Sarah is a registered Psychologist and has completed post-graduate training in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Sarah has experience supporting clients with a diverse range of mental health concerns and disabilities. Sarah’s previous roles have given her experience in providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, adults and families.
Sarah’s passion for working with children and adolescents started when she worked as a Youth Worker in the Out-of-Home care industry. While in this role, Sarah cared for young people who had experienced significant trauma. Following this, Sarah worked as a Caseworker with adolescents who were involved in the Juvenile Justice system, assisting them to reintegrate into society, with the goal of reducing their rate of re-offending.
Sarah then completed her Psychology internship in a local Out-of-Home Care agency. During this time, Sarah worked with clients who had experienced significant trauma and a range of mental health concerns and disabilities. In this role, Sarah provided therapy, psychological assessment, behaviour support services, and clinical guidance to management and support staff.
Sarah’s particular interests include supporting clients experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sarah is passionate about the wellbeing of her clients and is committed to assisting them to achieve their goals. Sarah’s approach is holistic and client-centred, tailoring the intervention to the needs of each individual client. Sarah uses the following therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy.
Adam is a registered Psychologist and has also completed post-graduate training in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Adam has experience working with a diverse range of clients. In his previous roles, Adam has delivered therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults and families.
After completing his studies at the University of Newcastle, Adam worked at a local Out-of-Home Care agency. During this time, he gained experience working in a range of different roles, including Youth Worker support and Foster Care caseworker. In these roles, Adam was able to spend quality time with high risk clients and their carers, implementing behaviour management plans, and supporting the clients to develop their functional skills.
Adam then completed his Psychology internship working with clients and their families, who had experienced a range of complex environmental, psychological and/or developmental difficulties. During this time, Adam gained experience providing clinical guidance to management and support staff, developing behaviour management plans, administering psychological assessments, and providing therapy.
Adam’s particular interests include, supporting parents to strengthen their attachments with their children, working with clients that have experienced traumatic histories, utilising psychological assessments to identify supports for clients, including clients who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual disabilities. Adam’s main goal is always to support clients to increase their overall wellbeing and reach their full potential.
Adam is excited about working at The Willow Tree Clinic as it will allow him to deliver services that he is passionate about. He is focused on delivering clinical services through a client-centred and positive-based framework, with a goal of helping clients meet their needs. Adam uses the following modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy.
Psychologist, Certified Theraplay® Practitioner/Trainer
Amy-Lee is a registered Psychologist and Certified Theraplay® Practitioner. She has experience supporting children, adolescents, adults and families, with a diverse range of mental health presentations and disabilities.
Amy-Lee graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2013. Her honours research focusing on suicide prevention was published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Psychology’. Amy-Lee has also completed post-graduate training in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Theraplay.
Amy-Lee works from an attachment-based framework and is passionate about strengthening the attachment relationship between a child and their parent. She has experience using Theraplay with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, to support them to develop and strengthen relationships with their parents/caregivers and reduce challenging behaviour.
Amy-Lee also enjoys utilising psychological assessment to guide treatment planning and intervention. She is focused on delivering clinical services through a client-centred and positive-based framework, with the goal of helping clients meet their needs. Amy-Lee uses the following therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Theraplay, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy.
Psychologist, Professional Career Development Practitioner
April is a registered Psychologist who has completed post graduate training in counselling, clinical and forensic psychology, and education. April has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. As well as experience providing psychoeducational programs in group settings.
In April’s previous role as a Psychologist at the Department of Juvenile Justice, April delivered interventions to young people in detention and within the community. During this time, April worked with clients who were experiencing a range of complex mental health concerns, developmental difficulties, alcohol and other drug overuse, significant behavioural challenges, self-harm and suicidality. This role provided April with experience in counselling, assessment administration and writing reports for Court.
During her time as a Psychologist at TAFE, April supported clients with a range of mental health concerns and disabilities. As well as supporting clients with educational challenges including study skills, learning related challenges, educational progression, and career development. Leading to April’s particular interest in supporting clients with educational difficulties and learning challenges.
April is approved to supervise Intern Psychologists and brings a wealth of experience from various work environments to the supervision experience including child protection, criminal justice, residential care, community work, and education. April is able to offer individual and group supervision sessions.
Additionally, April is a Professional Career Development Practitioner. If you aspire to realise your full career potential, are wanting to explore a sea change or just make a start in a chosen career, April is able to assist you.
April delivers psychological services through a client-centred and strengths-based framework, with the aim of assisting clients achieve their goals. April uses the following modalities: Brief and Solution Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change, Sandplay, and Narrative Therapy.
Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology through The University of Newcastle and has worked through his AHPRA internship to become a Generally Registered Psychologist. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated.
Andrew has provided therapeutic interventions to clients and their families, who have experienced a range of complex environmental, psychological and/or developmental difficulties. Andrew has worked primarily with adults and adolescents within a variety of clinical, healthcare and rehabilitation spaces.
Andrew’s aim is to support clients across a broad range of diagnostic presentations including stress management, anxiety and depression, trauma, personality disorders, vocational conflict, acute and chronic pain and substance abuse. Andrew is expanding his services here at The Willow Tree Clinic to include utilising psychological assessments to identify further support opportunities for clients from all walks of life.
In addition, Andrew has provided services outside the clinical landscape including providing psychoeducation seminars for large scale businesses, performing vocational and psychological assessments for various organisations aimed at improving staff well-being and safety and responding to critical incidents on site for emergency mental health support and guidance.
Andrew is excited to work at The Willow Tree Clinic as it allows him to provide services he is passionate about and advocates for. He brings an honest, empathetic and light-hearted approach to therapy, where his core focus is the pursuit of improving the support and well-being for his clients. Andrew uses the following therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Pain Management, Motivational Interviewing, Vocational Counselling and Narrative Therapy.