Our Team and Locations

Blue Mountains

Principal:  Dr. Anna Cohen, Senior Clinical Psychologist Team Leader:  Dr Anna Cohen, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Address:
Suite 6, Level 1
68-74 Katoomba Rd, Katoomba
NSW Australia 2780

Primary Phone: 02 9555 1168

Secondary Phone: 0404 466 360

Anna Cohen

Dr. Anna Cohen

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY1176554

Doc.Clin.Psych, M.Clin.Psych, B.Psych(Hons)

MAPS

Anna has worked with children, young people and families for over 20 years in both government and non-government organisations. She has strong skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and young people presenting with psychiatric, emotional and behavioural problems, and in assisting parents implement parent management strategies.

Anna is committed to supporting families with the difficult challenges they often face, and in doing so, helping children to re-engage with ordinary everyday childhood tasks.

Crista Wocadlo

Crista Wocadlo

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001137777

PhD Clinical Psychology, B Arts (Multidisciplinary)

Crista is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience, having extensive
knowledge in caring for families and children following newborn intensive care. Crista has
substantial knowledge in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental difficulties that can
challenge families and children. Her diagnostic expertise ranges across intellectual,
academic, emotional and social domains.  Crista also has a special interest in
understanding learning disorders. She is passionate about helping children get ready for
school entry, and assisting families in making positive transitions throughout their child’s
school life.

Whilst using evidence-based practice in her work with you, Crista actively explores and includes innovative concepts to aid treatment.  She has a deep commitment to ensuring that each child has both the support and the confidence to achieve their very best.

Jessica Gengaroli

Jessica Gengaroli

Provisional Psychologist

Registration PSY0002102138

BPsych (Hons)

Assoc MAPS

Jessica is a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing her Masters of Clinical
Psychology. She is committed to working with children and young people who present with a
range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties. Jessica adopts an evidence-
based approach to assessment and treatment. She has experience offering individual and
group treatment based on the cognitive-behavioural framework. She offers a warm and
sensitive approach and is dedicated to collaborating with children and young people to
support them in the management of various challenges.

Katherine McDowell

Katherine McDowell

Child and Adolescent Family Therapist

OCC0001722135

Ba.App.Sc. Occ.Therapy

Katherine is a senior family systems clinician specialising in family therapy, parenting, child and adolescent mental health disorders, family of origin coaching and parent-child attachment work.  Katherine is registered with AHPRA and Medicare. She is connected to the Family Systems Institute and has worked in child, adolescent and family mental health settings for the past 28 years.

Katherine’s special area of interest and experience is Family Therapy.  She has extensive knowledge and experience about what families need to navigate the many challenges life can present. Over the years she has worked in the Public Health System in both tertiary and outpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Katherine has extensive knowledge in assessing and treating child and adolescent mental health disorders and has worked alongside some of Sydney’s most experienced Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Psychologists . She is adept at working with separated families including those within the Family Court system.

During the past 10 years Katherine has developed her interest in working with parents and focusing on the attachment relationship between parent and child.   Katherine is very passionate about early intervention and the family unit.  Katherine is now available solely in private practice here at Kids & Co Clinical Psychology Balmain and Blue Mountains locations.

Sharon Cashel

Sharon Cashel

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY002033754

M.Clin.Psych,B.A.(Hons)Psych, B.A.Psych

Sharon is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with children and adolescents with a range of psychological, emotional, behavioural, and interpersonal difficulties.  Sharon has experience in a private hospital setting conducting individual and group therapy for a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.  Sharon’s therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, and non-judgemental. She is passionate about helping her clients gain an in depth understanding of their difficulties and develop new skills so that they can lead fulfilling lives. Sharon has gained valuable experience working with children and adolescents during her clinical training at a university clinic and Kids & Co. Clinical Psychology. She is committed to working compassionately and collaboratively with children, adolescents, and their families, utilising evidence based assessment and intervention strategies.