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Shona has been working as a registered psychologist since 1994 and has been a Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 1997. She has been working in private practice for over 15 years and has been specialising in telehealth since 2016. Growing up in a transient household with a father in mining, she has an appreciation of the issues involved for families with this lifestyle, both for the worker and their family. In her private practice, Shona has provided services to many FIFO workers and their families; this has particularly been focused on couple’s therapy due to the relationship stresses that often arise due to the complexities the couples face in this sector of the community.
MIRELLA DI BENEDETTO
BBSc MA(HealthPsych) PhD(Psych)
We are living in usual and exceptional times. Australia experienced its worst known bush fire season ever and now we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic. Mental health issues have skyrocketed in recent times. Using telehealth, I can provide psychological support to Australians living in regional and rural Australia.
I have mostly worked as an academic (lecturer and researcher) over the past 20 years, which has been interspersed with working as a psychologist since 2001. I have worked in Bendigo, Ballarat and in Melbourne.
Being a Registered Psychologist in a regional area, Jaime has expansive skills and experience across various populations. Jaime prides herself in researching and staying on top of current effective evidence-based practice and likes to take a holistic approach to working with your mental and physical wellbeing. Jaime enjoys working collaboratively with yourself to set goals and formulate individualised plans for treatment
I have 18 years’ experience as a Psychologist working in various public and private settings, including different psychology and medical practices, The Educational Psychology Services, ‘Open Door’ Youth Counselling Services and EAP. I have experience in psychology counselling working with adults, survivors of child sexual abuse, families and teenagers using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy, Virtual Reality Psychology, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Dynamic Therapy.
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Cassandra Tuckey is a fully registered Senior Psychologist and Criminologist with almost 20 years’ experience. Cassandra completed her Bachelor of Psychology in 1999 at QUT and then went onto complete her Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology in 2001 at CQU. While practicing as a Psychologist Cassandra also completed her Master of Criminology Degree at Bond University in 2005.