Our Staff

We have many different psychologists on staff who are all highly trained caring professionals registered with the AHPRA and Medicare. They have different fields of expertise, so we are certain to have one that will be able to help you. We have staff that are able to conduct therapy in English, Turkish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Greek, and Urdu.

Our staff are trained in a range of different therapeutic Modalities and have experience in many different areas, work with almost all diagnostic categories, ages and many different cultures.

Please call us if you have any specific queries in this regard.

Please note that all practice locations are currently running their own individual waitlists with the wait times varying depending upon your availability and preferences. The estimated wait time can be anywhere from four weeks to longer.

Our waiting lists can be longer because unlike many other practices we will only give you an appointment if we are able to guarantee ongoing consistent care.

Elana Jacobs  General Manager

Elana Jacobs General Manager

Clinical Psychologist

Redfern

I have been a Clinical Psychologist since 1991 and have worked in various settings. This has provided me with a broad range of therapeutic experience and the opportunity to meet and work with all kinds of people. I know it can be a difficult step to come to therapy, and I understand and respect this and feel that it is a privilege to be trusted with a person’s innermost thoughts and feelings. For me, therapy is journey of self-discovery, a collaboration between therapist and client, an opportunity to re-visit experiences and relationships and understand them in a new way so that the client is freed from old, habitual ways of doing or seeing things. I believe therapy provides possibilities for personal growth in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship.
Sam Barr

Sam Barr

Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

Redfern

“I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the past 15-odd years, rounding out my time as a stay-at-home parent and musician. I am not so much interested in specific problems, or particular techniques, as I am in “the human condition”. I honour the worth of the individual, and I have great respect for the power of human relationships. My clients tell me they appreciate my sense of humour, and my ability to bring fresh perspectives to a situation. I would welcome the opportunity to connect with you.”
Alexis Lutherborough

Alexis Lutherborough

Psychologist

Edgecliff
Redfern

I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health industry and have been a registered psychologist for 13 years. Over the years, I have worked with people presenting with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, psychosis, addictions and personality disorders. I also have experience in child/adolescent, family and relationship counselling. Clinical interventions I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also have a Master of Research in Cognitive Science. My general ethos and values when working with people is one of non-judgement and respect for all people and their situations, while working with them in obtaining a better quality of life.
Dr. Farah Deeba

Dr. Farah Deeba

Clinical Psychologist

Redfern

Farah has been  in the mental health industry formore than 20 years . She has the ability  to utilise her knowledge of assessment and intervention for individuals, skillfully to assist them to make better choices change their conditions and enjoy life. She is an experienced therapist who has worked with individuals presenting with various types of anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, phobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, etc.), depression, somatoform disorders (e.g. chronic pain, headache, hypochondria and conversion disorder), adjustment disorders, relationship problems, personality disorders, psychosis (paranoia, schizophrenia), substance dependency, PTSD and stress reactions. She uses a collaborative approach and attempts to practice in an empathic manner to help clients feel at ease to share their experiences. Farah uses a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor her approach of interventions, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), systemic family therapy (SFT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), inter-personal psychotherapy (IPT), psychodrama, transactional analysis and creative therapy (art therapy/play therapy). Farah was selected as a fellow of Macquarie University, Emotional Health Centre, Australia and Commonwealth Professional Fellow, UK in 2016. She achieved the Macquarie University Research Excellence ‬Scholarship and was awarded a PhD in Psychology from Macquarie University, Australia in 2015. She completed her professional degree in clinical psychology in Bangladesh in 2003 and was trained by various expert trainers from UK, USA and Australia. Since then she is very proactively working both clinically  and in research to develop the allied mental health profession for the communities. Farah worked with the Asian migrant communities in Eastern Sydney Suburbs, in Bengali and Hindi languages. Having expertise with various psychotherapeutic approaches Farah is keen to encourage individuals to find their own strength and courage to take actions to reach their goals. She aims to assist clients to set themselves free from inner fears and to depend on their own capacities.
Alanna Wong

