Michelle Deponte – Psychologist

Michelle is a psychologist who works with adolescents, adults and families. She specialises with working with adolescents with risky behaviours such as self-harming, drug and alcohol use and anger issues. Michelle has experience and training to assist adolescents and adults with a range of eating disorders. She has a significant experience and training in working with adolescents and adults in the area of grief, loss and trauma and its resulting mental health impacts.

Michelle is currently working with clients who are undertaking IVF and have anxiety in regard to their fertility issues. Michelle has specific training in Circle of Security, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which includes mindfulness techniques, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Phone Michelle: 02 6260 3366

Christine White – Clinical Psychologist

B.A.Psych, Grad.Dip.Psych, M.Psych

Christine is a Clinical Psychologist, and is trained in evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT), Trauma focused CBT, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) mindfulness approach, Gottman Couple Therapy and attachment theory frameworks such as the Circle of Security (COS) and other approaches where appropriate. (She has a background in nursing, midwifery, and maternal and child health).

Christine provides assessment and treatment interventions for adults, adolescents, toddlers and children with a range of mental health experiences, behaviours and concerns. Christine is experienced in postnatal depression/anxiety and perinatal mental health, couples therapy, depression disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD and trauma, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias e.g injections, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, selective mutism in young children, emotional regulation and behaviour difficulties for toddlers and children, attachment informed parenting for parents with infants, toddlers and children.
Phone Christine: 02 6260 3366

Charlotte Morrison – Psychologist

Charlotte is a psychologist experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. She has worked within the ACT Department of Education and the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support, and has experience working with families with complex issues. Charlotte has a particular interest in early childhood development and adolescence.

Charlotte is trained in a number of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has experience working with a variety of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, substance use, and emotional and behavioural regulation difficulties in children.
Phone Charlotte: 02 6260 3366

Mary Gianakis – Psychologist

B.A. PostGrad. Dip. Couns. Psych, MClin.Psych, MAPS
Mary is a psychologist experienced predominantly in working with adults in the public mental health system. She has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology, and is trained in evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, motivational interviewing, schema therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. Mary is experienced in providing assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment difficulties, complex PTSD, and trauma. Underlying her approach is that clients are the agents of change.
Phone Mary: 02 6260 3366

April Archer – Psychologist

April is a registered Medicare provider psychologist experienced in working with young people and adults in the public mental health system. April offers comprehensive assessment and evidence-based interventions for individuals experiencing mental health concerns such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance misuse conditions, bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma. Additionally, April is experienced in assisting those clients experiencing poor sleep, relationship difficulties, workplace stress and bullying.

April ultilises a client-centered, evidence-based approach, moulding therapeutic interventions to suit clients’ specific needs and strengths. Her approaches incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. April provides her clients with education regarding their condition, in addition to relaxation training, exposure treatments for anxiety disorders, as well as mindfulness-based skills.
Phone April: 02 6260 3366

Kate Leeds – Clinical Psychologist

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with adults facing a wide range of difficulties. She has extensive experience in the area of problem gambling and has worked for six years in the Gambling Treatment Clinic at the University of Sydney. She has also spent years working in private practice, building expertise in the areas of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, stress and anger management, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties.

Kate also has a particular interest in post-natal depression and anxiety. She tailors her work to meet the individual needs of each client, using a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and solution-focused brief therapy. Kate is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of Australian Psychological Society and the College of Clinical Psychologists. She is also an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Phone Kate: 02 6260 3366

Jacqueline Davies – Psychologist

BPsych(Hons), Assoc. MAPS

Jacqueline is a registered Psychologist who has experience working with  Adolescents and Adults in both public and private health settings. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Advanced Interpersonal Therapy and takes a very practical approach to educating and teaching individuals to address concerns with anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional regulation and social skills deficits.

Jacqueline has experience in drug and alcohol use, couples counselling, self-harming, anger and mental health issues, stress and work related factors, such as time management, bullying, critical incidents and mediation.
Jacqueline has a passion for assisting both young people and adults recognise the mechanics of their relationship/s, their physical and emotional responses and develop effective communication and resilience building skills.

Jacqueline will bulk bill any Teen or adult directly effected by the fires.

