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Laura Humphreys (she/her) - Principal Psychologist and Meditation Teacher

BAppSci, BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology) 

MAPS
Director of YCP

Not currently taking new therapy clients.

 

Laura is a generally registered psychologist with experience working with clients who have a broad range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, 'personality disorders', self-harm, eating disorders, chronic suicidality, trauma, psychotic illnesses, and sleep disorders. She has particular interests in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns in people with neurodivergences, neurological disorders, acquired brain injuries, and dementing conditions. She is experienced in the provision of cognitive rehabilitation, and in the psychological support of families and carers. She utilises a variety of evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. 

Availability: Unfortunately, Laura is not currently able to take new referrals. For existing clients, Laura is available for appointments Monday to Thursday. Some evening appointments are available, at an additional fee.

 

Funding options: Laura is a registered provider with Medicare and able to accept Mental Health Treatment Plans and Eating Disorder Treatment Plans. She is a registered provider with CAREinMIND's Targeted Psychological Support Service (TPSS) and Suicide Prevention Service (SPS), Melbourne City Mission’s Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP), and TAC. Laura is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

Supervision: Laura is a board approved supervisor. She offers supervision for:

  • psychologists ​working in addition to their placements

  • psychologists and other mental health professionals who require ongoing supervision/peer consultation

  • mental health clinicians who have recently been exposed to a difficult event in the workplace

Laura is also eligible to act as a secondary supervisor for clinicians under taking a registrar program. She runs the peer consultation groups offered by YCP.

Laura Humphreys - Psychologist and Director
Dr Laura Connolly - Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr Laura Connolly (she/her) - Clinical Neuropsychologist and Meditation Teacher

DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

MAPS, Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists

Employee of YCP

Laura prides herself on approaching all of her clients with an empathetic and warm attitude, which she believes helps her to improve the validity and reliability of the assessments she completes and improves the outcomes of her therapy sessions. Laura has experience completing a broad range of neuropsychological assessments with adults with ADHD, Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disorders, acquired brain injuries, older adult psychiatric and degenerative conditions, and assessment in the context of a broad range of complex mental health conditions. She completes assessments for both diagnostic purposes and cognitive characterisation, with individuals aged 16 and older. Laura is an experienced group facilitator, having offered groups for older adults during psychiatric inpatient stays, for neurorehabilitation in the context of addiction, and outpatient groups for people with ADHD. Laura is experienced in the provision of psychological interventions for people with cognitive difficulties, mood disorders, anxiety, and sleep disorders. She utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), CBT for insomnia (CBT-I), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions. Laura is a certified mediation teacher and a Member of Meditation Association of Australia

Availability: Laura is available for appointments Tuesday (by telehealth only) and Friday. 

 

Funding options: Laura is a registered provider with Medicare and able to accept Mental Health Treatment Plans. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

Laura Connolly
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Tegan Sellick - Clinical Psychology Registrar

BA(Hons), MPsych (Clinical Psychology)

MAPS

Employee of YCP

 

Tegan is a psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. She is passionate about creating a safe space where clients can collaboratively work towards achieving their therapeutic goals. Tegan utilises a neuroaffirmative and trauma informed approach in therapy and draws upon a range of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.


Tegan has experience working with youth and adults with mood, anxiety, and 'personality disorders', as well as individuals with trauma and disordered eating. Tegan has a particular interest in supporting clients with anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma. 

Availability: Tegan is available for appointments Tuesday afternoon/evening and Friday. 

 

Funding options: Tegan is a registered provider with Medicare and able to accept Mental Health Treatment Plans and Eating Disorder Treatment Plans. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply.  

Tegan Sellick
Kim Waters - Art Therapist
Kim Waters (she/her) - Art Therapist

MA Art Therapy, BEd (Post Grad), BFineArts (ceramic design)

AThR

Employee of YCP

Kim is a registered Art Therapist with a background in adolescent mental health and education. A practicing artist (ceramics), she has extensive experience in all art materials and media. With a wide range of professional and personal experience, Kim works within a person-centred, reflective, and strengths-based approach. She aims to support clients to learn more about themselves by providing an open and non-judgemental space for exploration using art materials. Kim is passionate about addressing  individual clients goals and objectives, including managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, increasing coping skills, managing self-harm, and increasing emotion regulation, through creative and sensory interventions.  

Availability: Kim is currently available for appointments on Friday afternoons. 

 

Funding options: Kim is able to see private art therapy clients. She is also able to provide art therapy supports for NDIS participants. 

Kim Waters
Lily Li - Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar
Lily Li (she/her) - Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

BPsych (Hons) | MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology) 

Employee of YCP

Lily is a psychologist and clinical neuropsychology registrar, with experience of providing psychotherapy and neuropsychology services to adults and adolescents. Lily works closely and collaboratively with clients to explore and reflect on personal issues in a safe and welcoming environment. In working with her clients, Lily uses evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based techniques.  

Lily seeks to provide clients with effective tools to help them work through unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. In working together to develop healthier behaviour patterns Lily aims to help equip her clients with skills that help them manage life’s hurdles. This translates into positive life outcomes, as well as a greater sense of calm, happiness and well-being. Lily has a particular interest in working with neurodivergent clients, particularly Autistic clients/people with ASD and clients with ADHD, in supporting them to develop their unique strengths, as well as helping them to manage things that are more challenging.

Outside of YCP, Lily is a part of the Neuropsychology team at Epworth Rehabilitation, where she works within both the Concussion Clinic at Hawthorn, and the Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Richmond. Lily also works as a sessional academic for Psychology Honours and Masters students at La Trobe University. Lily is currently completing her PhD at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working on a project that looks at cognitive and psychological functioning in older adults with Type 1 diabetes. 

