Our clinicians offer specialised treatment for a wide range of issues.
Ellise Barnier| Clinical Psychologist

Ellise is a Clinical Psychologist who strives to work with openness and empathy to build a safe therapy environment for children, adolescents, and adults.

Ellise has a wide range of experience supporting anxiety, stress, mood disorders, identity discovery, impulsive behaviours, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. She also has an interest in working with ADHD and is LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Ellise adopts a holistic approach to therapy and focuses on embracing strategies that support both acceptance and change. She uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based strategies. She also incorporates other therapeutic approaches to tailor therapy to meet the individual needs of the client.


Steve Bicknell | Registered Psychologist

Steve is a Registered Psychologist with 15+ years’ experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Steve has a Bachelor of Psychology (Arts), a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and is a Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA.

Steve has spent the last 12 years working with Juvenile Justice, and has also worked in educational, mental health and disability settings. Steve has worked in private practice in a part time capacity since early 2017.

Steve’s particular interests and skills include working with trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour management, acute stress, parenting, substance abuse and divorce and child custody disputes. Whilst much of his history is working with severe and complex presentations, Steve has vast experience with a wide array of clients, presenting with all manner of concerns. Steve’s friendly and easy going nature helps clients to feel comfortable and confident in a therapeutic environment.

Steve utilises cognitive behavioural therapy in his counselling, as well as psychodynamic principles, solution focussed, dialectical behaviour and acceptance and commitment therapy. He is also trained in trauma focussed cognitive behavioural therapy, has extensive experience in group therapy and training staff and parents.


Vienna Bramston | Accredited Dietitian

Vienna has a gentle and warm nature, with a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults. Utilising a client-centred approach, Vienna assists clients in meeting their needs for life-long wellbeing. Please refer to the website below for booking enquiries:


Giselle Brand | Clinical Dietitian

Clinical dietitian (licence no. Brand95-126) with two and a half decades’ experience in nutrition and dietetics. 
Giselle has a special interest in eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and ARFID), specifically the application of Maudsley Family Therapy in facilitating recovery.  She provides food exposure therapy (with the support of parents/siblings), strategies for managing fearful / avoidant distress associated with eating, ritualistic safety behaviours, CBT, individualised recovery roadmap and the application of Family Based Therapy in facilitating the restoration of nutritional adequacy.
Giselle is also  nutrition and dietetics university lecturer/TAFE teacher and Ramsay Health clinical dietitian.  
She sees patients for general therapeutic dietary interventions like diabetes, heart disease (high cholesterol), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), fatty liver, PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease syndrome), HT and cancer.  Her love for nutritional science encompasses mitochondrial medicine (particularly clinically significant roles the mitochondria plays in autoimmunity, inflammation, cancer, insulin resistance, cardiometabolic disease such as hypertension / heart failure, and neurologic disorders such as
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases), functional medicine, nutritional biochemistry and the microbiota.
Giselle loves clever cooking tips and is especially interested in culinary medicine. Her interest in culinary medicine goes back three and a half decades.   The adage “let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’, often ascribed to Hippocrates, is central to
the work that she does.  
Giselle is passionate about the revolutionary
act of creating a healthier world.
For enquiries or to organise an appointment with Giselle:
M 0413 236 077

Sophia Cassano | Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Sophia provides general dietetics support for all clients across the lifespan and has a special interest in paediatrics and eating disorders. Sophia is passionate about nurturing healthy eating habits in children and adults. Including tackling complex feeding disorders and fussy eating habits in children and navigating eating disorders and disordered eating patterns. With a keen focus on Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Sophia empowers families to foster positive relationships with food and restore balance to mealtimes.

Sophia also offers expert advice on gut health and IBS, recognising the intricate connection between diet, gut-health and overall well-being. Sophia is competent in working through the low FODMAP challenge to help manage IBS symptoms.

Through personalised advice, informative resources, and ongoing support, Sophia is committed to helping clients achieve their health goals and cultivate a lifelong foundation of nourishment.

Sophia works Saturdays at the clinic and Thursdays through telehealth.

To book an appointment with Sophia click here!

For general enquiries please contact Sophia via email or 0402 528 782

Zahia Chaaban | Educational & Developmental & Clinical Psychologist

Zahia Chaaban is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical, educational, and forensic settings. Zahia has been registered for over 17 years and is a Board Approved Supervisor, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Zahia provides psychological assessment and psychometric testing for complex presentations, particularly where there is an overlap of neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioural issues. This includes complex trauma, mood dysregulation, learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, conduct issues, and interpersonal relationship difficulties.


Tahn Daly | Clinical Psychologist

Tahn is Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. She has worked in several clinical settings in both the public and private sectors.

She specialises in treating eating disorders, treatment for child and adolescent mental health presentations, trauma, and relationship difficulties within the family or couple.

Tahn uses evidence-based therapies. Interventions are drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Family Based Therapy (for the treatment of eating disorders), as well as systemic and psychotherapeutic modalities. She has also undertaken additional training in family and couples therapy.

Tahn holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree, a Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy, and Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists.


