(03) 9330 0759 info@healthyminds.net.au

 Phone

(03) 9330 0759

 Fax

(03) 9338 9197

 Email

info@healthyminds.net.au

 Addresses

Mail Airport West
Suite 2
23 Louis Street

Preston
Suite 1
294-296 High Street

St Albans
Suite 3, Level 1
332 Main Road East (corner of Alfrieda St)

Point Cook
Point Cook Health Centre
17 Dunnings Road

Doncaster
Acupuncture and Wellness Centre
19 Village Ave

 

Our Team

All psychologists are registered to provide services under Medicare, private health insurance, TAC, Workcover, Victims of Crime and EAP. Most psychologists are also registered to provide services under Targeted Psychological Support Services (formerly ATAPS), DVA, Victims Assistance Program (VAP) and VVCS.

 

Dr Vivienne Sullivan

B.Sc., B.Sc.- Honours (Psychology), Dip. Ed., Ph.D.

Vivienne has completed her PhD in Psychology focusing on mood disturbance, social engagement, disordered eating, weight management and occupational issues. She has worked in private practice since 2007 providing individual counselling to adults and children. She has worked extensively with people presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain and trauma-related issues (including family violence and veterans). Prior to private practice Vivienne worked in a community setting providing individual counselling to people with multiple and complex psychological and situational issues. Vivienne has also developed and conducted group-based therapeutic interventions to address issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and anger-management. Her current and previous roles have also included providing cognitive, behavioural and vocational assessments. Vivienne believes strongly in a client-led approach to psychology and incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Emotion-Focussed Therapy (EFT) strategies into her practice.

 

Beatriz Pon

B.Sc., Post Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters of Counselling Psychology (Current)

Beatriz has been a registered Psychologist since 1999. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults around issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss and relationships difficulties. Beatriz has run a number of programs for individuals with depression and anxiety and has a particular interest in anxiety. Her prior workplaces and experiences include community health, vocational rehabilitation, return to work, EAP and consultancy roles to schools. Beatriz’s therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), Family Systems and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

 

Lara Sullivan

B.A., Post Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters of Applied Psychology (Health)

Lara completed postgraduate qualifications in behavioural psychology before completing a Masters in Applied Psychology (Health). She has worked in a number of community organisations and in private practice since 2000. Lara has worked with people to address a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, family violence, pain management, drug and alcohol and sport psychology. Lara works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective but also incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) perspectives into her practice. Lara has represented Australia at the Olympic Games and has a keen interest in performance psychology.

 

Melissa Donati

B.A., Post Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters of Counselling Psychology

Melissa is a registered psychologist who has completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in all settings. Her experience includes assessment and treatment of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, and addictions. In 2004 Melissa commenced full-time private practice and is registered to provide services under Medicare, VOCAT (Victims of Crime), VVCS, TPSS (formerly ATAPS), TAC, and DVA.

 

Rebecca Sullivan

B.Sc., Post Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters of Applied Psychology (Health)

Rebecca completed postgraduate qualifications in behavioural psychology before completing a Masters of Applied Psychology (Health). She has worked in a variety of community organisations and private companies offering assessment and counselling services to both individuals and groups. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults and has worked in private practice since 2002. Rebecca provides counselling for a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, pain management and trauma (including veterans and family violence) and works from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) approaches. Rebecca is a former National level athlete who competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

 

David Xuereb

B.A., Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Grad. Dip. (Education), Cert. Clinical Hypnosis

David is a fully-registered psychologist with extensive experience in a range of settings including education, occupational rehabilitation, emergency housing and disability services working in capacities such as psychologist, registered teacher, and counselor. He has trained in a variety of psychological perspectives including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and believes in a client-led approach to therapy. His special interests include vocational assessment and the management of a range of anxiety and mood disorders including depression, generalised anxiety, panic disorder and PTSD.

 

Ashleigh Fisher

B.A., B.A. – Honours (Psychology), Masters of Psychology (Forensic)

Ashleigh completed her honours in the area of neuropsychology before completing her Masters in Forensic Psychology. She has had experience in a range of settings including private practice, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and prison. Ashleigh has practiced as a psychologist since 2010 and utilises a combination of psychological approaches (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy) in her practice.

