Our Clinicians

Selam Ahmed

Selam Ahmed

Selam is currently completing her internship within our internal clinics as part of the Master of Professional Psychology Practice degree at the Cairnmillar Institute.

 

 

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A/Prof. Alex Bahar-Fuchs

A/Prof. Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Alex is an experienced clinician and researcher who is particularly passionate about healthy cognitive ageing, and the treatment of people with or at risk of dementia. He is a leading Australian and international authority on cognitive interventions for older people, and his work informed clinical practice guidelines in Australia and beyond.

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Terence Bartholomew

Dr Terence Bartholomew

Terry works with adults, couples or older adolescents, and works with people experiencing relationships/work/psycho-legal difficulties and transitions, family challenges, depression, trauma, identity struggles, men’s issues, self-harm, and substance use/addiction.

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Dr Jennifer Baxter

Dr Jennifer Baxter

Jennifer aims to develop a warm and genuine therapeutic relationship with her clients. She takes a client-centred approach in helping individuals work toward their goals.

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Kimberley Chan

Kim is an AHPRA registered psychologist who is passionate about helping people of all ages and backgrounds with their mental health and well-being by providing a safe and nurturing environment. She adopts a warm and collaborative approach in her practice.

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Kimberly Cikos

Kimberly is currently completing the Master of Professional Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute. As part of her degree, she is completing her placement at the Cairnmillar Clinic.

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Dr Michael Clarke

Michael is a Clinical Psychologist with a commitment to helping people find contentment and happiness within themselves. Michael is compassionate and understanding and is very supportive of his clients.

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Alaine Corera

Alaine has extensive experience working with clients of all ages from CALD backgrounds, clients and families struggling with addictive behaviors and individuals who have been affected or involved in family violence going through the court system.

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Kate Crosher

Kate Crosher

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

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Dr James Donnelly

Dr James Donnelly

Dr Donnelly earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Human Development with extensive training in psychotherapy, developmental disabilities, dementia and neuropsychology at Vanderbilt University.

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Michelle Doolan

Michelle Doolan

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.

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Stacey Freebody

Stacey Freebody

Stacey is a psychologist with professional passions across developmental research and teaching, as well the applied clinical support of her child clients and their families.

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Belinda Gidman Rowse

Belinda Gidman-Rowse

Belinda is currently completing her placement within our internal clinics as part of the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy course.

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Dee Goodman

Dee is an experienced social work counselor, couple counselor and family therapist with a varied background and a passion for working with children, adults, couples, and families.

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Anita Gupta

Anita Gupta

Anita works with people across the lifespan, with a special interest in children and parents and is experienced in assisting with a range of concerns.

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John Harris

John is a provisional psychologist, who is currently on placement within the Cairnmillar Clinics as part of the Master of Professional Psychology.

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Adisha Ismaili

Adisha is a Master of Professional Psychology student and is currently completing her placement at the CMI clinics in Hawthorn and the CBD.

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Rachael Iudica

Rachael Iudica

Rachael is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who aims to develop a genuine therapeutic rapport with her clients and provide a safe, reflective space in which they feel heard and understood. She offers a person-centred approach and works collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals.

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Ryan Klibansky

Ryan Klibansky

Ryan is currently completing his placement within our internal clinics as part of the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy degree at the Cairnmillar Institute.

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Min Li

Min completed her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University in 2011. She is a registered psychologist and an Educational and Developmental psychology registrar.

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Joy Low

Joy is a provisional psychologist currently undertaking placement as part of the Master of Professional Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute.

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Maria Marshall

Maria Marshall

Maria is completing her placement within our internal clinics as part of the Master of Professional Psychology and completing her 6th year internship (Master of Professional Psychology Practice degree) in 2023 at the Cairnmillar Institute.

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Michelle Nguyen

Michelle is a student clinician, currently on placement within the Cairnmillar Clinics.

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Tanya Osicka

Dr Tanya Osicka

Dr Tanya Osicka is an AHPRA registered psychologist with an endorsement in Health Psychology. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the Fellow of the APS College of Health Psychologists.

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Dr Joseph Sakdalan

Dr Joseph Sakdalan

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.

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Stefan Shepherd

Stefan Shepherd

Stefan has experience and interest in working with older adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and severity.

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Dr Melissa Siu

Dr Melissa Siu

Melissa has worked in both public hospital and private practice settings for over 20 years.  She enjoys working with individuals and conducting group therapy.

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Elise Wald

Elise Wald

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.

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Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson

Neil is an experienced psychologist who has worked in clinical and private settings over the past decade. He works collaboratively with his clients to create realistic goals for treatment.

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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.

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