Tamra Sillick – Clinical Psychologist

B. Psych (Hons), MClin. Psych, MAPS, MCCLP

Tamra is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked as a mental health professional for a number of years in a variety of settings, including private psychological services, community-based family intervention support services, and as a school psychologist. She provides assessment/diagnostic services and evidenced-based therapeutic support for late adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health problems, including stress, anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety), depression, bi-polar, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and family relationship issues.

Tamra uses a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness-based techniques. Tamra is also a registered Circle of Security (COS) Parent Educator and facilitates parent education groups. Tamra is dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based psychological services to help people create valued and meaningful lives.
Phone Tamra: 02 6260 3366

Dr. Mark Collins – Clinical Psychologist

MClinPsych, MPsychotherapy&Couns, PhD(Math), MAPS

Mark is a Clinical Psychologist who completed his training in clinical psychology at the University of Canberra. This training included the provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), both of which are commonly used in the treatment of depression, anxiety and associated problems. Mark has also trained in schema therapy and psychodynamic therapy. Prior to training as a clinical psychologist, Mark pursued an academic career in mathematics. Mark treats adults for common disorders of anxiety (including social phobia and PTSD), depression, and grief.

Tanya Bowe – Registered Psychologist (special interest in Perinatal Psychology)

B Psych(pg.dip), MA Org Psych, Full Member grade Australia Psychological Society (MAPS), Registered Medicare Provider.

With over 10 years experience as a registered psychologist, Tanya has always had a passion for working with people and supporting individuals to bring about personal growth and change. Tanya has a special interest in women’s perinatal mental health, along with women requiring emotional support at various stages in their lives.

Tanya’s counselling style integrates a number of frameworks depending on her clients needs. This is underpinned by, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, schema therapy, psycho dynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness. Tanya is also a trained provider of Circle of Security Parenting Program (8 week Program) and facilitates regular group programs at the practice throughout the year.

Tanya typically works with clients during the perinatal period addressing mild to moderate postnatal depression and anxiety, adjustment to parenthood, returning to work, relationship changes, parenting support and unresolved issues from one’s own past/childhood. Tanya also sees women at any stage in life requiring support with mild to moderate stress, anxiety and/or depression.

Sori Rippon – Clinical Psychologist

B AppPsych, BSc Psych (Hons), MClin Psych

Sori is experienced in working therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and parenting. Sori is also particularly interested in couples therapy, conducting diagnostic assessments and therapy with individuals on the autism spectrum and providing support to their family, and working with trauma. She has worked in a variety of settings including community, public, and private health areas.

Sori is trained in evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy, and also Gottman Couples Therapy, Circle of Security Parenting, and EMDR Therapy. Sori tailors her interventions to each individual to assist in supporting meaningful change.

With her values of respect, empathy and being non-judgemental, Sori creates a safe space where clients can talk about their struggles, develop the awareness and skills to work with psychological distress, and feel empowered to work toward their goals.
Phone Sori: 02 6260 3366

Warren Sillick – Psychologist

MClin Psych, B Science in Psych (Hons), Dip Couns, MAPS

Warren provides assessment/diagnostic services and evidenced-based therapeutic support for adolescents and adults. He has experience working with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety and depressive disorders, stress, substance use/abuse, trauma and anger management.

Warren has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology and has worked as a mental health professional for a number of years. He has experience working in community, public and private settings. He uses a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-based approaches.

Warren integrates his therapeutic interventions according to the individual needs of the client to assist in supporting change.
Phone Warren: 02 6260 3366

Nick Raic – Psychologist

BSc(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons 1), MClinPsych, ACPA

Nick is a psychologist with experience in providing therapy for a range of mental health issues. He delivers evidence-based treatment for anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, stress management, depression, and grief. Nick has years of experience in private practice and in the forensic mental health system working with severe and complex cases.

Nick’s primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in addition to behavioural analysis and Socratic questioning. He has a special interest in treating anxiety presentations such as social anxiety, health anxiety, and generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and phobias.

Prior to clinical practice he worked as a researcher on several projects at the University of New South Wales and the Australian Nation University. Nick is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and is eligible for clinical endorsement.