Programs 2021

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 Fridays.

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. 

Our Clinicians

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 has completed his internship with SMP, and works at Yarra Junction on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and in Warrragul on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Amy Syer - Provisional Psychologist

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Erin Beattie - Provisional Psychologist

Caity is currently completing her final year of a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Australian Catholic University. She has a background in adolescent mental health and school-based support for children. She has experience conducting cognitive, academic, adaptive functioning, and phonological processing assessments. She has experience delivering interventions (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and more) with adults and children, and facilitating social support groups. Caity values working collaboratively with individuals and their families to develop personalised supports. She 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, Caity loves visiting the beach and exploring new places and interests. Caity is available on Mondays at Yarra Junction, works in a school on Wednesdays and is at Warragul on Thursdays.

Janelle Chilton - Provisional Psychologist

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Caity Carlos - Provisional Psychologist

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.

Kaitlyn Turner - Provisional Psychologist

Janelle is currently completing her Master of Educational & Developmental Psychology at ACU & is passionate about providing a safe & judgment free space. Janelle enjoys working with clients to meet their needs, whether it be journeying with them through the assessment process or working towards their goals in intervention. Janelle is currently a wellbeing coordinator in a school and enjoys working with children & adolescents. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys experimenting with home cooked meals & exercising in nature. Janelle will be available Tuesdays at the Warragul Clinic & Thursdays in Yarra Junction.



Ruben Pinzon - 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.