Richard Dagher - Psychologist

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Who We Are

At Strong Minds Psychology, we provide a supportive and compassionate environment. Booking with our team means an opportunity to build your mental health, and find new ways to manage the issues at hand. We work with you to set realistic goals, and develop strategies that will suit your needs. ​
If you or your loved ones are struggling to manage feelings of anxiety, grief or anger, or you need support facing new parenting challenges, we can help. Our team at Strong Minds Psychology provide excellent customer service, whilst maintaining professional and ethical standards.

Moya is completing a Master of Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne and has developed a research focus on child and adolescent resilience and school and community connectedness. She is able to provide counselling and intervention support and has worked with young people and their families for concerns including learning difficulties, behaviour management and social-emotional skills. She has experience working with young people in school and clinic settings providing therapeutic support and diagnostic assessment. Moya has conducted assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Specific Learning Difficulties, and collaboratively developed support strategies that best utilise individual strengths. Moya has also been involved with mentoring girls in community organisations and has tutored in adult education providing guidance and academic support. Outside of her professional work she enjoys gardening and being outdoors. Moya works at Yarra Junction on Wednesdays, a school on Thursdays, and supports the customer service team on Fridays.

Our Team

Megan Downall - Provisional Psychologist

Stephanie Terlato - Provisional Psychologist

Stephanie is passionate about working with children and their families in both therapeutic and educational settings, as well as supporting adolescents and adults across the lifespan. Her approach takes its roots from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but also incorporates other evidence-based strategies to help her clients achieve their goals. Stephanie’s past experiences include working with children in educational settings, and providing online mental health support and information to adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and other difficulties. Stephanie is building upon her training in assessments to determine underlying causes for learning or developmental concerns, to provide helpful strategies for individuals, carers and educators. In her spare time, Stephanie is an avid reader with a keen interest in learning about anything historical. She also loves to bake, create all manner of sweet treats and to travel the world (she can also speak fluent French). Stephanie works at Warragul on Tuesday, a school on Wednesday, and Yarra Junction on Friday, as well as supporting the customer service team. 

Holly is completing her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology (Monash University) and has a keen interest in ensuring her therapeutic approach is collaborative and compassionate. She enjoys utilising CBT and incorporating mindfulness into her practice. Holly has experience providing online mental health support and resources to adolescents and adults across many areas, including anxiety, depression, stress, family difficulties and social difficulties. Holly also has experience facilitating groups for adolescents and young children. Holly works with children on the Autism Spectrum in social skills groups, school readiness and behaviour management. In her spare time, Holly enjoys ballroom dancing and travelling! Holly works at Yarra Junction on Tuesday and spends her time Wednesday supporting the customer service team and facilitating group work.

Caitlyn completed her psychology studies at Australian Catholic University. She enjoys providing therapeutic support to individuals across the lifespan, especially assisting children and parents within clinic and school settings. She supports clients to achieve their goals using their personal strengths and resources. Her therapy work uses evidenced based approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Further to providing individual counselling support Caitlyn has also had experience in facilitating group programs (School Readiness Program for preschool children and Social Skills Groups for primary school children). In addition, Caitlyn is experienced in administering cognitive, educational, developmental and behavioural assessments and determining diagnoses and support strategies to individuals of all ages. Outside of her role as a clinician, Caitlyn enjoys engrossing herself in a good book and travelling to different countries whenever she gets the chance. Caitlyn works at Warragul on Monday, and Yarra Junction on Wednesday and Friday. 

Megan is passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. Megan uses a person-centred, strengths based approach to counselling and works with a range of different therapeutic approaches in her practice including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and play therapy.  Her areas of interest include anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship problems and eating disorders/body image issues, working with children, adolescents and adults. Megan has worked within a range of different mental health roles including counselling, crisis support and research. She also has experience working in educational settings at both a primary and secondary school level.  Outside of her role as a clinician, Megan enjoys playing and writing her own music, fitness, food and travelling. She is also a devoted animal lover. Megan works at Warragul on Monday and Friday, and Yarra Junction on Wednesday. 

Caitlyn Sharp - Psychologist

Holly Moreton - Provisional Psychologist

Moya Matthews - Provisional Psychologist

Richard completed a Masters in Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at Monash University. He is enthusiastic about helping individuals with mental illness and learning difficulties across the life span. He has experience and an interest in exploratory and diagnostic assessments, as well as providing intervention to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder, learning difficulties, challenging behaviours and school refusal. Richard is considerate of cultural backgrounds and his therapy approach is catered for each individual and family. He has interests in table-top/board games, video games, animals, cooking, and painting. Richard spends his free-time exploring new restaurants/food stores, playing table top games with friends, and interacting with his animals at home. Richard works at Yarra Junction on Monday, and Warragul on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.