Caitlyn Sharp - 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.  

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. 


Our Team

Richard Dagher - 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).

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 Stefanatos - Psychologist

Caitlyn 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 is nearing the end of her formal training as a Provisional Psychologist at SMP and will continue working with the team once fully registered.

Chantelle Shanmugaratnam - Provisional Psychologist

Chantelle has a strong passion for helping others, through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. She works best in utilising the internal motivation of the client, providing empathy and support in developing and achieving treatment goals. Chantelle has experience in conducting cognitive, educational, and developmental assessments with children and young adults. She provides individual counselling and group programs to school aged children, working in collaboration with families and teachers. When not at SMP, Chantelle works within another clinical setting, supporting adolescents and adults experiencing substance dependency. Outside of psychology, Chantelle has interests in art and painting, outdoor activities and exercise. Chantelle is nearing the end of her formal training as a Provisional Psychologist at SMP before becoming fully registered. 

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Stephanie Terlato - Provisional Psychologist