THE DS PSYCHOLOGY GROUP TEAM

DS Psychology Group consists of a diverse team of psychologists, provisional psychologists, assessment clinicians and neuropsychologists.

Our clinical team are engaging, caring, highly professional and competent in their chosen areas and dedicated to serving you. Our team demonstrates life experience, are vibrant, flexible, personable and possess up-to-date knowledge of effective therapy approaches for a wide range of concerns. Importantly they work to empathise, understand and resolve your concerns in the briefest time period.

Counselling & Assessment Team

William Pope

William Pope

Registered Psychologist BSci (Psyc), GDipProfPsych, MProfPsych

William Pope is a compassionate and friendly psychologist who is particularly passionate about working with children and adolescents.

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Alexandra Town

Alexandra Town

Registered Psychologist
MProfPsych, BPsych (Hons), BsocSc (Psyc)

Alex is a registered psychologist who completed a Master of Professional Psychology in 2021 and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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Onaiza Owais

Onaiza Owais

Registered Psychologist
BSc (Hons) Psych, MCounselling, MProfPsych

Areas of Interest – School Refusal, bullying, behavioural difficulties and cognitive assessments

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Maggie Phillips

Maggie Phillips

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Clinical Neuropsychology
BA, DipAppPsych, MA (ClinNeuropsych), MAPS, FCCN

Maggie is a clinical neuropsychologist with more than 30 years’ experience working in public and private health care and university settings.

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Dr. Melissa Marot

Dr. Melissa Marot

Clinical Neuropsychologist
MPsych/PhD Clinical Neuropsychology,
MAPS, FCCN

Dr Melissa Marot has over 15 years of experience in medico-legal, community and organisational settings, an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Organisational Psychologist.

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Jovell Hofmann

Jovell Hofmann

Registered Psychologist
Psych Science, Grad Dip Psych, Master Prof. Psych.

Areas of Interest – Cultural Diversity, Sleep Disturbance, Anxiety and Adjustment and cognitive assessments

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Elizabeth Beyer

Elizabeth Beyer

Registered Psychologist

Areas of Interest – Low Self Esteem, conflict resolution, Depression, Relationship issues.

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David Stiff

David Stiff

Registered Psychologist
BS (Communications), Grad Dip (Psych), Hons (Psych), MPP (Psych)

Areas of Interest – Performance anxiety, Stress, Elite athletes, Grief and loss

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Kylie Phillips

Kylie Phillips

Registered Psychologist
BSocSc(Psyc), BPsyc(Hons), MProfPsych

Areas of Interest – Anxiety disorders, Depression Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Grief and loss, Adjustment conditions, Relationship conflict/breakdown

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Dr. Andrew Hanna

Dr. Andrew Hanna

Dr Andrew Hanna
Registered Psychologist, BSc (Psych), PGDipPsych, MPsych (Clin), PhD, MAPS

Areas of Interest – Pain management, Anger, Bipolar, Health Anxiety, Psychotic disorders and Trauma

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Helen Gribi

Helen Gribi

Registered Psychologist
BA, BBus(Mgt), GDipPsych,MProfPsych

Helen is a registered psychologist with a passion for building hope and seeing lives lived to the full.

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Vicky Horn

Vicky Horn

Registered Psychologist
MProfPsych, BSc (Hons), (MAPS)

Areas of Interest – Carer issues, Disabilities, PND, Life transitions, Anxiety

 

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Sonja Katsivelis

Sonja Katsivelis

Registered Psychologist
BSci (Physiology), GDipPsych, MProfPsych

Sonja is a registered psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2022 and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller

Registered Psychologist
BPsych, GradDipProPsych, MProfPsych

Kyle is an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered psychologist with a background working with clients of diverse ages, cultures, mental health presentations, and needs.

