelle has worked in mental health environments from both private and non-profit settings with teens and adults experiencing eating disorders and severe and persistent mental health conditions. Michelle is a Medicare provider of Evidence-Based Psychological Strategies. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society) and an associate member of ACPA (Australian Clinical Psychology Association).

Approach
Michelle provides individually tailored psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model. She uses a range of appropriate evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is based primarily in CBT and ACT but will incorporate skills of mindfulness, motivational interviewing and DBT where appropriate. Michelle believes that passionate that client-centred therapy can facilitate powerful changes in her clients’ lives.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – University of New South Wales
Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology
Masters of Clinical Psychology – Macquarie University

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Michelle Lippey

Ammata Phathanak

PSYCHOLOGIST, WORKCOVER NSW ACCREDITED PSYCHOLOGIST

Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care.

Ammata’s education and training promotes healthy attitudes and behaviour, helping clients and their families to cope with mental / psychological health issues.

Ammata continuously undertakes professional development and training, keeping up-to-date on the latest therapeutic practices that ultimately empower people to develop self-awareness and initiate positive change.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Aubrey Lualhati

PSYCHOLOGIST

** Note: Aubrey is currently on maternity leave**

Aubrey specialises in working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults and has experience working in non-government organisations and private practice settings. She offers a warm, empathic, supportive and nurturing environment to all her clients whilst catering to the unique needs of each individual. She also enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds and endeavours to adopt a holistic and client-centred approach to navigate the various challenges in one’s life. She is also GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, and Queer) friendly.

Aubrey is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, is a registered Medicare Provider of Focused Psychological Strategies and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Approach: Aubrey is experienced in providing short term and long term therapy and uses evidence-based principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic (Wed, Fri) & Gordon Psychology (Tue).

Interest areas: Children and Adolescents, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem/ self-confidence, bullying, body image, anger management, workplace stress, gender identity and those questioning their sexual preference.

Aubrey Lualhati

Patricia Kiely

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Patricia Kiely is a Clinical Psychologist with over 40 years experience in clinical practice, training, assessment and supervision and in establishing and managing multiple clinical programs for Department of Health and Non Government organisations.

She has particular expertise in working with adults, couples, parents and families, using a variety of safe and supportive research based therapies that build resilience and capacity so that people can confidently move forward in their lives.

Patricia frequently helps individuals with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment issues, marriage/relationships, stress management, workplace issues, trauma, ageing, AD/HD, Autism and parenting.

Patricia aims to provide a warm, comfortable and respectful place to come and talk about your concerns so that you achieve a positive outcome for now and the tools to manage challenges in the future.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Patricia Kiely

Larissa Engel-Fiorelli

PSYCHOLOGIST

Larissa Engel provides private consultations, appointments under a mental health care plan, and EAP counselling. She also writes medico-legal reports for court.

Larissa is an AHPRA registered Forensic Psychologist with over 8 years of experience working in the public sector. During this time, she has primarily worked in the Drug and Alcohol setting, focusing on aggressive or problematic behaviour, substance-related disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and relationship difficulties.

In addition she has several years of experience working with adolescents with psychosocial stressors, behaviour management issues, school-related issues like exam stress, anxiety disorders, deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Larissa takes a holistic approach in her treatment. Her treatment methodologies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Schema therapy. A large part of Larissa’s current role includes fostering and maintaining a positive culture of care and respect for all clientele.

Her aim is to help clients feel at ease so that we can work together to achieve their goals. Evening and weekend appointments are available at the same counselling rate. Rebates available with a referral from a General Practitioner under the Mental Health Care Plan.

Practices at: Parramatta Psychology Clinic.

Interest areas: Adolescent issues, Stress Management, Drug & Alcohol issues, Substance Use/Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Relationship difficulties, Aggressive/problematic behaviour, School-related issues, Deliberate self-harm, Suicidal ideation, Behaviour management, Anger management

Larissa Engel-Fiorelli

Nadine Bou-Antoun

PSYCHOLOGIST

Offering Telehealth video and phone appointments only at this stage.