Alanna Wong

Clinical Psychologist

Edgecliff
Redfern

I am a clinical psychologist who has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Technology, Sydney. I have experience working with individuals who have a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, ADHD, autism and intellectual disability. My therapeutic approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) however I have also utilised other evidence-based treatment methods including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy (ACT) and motivational interviewing. My focus is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and with my knowledge and skills, help them manage their difficulties in the most effective way. I also have experience administering psychological and cognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults.
Barbara Preston

Barbara Preston

Clinical Psychologist

Redfern

For myself I see the science and art of modern psychological therapy as granting releif and release for my clients for the sufferring of symptoms such as depression grief, anxiety, stress and communication problems among other worries. Working from an individual perspective of each person. I see that personal perspectivemakes therapy a meaningful experience for each person. I have had a long career working to assist people with problemswhich extend over the life span. From experience with child development,child behaviour problems family issues,parenting stress and child management I understand that timely solutions are needed which can be promptly implimeneted. I have worked up the life span through problem solving with adults and through to the mature aged person. From a similar generation I clearly see the importance of the time context of the old psychologically limiting life experiences which can now be overcome in an unhurried way through therapies focussing on the present. This process will happily resolve much anxiety, stress grief and depression.
Dr Amar Kaur

Dr Amar Kaur

Clinical Psychologist

Redfern

I am a registered clinical psychologist, and completed my Master of Clinical Psychology degree at Macquarie University. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at the University of Sydney, exploring the role of attentional biases in maintaining health anxiety. Clinically, I have had experience working across a range of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, research, and forensic settings. I have worked primarily from a cognitive behavioural approach, and have also had some experience with dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. My primary goal as a clinician is to work collaboratively with clients in order to understand their problems as well as their strengths. I believe this is essential if I am to help support and empower clients to live a life that is in line with their values.
Jignasha Khatri  Telehealth only

Jignasha Khatri Telehealth only

Clinical Psychologist

Redfern

"I qualified with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and have worked with people of various backgrounds. Sometimes we come to a point in life where our emotions are too overwhelming, our resources are depleted or we are stuck in patterns that we struggle to change. At these times, therapy can be useful to identify strengths, build skills, break maladaptive patterns, heal emotional wounds and empower self to move forwards. Therapy is a step that can teach you to reflect on feelings, events, and patterns of your own behaviour in a way you have been unable to before. I am happy to explore your life to identify your strengths and core beliefs in midst of chaos and hopelessness."
Voula Kougelos

Voula Kougelos

Psychologist

Redfern

have had the pleasure of providing therapeutic services for more than 30 years as a Psychologist, working in metropolitan, rural and regional areas and diverse communities. During this time I have worked as a AHPRA registered Psychologist, as a senior health manager and previously as the President of the NSW Association of Adolescent Health (the state wide youth health peak body). These diverse experiences have provided me with the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the needs of others, experience in evidence based strategies that support and enhance wellbeing and mental health and how in partnership with my clients we can navigate the various health systems in order to achieve the best outcomes. I have had the opportunity to work with young people, families, parents and carers, groups as well as with adults from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences including indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugee backgrounds, carers and those who have been in care, or have experienced isolation and marginalisation. I have experience in working on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, suicidal ideation and behaviours, relationship and family issues, drug and alcohol issues including gambling and gaming issues, life transitions, work-life balance, sexuality and identity, chronic illness and disability, child protection, and domestic and family violence issues. I appreciate how difficult and courageous it is for clients to step towards seeking counselling and support, most often at a time when they feel most vulnerable. I value the trust clients place in their therapist and I endeavour to create a safe, supportive and compassionate therapeutic space, where in collaboration with clients, I can draw on a wholistic and strengths focussed approach. I use a range of mindfulness based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT and Systems theory to empower and enhance wellbeing.
Ya Wang

Ya Wang

Psychologist

Redfern

I am a registered psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. I have clinical experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. As a clinician, I value the importance of a cooperative therapeutic relationship that enhances coping skills and overall mental health wellbeing. I believe people are experts of their own lives and appreciate the effort they make to seek psychological intervention. I aim to help people build resilience, identify their values in life, and move towards achieving their treatment goals. My approach to therapy includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have experience working with people from diverse cultural background and I am able to provide therapy in English and Mandarin.  
Marija Radojevic