 

Belinda Sudano

B.App.Sci. (Psychology), Honours, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Belinda is a registered psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. When working predominately with adults, her areas of interest include grief and loss, adjustments and transitions, depression, anxiety, stress management, personal development and stresses resulting from infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. Belinda therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), however a range modalities are drawn upon including mindfulness and positive psychology. Belinda also has experience conducting cognitive assessments, providing professional development to teachers and presenting parenting education at school information nights.

 

Laura Krause

B.A., B.A. – Honours, Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters of Psychology (Clinical)

Laura is a registered psychologist who completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She has worked across a range of settings including public and private hospitals, schools, and community and consultancy services. Laura utilises a tailored client-centred approach that incorporates techniques from various evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).

 

Devyani Rangnekar

M.Psychology (Counselling), MA (Psychology)

Devyani holds two Masters degrees in Psychology, one of which was completed at Monash University. She specialises in counselling psychology. Her ongoing work experience focuses on children with autism spectrum disorder, behavioural and emotional concerns, cognitive and academic assessment, and treatment of other psychological conditions in children. Devyani is also adept at providing counselling to adults for anxiety, panic, depression and trauma. She has a special interest in working with people from different cultural backgrounds.

 

Ben Simon

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies, Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Professional Psychology Practice

Ben has an array of experience working with people of all ages for a variety of difficulties including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, anxiety, anger difficulties, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and identity difficulties. Ben practices with an emphasis on empathy and non-judgement towards his clients. Ben is passionate about his work and works collaboratively with his clients. Ben uses a number of psychological approaches including (but not limited to) Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and narrative therapy, which are tailored to each individual client.

 

Rosemarie Vella

B.Psych, Post Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters Counselling Psychology

Rosemarie is a fully-registered psychologist with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and two Masters, one of Counselling and another of Counselling Psychology. She has an extensive experience working with families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds, and currently works for the Department of Education and Training as a school psychologist. Rosemarie specialise in clinical assessments. She adopts an Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT) approach towards social and behavioural interventions. Rosemarie’s goal in therapy is to develop strong therapeutic alliances and to design clinical formulations and treatment mostly from a Psychodynamic base. Her professional development interests have included Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness/Acceptance Therapy (ACT) training and Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT) training.  Rosemarie has also trained in the Sign Post Program, assisting parents to manage children with intellectual disability and the SKIPS program. Rosemarie is proficient in administering cognitive assessments and other psychological assessments that comprise of detecting Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and other mental health conditions. She applies motivational interviewing strategies for adult client work.  In addition, she complement this work with her knowledge in dealing with family difficulties and by adapting Family Systems Theories to support families.

 

Manuela Barichello

B.Psych, Grad.Dip. Psych, Grad.Dip Prof Psych, Masters of Professional Psychology Practice

Manuela is a registered psychologist and has worked in clinical, community health and education settings (primary and secondary). She uses an empathic client-centred approach to promote the therapeutic relationship. She helps her clients to resolve issues, and works collaboratively with them to help empower and improve their wellbeing.

Manuela has treated clients with a broad range of issues including, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, grief and loss, complex trauma, PTSD, and gambling addiction.

She uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as other evidence based therapies such as IPT, Mindfulness, ACT, SFT, Brief Psychodynamic therapy, Systems Theory and Motivational Interviewing. She ensures each client is treated sensitively and respectfully, tailoring the treatment to suit their individual needs. She also assists children and adolescents with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, school refusal, and bullying. She also has experience in psychoeducational assessment and testing (cognitive (IQ) and educational), working closely with the child’s family, and school to achieve the best outcome for the child.

 

Lauren Rossi

B.Sc., Post Grad. Dip. (Psychology), Masters of Counselling Psychology

Lauren is a registered psychologist who has completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She has experience working with children and adults in all settings. Lauren works primarily from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) perspective. Her experience includes assessment and treatment of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, fertility and relationship issues. In 2015 Lauren commenced full-private practice and is registered to provide services under Medicare. Lauren currently works as a school psychologist and runs men’s support groups in Melbourne’s west.

 

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