Psychologist –BPMM, PostGradDipPsych
Katrina is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is also an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Katrina has worked as a psychologist for over 15 years in a range of settings including public and private health, and educational settings. She has worked with adults, adolescents and children with a range of mental health conditions.
Katrina uses a variety of evidence-based therapies to suit individual needs. These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy, Childhood Imagery Rescripting, and Mindfulness.
Katrina is a compassionate psychologist who uses a trauma-informed and client centered approach. She strives to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship with individuals to support them to achieve their treatment goals.
Counsellor, Dip Ed, BA, MA (Dev), MA (couns & psychotherapy)
Vongai is a compassionate and highly skilled mental health counsellor with more than 15 years in counselling and capacity building. She is dedicated to helping individuals, families, and professionals navigate various mental health challenges, providing a safe and non-judgmental space to explore emotions and thoughts. Her warm demeanour creates trusting therapeutic relationships that empower her clients to achieve personal growth and overcome obstacles.
Vongai was educated in Africa, the United States, and Australia, focusing on multicultural counselling. Her global experience brings an understanding of people from different areas of life without judgement.
Vongai firmly believes in evidence-based practices, tailoring the counselling process to meet each client’s needs. She draws from various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Multicultural Counselling. By integrating these approaches, Vongai helps clients gain insight into their emotions, identify unhealthy thought patterns, and develop effective coping strategies.
Areas of Expertise:
- Anxiety disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and trauma-related issues
- Stress Management and coping skills
- Self-esteem and self-worth enhancement
- Life transitions and adjustment difficulties
- Bereavement and grief counselling
- Cultural adaptation
Vongai’s core belief is the transformative potential of self-empowerment and resilience. She enjoys guiding clients to discover their inner strengths and confidently empowering them to face life’s challenges.
BA (PSYCH), PostGradDip (Psych), MPSYCH (Coun)
Sneha is a psychologist with several years’ experience working with children and adolescents, both in educational settings and the private sector.
She has a strong interest in counselling children on a variety of issues, including anxiety, low self-esteem, parental separation problems and challenging behaviours.
Sneha also has extensive experience conducting psycho-educational assessments for students with learning difficulties, giftedness or those seeking early entry to Grade Prep.
Counsellor (Provisional Psychologist) -BpsychSC (Hons), Post Grad Dip (Rebab Counselling), MPsych(Prof)
Dimitri is experienced with both the treatment and assessment of anxiety and depression in adults and adolescents across a range of settings, working collaboratively with his clients to select the best evidence-based interventions to meet their therapeutic goals.
Dimitri has been a qualified and registered Rehabilitation Counsellor since 2018 and has experience working with psychosocial disability, supporting clients to re-enter the workforce or to attain new employment opportunities.
Dimitri focuses on a person – centred approach that respects the individuality and autonomy of each client when determining assessments, treatment planning and intervention needs. Providing a confidential and non-judgemental space for clients to freely express their authentic selves is at the core of Dimitri’s work.
Having completed his Master of Professional Psychology, Dimitri is now currently progressing through his internship with Outlook Matters as a provisional Psychologist.
B. Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Org), GCert Higher Ed, MAPS
Kfir is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA), an educator, and an executive coach. He has a passion for solution-focussed, values-driven intervention coaching and working with individuals and groups around facilitating change including work efficacy, performance, leadership, and motivation. He builds a respectful, empathetic, and safe professional relationship with clients and believes that building trust while empowering and encouraging clients is key for facilitating their desired outcomes. Some of Kfir’s areas of interest include:
- career change
- grief and loss
- study efficacy,
- effort and emotional regulation
- life crafting skills.
His eclectic approach includes cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focussed brief therapy, motivational interviewing, person-centred/Rogerian, and existential psychology.
Kfir (pronounced as Kiefer) enjoys bushwalking, camping, and everything about the beautiful Australian natural environment.
Kfir is available on Tuesdays via our dedicated Telehealth service (online only).
Counsellor - BA (Hons), PostGradDip (Ed), MA (Coun), Play Therapist (Assoc)
Sara is a PACFA Registered Counsellor and an Associate member of Play Therapist Practitioners of Australia. She works predominantly with children and adolescents.
Sara has always been passionate about working with young people and their families. She has worked in both the disability sector and educational settings as a teacher, social skills therapist and individual/group counsellor.
Sara draws on a range of evidence-based frameworks and ensures she adapts her approaches to meet the needs of clients and their families. She has training in modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and expressive therapies, such as Art and Play therapy. Sara has a strong interest in counselling children and adolescents with a variety of issues including anxiety, school related concerns (including school refusal and transition periods), social skills work and anger management.
Sara works with clients to enable them to see their strengths and offers a safe space to work through emotions and any difficulties they may be facing.
Psychologist - Bsc (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Simone has a Master of Clinical Psychology. She is experienced in both the treatment and assessment of adults and children across a range of settings, and works collaboratively with each individual to determine which evidence-based therapy to draw on. Simone uses a person-centred approach that acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual, and believes that it is important to provide a non-judgemental and confidential space for people to be able to freely express themselves.
Managing Director, Principal Clinical Psychologist - BA, BSC (HONS), MPYSCH (CLIN), MAPS
Rachel has acquired considerable skill in service development and clinical leadership through a range of senior roles in health, education, corporate and community settings.
She is an advocate for service delivery models that balance financial sustainability with principles of equity and accessibility; and is skilled in methods of qualitative research, including conducting interviews and facilitating focus groups.
Rachel is regularly called on to present workshops and seminars to allied health professionals and provides supervision and mentoring to postgraduate students and clinicians. She is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist, an accredited Rehabilitation Provider and an AHPRA-accredited Supervisor.
Her particular areas of expertise include pain and psychosomatic medicine; and expressive therapy and sand play.
Rachel especially enjoys working with young adults, children and families. Rachel’s clients appreciate her sense of humor, down to earth approach, and experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health concerns.
MPH, BA (Sc), Cert IV (Training and Assessment)
Ashley is currently on maternity leave.
Ashley Dawes is a Project Manager with a background in Public Health, Emergency Management and Work Health and Wellbeing. With a love for working on varied and challenging projects where these themes intersect, Ashley brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience from her professional and academic career so far.
Client Operations Manager (NDIS)
Kim became a part of Outlook Matters in 2020 as a Client Relationship Manager. In her role, her primary focus is leading the strategy & operations of our NDIS team. She has brought over a decades worth of experience in Customer Service & Management to Outlook Matters. With her work ethic, she has been the driving force behind our Customer Engagement & tailored customer service for our clients. Outside of work Kim enjoys long motorbike rides on hilly roads, drawing and painting, spending time with her dog, family and friends.
Client Relationship Manager
Taylor is currently on maternity leave.
Taylor a proud Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri woman who became a part of Outlook Matters in 2020 as a client relationship manager. In her role, her primary focus is engaging with clients and making first point of contact to book appointment with our psychologists and counsellors. Taylor has experience in a wide range of different fields ranging from law to customer service. Taylor is skilled in customer engagement and tailors her service to suit all of our clients. Outside of work Taylor enjoys going on random adventures and spending time with her dog, family, and friends.
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Psychology and Counselling
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