 

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Ashwini Kulkarni

Ashwini Kulkarni

Registered Psychologist
B.Psych Sc. (Hon). Masters of App Psych (Community) 

 

Areas of interest – Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma – childhood, sexual, long-term/complex, recent, Personality disorders, Communication issues, Intimacy issues

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Jacky Kleyman

Jacky Kleyman

Registered Psychologist
BCrim&Psych, PGDip(Psych), Masters in Psychology(Prof)

Areas of Interest – General life Difficulties, Eating disorders, Depressions and Supporting people with Disabilities

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Murray Coventry

Murray Coventry

Registered Psychologist
MBA, GDipPsych, BPsychSci(Hons), MProfPsych

Areas of Interest –work stress, life transitions, relationships, anxiety conditions

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Sherena Huang

Sherena Huang

Registered Psychologist (MAPS)
BA(Psych), Hons(Psych), MPsych(Prof)

Areas of Interest – Youth, Self-esteem, Relationships, Depression

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James Willcourt

James Willcourt

Registered psychologist

James is a registered psychologist working with people from adolescence through to adulthood.

 

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Jessica Morrison

Jessica Morrison

Jessica Morrison
Registered Psychologist
BPsySc, GDip Psych, MProfPych

Jessica is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

 

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Saba Elkman

Saba Elkman

Registered Psychologist
Grad Dip Psych; Grad Dip in Psych (Advanced); Master of Educational Psychology

Areas of Interest – Depression, Anxiety, Parenting assistance

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Dr. Matthew Thong

Dr. Matthew Thong

Registered Psychologist
BA / BSc (Hons.), PhD (Med. – Educational Psychology), M Ed & Dev Psych

Areas of Interest – Children and youth, Academic stress, Anxiety, Parenting, IQ, Learning and autism assessments, and Cultural adjustment

 

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Emma Clay

Emma Clay

Registered Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Proff Pysch, (MAPS)

 

Emma is a compassionate and dedicated registered psychologist with a genuine passion for helping individuals achieve personal growth and well-being. With a warm and accepting demeanor, she creates a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, emotions, and concerns.

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Rebecca Humm

Rebecca Humm

Clinical Psychologist
Masters in Psychology (Clinical), BPsychSci, BPsychSci Honours

Areas of Interest – Mood Difficulties, Anger Management, sleep problems, life transitions and substance use disorders

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Dr. Rochelle Cairns

Dr. Rochelle Cairns

Registered Health and Clinical Psychologist
(MAPS)
BAppSci(Psych), GradDip(Psych),

DPsych(Health)

Areas of Interest – Health conditions (Diabetes, cancer, cardiac, lung and airway conditions), Persistent pain and pain management, preparing for invasive medical conditions, addictions, adjustment disorders, chronic fatigue management.

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Sarah Lorenz

Sarah Lorenz

Registered Psychologist
BA/LLB, Grad Dip (Psych), Grad Dip (Psych, Advanced), Masters (Prof Psych)

Sarah is a registered psychologist with a commitment to helping people live their best life. She brings to her work maturity, life experience, and an appreciation of the challenges that people can experience navigating different stages of their life.

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Helen Hadley

Helen Hadley

Relationship/Family Therapist and Meditation Teacher
Holistic Living Counsellor
Dip. Hol. Coun. Dip in Med. Teacher Training. Post Grad. Fam. Sys. and Family Therapy

Helen has worked extensively as a counsellor since 2008 With a diploma in Holistic Living Counselling, a diploma in Meditation Teacher Training and a post graduate qualification in Family Therapy Systems.

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Karla Silva

Karla Silva

Relationship, Family
& Child Therapist
Post Grad Dip (Psych),
BSSci (Psych/Marketing)

Karla has a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and has worked in the helping industry for nearly 20 years, working across educational, community and private settings.

