Dr. Elizabeth Seeley-Wait
Clinical Psychologist; EdM (Harvard), MS (ClinPsych), PhD (ClinPsych)
Elizabeth Seeley-Wait is a clinical psychologist and internationally published researcher. Elizabeth holds several degrees including a Masters degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Massachusetts) and a Masters degree in Human Development (Harvard University). In 2007, she was selected to spend a year furthering her experience as a Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. She has particular expertise in working with children, adolescents and families, and has been treating people of all ages for over 15 years.
Elizabeth has presented in many seminars and conferences in national and international forums and has been invited to become an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University. Elizabeth is also published in a number of scientific journals and is active in research and community health projects. She is passionate about working with children of all ages, adolescents and families in a manner that is evidence-based yet tailored for the individual. She is the principal of The Children’s Psychology Clinic.
Ms. Anne Monteiro
Psychologist; BA(Psych), MA(Psych), MAPS
Ms Anne Monteiro holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Sydney. She has worked as a psychologist for over 20 years. Anne has been employed in both schools and community services.
Anne has a special interest in providing psychological interventions for children, adolescents and adults experiencing depression and anxiety. Some of her areas of expertise include the treatment of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief and loss.
Anne’s therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and compassionate. Her techniques are evidence-based and adapted to meet the needs of the individual. Anne works with children of all ages, adolescents and families.
Dr. Ashlen San Ng
Clinical Psychologist; BSc(Psych)(Hons), DClinPsych / MSc
Ashlen San Ng focuses on providing a warm and secure relationship with each of her clients in order to support them in achieving the most therapeutic change. She is dedicated to being a stable base from which her clients are empowered to apply their strengths to the challenges in their lives, find meaning and direction, and be their most effective.
Ashlen is a registered psychologist, holding an Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University and has completed the combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Master of Science degree at the University of Sydney. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical, hospital, and community settings, including the Royal North Shore Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Service, the University of Technology Student Services, and the Bankstown Anxiety Clinic at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.
Ashlen works with adolescents (13-19 years of age) and with adults. Skilled in a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Schema Therapy, Ashlen is able to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each person. She is particularly interested in working from a psychodynamic and attachment-based perspective, in order to help her clients understand and modify unhelpful relational patterns. When working with teenage clients, Ashlen focuses on providing a space where they are able to reflect and grow, whilst also assisting parents with ways of supporting their teenager at home.
Mrs. Colleen Murphy
Psychologist; BPsyc(Hons), Masters (ClinPsych)(Cand.), PhD (CogSci)(Cand.)
Colleen Murphy has an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of New England. She has completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and has commenced a PhD in Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Colleen focuses on using evidence-based treatments to treat psychological problems such as depression, grief, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, life stage adjustment problems, parenting, attachment and drug and alcohol problems.
She has specific interests in treating those affected by trauma and working with children and adolescents. Colleen works primarily within a cognitive behavioural framework, and has completed advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Colleen is an insightful and dedicated therapist, who works to empower clients to better deal with their stresses and difficulties.
Colleen focuses her work with children ages 12 and up and adolescents
Ms. Jacinta Grima
Clinical Psychologist; BSc (Psych) Hons M Clin Psych MACPA MAPS
Jacinta Grima is a clinical psychologist who has experience in providing therapy to children and families, adolescents and adults in both public and private settings. She has previously worked as a clinical psychologist in a specialist child and family community health team, a perinatal service, community mental health for older adults and an adult acute inpatient mental health setting treating complex presentations. Jacinta has been an adjunct academic at Western Sydney University.
She has a particular interest working with families struggling with a range of difficulties that emerge during childhood (such as behaviour problems, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, school and study related difficulties, autism, parent-child relationship problems), and working with parents during the perinatal and postnatal period.
Jacinta collaborates with her clients to provide a warm, compassionate and authentic therapeutic environment that promotes change and good psychological health. She integrates a range of evidence-based treatments to meet the needs of each client such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and takes a family systems and attachment perspective in her work. She is an experienced facilitator of evidence-based parenting programs, and trained in Triple P, Tuning into Kids, and Circle of Security.
Jacinta sees children and adolescents of all ages and particularly enjoys working with persons in the perinatal period.
Ms. Rebekah Langberg
Psychologist; BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
Rebekah Langberg is a registered psychologist with a First Class Honours degree and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. She has completed training in assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders across the lifespan.
Rebekah has experience working with children and adolescents with learning difficulties, AD/HD, behavioural problems, social skills, study stress, procrastination, depression and anxiety as well as providing support and education for parents. She is experienced in administering psychological assessments, including IQ testing, academic testing and tests of attention. Rebekah aims to provide a collaborative approach to well-being, including working with the child, parents, other health care professionals and teachers to provide the best outcome for the child and enhance their resilience.
Rebekah sees children of all ages for assessment enquiries.
