Nicole Burnett

Director/Clinical Psychologist MAPS, FCCLP

Fellow, APS College of Clinical Psychologists

APHRA Board Approved Supervisor

EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

Nicole (Nikki) is a Clinical Psychologist who completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University. Nicole works with people across the lifespan, particularly adolescents and adults who are experiencing a range of difficulties including but not limited to; mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment and trauma related disorders, personality disorders, grief and loss.

Additionally, Nicole works with children who experience emotional difficulties, anxiety, behavioural issues, neurodevelopmental disorders, attachment and trauma related difficulties.

Nicole offer’s a motivational, holistic and client-centered approach whilst encouraging the individual to utilise their own personal strengths to enhance their experience of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

 

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Diploma of Solutions in Hypnosis

Certificate of Solutions in Counselling

Memberships

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the APS Clinical College

Availability

Mondays: 10:30am – 7:30pm


Tuesdays: 10:30am – 7:30pm


Wednesdays: 8:00am – 5:00pm


Thursdays: 8:00am – 5:00pm


Fridays: 8:00am – 4:00pm (fortnightly)

Whilst Nicole does provide reports as requested by TAC and Workcover she does not specialise in the provision of psychological reports for legal purposes such as family court or forensic matters.

Jessica Gordon

Psychologist, Clinical Registrar

Jessica completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Swinburne University of Technology. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan in community mental health, crisis services and school settings. Jessica works with children, adolescents and adults and offers evidence-based treatment for a variety of difficult experiences including (but not limited to); anxiety disorders, grief and loss, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use, and postpartum disorders. Additionally, Jessica works with children, adolescents and adults experiencing emotional regulation challenges, identity issues and behavioural concerns. Jessica has a special interest in parenting and women’s mental health, particularly the postnatal period. 

Jessica believes the key to productive therapy is a safe, non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship. She aims to increase self-awareness and empower her clients to explore their world with honesty, confidence and curiosity. Treatments plans are always tailored to the individual’s therapeutic goals and there is an emphasis on practical coping strategies. Jessica uses a range of evidence based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness. 

Jessica also offers cognitive assessment for children and adults including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV); these are the most widely used assessments for intellectual ability.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Criminology)

Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Availability

Mondays: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Cognitive, Educational and ASD Assessments by Appointment

Rebecca Shepherd

Psychologist

Rebecca completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Federation University. Rebecca works with a client focus, tailoring her approach to the client’s beliefs, attitudes, insight and developmental stage. She hopes to build a genuine and collaborative therapeutic relationship as she believes this is an essential component to making positive change. In working with a non-judgmental and accepting approach, Rebecca intends clients to feel safe, respected, and supported in exploring and addressing their difficulties. Rebecca is passionate in assisting clients to overcome hardships and instilling hope and enthusiasm for the future.

Rebecca offers evidence-based treatment for a variety of difficult experiences including (but not limited to); anxiety disorders, grief and loss, mood disorders, relationship issues, adjustment issues, health related issues, emotional regulation, identity issues including gender related concerns.

Rebecca has worked with individuals across the lifespan in private practice, hospital, university and school settings. Rebecca has an interest in working with adolescents and young adults, adults and older adults. Rebecca employs evidence-based approaches which will be discussed with clients and a collaborative approach to treatment agreed upon. Evidence based therapies employed by Rebecca include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT) and Neuropsychotherapy. Rebecca also offers cognitive and academic achievement assessments.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

Availability

Thursdays 10:30 to 6:00pm

Saturdays 10:00am to 2:30pm (monthly) 

Cognitive and Academic Assessments by appointment

Jessica Martino

Psychologist, Clinical Registrar

Jessica is a Psychologist who completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute. Jessica works with adult men and women (+18 years) from all walks of life who are experiencing a range of difficulties including but not limited to; addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma related disorders, and personality disorders. Additionally, Jessica works with adults who experience emotional regulation difficulties, behavioural concerns, adjustment difficulties, and identity and social issues.

Jessica is passionate about providing a non-judgemental space where clients feel heard, supported, and empowered. This involves developing an open and honest relationship where individuals feel safe to explore underlying concerns and increase their self-awareness and self-confidence. Jessica also aims to help people to develop practical coping strategies and skills to promote wellbeing and deepen connections. 