Dr Siobhan Kelly | Clinical Psychologist

Dr Siobhan Kelly has extensive clinical experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including complex and long-standing difficulties.

Siobhan spent 8 years working in KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Singapore, where she was the clinical lead for Adolescent Psychology Services. In this role she was involved in developing a number of clinical services including the Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder programme, the weight management programme, and a number of group-based programs for adolescents experiencing significant emotional difficulties.

Siobhan’s adolescent areas of expertise include eating disorders, depression, self-harm, anxiety (including OCD), weight management, and school stress.  She also has an interest in working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work-stress and relationship difficulties. Siobhan believes in a collaborative and flexible approach, that focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance and tailoring treatment approaches to the specific needs of individuals or families. Her time in Singapore means that she also has experience working across a culturally and linguistically diverse population and understands the importance of respecting individual and family cultural needs when approaching therapy.

Siobhan completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney. She is skilled in delivering a range of evidence-based interventions, including Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy.  



Eirini Lammi | Clinical Psychologist

Eirini is a clinical psychologist with 20 years’ experience and has a calm, confident, and professional manner providing psychological services to individuals in Sydney and via telehealth. Eirini’s clinical experience includes working with children and adults of all ages who are experiencing challenges in areas including anxiety, mood and depression, trauma, relationships, personality, self-esteem, and adjustment to challenging life events. She uses a client-centred approach to therapy, drawing on evidence-based intervention from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), trauma-informed therapy, and emotion focused approaches.

Eirini specialises in conducting comprehensive clinical and psychometric assessments including developmental, cognitive, and psychoeducational assessments, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessments. She delivers an individualized approach to interpretating data and practical strategies to support meaningful outcomes.

Eirini holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree, a Master of Counselling Psychology degree, Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Organisational Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Education.

For appointment enquiries, please contact Eirini on:

Kerrie Macalister| Registered Psychologist

Kerrie Macalister is a Registered Psychologist with experience working with adults, adolescents and children.  She specialises in depression, anxiety, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and presentations involving significant emotional dysregulation. Kerrie has worked with individuals and groups in outreach services, community based mental health and private practice. She is committed to creating a safe, supportive, and respectful environment that enables people to feel authentically seen and heard.

Kerrie is a skilled therapist using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She completed her undergraduate training with Sydney University and completed her postgraduate training through Macquarie University.

Clara Morchio| Clinical Psychologist

Clara believes in creating a therapeutic space that allows clients to explore what is important to them and engage in therapy on their terms. She has experience delivering therapy in a range of private and community health settings.

Clara has a special interest in helping adults and young people with eating problems using Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Enhanced for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and helping parents of young children with oppositional/defiant behaviours using Integrated Family Intervention by Dadds & Hawes. Clara is also trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), and Narrative Therapy.

Clara completed her master of clinical psychology at Western Sydney University.

Nikki O'Reilly | Clinical Psychologist

Nikki is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families across both public hospitals and in private practice. As well as working clinically with patients, she is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, teaching emerging psychologists in the Master of Clinical Psychology program.

Nikki specilaises in the treatment of eating disorders and child & adolescent mental health difficulties. She practices using both individual and family based approaches, and applies evidence based treatments to help her patients including Family Based Therapy (FBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Nikki is also trained in Circle of Security (CoS) and Tuning into Kids, and regularly integrates this into her work to assist young people learning to regulate big emotions and tricky behaviours.

Nikki holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Sydney and is a fully credentialed Eating Disorder Treatment provider by the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).

Nikki also provides supervision to psychologists across different pathways and is actively involved in research and teaching.

Dr Jessica Poon| Paediatrician

Dr Jessica Poon is a Consultant General Paediatrician and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  She graduated from the Australian National University and completed her paediatric training with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Networks, working at Childrens Hospital Westmead as the Adolescent Fellow in the final year of her training.  Jessica has also completed a Masters of Public Health through the University of Sydney and has contributed to the education of future generations of doctors as a lecturer for the Masters of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) and Junior Medical Staff teaching at both campuses of the Sydney Childrens Hospital Network.

Jessica believes in having an evidence-based and a patient and family centred approach when planning the care for her patients.  She recognises the importance of the young person, their family and all health professionals working together collaboratively to achieve the best possible care for her patients.

She is currently working as a Paediatrician in Adolescent Medicine at Sydney Childrens’ Hospital and in private practice.  She is available to see children and adolescents of all ages.  Her particular interests include Eating Disorders and managing adolescents with chronic and complex health needs.


Dr Adnan Younus | Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Younus is a General Adult psychiatrist and he provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services, working collaboratively with General Practitioners, family and/or carers to optimise functioning and recovery.  He has interests in depression, bipolar, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, adult ADHD, complex trauma disorder, personality disorder, first episode psychosis and early intervention in psychotic and non-psychotic disorder.

Dr Younus is a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney and actively participates in teaching and research.


Special interests:

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Youth mental health
  • Early intervention in psychosis and non-psychotic disorders
  • Adult ADHD
  • Age 18 years and over


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19-23 Norton Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040