Ms. Kathryn Mullen
Psychologist; BSc-Psych(Hons) MAPS APHRA
Kathryn Mullen holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) and has almost completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology. She has worked extensively in private practice and with clients with a wide variety of presenting concerns.
She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families with a range of presenting problems including anxiety, bullying, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, parenting assistance, relationship issues and self-esteem difficulties. She has a special interest in working with families around eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders.
Kathryn is a warm and compassionate therapist who endeavours to tailor treatment to the individuals need. As such, she utilises a number of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Maudsley Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Mindfulness Based Approaches. She brings a love of creativity to her sessions.
Kathryn has particular experience in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding or eating disorder and binge eating disorder. She has held positions at an Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital), The Butterfly Foundation in the Intensive Outpatient Program and private practice. She is currently involved in providing individual Supportive Meal Therapy within the community. She is passionate about working in this area, and believes that full recovery is possible.
Kathryn works with children and adolescents of all ages and their families.
Mrs. Pamela Brady
Psychologist; MClinPsych, BSSc (Psych)(Hons), BSc(Econ), MAPS
Pam Brady is a warm and compassionate psychologist who works with children, young people, families and adults. She is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and has completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University. She has clinical experience across a wide number of areas but particularly enjoys working with primary school aged children and young people with anxiety and related difficulties, including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic, phobias, school refusal and HSC/Exam stress.
Pam utilises evidenced based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Family Systems Therapy, and has extensive experience in delivering Macquarie University’s Cool Kids and Chilled anxiety programs.
Pam focuses on ensuring sessions are practical and engaging for younger clients and particularly enjoys working in a ‘coaching’ role with parents to support them in managing their children’s anxiety or behavioural problems. She also has expertise in treating sleep difficulties and body-focused-repetitive-behaviour disorders (e.g. skin picking and hair-pulling) in children and young people. In addition to her work as a child psychologist, Pam facilitates parenting and relationship education programs for Relationships Australia.
Pam sees children from 8 years and up and their parents.
Mrs. Prue Wright
Clinical Psychologist; M Clinic Psych, BA (Psychology Hons), Grad Dip Ed St., Dip Ed, MAPS
Prue Wright is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Sydney, an Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University, as well as a degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education where she previously worked as an educator in schools for a number of years.
Prue has a special interest in attachment and the importance of the early years in development and is therefore enthusiastic about working with parents, infants and families during the perinatal and infant period. This includes preparation and adjustment to parenting, attachment and bonding, and infant mental health including trauma. She is a “Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator”, a relationship early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
Prue has much experience in dealing with children of all ages, adolescents, parents and families both in clinical practice and in an educational context. Prue has previously worked as a psychologist for both the government and non-government sectors at Disability Services Australia, UWS Psychology Clinic and Westmead Hospital Adolescent Eating Disorders Unit. She has also worked at the Disability Specialist Unit at The Children’s Hospital Westmead diagnosing and assessing developmental disorders in children from 0 to 6 years, and in the specialist UWS Child Assessment Unit, diagnosing and assessing for learning and developmental disorders and behavioural problems in children and adolescents.
Mr. Andrew McPherson
Psychologist; BS (Psych) (Hons), M (ClinPsych), MAPS
Andrew McPherson holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and a First Class Honours degree in Psychological Science from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, where he was awarded the medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Whilst undertaking his psychology degrees he worked as a psychiatric nurse in the private health sector. He is currently working part-time at a psychiatric hospital in the Drug and Alcohol inpatient and outpatient setting.
Andrew is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and also incorporates other evidence-based psychological interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Andrew adopts a non-judgemental and supportive attitude in clinical practice, aiming to provide adaptable and effective treatment methods to a wide range of people.
Andrew works with adolescents (from the age of 13) and with adults. Andrew adopts a client centred to approach to working with adolescents using evidence-based interventions. He also incorporates a collaborative manner working with both parents and adolescents to achieve their desired outcomes.
Dr. Naomi Halls
Clinical Psychologist; ASCM, BA, Grad. Dip. Psy (Distinction), B.Soc. Sci. (Honours), MPhil, Doctor of Psychology
Naomi Halls is a clinical psychologist with a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Distinction) and an Honours degree in the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) program. Naomi also has completed a Masters and Doctorate in Psychology (Clinical).
Naomi has a special interest in providing psychological interventions for children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including grief, trauma, anger, bereavement, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-harm, early onset psychosis and relationship problems. She is particularly experienced in providing coaching strategies to manage exam performance anxiety and study skills and stress management, especially for Year 11 and 12 students.
Naomi’s therapeutic style is warm, empathic and compassionate. Her techniques are evidence-based and adapted to meet the needs of the individual. She currently divides her professional life between her work in private practice, her work in paediatric oncology at Westmead Children’s Hospital and teaching and examining flute.
Naomi sees children (from ages 3 up) and adolescents.
