Bryce Thompson

PSYCHOLOGIST

Bryce is a friendly and passionate psychologist who has a passion for supporting all people, specifically those who experience disability, Complex Trauma and working with children and young people. He uses humor (when appropriate) and a lighthearted approach to assessment and intervention to build a strong therapeutic relationship, which allows for better therapeutic outcomes. I am a strong listener and very empathic, allowing me to put myself in my clients situation. He is a Registered Psychologist and worked as a Behaviour Support Practitioner for one of Australia’s leading NGOs supporting young people in care and with disabilities.

He has experience working as a School Psychologist as he have a strong passion for supporting children and adolescents, with mental health, academic, intellectual and adaptive challenges to implement positive change in their lives. He uses a  variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Choice Theory and Feedback Informed Therapy) in combination as there is no one size fits all approach.

Bryce has experience working within the disability and out of home care sectors, where he functioned as a both a Provisional Psychologist (home visits and in clinic) and as a Behaviour Support Practitioner. As such, he has developed skills in stake holder liaison, client advocacy and improving client autonomy and capacities. He has strong experience supporting children and adolescents (including their supporting parents and care givers) due to his role as a School Psychologist, including assessment and intervention, safety planning and risk assessment, coping and management strategies, stake holder liaison. HE has subsequently supported these individuals with self-esteem, identity, anxiety, depression, stress challenges, in addition to bullying, sexualising abuse, interpersonal challenges, cancer support and resource provisions such as community financial, food, and housing supports to name a few.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices at: Online via TeleHealth only

Nadine Abdalla

PSYCHOLOGIST

Currently on maternity leave.

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.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices atParramatta Psychology Clinic.

Chi Dumebi Morris

PSYCHOLOGIST

Chi is a compassionate, empathetic, and warm therapist who values each individual’s unique experience. She provides a space for people to explore their struggles and needs in ways that encourage change and growth, whilst offering a respectful and validating environment. She feels passionate about helping people to develop a greater capacity for resilience to help them flourish, as well as developing meaningful and positive relationships with themselves and others.

Chi has experience working with people with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and loss, traumatic stress, stress management, relationship difficulties and parenting stress and a whole range of other mental disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets ranging from children to late adults. She has worked providing therapy both to individuals, couples, families, and in group settings. Chi has a multidisciplinary background, also having worked in medical research and in corporate banking.

Chi uses an evidence based and collaborative approach in her work drawing on a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, she also uses an eclectic approach when suitable to help people achieve their goals.

Chi holds a Post Graduate Diploma and Graduate Diploma in Psychology, from Charles Sturt University and the University of New England, respectively. Chi also holds a Bachelor of Sci (Physiology), from the University of New South Wales. Chi is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is also a Workcover accredited practitioner.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices atParramatta Psychology Clinic .

Larissa Engel-Fiorelli

PSYCHOLOGIST
Larissa Engel-Fiorelli

Offering Telehealth Appointments for patients with a GP referral & Mental Health Care Plan only at this stage.
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.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices atParramatta Psychology Clinic .

Jessica Rice

PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINCAL REGISTRAR

Jessica is an experienced AHPRA registered Psychologist, and a South African registered Clinical Psychologist. She has a demonstrated history of working in psychiatric and neurological public and private mental health care sectors in South Africa, as well as in private practice in Australia. Jessica ran her own private practice in Johannesburg for 5 years, before immigrating to Australia.

Jessica is a strong healthcare services professional with Bachelor of Science Degree (cum laude), a Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree in Psychology (cum laude), a Master of Arts Degree in Neuropsychology, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Psychology, all from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has also completed various certificates through the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and the American College of Disability Medicine (ACDM), these include:

  • The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (6thEdition); and
  • Advanced Case Studies Based on the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (6th Edition).

Jessica is skilled in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Enhanced-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (e-CBT for eating disorders), Psychodynamic theory, Supportive Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness, Individual therapy with adolescents and adults, and Neuropsychological rehabilitation and assessment. She has worked with acute and severe mental illness, and neuropsychological pathologies; Jessica has experience in working with a wide variety of presentations, including mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, neurological conditions, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also has experience in facilitating groups, specialising in emotional regulation, stress, and anger management.

Jessica’s special areas of interest are:

  • Developmental and complex trauma,
  • Neuropsychological-related pathologies, and assessment and rehabilitation, and

Jessica is a passionate therapist, working with a wide range of presentations, and she seeks to work collaboratively with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices at: Hornsby Psychology Clinic.

Choon-Hwa Lim

PSYCHOLOGIST

Choon-Hwa is a psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She has been in private practice on the North Shore since 2011. Prior to private practice, she enjoyed a corporate career including in executive recruitment, outplacement and career counselling.

She is experienced in treating and providing strategies and practical skills for responding to stress, anxiety, depression, burnout including having unrealistically high expectations of self and others, being perfectionistic and being overly driven, grief and loss, singleness, and/or trauma whether historical, recent or current – such as childhood abuse, generational trauma, being bullied or discriminated against, not having a voice at home or in the workplace.

If you are over 18 years old, and these issues are interfering with your health and well-being, your relationships, and your performance and achievements at work or in your studies, Choon-Hwa will walk alongside you to encourage, help and guide you to believe in your potential to find your way out of your situation or dilemma. She will teach you to become resourceful, share knowledge on evidenced-based psychological strategies and equip you with skills to become confident in your own ability and worth again. Her goal is to help you recover and be resourceful and sustainably resilient.

Choon-Hwa enjoys a client base of adults including professionals and tertiary students. She also works with couples and migrants and is happy to see individuals seeking to integrate their faith into the therapy process.

She is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), IPT (Interpersonal Therapy), cognitive and behavioural strategies, psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and skills-training including for mindfulness, relaxation strategies, stress management and cross-cultural communication. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc.

Qualifications:

PhD, Culture and Communication, Macquarie University, Sydney

MA (1st class Honours), Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Sessions are conducted in English only.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.