Marija Radojevic

Clinical Psychologist

Redfern

Marija holds qualifications in both Occupational Therapy and in Clinical Psychology. She has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years and a portion of this time was spent as an academic at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. Her clinical work has covered both the public and private sectors mostly in the area of Child and Family mental health. Common presentations included assessments and interventions for ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, behavioural disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorders and Complex Trauma. Marija is a competent diagnostician and she has also worked with a variety of adult mental health concerns including the high prevalence disorders of Anxiety and Depressive disorders (including Postnatal Depression), OCD, Complex Trauma, adult Attachment problems, Personality problems, as well as psychotic presentations.  Marija’s sub-speciality lies in attachment and trauma. Her PhD provided internationally ground-breaking work in demonstrating a clear link between the quality of a parent’s own rearing on the one hand and the quality of that parent’s rearing of their own child in the next generation. This research has contributed to many programs to assist parents to better understand and respond to their infants and children’s needs. It has also contributed to a more comprehensive means of understanding adult relationships and how to approach many couple conflicts. She has published extensively in this area and has been an invited speaker at international and national Psychological conferences. Marija prefers to use an integrative approach to treatment recognising the whole person in their lived context. This includes respecting the individual’s strengths as well as acknowledging their mental health needs. She believes that no-one knows you better than YOU. Marija’s parents emigrated to Australia after WW 11. The privilege of integrating an ethnic culture into her Australian education and social life has provided her with a deep respect for our first nations people and for the multi-cultural and spiritual contributions made by those many cultures which make up today’s Australian society. Marija also recognises the importance of diagnosis when indicated, for guiding intervention planning especially where medication may be considered. She has done additional training in psychopharmacology and has a sound understanding of the principal medications used in many of the problems referred for assessment. Marija uses a variety of clinical approaches including IPT, CBT, Trauma informed therapy, Attachment focussed psychotherapy and Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). She has received additional training in Circle of Security which is very helpful for understanding children’s and adult’s emotional needs. Marija has done Court reports with respect to assessing children’s needs in custody issues. Additionally, her training in Occupational Therapy has equipped her with a sound understanding of medical conditions, injury and pain which are often integral to the presenting psychological problems.
Adrienne Salmon

Adrienne Salmon

Psychologist

Redfern

Approaching my practice with warmth and empathy, I collaborate closely with clients to create a greater sense of self-understanding, self-acceptance, and positive personal change. Holding a Master of Clinical Psychology from Western Sydney University, I have experience supporting individuals across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, and adults, addressing a range of mental health concerns. These concerns include difficulties in managing feelings of anxiety or depression, anger, sleep disorders, self-esteem issues, grief, child behavioural problems and more. Working from a person-centred approach, I integrate evidence-based therapeutic styles such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to tailor interventions to each client's unique needs. Whether you are navigating persistent challenges or a significant life transition, my flexible and inclusive approach ensures interventions are uniquely tailored, creating a supportive space for self-exploration and growth.
Tom Kaylinger

Tom Kaylinger

Psychologist

Redfern

I am inspired by the idea that a different therapy must be constructed for each person as everyone has their unique story. I invite you to be the storyteller of your own life and as a support by your side we can explore together the people, places and things in your life that bring you meaning, safety, growth and understanding. Our time together will focus on what is important for you, your goals, needs and any therapy preferences that may bring about meaningful change. As a Registered Psychologist I have the privilege to hear and witness the strength and resilience of individuals from across the lifespan. I would be honoured to hear your story. 

My training and development have been influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and Narrative Therapy (NT) for those who have an approach in mind. Much of my experience has focused on understanding how early life challenges and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may impact and shape the ways in which we respond to ourselves, our relationships and those around us. By being curious and compassionate, I hope to foster an environment where vulnerability, pain, trauma, loss, and the many challenges that life has can be heard and held in a respectful and trauma-informed manner. I take a relational and systemic approach to the lives of individuals for we are all part of a greater community.

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