Psychologists

Sarah Anderson

Clinical Psychologist

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Sarah Anderson is a clinically trained psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.  Sarah has years of experience working with adults, children and families to assist them with a range of presenting difficulties including the management of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  Sarah enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them to achieve their goals using a range of therapeutic models.

Sarah specialises in child, adolescent and adult assessment.  Her expertise includes diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder for all ages.  She also specialises in assessments for determining IQ, learning difficulties, giftedness, and intellectual strengths and weaknesses.  Vocational assessments can be offered to support career planning and re-entry into the workforce.  Sarah is trained in mediation for couples and for those in the workplace to negotiate a resolution.  She can also provide parenting capacity assessments.

Sarah consults from Wayville and Gawler.

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Melissa Rodi

Clinical Psychologist

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Melissa Rodi is a Clinical Psychologist whose primary training and focus has been on working with children, young adolescents/adults and their families. She has always had a great passion and special interest in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Melissa has extensive experience in this area, specialising in early intervention. She is experienced in behavioural approaches and more specifically, applied behavioural analysis (ABA) therapy. She connects well with children with a very fun, enthusiastic, structured, ‘firm but fair’ approach in her therapeutic style. She seeks to support parents and families in building their toolbox and confidence to manage behaviour and develop skills, as well as working with schools to support students with ASD. Melissa can provide support in the areas of general behaviour management, social skills training, emotion management (anxiety, anger, depression) and toilet training.  
 
Melissa is recognised by The Autism Association of SA as able to provide diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This can be offered as a single opinion assessment or as a Dual Assessment (two professionals from different disciplines).
Melissa also provides comprehensive intellectual and learning assessments (e.g., testing for giftedness, intellectual disability or learning disorders) to children and adults of all ages, as well as adult functional capacity assessments.  
Melissa loves connecting with the community and has presented a number of workshops in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavioural therapy.
Melissa will always strive to be a supportive member of your team and to make a positive difference in you and/or your child’s journey.
Melissa consults from Wayville on Wednesdays, and Gawler on Thursdays and Fridays. She is available for assessments at either location on Tuesdays. 
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Genna Berlingeri

Registered Psychologist

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Genna is a registered psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She is primarily interested in working with children, adolescents and their families.  Genna has specialist skills in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and has extensive experience in behaviour intervention and management, social skills training and parent support.  She is recognized by The Autism Association of SA as a provider of diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Genna also has particular interests helping children and their families with:

  • General behavioural issues (parent support, managing difficult behaviours, toileting issues)
  • School difficulties and peer relationships (bullying, friendship difficulties, developing positive strategies with school staff)
  • Emotional development (anger, anxiety, self-esteem)
  • Psych-educational assessments (IQ and learning difficulties)

Genna is committed to assist children reach their maximum potential in terms of development, behaviour and learning.

Genna is currently on maternity leave

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Chanelle Ferenci

Registered Psychologist

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Chanelle’s principal interest is in providing support to children, adolescents and young adults relating to learning difficulties, behaviour management, anxiety, toilet training, eating and sleeping. She has specialised practice in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders, specifically in developing individualised behaviour management programs, and parent training and support. Chanelle is also experienced in providing social skills education (individually and in groups) and emotional development training in persons with autism spectrum disorders. Chanelle also provides educational (learning difficulties) and cognitive (IQ) testing.

Chanelle consults from Wayville on Thursday, Gawler on Monday and Black Forest on Wednesdays.

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Cara Crothers

Registered Psychologist

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Cara is a Registered Psychologist who has completed a Masters in Psychology (Clinical), and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She works with children, adolescents and adults to help address a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress management, and behavioural management.  Cara is also able to offer cognitive (IQ) and learning assessments to children and adolescents, as well as adults.

Cara approaches her clients in an understanding, optimistic manner.  She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship with her client is fundamental in creating change and moving them toward their goals.  She works largely from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, and keeps in mind the individual needs of her clients.

Cara consults from Gawler on Wednesdays and Wayville on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Alicia Daw (Wilcock)

Registered Psychologist

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Alicia is a Registered Psychologist, who is registered with the Psychology Board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Alicia works with children, adolescents, adults and families to assist them to overcome a range of presenting issues relating to depression, anxiety, stress, autism spectrum disorder, emotion regulation and self-esteem, behavioural issues, sleep difficulties, school difficulties, peer relationship difficulties, parent support and substance use. Alicia is experienced in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder using applied behaviour analysis (ABA) techniques and developing and facilitating social skills programs (individually and in groups) for children, adolescents and adults. Alicia also conducts comprehensive psych-educational (cognitive/IQ and learning) assessments.

Alicia is committed to providing effective evidence-based intervention with a focus to provide clients with the tools and strategies necessary to support optimal functioning whilst recognising and enhancing their existing strengths. Alicia endeavours to develop strong therapeutic relationships and treats all clients with dignity, respect and compassion.

Alicia consults from Wayville on Mondays and Thursdays and Black Forest on Fridays.

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Alycia Powell-Jones

Registered Psychologist

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Alycia is a Registered Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She works with adolescents and adults to help address a range of concerns include depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, school difficulties, stress management, self harm, and behavioural management. Alycia is also trained in working with adults who have complex presenting concerns and personality disorders. Alycia is also able to offer cognitive (IQ) and educational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults.

Alycia has worked in a range of public and private mental health settings. She works with clients in an understanding, and empathetic manner to develop a safe therapeutic relationship, as this is fundamental in moving towards positive change. She tailors her treatment approach to the individual needs and goals of each client. Alycia works within a cognitive behavioural therapy and schema therapy framework. She is also currently undertaking advanced training in schema therapy.

Alycia consults from Black Forest on Mondays and Thursdays. 

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Julianne Docherty

Registered Psychologist

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Julianne is a Registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is a strong advocate for the mental health and well-being of children and their families and has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Julianne is also a qualified teacher and has been the Director of the Flinders Medical Centre Community Childcare Centre for the past 30 years.

Julianne understands the stress families can experience when a child has behavioural or emotional difficulties and how this impacts on family life and relationships.  She is highly motivated to assist families in need.

Julianne’s great enjoyment is engaging with children and aims to develop a positive relationship with families to help them work towards their goals. She understands that children are a part of a broader social network, including their family, childcare centre, kindergarten or school and will work collaboratively to ensure the child is understood and supported as much as possible.

Julianne specialises in working with very young children through to adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in the following areas:

  • Emotional regulation, e.g. anger, anxiety, sadness, grief and depression
  • Social skills/relationships
  • Compliance
  • Unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Self-harm
  • School refusal
  • Emotional resilience
  • Self esteem/self confidence
  • The Parent: Child relationship
  • Sibling relationships

Julianne specialises in a client-centred approach using the following interventions:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Counselling
  • Circle of Security – parent/child relationship
  • Marte Meo – Parent/child relationship

Julianne consults from Wayville on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Simon Bury

Registered Psychologist

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Simon is a Registered Psychologist who has completed a PhD (Clinical Psychology) at Flinders University.  He has general psychological training, and his primary focus is in the support for learning difficulties, providing cognitive (IQ) and learning assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Simon is able to offer comprehensive reports identifying areas of concern, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations to assist individuals learning at home and in the school environment.

Simon consults from Wayville on a Tuesday and Friday

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