Nadine is a registered psychologist, a Board Approved Supervisor and a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She received a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Western Sydney as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology from Macquarie University. In addition to her academic qualifications, she is also registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Nadine has experience working with psychosis, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults.

Nadine provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model, providing a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy, however Nadine uses an eclectic approach when suitable.

Nadine’s passion is to support clients in beating the stigma of mental health and living a more fulfilling life. She believes in working collaboratively with clients and other health workers to achieve best treatment outcomes.

Practices at: Parramatta Psychology Clinic.

Interest areas: Psychosis, Schizophreniam, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Personality disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Brain injuries, Adolescents, Children

Nadine Bou-Antoun

Michael Cheung

PSYCHOLOGIST

Michael is a Psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, families and adults who are experiencing emotional, social, behavioural and mental health difficulties. Michael has worked in a wide range of settings including private, public, research and community i.e beyondblue, Lifeline support services, Headspace, disability services, Universities, and the Department of Health and Quitline. Having spent much of his life overseas he has a culturally sensitive therapeutic approach. He also enjoys working with clients across the lifespan; from young adolescents to geriatrics. Michael has a particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of adolescents with emotional difficulties.

Michael works collaboratively with his clients to reach their treatment goals by providing individualised support, utilising psychometrics and evidence-based therapies. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. His clinical interventions encompass the mind-body connection and compassion for self and others. His clients describe him as insightful, approachable and compassionate. Michael is passionate about helping clients achieve positive change in their lives, build resilience and foster stronger relationships. Michael speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Practices at: Parramatta Psychology Clinic.

Interest areas: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship problems, Assertive communication, Stress management, Sleep disturbances, Anger management, Suicidal ideation, Grief and loss, Trauma, Addictions, Adjustment disorders, PTSD, Brain Injuries, Self harm

Michael Cheung

Hurryat Faniad

PSYCHOLOGIST

Hurryat Faniad is a Psychologist registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS). He has completed Bachelor of Psychology (Honour) and Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University and University of Western Sydney accordingly.

Hurryat has extensive experience in providing clinical and psychosocial interventions to a diverse population of Adults living with wide range of mental and physical health conditions. Not to forget, he has been interested and experienced in providing assessment and therapy for children (6-16 year old) living with mental disorders such as Anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and behavioural issues.

Given that Hurryat has lived in many different countries overseas, he provides culturally sensitive and personalised therapy/service to clients from culturally and linguistically diverse background. He is fluent in five languages (Dari, Farsi “Persian”, Urdu, Hindi and English) and has extensive experience working with CALD patients.

Hurryat has been interested and efficient in providing support to clients with mood disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety), substance abuse disorder, Pain management, PTSD, Anger issues, Stress-issues, Sleep disorders, eating disorders and more chronic disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bi-polar disorders.

Hurryat has a holistic approach in providing psychological interventions; considering physical, social and financial stressors that could contribute to the overall mental health concerns. He utilises psychometrics and number of evidence-based psychological interventions to suit his clients and in reaching their therapeutic goals, which includes Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-focused Therapy.

Practices at: Parramatta Psychology Clinic.

Hurryat Faniad

Alex McLoughlin

COUNSELLOR

Alex is an experienced private practice counsellor who has worked in Parramatta since 2017. Alex has experience in the community mental health and disability sectors. As a counsellor Alex has worked with adolescents,  families,  couples and adults who have a wide range of expectations and presenting concerns for their therapy.  Alex has helped clients develop self awareness and to manage behaviours which may get in the way of a clients goal. Due to extensive work in community, disability and mental health services Alex has met hundreds of clients who are incredibly diverse with unique lives and perspectives. These clients have been able to benefit from unconditional positive regard and Alex’s  client centred practice.

Due to Alex’s career path through NDIS services Alex is well suited to working with people who have disabilities or an NDIS plan.  Alex was an NDIS support coordinator and is able to discuss details of the scheme.

