Our Team and Locations

Inner West

Principal: DrAnna Cohen, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Address:
397 Darling Street, Balmain
NSW Australia, 2041

Primary Phone: 02 9555 1168

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 specialises 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 Jessica Dwyer

Dr Jessica Dwyer

Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001818621

DPsych, MClinPsych, BArts(Hons)

MAPS

Jessica Dwyer has over 15 years experience helping children, adolescents, young adults and their families with complex emotional, behavioural and social concerns.  Jessica began her career in the United States before moving to Australia in 2010. She has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating mental health issues in a variety of practice environments, including day treatment programs, schools, community mental health settings, and private practice. Her particular focus is in the areas of Autism Spectrum disorders, ADHD, and parenting strategies for toddler and preschool behaviour management problems.

Jessica adopts a collaborative approach in working with families and tailors her treatments to meet the individual needs of the child and their family.  She offers a compassionate, therapeutic approach that includes recognised therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy and solution focused therapy.

Elizabeth Stewart (Lizzie)

Elizabeth Stewart (Lizzie)

Clinical Psychology Registrar

PSY0001782791

Doc.Clin.Psych, BA(Psychology)(Honours)

MAPS

Lizzie has been working as a psychologist since 2013 in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties. She takes an evidence-based, family oriented approach to her work, using art, play and talking therapies interchangeably to meet the individual needs of each child. Lizzie sees the importance of working flexibly with children to draw out their personal strengths and work to build confidence, communication skills, resilience and self-esteem.

Lizzie has worked within both government and non-government organisations, in rural and remote regions of Australia. She has experience with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Jo-Elle Stein

Jo-Elle Stein

Clinical Psychology Registrar

PSY0001899534

Doc Clin Psych, BA(Hons)Psych

Jo-Elle has worked with children and adolescents with a range of mental health concerns, individually and in group formats. Jo-Elle is passionate about working with children and families and uses a warm and empathetic approach to deliver dynamic and effective treatment strategies. She utilises a collaborative approach and tailors treatment to meet the individual needs of the child and their family. Jo-Elle uses evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and builds on the strengths of the individual and families to achieve positive change in their lives. Jo-Elle has also been trained in the Cool Kids Program from the Centre for Emotional Health.

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.

Melissa Gentle

Melissa Gentle

Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY1379611

MPsych (Clin), PGDip (Psych), BA (Psych)

MAPS MCCLP

Melissa has been working as a psychologist since 2008 within the public and private health sectors. She is passionate about her work with children, young people, adults and families. Melissa has extensive experience working with mood disorders and complex social, emotional and behavioural presentations using individual and group treatments. She also has a particular interest and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety.

Melissa is a warm and dedicated psychologist who uses an evidence-based and collaborative approach to treatment. Her interventions are tailored to the needs of her client, their family and the environment, aiming to produce change and overcome the challenges they face.

Michelle Ingram

Michelle Ingram

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY1115750

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

MAPS, MAACBT

With over 15 years’ experience in a broad range of government and non-government settings, Michelle has a comprehensive understanding of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of developmental, psychiatric, emotional and behavioural problems in children, adolescents, and their families.

Michelle is committed to assisting children and adolescents overcome the problems which may interfere with their relationships and prevent them reaching their potential. She is also committed to assisting parents with strategies that nurture their families, while helping parents address their own emotional needs.

Michelle values the expertise of each individual, and works collaboratively with families to assist them navigate and overcome the many challenges they often encounter.

Natasha Reyes

Natasha Reyes

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY0001963066

M.ClinPsych, BPsych(Hons)

Tash is passionate about working with young people and their families to support them in making positive and long-lasting changes in their lives. Her clinical training at Redbank House and the Centre for Emotional Health fostered a deeper understanding of the complex mental health difficulties faced by young people and their families.

She is skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of psychiatric, emotional, and behavioural difficulties in young people. Tash works with her clients using a range of tailored evidence-based treatments in an empathic and collaborative manner.

Rhonda Ters Ltaif

Rhonda Ters Ltaif

Educational & Developmental Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY1340282

M. Psych (Ed & Dev), B. Psych.

MAPS, Clinical College, Educational and Development College

 

Rhonda is an Educational, Developmental, and Clinical Psychologist who has been working with children and families since 2007. She has worked and continues to work with government agencies in departments specialising in the complex mental health issues of children and adolescents. Rhonda is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties; and has worked extensively with mood disorders including depression and anxiety, along with other complex social/behavioural concerns such as inattention/hyperactivity, oppositional/defiant behaviours, bullying, and self-esteem.

Rhonda is systemic in her approach to treatment and practices evidence-based psychological therapies. She is committed to supporting young people and their families to achieve their therapeutic goals and overcome difficulties. She is passionate about children reaching their full potential and the cohesion of families. Rhonda is also proficient in the educational assessment of young people.

Richelle Horscroft

Richelle Horscroft

Clinical Psychologist

PSY0001169452

M.Clin.Psych, BA(Hons)Psych

MAPS, MAACBT

Richelle has over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families in Sydney and London, UK. She has worked extensively with young people experiencing complex psychiatric, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties in public mental health services including community health, hospital and tertiary settings.

Richelle draws on a range of evidence-based treatment approaches, tailored to the individual needs of the young person and their family. She is also an accredited provider of the Tuning Into Kids, Tuning Into Teens and Circle of Security Parenting programs which aim to enhance attachment security and healthy relationships within families.

Richelle is a creative and dedicated clinician, who enjoys collaborating with children of all ages to reach their goals and make positive changes in their lives. She also works with caregivers in enhancing their ability to provide support and guidance to their children during challenging times.

Stephanie O’Hare

Stephanie O’Hare

Clinical Neuropsychologist

PSY0001626147

M.ClinNeuroPsych, B.Sc.Psych(Hons)

Stephanie O’Hare is a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and since this time has worked with children and adolescents . Stephanie currently works in the public health care system, with a permanent appointment at the Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service . Within this service she provides neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents with a range of mental health conditions, behavioural concerns, learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder). Previously, Stephanie worked in the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and for the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre in Brisbane.

Stephanie is registered as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Board of Health Practitioners. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Science, Psychology with Honours from Macquarie University.