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
Registered Psychologist BSci (Psyc), GDipProfPsych, MProfPsych
William Pope is a compassionate and friendly psychologist who is particularly passionate about working with children and adolescents.
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).
Psych Science, Grad Dip Psych, Master Prof. Psych.
Areas of Interest – Cultural Diversity, Sleep Disturbance, Anxiety and Adjustment and cognitive assessments
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.
BSci (Psyc), GDipProfPsych, MProfPsychh
Winstina is a Registered Psychologist who is deeply committed to creating a nurturing and non-judgmental environment for her clients.
Dr. Melissa Marot
MPsych/PhD Clinical Neuropsychology,
Dr Melissa Marot has over 15 years of experience in medico-legal, community and organisational settings, an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Organisational Psychologist.
BSc (Hons) Psych, MCounselling, MProfPsych
Areas of Interest – School Refusal, bullying, behavioural difficulties and cognitive assessments
Areas of Interest – Low Self Esteem, conflict resolution, Depression, Relationship issues.
BS (Communications), Grad Dip (Psych), Hons (Psych), MPP (Psych)
Areas of Interest – Performance anxiety, Stress, Elite athletes, Grief and loss
BSocSc(Psyc), BPsyc(Hons), MProfPsych
Areas of Interest – Anxiety disorders, Depression Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Grief and loss, Adjustment conditions, Relationship conflict/breakdown
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
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
MProfPsych, BSc (Hons), (MAPS)
Areas of Interest – Carer issues, Disabilities, PND, Life transitions, Anxiety
Areas of Interest – Mens Issues, Performance work and Sport, Stress and work issues
Grad Dip Psych; Grad Dip in Psych (Advanced); Master of Educational Psychology
Areas of Interest – Depression, Anxiety, Parenting assistance
BCrim&Psych, PGDip(Psych), Masters in Psychology(Prof)
Areas of Interest – General life Difficulties, Eating disorders, Depressions and Supporting people with Disabilities
MBA, GDipPsych, BPsychSci(Hons), MProfPsych
Areas of Interest –work stress, life transitions, relationships, anxiety conditions
Registered Psychologist (MAPS)
BA(Psych), Hons(Psych), MPsych(Prof)
Areas of Interest – Youth, Self-esteem, Relationships, Depression
Dr. Matthew Thong
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
Areas of Interest – Palliative and Bereavement Care, Relationship Issues, Adjustment Issues, Carer Support, Loss and Grief, Anxiety and Depression
Masters in Psychology (Clinical), BPsychSci, BPsychSci Honours
Areas of Interest – Mood Difficulties, Anger Management, sleep problems, life transitions and substance use disorders
Dr. Rochelle Cairns
Registered Health and Clinical Psychologist
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.
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
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.
& Child Therapist
Post Grad Dip (Psych),
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.
Dr. Mickael Bojczenko
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
Jessica is a provisional psychologist who is currently completing her Master of Professional Psychology.
BPsych, GradDipProPsych, MProfPsych
Kyle is an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered provisional psychologist with a background working with clients of diverse ages, cultures, mental health presentations, and needs.
Sarah is a provisional psychologist with a commitment to helping people live their best life.
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).
B Psych (Hons), M Proff Pysch, (MAPS)
Emma is a compassionate and dedicated provisional 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.
BSci (Physiology), GDipPsych, MProfPsych
Sonja is a provisional psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2022 and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Master of Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology)
Areas of interest – Cognitive/Education assessments, Mindfulness, Emotion regulation, Children & Teenagers
M Psych, Mental Health Counselling, BS (Hons) Psychology, BA English Literature
Kinza brings a wealth of knowledge from studying and living across 3 different countries (Pakistan, America, and Canada), and has substantial experience across a range of settings treating client groups across the lifespan.
B Psych Sc (Psych) MPP
Tayla is a compassionate and dedicated provisional psychologist with a profound passion for promoting mental health and well-being. Her work is driven by her genuine curiosity about the complexities of the human mind and behaviour, including the intricate relationship between physical and mental health, intergenerational trauma, attachment styles, parenting styles, cognition, perception, obedience, and memory.
BPsychSc, BPsychSc (Hons), MProfPsych
Nicholas (Nick) is a registered provisional psychologist currently completing his Master of Professional Psychology at Australian Catholic University. Previously Nick has studied with La Trobe University and the Institute of Social Neuroscience (ISN).
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.
B Psych Sc Grad Dip Psych
Rachel brings a mature, empathic and caring approach, with years of experience engaging clients across the lifespan. She comes to DS Psychology with a background in music education and performance, inspired by the many students she has helped, Rachel has a long-term interest in supporting musicians experiencing performance anxiety and post-performance negative rumination.
B Sc (Neuro) Grad Dip Psych MPP (in progress)
Delusha brings a passion about mental health, psychology and connecting with others. Her 4.5 years’ experience as a clinical audiologist in Hobart and Shepparton has provided valuable insight into the biopsychosocial complexities of hearing loss in Australia including isolation and grief.
Leadership & Clinical Support Team
Donna Di Campli
Founder and Director of DS Psychology Group
Senior Psychologist (MAPS) (MIACNCert)
Registered Supervisor of Psychologists
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.
Founder and Director of DS Psychology Group
Senior Psychologist (MAPS) (MIACNCert)
Registered Supervisor of Psychologists
Areas of Interest – Post Natal Depression, Miscarriage, Still birth, Relationships, Trauma, Adjustment, Anxiety and Depression.
Client Groups – Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples.
Brooke is our warm, organised and efficient Practice Manager.
Natalie joins DS Psychology Group with 15 years retail and medical administrative experience. She is passionate about customer service and mental health.
BA, PostGradDipPsych, Dip(Couns Psych)
Areas of Interest – Trauma, PTSD, Addictive disorders (drug, alcohol, gambling, sex) , Anger management, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Relationship issues, adjustment and life transition issues,
Dr. Simone Riley
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
B. App. Sc; Grad Dip Psych. Post Grad Psych. M. Prof Psych
Areas of Interest – gaming and internet addiction, sleep problems, health conditions, trauma and relationships
Senior Clinical Psychologist
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.
MEd & Dev (Psych)
Areas of Interest – Parenting assistance, School refusal, Behavioural issues, Self-Harm, Post Natal and Pregnancy, Grief, Relationships.
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.
Admin Assessment Team
Lisa is coming to DS with 8+ years of medical admin reception experience
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.
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.
Nicole has recently become a new mum and has just re-entered the workforce with DS Psychology Group.
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
Imogen started as a junior administrative assistant in November 2017 whilst also completing her high school certificate.
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.
Bethany has started on a part-time basis with us while studying psychology as a full-time student.
Angie is studying a Bachelor of Criminology and Psychological Science whilst also working on a part time and casual basis.