Mrs. Holly Bray
Psychologist; BEd(SecEd:HumSocSci) / BA Psych (Hons), Assoc MAPS
Holly Bray holds a Bachelor of Education and an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney. She has commenced a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Holly has a number of years experience working as a psychologist in schools. In this role she has provided educational assessment and therapy to children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social skills and behaviour.
Holly has worked in both mainstream and special schools, including working with children and adolescents with a wide range of special needs and disabilities. She is committed to working to assist each individual child to reach his/her full potential. Research has shown that children and adolescents with learning difficulties are more likely to experience psychological difficulties such as lowered self-esteem, anxiety and peer relationship difficulties. Holly is committed to assisting children and adolescents to overcome these difficulties and to further develop self-esteem and resilience.
Holly is also experienced in the area of parenting, particularly in regards to child behaviour management. Holly is client-centred in her approach to therapy and has an interest in using creative techniques to assist children and adolescents gain understanding and insight.
Holly sees children of all ages, adolescents and their families. Holly is currently on maternity leave.
Clinical Psychologist BPsych(Hons), M (ClinPsych). MAPS
Wai-Leng completed Masters in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University. She holds national registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is authorized to provide clinical psychological services under Medicare. Wai-Leng is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She uses various therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mentalization Based Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, as well as Parent-infant therapy.
Wai-Leng has over fifteen years of clinical experience working in various settings including: a public mental health inpatient unit, community mental health services, Karitane residential unit, a family care centre (child and family health), Jade House (long term therapy for perinatal mood disorders), and private practices. She works with parents, infants, young children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, stress and work related issues, conflict management, bipolar disorder, psychosis, surviving abuse or history of abuse/trauma, adjustment to life changes, parent-child relationship challenges, antenatal and/or postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis and difficulties in the parent-infant relationship.
Wai-Leng is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and has unique in-depth experience working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Wai-Leng is passionate about the area of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (i.e. adjustment, anxiety and depression during the antenatal and postnatal period, parent infant relationship and parenting) and has extensive skills and experience in this area. She sees children, adolescents and adults of all ages.
Dr. Lea Crisante
B. A. (Hons I), M. Clin. Psych., PhD.
Dr. Lea Crisante is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the field of adult mental health and child, adolescent and family therapy.
Lea also enjoys working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and other concerns like peer relationships, worry about exams and oppositional behaviour. Where appropriate, she uses family therapy to assist with such issues. Lea is trained in the use of The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and The Cool Kids Anxiety Program. She completed her PhD on parenting interventions and evidence-based practice. She also has extensive experience in couple therapy.
Lea has presented many papers and workshops at conferences in Australia and overseas. She is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Master of Psychotherapy program at the University of Sydney. This informs the trauma-sensitive practice that underpins her work.
Lea continues to be inspired by helping people to change, respond to and survive the complexity of everyday life and the role that counselling can play in this process. Lea sees children, adolescents and adults of all ages.
Clinical Psychologist BA(Hons); MPsychol; MAPS
Dianne is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist and specialist Medicare provider with over 15 years experience in adolescent and adult mental health. She has worked in a variety of tertiary-level mental health settings, both in the public and private health sectors including the Acute Adolescent Unit at Redbank House, Coral Tree Family Service and Youth off The Streets. She is a published researcher and has presented at many conferences and seminars. She has also been an invited speaker on HSC stress management at many Sydney high schools.
She uses a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, tailored to the individual’s needs including cognitive behavioural therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is a committed and compassionate therapist with particular areas of interest in adolescent mental health, parenting strategies, stress management, CBT for first episode psychosis, and anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and adults.
Dianne enjoys working with parents who wish to get help around parenting and sees children, adolescents from 12 years old, as well as adults.
Psychologist; BPsych (Hons), M (ClinPsych), PhD (ClinPsych) (Cand.)
Adele Stavropoulos holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of New South Wales. She has completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is undertaking a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney. Adele has gained clinical experience in a range of settings including the public health sector (Westmead Hospital), university clinics (UTS Psychology Clinic), non-government organisations (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) and research clinics specialising in trauma (Traumatic Stress Clinic and Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program UNSW).
Adele is experienced in the evidenced based assessment and treatment of a range of clinical presentations including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, feeding and eating disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, health related problems, and behavioural problems. While Adele primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), she integrates other approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness- integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT).
Adele is a warm and approachable clinician who strives to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. She works with children of all ages, adolescents, families, and adults.
Ms. Stephanie Bath
Practice Manager; BAPsych(Hons), Dip Prof Pract Mgt (cand.)
Stephanie Bath holds a First Class Honours degree in Psychology, and is currently undertaking a Diploma of Professional Practice Management through the University of New England. She has been working at The Children’s Psychology Clinic as practice manager since 2014.
Stephanie is passionate about matching children and adolescents with psychologists based on age, gender, culture, temperament (shy or outgoing) and your instinct as a parent in matching him/her with a psychologist.