Clinic Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clin Psych), BA (Hons), Grad Dip Psych, BSc, AMusA, MAPS
Bradley has worked with children and adolescents for over 20 years, with the last 9 as a clinical psychologist. In that time, he has developed a reputation as a dedicated and committed psychologist. Bradley takes a client-centred approach and tailors appropriate evidence-based treatments for his clients. He understands that the families who come to see him are experiencing significant challenges, and his gentle warm approach allows them to feel at ease and to focus on positive change.
Bradley has experience and skills in managing a wide range of psychological problems and is skilled in using a range of therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
B Psychology (Hons), MPsych (Clinical) in progress, MAPS
Joel has a passion for working with children, young people, and their families. He has over 10 years of experience in the government, non-government and private sectors. This includes therapeutic work, assessment work, the provision of positive behaviour-support, and case management. Joel has worked with a variety of clinical presentations utilising evidence-based interventions to improve mental health and to target behaviours of concern. he has a warm and calming style with a focus on building strong therapeutic relationships.
MClinPsych, BPsych (Hons), BA (Hons)
Bec is a clinical psychologist with significant experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a number of settings, including schools and mental health services. She has a particular interest in anxiety and trauma-related disorders.
Bec utilises a variety of approaches, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), supportive counselling, biofeedback (using heart rate variability software), mindfulness, sensory modulation and cognitive remediation.
Bec is mindful of providing children, adolescents and their families with a safe and secure space, so they are able to express themselves, feel heard, and develop the skills they need to grow and flourish.
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
MPsych (Ed & Dev), B Psychology (Hons)
Michal is passionate about helping children and adolescents to overcome barriers and realise their potential. She does this through thorough evidence-based assessment and a collaborative approach to working with the young person’s support network. Having accumulated over 10 years of experience assessing and working with children and adolescents in the community, Michal is able to combine her experience and knowledge with her warmth to help support her clients and their families. Michal’s experience in assessment of challenges covers intellectual disabilities, attentional capabilities, executive functioning, social and adaptive skills, and academic functioning.
Michal obtained her Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Monash University in 2016.
MProfPsy, B Psychology (Hons)
Edward has experience with supporting young people across a wide range of mental health difficulties. Utilising evidence-based interventions, he is passionate about effectively engaging children, adolescents, and their families to promote positive, lasting change.
Edward recognises the many barriers to receiving help and is committed to offering an inviting, safe, and open space through his gentle and light-hearted approach. He has a keen interest in helping young people manage big emotions, and helping families develop more intimate and responsive relationships.
Edward holds a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology from WSU and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from UNSW.
Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar
MClinPsych, MPsych (Ed & Dev), BLibStud (Hons)
Alicia has worked with families as a registered psychologist for over seven years. Alicia is trained in the treatment and management of a range of social and developmental disorders, as well as complex mental health concerns (such as anxiety disorders, depression and behavioural problems). Alicia’s focus is on providing a safe and warm environment for children and young people to express and process their fears and frustrations. Sessions are tailored to the child’s developmental level, and often incorporate play, art and story-telling. Alicia also works in close collaboration with parents, supporting them to meet the needs of the child or young person.
Alicia has worked on a number of research trials examining infant and early childhood development, and delivered treatment for child and adolescent anxiety on research trials at Macquarie University. She has worked in private practice and hospital settings, and trained at the Children’s Hospital Westmead in the Department of Psychological Medicine.
Emma is a warm and dedicated Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with young people to build the skills and self-esteem that set them up for happy and meaningful lives. Emma supports young people and their parents to manage difficulties using evidence-based treatments tailored to her clients’ needs, preferences and personalities. She looks to draw on the strengths of her young clients, and their parents’ expertise, to work together towards positive change.
Prior to joining the team, Emma was a clinician in a Clinical Trial comparing approaches for the management of behavioural problems in children. She has also worked in community mental health, running parenting programs and mental health workshops for students alongside her clinical work. Her research has investigated the impact of high conflict separations on children, and motivations for risk taking behaviour in young people. Emma holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from UTS and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Macquarie University.
Clinical Psychology Registrar
MClinPsych, BPsych (Hons), MAPS
Kate is a clinical psychology registrar and is passionate about providing evidence-based psychological interventions to support children, adolescents and their families. She offers a warm and collaborative approach to promote positive change within families. Kate draws on a cognitive-behavioural foundation and is particularly passionate about working with young people experiencing a range of challenges such as anxiety, depression, and behavioural difficulties.
Kate has completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University and has over 12 years experience working across public and private mental health settings.
BPsySc (Hons), BSc (Psy), MAPS
Latisha has experience in the non-government sector, working with culturally diverse communities in rural and remote towns within South-Western New South Wales. Latisha has worked with children and adolescents from two years of age, with a variety of clinical presentations. She is enthusiastic about helping clients understand the many influences that contribute to child and adolescent development, and the role these play throughout the course of one’s life. Latisha utilises evidence-based psychological interventions in a creative and respectful manner, aimed at supporting young people and their families to find a shared understanding and work towards positive change.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Chloe is a warm, friendly and motivated Provisional Psychologist who enjoys working with neuro-diverse children, young adolescents and their families. Chloe has worked with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder for 8 years across the United Kingdom and now in Australia. Her work has spanned across inpatient, community and private practice. Chloe draws on the strengths of her clients, uses positive behaviour support and evidence based treatments. She aims to break down the barriers for the young person so that they can reach their full potential.
Dr Matthew Breaden
Registered Music Therapist
PhD BMus, LMusA, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip MT, RMT
Matthew is a registered music therapist and qualified music teacher. He has more than 20 years’ experience working with children and adolescents aged from 2 years upwards in community, school, and home settings. He uses a variety of music therapy techniques, depending on the needs and preferences of the client.
Matthew has a special interest in working with children with autism, intellectual disabilities, and other neurological conditions. His focus on strengths-based musical approaches to therapy, together with the involvement of families, has resulted in positive outcomes for both clients and their families. Matthew’s PhD thesis investigated the use of ‘Figurenotes’, an adapted music notation system, by children with autism. The study demonstrated the benefits of music therapy with Figurenotes for social interaction, self-concept, and creativity.
Ketaki is one of our friendly administrative staff. Ketaki helps with all appointments and general enquiries on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She has recently completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Bachelor of Human Sciences degree at Macquarie University and is a Lifeline telephone counsellor.
Stasia is another one of our warm and welcoming administrative staff. Stasia helps with appointments and general enquiries in our Stanmore and Glebe offices.
Jessica is also one of our friendly administrative staff members. Jessica helps with all appointments and general enquiries from Monday to Friday in our Glebe office. She completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of New South Wales.