Alex uses motivational interviewing,  acceptance commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness and solution focused thinking to empower clients.

Alex believes that counselling can help people who need to talk and achieve fresh dialogue and perspective for persistant problems.  Alex is passionate about counselling,  meeting new clients and working professionally to achieve client goals.

Session costs are $120 an hour with concessions offered for concession card holders. Alex may be paid from self managed and plan managed NDIS plans.

Practices at: Parramatta Psychology Clinic.

Alex McLoughlin

Senali Panditaratne

PSYCHOLOGIST

Senali has experience working with individuals from a variety of walks of life, in public hospital and private practice settings. During her time at Westmead Hospital, Senali assisted individuals with medical disorders and conditions to manage the associated psychological difficulties. She has also worked with adults to overcome personal challenges as well as psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety. In addition to her work with adults, Senali has experience with child and family work including families managing behavioural difficulties, strained relationships and emotion dysregulation. She has also worked with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Senali uses evidence-based interventions and believes that for therapy to be have positive outcomes, the intervention needs to be collaborative and centred around client goals. As a psychologist, Senali strives to be empathetic, patient and understanding of individuals and their needs.

Senali has a Bachelor of Science- Psychology degree from Macquarie University, a Psychological Science with Honours degree from Southern Cross University and a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Technology.

Practices at: Hornsby Psychology Clinic.

Senali Panditaratne

Khalil Dolatyar

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Khalil Dolatyar is a provisional psychologist with life experience. He comes from a corporate background with almost two decades of experience within international companies in engineering, sales and marketing positions. His insight about humans is rooted in his studies of Psychology in Monash University and also years of daily interaction with locals of Middle East, Africa, and Australia in business and non-business contexts.

Khalil helps children with difficulties in social skills, emotion regulation and anxiety. He assesses children for learning difficulties. He also provides counselling for couples and individuals. His approach in counselling is insight driven with the aim to clear the emotions, biases, judgements, and motivations that obscure rational view.

Khalil is bilingual (Farsi/English) and flexible to work with clients of diverse backgrounds, ages and various psychological needs.

Khalil has a Graduate Diploma of Psychology and Graduate diploma of Psychology (advanced) from Monash University. He is an Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society.

Practices at: Hornsby Psychology Clinic.

Khalil Dolatyar

Jerusha Rao

PRACTICE MANAGER

Jerusha is our Practice Manager. She also takes all our calls for North Sydney & Gordon Psychology.

She is warm, passionate & a great asset to our growing team.

Jerusha Rao

Aura Requimen

Administration Assistant

Aura is in charge of reception and can help with many administrative tasks, from responding to phone inquiries to liaising with your medical centre and booking appointments. She is always willing to help so feel comfortable directing any questions to her.

Aura completed her twelve-month traineeship at the Parramatta Psychology Clinic and gained a Certificate III in Business.

Aura Requimen

Brenda Stewart

Administration Assistant

Brenda has joined the Hornsby Psychology team as our administration assistant. This will mean that she’s more than likely going to meet & greet you on the phone or when you come to visit us. She has a diverse employment background; from computer programming to customer service and hospitality, to administration and reception work.

Brenda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines and is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Macquarie University to equip her to help others thrive.

Personal statement and motivation:

Brenda has always believed that good health begins with a mind that is able to receive truth, apply it but also have the wisdom to ask for support when needed. She has a genuine passion for caring and supporting people to enhance their well-being through both practical methods and emotional or social connections. It is for this passion that she has done voluntary work as a chaplain in Hornsby Hospital and is currently pastoral carer for her a cappella choir where she sings mezzo soprano.

Works at: Hornsby Psychology Clinic.

Brenda Stewart

Marie De Alvis

Administration Assistant

Marie has been working with us in an administrative capacity. She works closely with our psychologists to ensure that they are compliant with group processes. Marie works out of Pymble normally.

Marie De Alvis