Ruben is an enthusiastic and empathetic therapist with practice in clinical, social, and educational psychology. He has 5 years experience in the mental health field providing family support, as well as supporting immigrants in their adaptation process.Ruben has experience in school settings providing therapeutic services for impoverished children, family violence and other mental stresses. He is passionate about intervention and assessment of individuals and families of all ages and people with diverse cultural backgrounds. He utilises different therapeutic approaches such as client centred therapy, Gestalt therapy as well as evidence based techniques, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Currently he is expanding his knowledge on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He has the ability to listen to clients as they journey to better mental health. In his spare time, Ruben enjoys cycling around the city, exploring different cuisines at cafes and restaurants as well as meditating on the beach. Ruben is completing his internship program, and works at Yarra Junction on Tuesdays and Saturdays, in Warrragul on Monday and Friday, and in a school on Wednesday.
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Erin is completing her final year of the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. Erin comes from a background in early childhood education, has a clinical interest in the early identification and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in young children, and has experience conducting assessments of development, cognitive capacity, and adaptive functioning. Erin is passionate about working with individuals and their families to support development, growth, mental health and wellbeing. She recognises the importance of a client’s support network and working collaboratively with parents, families and schools. Erin uses a client centred approach to therapy, tailoring interventions to the individual’s needs with a commitment to evidence based practices. In her spare time, Erin enjoys socialising with friends and family, being active and spending time with her dog at the park. Erin will be working at Yarra Junction on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Taegan is currently completing her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. Taegan has previous experience working with at-risk adolescents and adults to help them meet their goals, as well as delivering both individual and group counselling for youth with anxiety and depression. Her approach to intervention is one of non-judgemental collaboration which utilises evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has experience in the assessment of intellectual, learning and behavioural difficulties, and believes in helping clients understand their own areas of learning, strengths and goals. Having come from a regional background, Taegan also has a passion for delivering best practice to regional areas. When not in the clinic, Taegan enjoys reading a book, surfing and spending time with her family. Taegan will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Warragul Clinic.
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Kaitlyn has recently completed her Master of Professional Psychology. She comes from a background of working with young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health, including school stressors, anxiety and depression. Kaitlyn is passionate about working with the community to support mental health and well-being. She uses a strengths based, person-centred approach to therapy, which utilises evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychoeducation. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her dogs, her friends and in the great outdoors.
Kaitlyn is completing her internship program with our team and will be working in Warragul on Mondays and Tuesdays, and in Yarra Junction on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Amy is currently completing her final year of a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Australian Catholic University. She has previous experience working in the early intervention space with young children who have autism spectrum disorder, focusing on play therapy and behaviour management. Amy also has experience conducting cognitive, academic, adaptive functioning, and autism spectrum disorder assessments. She is particularly passionate about inclusion and the wellbeing of all clients and families. Amy works collaboratively with her clients and delivers person centred therapy. In her spare time, Amy loves playing with her dogs and traveling. Amy is available on Wednesdays at Yarra Junction and works in a school on Tuesdays.
Larney completed her masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. In her approach Larney utilises evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has particular interest in developing her skills in play therapy for working with young children. Larney has experience working across the lifespan with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Specifically, she has experience in supervising ABA therapy programs, behaviour management, facilitating social groups for pre-teens and adolescents, classroom supports and delivering interventions through play for younger children. Larney also has experience supporting individuals across the lifespan with anxiety disorders, depression and children of parents with mental illnesses, through online counselling/support groups. In her spare time, Larney enjoys travelling, playing games (table top and video games), and spending time with her family and friends. Larney works at Yarra Junction on Wednesdays and in Warrragul on Thursdays.