Our Team and Locations

Eastern Suburbs

Principal: Dr. Anna Cohen, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Address:
269 Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW, 2024

Primary Phone: 02 95551168

Secondary Phone: 0404466360

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.

Belinda Jones

Belinda Jones

Registration PSY1313092

M.Psych, M.A (Psych), B.A. (Psych), Cert IV TAA

MAPS

Belinda has been practicing as a psychologist for over fifteen years, working primarily with children, young people and families. She has worked in the non-government, school and private sector, engaging with children, young people and families who may be experiencing social, emotional, behavioural, educational, substance use and mental health difficulties.

Belinda uses an evidence-based, holistic approach, taking into account the presenting difficulties in context with family and situational factors, to develop a comprehensive plan for intervention and support.

Using innovative and creative methods to engage with her clients in a meaningful way, Belinda seeks to understand a child or young person’s perspective, working with their interests and values to move towards positive outcomes.

Christina Riolo

Christina Riolo

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001315685

B.A. (Psych), Grad.Dip.Psych., M.App.Psych (Counselling)

MAPS, AACBT

Christina is a Clinical Psychologist, an Honorary Associate of Macquarie University, and a Member of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) NSW. She is also an Accredited Triple P provider who is able to facilitate both children and teenage positive parenting groups. Christina is a specialist in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders with children, adolescents and adults, with particular interests in the development and manifestation of anxiety across the life-span.

She trained and worked in a variety of settings both in England and Australia, including the corporate sector, public health, and not for profit organisations. Whilst working in England, Christina was supervised by clinicians specialising in Family Therapy in London. This influences her systemic family therapy approach to complex family dynamics alongside other evidence based approaches to treatment, particularly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Dr Cindy Chapman

Dr Cindy Chapman

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY0001821431

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

Cindy is dedicated to providing children, adolescents, and families with a safe and supportive environment in which to work collaboratively and help them through their difficulties. She has a warm, compassionate, and empathic approach, committed to tailoring evidence-based treatments to the needs of each individual and family.

Cindy holds a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from The University of New South Wales. She has worked and had clinical training in a variety of public and private settings with adults and young people, including outpatient and inpatient units, private clinics, universities, and schools. Through these experiences, she has worked with a range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety and mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, trauma presentations, learning difficulties, self-esteem and confidence issues, behavioural problems, and parenting difficulties.

Cindy is passionate about developing a warm therapeutic relationship using her enthusiastic personality and where appropriate, a dash of fun.

Dr Holly McGovern

Dr Holly McGovern

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001159976

DClinPsych, MClinPsych, BSc (Hons)

Holly specialises in the treatment of adolescents who present with a variety of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in the context of complex family and environmental stressors. Holly studied and worked in the United Kingdom before immigrating to Australia in 2003. She has since worked at Westmead Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital in a range of adolescent focused programs.

Holly is committed to helping young people and their families understand and manage the challenging task of adolescence and is focused on developing effective and viable treatments for this purpose.

Dr. Kate Renshall

Dr. Kate Renshall

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY1626643

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

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist, who is experienced in working with children, young people and their families. She has worked in the public health sector in both Canada and Australia with adolescents and their families experiencing complex and chronic psychiatric, emotional and behavioural problems. Kate also has experience working with families in the out-of-home care system (foster, kinship or adoption) and has worked with both children and parents to assist with the management of trauma and attachment related concerns. Prior to becoming a psychologist Kate worked at a school for children with autism spectrum disorders and has a special interest in working with these young people and their families.

Kate’s approach is warm, practical and strengths-based. She works collaboratively with children, young people and their families to develop strategies that help everyone feel more in control of their emotions and behaviour.

Emma Lawson

Emma Lawson

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY0002033598

M.ClinPsych, B.Psych(Hons)

Emma is a warm and dedicated Psychologist who enjoys working with young people to build the skills and self-esteem that set them up for a happy and meaningful life. She has worked in the private and public sectors, helping young people and their families to navigate complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emma uses evidence-based treatments tailored to her clients’ needs, preferences and personalities, which draw on her young clients’ strengths and their parents’ expertise, to work together towards positive change. 

Emma is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Board of Health Practitioners. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Macquarie University.

Melinda Clark

Melinda Clark

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY0002032048

M.ClinPsych, B.Psych(Hons)

MAPS, ACPA

Melinda is passionate about working with young people and their families to support them in their growth and development as well as through the difficult challenges they may face. She is dedicated to providing a safe space for young people to share their experiences, develop lasting skills, gain confidence, and build resilience. Melinda is committed to providing assessments and interventions in an evidence-based, warm, and empathetic manner that focuses on client’s personal strengths.

Melinda’s clinical training in both the private and public sector has helped her to develop a greater awareness of a variety of complex mental health difficulties faced by children, adolescents, and adults to shape her clinical skills

Utsa Mathur

Utsa Mathur

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY0002031649

MClinPsych, BA-Psych (Hons)

MAPS

Utsa is passionate about facilitating positive change in the lives of children, adolescents and families. She understands that seeking therapy can be a daunting experience and therefore uses a warm, empathic approach to create a safe and supportive environment for children and their parents.

Utsa has worked in universities and private clinics delivering evidence-based treatments to parents and children to better manage anxiety, behavioural concerns, emotional regulation difficulties and dealing with bullying at school. She works collaboratively with families to provide strategies to parents and children to help them feel more in control and confident in order to live healthier and happier lives and achieve their very best.

Vikki Biggs

Vikki Biggs

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY1378970

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

MAPS CCLIN

Across 20 years working as a Clinical Psychologist, Vikki has specialised in the assessment of infants, children and adolescents from 12 months to 16 years of age.

Her expertise includes assessment of cognitive and intellectual development for babies and infants, school readiness assessments, cognitive and intellectual assessments, and evaluation of academic strengths and weaknesses to understand how children learn, assess and pinpoint learning difficulties, and identify strategies to help them maximise their abilities.

Vikki’s wealth of experience includes developmental and cognitive assessments at the Growth and Development Clinic at the Royal Hospital for Women, clinical positions at Tresillian Residential Unit, Willoughby and with the Benevolent Society of NSW.