NeuroCentrix

Psychology

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WHAT IS IT?

A Psychologist has completed at least 4 years of intensive undergraduate university training in the science human behaviour. We then complete further postgraduate university training (1-2 years) and/or an extensive supervision and internship program. This means that every Psychologist has completed at least 6 years of full-time training. We are also required to undergo ongoing, clinical supervision and professional development. This equips us with the knowledge and expertise to be able to assist people with a range of life challenges and mental health concerns. Whilst the term “therapist or counsellor” can be used by anyone, Psychologists must be qualified and registered with the regulatory body – Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are required to maintain professional and ethical standards.

The Psychologists who consult at our NeuroCentrix clinics work within a multidisciplinary team featuring a breadth of experience across all domains of mental health. Involved in research, education, and direct work with a variety of patients, psychologists are at the forefront of optimal clinical practice. Our psychologists consultant accept referrals for children above the age of 12, adolescents, and adults.

Areas of expertise extend across a variety of mental health, neurodevelopmental or cognitive conditions

Since specialist areas vary between psychologists, each patient is paired with the psychologist most appropriate for their specific condition and individual needs.

WHAT DOES IT COST

Psychologists at Neurocentrix are private practitioners, and as such fees vary according to the individual clinician. Each psychologist who consults at Neurocentrix presently has rates below the fee recommended by the Australian Psychological Society which is currently $280 for 50 minutes. You can expect a standard consultation with one of our registered psychologists to start at $185 for a standard 50-minute session.

Medicare Rebates:
If you see your GP or Psychiatrist and obtain a Mental Health Care Plan & referral,
you can then receive Medicare rebates of up to 10 sessions (per calendar year),
of $89.65 per session

You must see your GP and obtain a Mental Health Care Plan before your first session with us, to be eligible for Medicare rebates.
We will process your Medicare rebate for you and you will receive it back via bank transfer from Medicare within 48 hours of your appointment.

HOW DO I GET SEEN?

Anyone can book an appointment with the private psychologists who consult at Neurocentrix clinics, however if you attend your local GP and obtain a referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates of up to 10 sessions per year. These rebates will partially offset the cost of your sessions. Please direct your GP to email referrals and Mental Health Care Plans to our clinic.

NEUROCENTRIX

Meet the team

Celia Brenchley
Celia Brenchley

I’m an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist qualifications in mental health and Clinical Neuropsychology. I enjoy clinical supervision, assessment and research for memory, visuo-spatial difficulties, cognitive decline, traumatic and acquired brain injury across the lifespan. I’m a clinical research fellow at Murdoch children’s research institute. I’m passionate about clinical education and providing a learning environment for early career clinicians. I love working at Neurocentrix because of its incredibly skilled and compassionate team. I have a love of all things chocolate and dogs…..in that order (sorry husband, children and grandchildren) and i have a special skill of being able to clap with one hand!

Dr Shane Costello
Dr Shane Costello

I’m an endorsed educational and developmental psychologist, and board-approved supervisor. As course coordinator for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash university, I’m up-to-date with the latest research on psychological assessment and intervention. With my experience and expertise, I’m passionate about assessing and helping clients to understand and manage their challenges, as well as being well placed to answer psychological questions and provide recommendations for therapy. I supervise several PhD students and work with Neurocentrix to assist with psychological research and assessment. I enjoy motor bike riding through the hills around Melbourne, or taking off on an adventure in my 4wd.

Iain Davis

I’m an Educational & Developmental psychologist and accredited EMDR therapist with a passion for assisting adolescents and adults. I assist clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional regulation and grief issues. I also have specialised training in treating persistent postural-perceptual dizziness disorder (PPPD). I use a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies and also have specialised training in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for survivors of trauma. I love building collaborative, genuine, and honest therapeutic relationships with clients. I see clients for therapy aged 10 and above, and provide psychological assessments for people across the whole lifespan.

TREATMENTS
Andy Utley

I’m a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with a passion to support young adults through to older adults who have or are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD or other related mental health disorders. I work in a wholistic approach, incorporating aspects of my first career as an occupational therapist into therapy and treatment of clients. I tend to utilise CBT, DBT and act as primary approaches for therapy, as well as providing EMDR for those who have experienced trauma, and at times schema therapy too. I’m also happy to provide assessment for personality, cognitive or neurodevelopmental challenges people may be experiencing. I thoroughly enjoy alongside the multidisciplinary team at Neurocentrix, and appreciate the continued learning that occurs working alongside such talented clinicians.

Dr Min Loo
Dr Min Loo (Clinical Psychologist, MAPS)

I am an endorsed clinical psychologist with a PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology. I’m also bilingual, and speak mandarin Chinese as my second language. I see adults aged 18 and above, and work across the lifespan. alongside high prevalence disorders, i am particularly interested in working with PPPD, post-traumatic stress disorders, and personality disorders. I am inclined towards process-oriented, evidence-based approaches, such as Rogerian psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Trauma-Oriented psychotherapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. I am especially intrigued by individuality, and how it shows up in clients’ stories. I am also open to feedback and honest opinions from clients – and hope to maintain this in the therapeutic space. above all, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to speak freely about their experiences, and in supporting clients to discover themselves, their strengths, and their unique attributes. I hope to be able to support clients in developing empowerment, orienting towards meaningful pursuits in life, and in opening up to possibilities that come their way.

Alysha Kramer
Alysha Kramer (she/her)

I am a registered psychologist, with a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology. My working experience includes supporting individuals across the lifespan in a variety of health and educational settings. I have particular interests in trauma, mood disorders, and neurodiversity, and practice holistic care with a person-centred approach to counselling and neurodevelopmental assessments (from age 6 and above). I have training in numerous evidence-based psychotherapies including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and I am a passionate musician. I value working amongst a talented and caring multidisciplinary team here at Neurocentrix.

Jill Giannios

I am a registered psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology. I have an interest in treating adults with trauma related disorders, depression, and anxiety. I can provide assessments for children and adults, and I have experience working with a variety of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic therapy. I am currently completing the training for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). My approach to therapy is integrative and client-centred, based on both professional training and life experience. I value collaborating on goals and outcomes, and I endeavour to provide a safe, warm, and validating space for my clients. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship developed with empathy and compassion is the foundation for meaningful change. I am privileged to work with the skilled multidisciplinary team at Neurocentrix which supports shared expertise and education for the best client care.

Madeleine Williams

Madeleine Williams is a general psychologist with an academic background that includes a Bachelor's degree in Psychological Science, a Master's in Clinical Counselling, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced. With a solid foundation built through a further two-year internship, Madeleine's expertise extends to various domains within psychology. Her scholarly contributions include a published thesis delving into the relationship between stress and personality, particularly in the context of physiological arousal. With over a decade of experience in both private and public sectors, Madeleine has demonstrated her commitment to the field, continuously enhancing her skills through further study and training, particularly in the area of trauma treatment and Neurofeedback. She is a certified Neurofeedback practitioner. Madeleine offers Medicare rebates, making her services accessible to a broad range of clients. Specializing in adolescent psychology and high-risk adolescents, Madeleine's services include the provision of psychological reports, covering a spectrum of conditions such as ADHD, ASD, and comprehensive psychological assessments. Her expertise extends to working with NDIS clients. Madeleine treats depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, grief and loss, sexual function disorders, relationship issues, oppositional defiant disorder, personality disorders, substance-related disorders, panic disorders, OCD, social anxiety disorder, postpartum depression and psychosis, as well as outpatient eating disorders.