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 admin/intake team.
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.
Holly is completing her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology 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, supports the admin team on Wednesday, and co-facilitates group work on Thursday.
Emmalee holds qualifications in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She works with individuals across the lifespan in both counselling and assessment. Emmalee adopts an eclectic approach in therapy that is client focused, primarily drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to assist her clients in developing strategies appropriate to their unique needs. Emmalee provides counselling and intervention support for concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, transition difficulties, behaviour management, and social skills. She also conducts a broad range of assessments with both children and adults for concerns including learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and careers. Emmalee’s clinical interests include diagnostic assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder / Asperger’s Syndrome in adults, and counselling adolescents and adults. She is also passionate about the role that digital media such as gaming can play in supporting positive mental health. In her spare time, Emmalee enjoys playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons, boxing/mixed martial arts, hand-lettering/calligraphy, and cheering on the LA Gladiators in Overwatch League. Emmalee works at Yarra Junction on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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.
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