Psychology for adults

  • Jason Brain

    / Clinical Psychologist

    Jason Brain is a registered Clinical Psychologist. He is experienced in assisting clients to develop skills to better manage anxiety disorders, depression, grief and bereavement, post traumatic stress, alcohol & other drug use issues, adult ADHD, issues faced by older adults, issues specific to GLBTI clients, & long-term unhelpful life patterns (or ‘schemas’) which resist personal efforts to change them.

    Jason has practiced in various settings, including hospitals, community health centres, and private practices. He utilizes cognitive-behavioural and schema-focused approaches to therapy, and has a particular interest in helping clients to develop mindfulness skills, which he also finds personally useful in his tai chi and archery practice.

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    ∙ If you are a new (first time) client, you can’t register online. Please call us on (03)9429 1811 to attend for an initial appointment as we need
    your details, including Medicare card details.
    ∙ If you want a longer or special appointment, please call us.
    ∙ If you want to cancel your appointment, please call us.
    ∙ Non-attendance fees may apply if you fail to cancel an appointment.

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  • Eva Marks

    / General Psychologist

    Eva Marks (B.A.Psych. Grad Dip.App.Psych. M.Counselling. M.A.P.S.) is a registered psychologist and is also an experienced counsellor. As well as running a private psychology practice she has been working as a community health counsellor for over 15 years. 

    Eva enjoys working with collaboratively with adults, including older adults and mothers with children experiencing traumatic stress, phobias, anxiety, depression and adjustment to health conditions, bereavement and relationship breakdown using a range of techniques and therapies, including CBT, narrative and EMDR.

    Eva had a special interest in stress management, food cravings, emotional eating and traumas, big and small.

    Eva is an author for the website but doesn’t work as a clinician for Access Health and Community

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  • Natasha Pellicano

    / Clinical Psychologist

    Natasha Pellicano, B.A.(HONS), MClinPsych, LL.B., GradCert(Policy), M.A.P.S. College of Clinical Psychologists

    Natasha completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology in 1999 and has over ten years experience working as a clinical psychologist in a variety of roles in the public and private sectors. Natasha enjoys working with adolecents, adults, and older adults experiencing a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, life crisis, stress, low self-esteem, and grief and loss. In particular, Natasha has extensive experience working with the LGBTIQ community.

    Natasha has an eclectic therapeutic style but typically utilises humanistic, cognitive-behavioural, and mindfulness approaches in her work, along with a strong focus on psycho-education and relapse prevention.

    Online Bookings
    ∙ If you are a new (first time) client, you can’t register online. Please call us on (03)9429 1811 to attend for an initial appointment as we need
    your details, including Medicare card details.
    ∙ If you want a longer or special appointment, please call us.
    ∙ If you want to cancel your appointment, please call us.
    ∙ Non-attendance fees may apply if you fail to cancel an appointment.

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  • Rowena Phillips

    / Clinical Psychologist

    Rowena (B.Sc (Hons). M.A. (Clinical). M.A.P.S College of Clinical Psychologists) has been registered as a clinical psychologist since 1990. She has worked in the fields of community health, disability services, health promotion, health education, public mental health including both inpatient and outpatient care, and as a private practitioner.

    Rowena has postgraduate training across a range of therapeutic disciplines, and offers an integrative approach to evidence based patient care. She has experience in working with all age groups including mothers with infants, children, adolescents and adults.

    She is available for client consultations on Monday and Friday mornings at Hawthorn.

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  • Yolanda Romeo

    / Clinical Psychologist

    Yolanda( B.A. (Hons). M.A. (Clinical). M.A. (Child Clinical Psychology). M.A.P.S College of Clinical Psychologists)
    Yolanda has over ten years experience working independently in private practice, and also bring many years experience as a clinical psychologist in various major hospitals in Melbourne (Monash, Austin, Maroondah). She has extensive experience both with adults as well as with adolescents and children of all ages, and also work with parents and families. She sees people with issues across the range of disorders and has particular interests in anxiety, trauma, postnatal depression, work and relationship issues.

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Eva Marks

/ General Psychologist

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Jason Brain

/ Clinical Psychologist

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Jason Brain

/ Clinical Psychologist