Senior Psychologist & Placement Supervisor
Kate is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, their families, and teachers, as well as young adults to build their capacity to engage in education and manage their mental health and wellbeing
Senior Psychologist and Family Therapist
Michelle is a Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist who works with children, adults, couples, and families. Michelle tailors her approach and supports clients to connect with their strengths as they work towards their goals.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Joseph Sakdalan is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsements in clinical psychology, counselling psychology and clinical neuropsychology. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead
Mandy Taylor is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience working with adults, and with children, young people and their families. She enjoys working collaboratively with people of all ages, backgrounds, and orientation.
Director of Clinical Services
Elise is the Director of the Cairnmillar Institute’s Clinics. She is client-centered in her approach and uses a strengths based, mindful and neuro-biology framework that is solution focused and requires creative intuitiveness within evidence-based theories.
|Emergency Services||000||24 hours/7 days a week. Call this number in emergency situations when immediate police, fire or ambulance assistance is required.|
|Lifeline||13 11 14||Lifeline is available 24 hours a day to listen, without judgement to any person in Australia who is feeling overwhelmed, experiencing crisis or longs to be heard.|
|SuicideLine Victoria||1300 651 251||SuicideLine Victoria is a 24/7 telehealth provider that offers free professional phone and online counselling for people living in Victoria.|
|MensLine Australia||1300 789 978||24 hours/7 days a week. MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime..|
|Sexual Assault Crisis Line||1800 806 292||5 pm–9 am/7 days. Victims/survivors of past and recent sexual assault.|
|Kids Helpline||1800 551 800||24/7 Telephone counselling service for people aged between 5 and 25.|
|BeyondBlue||1300 224 636||24 hours/7 days a week. Call, online chat and online forums.|
|Safe Steps||1800 015 188||Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre. Providing specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.|
Acknowledgement of Country
The Cairnmillar Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.