Jessica works from psychodynamic and cognitive models of therapy that is tailored to clients’ needs and their therapeutic goals. Jessica uses a variety of evidence-based approaches including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches, Client Centred Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Interpersonal & Organisational)

Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Availability

Mondays: 2:00pm -7:00pm

Saturdays: 8:00am -1:00pm

 

Alycia Papantoniou

Psychologist, Clinical Registrar

Alycia is a Psychologist who completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute. Alycia has worked in a variety of clinical contexts and with clients across the life span, including school, hospital and private practice settings, consistently collaborating with a multi- disciplinary team to provide holistic services to her clients.

Over the years she has developed a strong understanding of child and adolescent mental health issues, however, she is also passionate working with adults. Alycia has found the challenges faced by individuals in mid to later life to be a captivating and rewarding area of practice. She is able to assist with an array of difficulties, including but not limited to; anxiety and adjustment disorders, complicated grief, interpersonal difficulties, emotional/ behavioral regulation difficulties, and issues pertaining to health psychology.

Alycia believes in appreciating and respecting the unique qualities of each client, and tailors her interventions in a way that reflects this. Alycia draws on a range of evidence based approaches, while acknowledging that therapy is a highly individualised process, requiring collaboration, trust and encouragement. Alycia’s therapy approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and Client Centered approaches.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours)

Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Availability

Mondays: 11:30am – 6:30pm

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesdays: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Thursdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Tegan Bradilovic

Psychologist

Tegan completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Federation University who specialises in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). She also uses mindfulness, and is trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapy (ABA), Solution Focused Counselling and Motivational Interviewing (MI).She is warm, non-judgmental, strength focused and empathic. Tegan uses her skills to assist with a range of areas such as; stress, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, autism, anger and work-related concerns. Tegan has worked in a range of settings including; schools, prisons and workplaces with clients from a variety of backgrounds. Tegan is also available to administer assessments such as the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children and Adults.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours)

Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Availability

Mondays: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Tuesdays: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Wednesdays: 10:30am – 5:30pm

Thursdays: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Naomi Craker

Psychologist, Clinical Registrar

Naomi is a Psychologist who completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute. She has worked with individuals in private practice, community mental health, and crisis services providing psychotherapy and support to adult men and women (18+).

Naomi provides therapy for individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to); anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma related disorders and grief and loss. Additionally Naomi has experience and a special interest in supporting people with challenges related to emotional regulation, identity issues, adjustment to change or life transitions, and managing stress.

Naomi believes that the therapeutic space is most effective when it is a collaborative, non-judgemental, and supportive place for a person to safely express themselves and be heard. Naomi works from an integrated Psychodynamic-cognitive perspective, which means she focuses on establishing a respectful working relationship with clients, takes an active interest in the individual’s life history and lived experience – to work collaboratively towards symptom relief and resolutions of problematic patterns.

Naomi uses a range of evidence based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness and Self Compassion.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology)

Memberships

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Availability

Mondays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Fridays: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Tricia Williamson

Psychologist

Tricia is a Psychologist who completed a Master of Professional Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute. Tricia has experience working with individuals across the lifespan in schools, private practice and acute mental health settings.

Tricia provides psychotherapy and support to people who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including, but not limited to adjustment issues, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship or family difficulties, stress management and substance use disorders. Tricia has a particular interest in working with men and women with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image issues.

Tricia is a compassionate, client-centered psychologist who strives to provide a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She is passionate about assisting people to identify their strengths, overcome challenges and improve their wellbeing.

When working with clients, Tricia draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments which include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Enhanced (CBT for Eating Disorders) Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy.

Qualifications

Master of Professional Psychology Practice

Master of Professional Psychology

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Forensic Science)

Memberships

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Availability

Mondays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cognitive Assessments by appointment

Danielle Lawson

Psychologist

Danielle completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Federation University. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan in private practice, community mental health, crisis services, university and school settings. Danielle works with clients from across the lifespan but has a particular interest in working with children, adolescents and young adults. Danielle uses evidence-based interventions for a variety of mental health concerns, such as; anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, ADHD and autism. Additionally, Danielle works with children, adolescents and adults experiencing emotional regulation challenges, identity, adjustment issues. Danielle has a special interest in parenting support and working with behavioural concerns in young children.

Danielle works from a holistic perspective and believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship. She aims to empower her clients and foster self-awareness through individualised treatment plans that are led by client goals. Danielle uses a range of evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Self-Compassion and Mindfulness, and DBT skills.

Danielle also offers cognitive assessment for children and adults including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). She also offers the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III) which is an academic test used in conjunction with a cognitive assessment to assess for learning difficulties.

Qualifications

Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Availability

Mondays: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Tuesdays: 10:30am – 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Thursdays: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Fridays: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Cognitive Assessments by appointment