Our Team and Locations

Northern Beaches - Mona Vale

Principal: Amanda Frawley, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Address:
Suite 2b (upstairs)
2c Bungan Street, Mona Vale
NSW Australia 2103
Appts Mon-Fri

Primary Phone: 02 9948 1754

Secondary Phone: 0410 615 054

Amanda Frawley

Amanda Frawley

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001342931

M.Clin.Psych, B.Beh.Sc(Hons)Psych

MAPS

Amanda has significant experience in both the private  and public health sectors, having worked professionally with children and families since 1999. Previously, she has worked with adults and their families experiencing serious psychiatric illness. Amanda has also provided individual and group treatments for anxious children, working with the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health in Sydney.

With strong skills in anxiety management,  individual therapy, and using a family approach to treating emotional and behavioural difficulties, Amanda is committed to supporting her clients to make change.

Dr. Rani Simpson

Clinical Psychologist

PSY0001169053

DPsych, BA(Hons)

MAPS

Rani has extensive experience supporting and treating children, adolescents and adults across a range of psychological difficulties.  Rani has worked for several years in private practice, and previously in hospital and community health settings, supporting children and teenagers experiencing medical and psychological difficulties.

Rani is particularly interested in working with children and teens with anxiety and mood challenges, such as worry, panic, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, and self harm behaviours.  She also has experience supporting children and young people with eating disorders, medical issues, and other complexities.  Rani is adept at supporting children within their family relationships, and works directly with parents and families to promote appropriate and healthy relationships between family members.

Rani achieves change with families through use of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and family therapies.

Jane MacKinnon

Jane MacKinnon

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001243308

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

MAPS, MAACBT, MACPA

Jane has had extensive experience working with a wide range of clients in a variety of areas, such as Community Health, Division of General Practitioners, Non-Government Organisations, Private Practice and supervising/training post graduate Clinical Masters Students at a University Psychology Clinic.  She has a special interest and expertise in Adolescent and Family Psychology, having specialised in this field for many years.

Jane utilises an evidence-based approach in treatment, which includes Cognitive Behaviour and Family based therapies. She is particularly passionate about treating child and adolescent anxieties such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Phobia, Phobias, Separation Anxiety, Panic disorder, and Agoraphobia.

Her goal is to help her clients, both now and in the future, to reach their academic and career potential, and most importantly, to enjoy life, family and friendships.

Jessica Byrne

Jessica Byrne

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001320061

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

MAPS

With many years of experience and a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Jessica has worked across the government, private, and not-for-profit sectors, helping children, adolescents, and adults to address a broad range of emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties.

Jessica has extensive training and experience, having co-authored and implemented a specialised anxiety treatment program, and presented at the Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference.  She has also worked extensively with schools, legal professionals and other agencies to support families making change.

Jessica feels privileged to have shared the stories of many individuals and families, and is committed to working with clients to discover what matters to them, and to live rich, meaningful and connected lives.

Melinda Price

Melinda Price

Senior Clinical Psychologist

PSY0001370056

M.ClinPsych(Hons) B.Sc(Psych)(Hons)

MAPS MAACBT

Melinda has been providing clinical psychology services to children and families in both the public and private sectors since 1999.  Prior to that time she worked for several years in the field of child protection. Melinda has conducted research at the University of NSW and has also worked at the UNSW Psychology clinic.

Through her work in a community paediatric mental health service and in private practice, Melinda has provided thorough psychological assessments, psychometric assessments,  parenting workshops, as well as individual and group therapy for children and families.  Melinda has significant experience with treating a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. Melinda is a kind and caring clinician, who is dedicated to using an evidence-based, family centered approach in her work with children and families, as they move toward their identified goals.

Katerine-Ann Lee

Katerine-Ann Lee

Clinical and Administrative Assistant

Katerine-Ann is part of our pleasant and caring assistance team,  providing office administration and clinical support to our clinicians.  Katerine-Ann has a passionate interest in this field, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at Macquarie University.

Melissa Panetta

Melissa Panetta

Clinical and Administrative Assistant

Melissa is our kind and friendly Office and Clinical Assistant.  Melissa provides administration support for our clinicians, and she will usually be your first point of contact when you enquire with the Northern Beaches offices.  Melissa holds a psychology degree from Macquarie University, and has several years experience with office administration and customer service.