Psychologists

Dr Ann Parker

Dr. Ann Parker

Team Leader – Psychology

Ann has worked as a psychologist with children and adolescents in school settings for the past 10 years. Previously she has worked in adult mental health and in the disability sector with children and adults. She is able to work with schools to assist in developing comprehensive behavioural and learning plans to support students with additional needs. Ann also works with families to address the behavioural, social, and emotional needs of their children.

Ann has provided services across government and non-government sectors as well as supervision for provisional and registered psychologists and social work students.

Ann is trained in brief solution-focused therapy and well as cognitive behaviour therapy. She has a keen interest in supporting people on the Autism spectrum as well as those with diverse sexuality and gender backgrounds. She is known for being a warm and caring person who is able to make others feel at ease and help them to achieve positive outcomes.

Ann is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, and Learning Difficulties Australia.

Helping with

  • Psychological and learning assessments
  • Child, adolescent, adult mental health
  • School issues, such as bullying, perfectionism
  • Disability support
  • Suicide prevention
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Parenting skills
  • Working with families of children with disabilities (Autism, GDD, Intellectual Disability)

Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

Clinical Psychologist

After completing a Bachelor of Psychology (honours) and Master of Psychology (clinical), Elise moved to Melbourne where she chose to specialise in working with children and adolescents. She has previously worked in a child and youth mental health service as well as in private practice.

Elise has experience and interest in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and is a registered diagnostician with Autism SA. She also has experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, hair pulling, trauma, selective mutism, behavioural difficulties, and sleep difficulties. In addition, she has provided parenting interventions to assist in the management of behavioural problems and family conflict. Elise has conducted research in the area of treatment adherence in children and adolescents with chronic illness, and has a particular interest in working with children and families affected by these issues.

Elise places a strong emphasis on using evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. She believes in conducting comprehensive assessments in order to formulate the most appropriate treatment plan, and uses a systemic approach by working collaboratively with parents/caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in order to best support children to reach their full potential.

Elise is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.

Specialisations/Areas of Interest

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Cognitive and educational assessments
  • Parenting support
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Chronic illness

Helen Graham

Helen Graham

Provisional Psychologist

After graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Helen commenced her psychological practice providing interventions to highly disadvantaged adults with complex psychological comorbidities. Helen has also worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor, assisting young people to address concerns with their substance use. Helen is trained in cognitive behaviour therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Helen has a passion for working with young people and their families.

Specialisations/Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Parenting Skills
  • Counselling
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling
  • Vocational/Career Counselling

Neha Chopra

Neha Chopra

Provisional Psychologist
Riverland

Neha has completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honors and a Master of Applied Psychology, and brings along 6 years of field experience from India. Over these years, she has honed her skills in administering psychological assessments and designing interventions to help her clients in dealing with stress, adapting to change and bringing about positive behavioral outcomes. She has a keen interest in working with children and has worked extensively with youth and adults in the field of personality development and counseling, with a focus on building and enhancing their competencies.

Specialisations/Areas of Interest

  • StressManagement
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Behavior management and modification
  • Adapting to Change
  • Career & Work Counseling
  • Proficient in Hindi & Punjabi

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