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John Bowles

John Bowles

Registered Psychologist
MPP, BA Honours (Psychology), MEd (Special Education)

John is a provisional psychologist who has completed a Master of Professional Psychology at Monash University. He is registered with the Australian Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Dr. Mickael Bojczenko

Dr. Mickael Bojczenko

Provisional Psychologist
BLS, BPsySc(Hons), SpecCert(Crim), MProfPsych, PhD

Mickael is a provisional psychologist working with people from adolescence through to adulthood. With a naturally warm and empathetic manner, Mickael finds strong alignment to the value of working with people toward positive change

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Nicole McBain

Nicole McBain

Clinical Psychologist
B.A (Psych), Grad Dip App Psych, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (
FCCLP) and Board Approved Supervisor (AHPRA)

Areas of Interest – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Competency-based Supervision Services

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Kobie Tatlow

Kobie Tatlow

Registered Psychologist
BSocSc(Family Studies)

Areas of Interest – Palliative and Bereavement Care, Relationship Issues, Adjustment Issues, Carer Support, Loss and Grief, Anxiety and Depression

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Leigh Raymond

Leigh Raymond

Registered Psychologist
Master of Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology)

Leigh is comfortable collaborating with people at all different ages and stages of their lives. She has a particular interest in self-compassion and mindfulness-based therapies sustained by years of personal meditation practice.

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Jacqueline Sebire

Jacqueline Sebire

Provisional Psychologist
M Prof Psych, Grad Dip Psych, MPP (in progress)
BA (Journalism), BComm (Marketing)

Jac is skilled in evidence-based practices including cognitive-behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. She believes in fostering a collaborative environment based on openness and active listening to ensure that therapy is tailored to each client’s specific needs.

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Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur

Provisional Psychologist
B Psych Sc Grad Dip Psych

Rachel is a provisional psychologist registered with AHPRA and comes to DS Psychology with a background in music education and performance.

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Mark Nikolich

Mark Nikolich

Provisional Psychologist
BA (Hons), BSci, GradDipPsych, MProfPsych

Mark brings to DS Psychology Group maturity, life experience, a great sense of humour and a warm and caring way in which he engages a diverse range of clients…

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Nicole Doyle

Nicole Doyle

Provisional Psychologist
BA, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip Psych (Advanced), MProfPsych.

Nicole is a Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology from the University of Melbourne and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)…

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Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen

Provisional Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), Master of Prof. Psych

Michelle is a dedicated provisional psychologist enthusiastic about supporting individuals across all life stages.

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Adam Engel

Adam Engel

Provisional Psychologist
BAppSc(Psych)(Hons); MProfPsych.

Adam began his career working with prescription drug dependence and now works with more general psychological presentations such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and insomnia.

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Leadership & Clinical Support Team

Donna Di Campli

Donna Di Campli

Founder and Director of DS Psychology Group
Senior Psychologist (MAPS) (MIACNCert)
Registered Supervisor of Psychologists
BAppSc(Psych)/BTeach(Sec), GradDip(Psych)

Areas of Interest – Trauma, PTSD, Adjustment conditions, Infertility and Loss in Pregnancy, Relationships, Social Anxiety, PND and Depression.
Client Groups – Children (6+), Adolescents, Adults and Couples.

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Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson

Founder and Director of DS Psychology Group
Senior Psychologist (MAPS) (MIACNCert)
Registered Supervisor of Psychologists
BSocSc(Family Studies)

Areas of Interest – Post Natal Depression, Miscarriage, Still birth, Relationships, Trauma, Adjustment, Anxiety and Depression.
Client Groups – Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples.

 

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Brooke Ridge

Brooke Ridge

Practice Manager

Brooke is our warm, organised and efficient Practice Manager.

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Natalie Scott

Natalie Scott

Administration Coordinator

Natalie joins DS Psychology Group with 15 years retail and medical administrative experience.  She is passionate about customer service and mental health.

