Our Team and Locations

Eastern Suburbs

Principal: Dr. Anna Cohen, Senior Clinical Psychologist Team Leaders: Nadia Tickall and Crista Wocadlo, Senior Clinical Psychologists

Address:
269 Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW, 2024

Primary Phone: 02 95551168 Fax 02 91661984

Andrew Pring

Andrew Pring

Educational Consultant

M. Education, Grad. Dip (Special Education), B. Education

Andrew is an Educational Consultant with 28 years of experience as a teacher in the public school sector. He has worked as a class teacher in primary and secondary schools and special placement schools supporting children with specific behavioural and emotional needs, intellectual and physical disabilities and students with specific diagnoses such as Conduct disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Andrew has had extensive experience consulting and supporting classroom teachers to meet the needs and support students who experience difficulties at school. Andrew is committed to supporting all children to engage fully in their educational experience.

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 25 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 has a special interest in working with treatment resistant children and young people and in incorporating animals into clinical practice. She writes extensively on parenting and is passionate about helping parents in developing skills and confidence in raising their children. Anna is committed to supporting families with the difficult challenges they often face, and in doing so, helping children and young people to re-engage with ordinary everyday childhood tasks.

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 Psychologist

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 Crista Wocadlo

Dr 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.

Dr Holly McGovern

Dr Holly McGovern

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001159976

DClinPsych, MClinPsych, BSc (Hons)

Holly is experienced in the treatment of children, young people and families 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.

Emma Walters

Emma Walters

Provisional Psychologist

Reg'n PSY0002601157

BA (Psych). GradDipPsych (Adv).

MAPS

Emma is a warm, friendly and approachable Provisional Psychologist. Emma holds a longstanding passion for supporting young people and their families through the challenges that may arise during childhood and adolescence. Emma has worked in a clinical setting for over 3 years and applies a blend of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to her practice, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic Family Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Techniques. Emma’s clinical skillset also includes Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Emma conducts a variety of psychometric assessments within the clinic and assists in the family therapy team to help young people and their families navigate complexities in a safe and comfortable setting. Emma is dedicated to her clients’ personal growth and provides empathy and care in support of every young person in the therapeutic process.

Grace True

Grace True

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Reg'n PSY0001636126

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

MAPS

Grace is a warm, kind and engaging Clinical Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in Australia and overseas. Grace is passionate about promoting positive mental health by helping young people and their families to build self-awareness and effective coping strategies, and to develop supportive environments.

In individual and group sessions, Grace uses integrative, evidence-based techniques, drawn mainly from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model. This often involves building emotional recognition, regulation and behaviour management strategies as well as developing practical social skills and awareness. Grace works with a range of presentations including anxiety, mood and behaviour-based concerns, as well as with young people who feel they need support adjusting to change, understanding themselves better or building self-confidence. Grace also enjoys working with neuro-diverse young people who may have or suspect a diagnosis of adhd or autism, or who just feel that they see the world in a unique way.

Joe Hong

Joe Hong

Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0002008022

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

MAPS

Joe is a Clinical Psychologist with strong passion for working with children, young people, and families. Joe has worked with young people and adults across both private and public settings, and is experienced in providing psychological therapy in relation to a wide range of difficulties across emotional, behavioural, and social functioning of young people and their families. Joe is also experienced in conducting a broad range of psychometric assessments – including cognitive assessments, assessment of learning disorders, and diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Joe is committed to providing a cheerful, warm, and safe place for young people and their families to discuss their concerns and to access care and support that would enable the young person to thrive to their full potential.

Kyla Maimon Edinburg

Kyla Maimon Edinburg

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0002424413

BPsych (Wits); MA (Clinical Psychology) (Wits); MDIAC (Masters in Play Therapy)

Kyla is a psychologist with extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children and couples. She has worked in the public sector in impoverished and multi-cultural communities in South Africa and has also worked in the private sector. She uses play to help children to communicate their feelings and to process what they are struggling with. She has a special interest in gender issues, and has conducted research related to body image, feminism and masculinity. She also works with adoption concerns and has worked with adopted children (including adult children), adoptive parents and birth parents. She is comfortable working with people on a long term or short-term basis.

Kylie Saab

Kylie Saab

Psychologist

Registration PSY0001649020

BPsych

Kylie is a psychologist and Adjunct Fellow of Macquarie University providing evidence-based
psychological interventions to young people and adolescents. She has experience in a wide range of
clinical contexts in both public and private hospital settings working with adults, adolescents,
young people, and couples.

Kylie offers a warm, compassionate and engaging therapeutic approach drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside process-based humanistic approaches.

Nadia Tickall

Nadia Tickall

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001128971

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

Nadia is a Clinical Psychologist who has experience working with children, young people and their families to address emotional and behavioural concerns. Nadia has strong skills in the assessment and treatment of young people and has worked extensively with families presenting with a range of complex stressors and presentations. Nadia takes a developmental and systemic approach and utilises evidence- based practice in her work.

Nadia completed her clinical training at the University of Melbourne and has since been working across both public and private settings.

Rebekah McKenzie

Rebekah McKenzie

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Registration PSY0002266093

BPsychSc, GDPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

Rebekah is a dedicated Psychologist who is passionate about the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families who are facing a range difficulties. She has worked with young people both individually and in groups across multiple settings including early intervention centres, private practice, and community settings. Rebekah has experience working specifically with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety disorders, and learning difficulties. She is committed to providing a safe and collaborative space for young people and their families to share experiences and develop skills whilst utilising evidence-based assessments and interventions.

Rebekah is experienced in conducting a broad range of psychometric assessment for intellectual, academic, emotional and social difficulties – including cognitive assessments, academic assessments, assessment of learning disorders, and diagnostic assessments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.