Psychologists at NeuroCentrix 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.
Psychologists 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:
- Depression (including postpartum depression)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Brain injuries
- Memory (Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia)
Services provided are the assessment and management of these conditions, with individual therapy tailored to the person.
Since specialist areas vary between psychologists, patient is paired with the clinician most appropriate for their specific condition and individual needs.
Meet the Team
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 grandchild) and I have a special skill of being able to clap with one hand!
Dr Shane Costello
I’m an endorsed educational and developmental psychologist, and board-approved supervisor. As course coordinator for the Master of Education 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 supervises 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.
I’m a registered psychologist with a passion for assisting adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional regulation, grief, loss, and relationship issues. I have a background working in drug and alcohol counselling and has a special interest in supporting clients with addiction. I use a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies and 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 welcome the same approach from clients – including honest, open feedback, and the exploration of differences in point of view between therapist and client.
I see clients for therapy aged 12 and above, and provide psychological assessments for people across the whole lifespan. When I’m not at work, I enjoy learning about the highs and lows of fatherhood (the hard way) from my two young daughters. I’m a keen scuba diver, which provides me with the thrill of an ‘extreme’ sport, but without having to move too quickly.
Qualifications and memberships: Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental), Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (Psychology Honours), Bachelor of Business, Cert IV Drug and Alcohol/Mental Health Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
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 working as part of the multidisciplinary team at Neurocentrix, and appreciate the continued learning that occurs working alongside such talented clinicians.
I love being in the outdoors, and lived in Canada for a number of years with a young family, enjoy great times of snowboarding. My only regret growing up in Australia is that I never learnt to surf!