 

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Tim Smyth

Tim Smyth

Senior Psychologist
(MAPS) BA, PostGradDipPsych, Dip(Couns Psych) AHPRA supervisor

Areas of Interest – Trauma, PTSD, Addictive disorders (drug, alcohol, gambling, sex) , Anger management, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety,  OCD, Relationship issues, adjustment and life transition issues,

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Dr. Simone Riley

Dr. Simone Riley

Clinical Neuropsychologist
BSc (Hons), DPsych (Clin Neuropsych)

Simone has a Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology and has 20 years’ experience working with children and adults with a variety of cognitive and behavioural issues impacting on their life due to acquired brain injury

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Josh Miles

Josh Miles

Registered Psychologist
B. App. Sc; Grad Dip Psych. Post Grad Psych. M. Prof Psych AHPRA supervisor

Areas of Interest – gaming and internet addiction, sleep problems, health conditions, trauma and relationships

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David Stickels

David Stickels

Senior Clinical Psychologist
(MAPS), (MASH)
BSc, Dip Inf Pro, TTTC

Areas of Interest – Anxiety, Depression Phobias, Addictions, Hypnosis, Relationships (sexual and emotional difficulties), Stress and Trauma, Grief, Anger, Adolescents, Family problems, Cognitive assessments.

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Kylie Cummins

Kylie Cummins

Registered Psychologist
(MAPS)
BAppSc(Psych), GradDipPsych,
MEd & Dev (Psych)

Areas of Interest – Parenting assistance, School refusal, Behavioural issues, Self-Harm, Post Natal and Pregnancy, Grief, Relationships.

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Makayla Heard

Makayla Heard

Registered Psychologist
(MAPS)
BASocSc(Family Studies), Cert IV– Working with alcohol and other drugs

Makayla Heard has been a Registered Psychologist since 2003 and has worked in Eastern and Bayside Melbourne over this duration. Makayla commenced her career in youth services and has extensive experience assessing and treating adolescents and their families in a local government setting.

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Admin Team

Our admin team can help you to select who is the most appropriate clinician for your concerns depending on availability, presenting issues and goals, and capacity to meet your needs.

Joanna Cowie

Joanna Cowie

Administration Assistant

Jo comes to the reception with her friendly and compassionate nature she enjoys being able to help people both over the phone and face to face.

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Keri Murray

Keri Murray

Administration Assistant

Keri had a long career in the Insurance Industry working within various customer service roles and brings a warm, friendly can do attitude to the reception role.

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Nicole Blow

Nicole Blow

Administration Assistant

Nicole has recently become a new mum and has just re-entered the workforce with DS Psychology Group.

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Andrea Hovart

Andrea Hovart

Administration Assistant

Andrea is one of our part-time members of the administration team and has had previous experience within the medical industry and with customer service

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Imogen Rhodes

Imogen Rhodes

Administration Assistant

Imogen started as a junior administrative assistant in November 2017 whilst also completing her high school certificate.

 

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Claire Flora

Claire Flora

Administration Assistant

Claire is one of our lovely administration team members, having started in March 2021. Claire comes from a background in retail and medical customer service.

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Bethany Cross

Bethany Cross

Administration Assistant

Bethany has started on a part-time basis with us while studying psychology as a full-time student.

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Angie Diamandis

Angie Diamandis

Administration Assistant

Angie is studying a Bachelor of Criminology and Psychological Science whilst also working on a part time and casual basis.

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Jane Sartori

Jane Sartori

Administration Assistant

Jane is one of our friendly receptionists. Newer to DS Psychology but experienced and passionate about helping people with 10+ years in customer service and admin in the health field.

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Charli Raaymakers

Charli Raaymakers

Administration Assistant

Charli is one of our part time receptionists who has previous experience within reception and admin.

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Noah Anderson

Noah Anderson

Administration Assistant

Noah started in October 2023 as an administration assistant whilst also completing his high school certificate. 

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Alannah Acciarito

Alannah Acciarito

Administration Assistant

Alannah brings a kind and compassionate attitude to our administration team, having started in May 2024. Alannah comes from a background of customer servi…

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Alisha Brady

Alisha Brady

Administration Assistant

Alisha is starting with our administration team in May 2024. She has a Bachelor in Psychology and a background in mental health support work and has also spent a year in reside…

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