Availability: Lily is currently available for appointments on Tuesdays.

 

Funding options: Lily is a registered provider with Medicare and able to accept Mental Health Treatment Plans. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

Lily Li
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Dr Sian Virtue-Griffiths (she/her) - Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

BA Honours, DPsych (clinical Neuropsychology)

Employee of YCP

Sian is a registered psychologist, and a clinical neuropsychology registrar, who is passionate about promoting the psychological wellbeing and cognitive health of her clients. She combines her clinical knowledge with her warm and empathetic client-centred approach. Adopting a strengths-focus to her work, she is dedicated to helping clients recognise, and build upon, their strengths.

Sian has experience in completing neuropsychological assessments for adolescents and adults with a broad range of concerns including ADHD, learning disorders, language disorders, complex mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries and neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia. She believes that an immense benefit of neuropsychological assessment comes from translation into positive client outcomes, through intervention. Because of this, she is experienced in one-on-one cognitive interventions and group interventions for community psychiatric patients and with brain cancer survivors via Telehealth.

Sian is passionate about offering interventions to clients, both psychological and neuropsychological interventions. She draws psychological interventions from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She also offers interventions to help maximise thinking and memory skills. Sian is a trained facilitator in the LaTCH memory management group program.

Availability: Sian is available for appointments Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Funding options: Sian is a registered provider with Medicare and able to accept Mental Health Treatment Plans. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply.

Sian Virtue-Griffths
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Joel Goulter (he/him) – Clinical Neuropsychologist

MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Employee of YCP

Joel’s philosophy is client-centred and empathy-driven and he uses this approach in both his psychological intervention/therapy sessions and assessments.

 

Joel provides neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis of adults and older adults with a wide range of presenting issues, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, hypoxic brain injury, infectious illnesses, and neurodegenerative conditions such as dementias. Joel has experience in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodivergence in adults including ADHD, Autism, intellectual disability, and specific learning disorders. He also provides psychological assessment including assessment of personality. Joel has specific clinical experience in decision-making capacity assessments with complex adult cases.

 

Joel offers psychological therapies to adults and draws interventions from a range of therapies including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI) and aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and schema therapy. He offers cognitive rehabilitation and skills training to help people improve their thinking and memory skills. He has a particular interest in working with individuals with functional neurological disorder (FND) as well as neurodivergent clients and is experienced supporting people to manage mood and anxiety disorders.

Availability: Joel is available for appointments Monday afternoon/evening, Tuesday, Wednesday (via Telehealth only), and Thursday.

Funding options: Joel is a registered provider with Medicare and able to accept Mental Health Treatment Plans. He is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

Joel Goulter
Karla Harris - Provisional Psychologist
Karla Harris (she/her) - Provisional Psychologist

BA, GradDip(Psych), MProfPsych

Employee of YCP

Karla is a Provisional psychologist who is passionate about the wellbeing and mental health of her clients. Curiosity, warmth and understanding are key components of her approach as a therapist. Karla believes that therapy is a collaborative process, and creating safe spaces for expression, communication and reflection are foundational elements of her practice.  

Karla has experience in working with children and adults using cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. In her previous roles as a Student Advisor and Sessional Academic she has spent many years supporting university students throughout their studies and this has increased her desire to help foster growth and self-development in others.  

Karla is interested in human development and the circumstances that impact our health and wellbeing across the different stages of life’s journey. She is interested in working with people from all walks of life who are wanting to learn and understand more about themselves.  

You can learn more about seeing a Provisional Psychologist at YCP here.

Availability: Karla is available Monday afternoon/evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday, and Thurs evening.

 

Funding options: Karla is able to see clients who are paying privately (please note, that Medicare rebates are NOT available when you are seen by a Provisional Psychologist which is why we offer a substantial discount). NDIS participants who are self-managed or plan-managed can be seen if they have funding for therapeutic supports under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Karla is registered with Melbourne City Mission's Family Reconciliation and Mediation (FRMP) program. 

Karla Harris
Rebercca Kelly - Provisional Psychologist
Rebecca Kelly (she/her) - Provisional Psychologist

BA (Psych) | GDipPsych (Adv)

Employee of YCP

Rebecca is a provisional psychologist who has experience working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. She has previously worked with clients presenting with anxiety and depression, adjustment disorders, sexual difficulties and dysfunction, relationship difficulties, and gender dysphoria. She is queer friendly, poly friendly, and sex-worker friendly.  

Rebecca believes that a strong collaborative relationship and the development of safety and trust are essential components of therapy. She is passionate about helping clients to develop insight, connect with emotions as a source of wisdom, and teaching knowledge and skills that can help empower people to move towards fulfilment.  

Rebecca utilises approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Self-Compassion Focussed Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness-based interventions. Having previously been a dancer, Rebecca places a high value on our mind-body connection as a potential resource.  

You can learn more about seeing a Provisional Psychologist at YCP here.

Availability: Rebecca is available for appointments on Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon/evening, and Thursday afternoon/evening .

 

Funding options: Rebecca is able to see clients who are paying privately (please note, that Medicare rebates are NOT available when you are seen by a Provisional Psychologist which is why we offer a substantial discount). NDIS participants who are self-managed or plan-managed can be seen if they have funding for therapeutic supports under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Rebecca is registered with Melbourne City Mission's Family Reconciliation and Mediation (FRMP) program. 

Rebecca Kelly
A/ProKathryn Ellis - Psychologist at Yarra City Psychology, Richmond
A/Prof Kathryn Ellis - Psychologist

PhD, MPsych (Clinical)

MAPS

Associate of YCP

An experienced psychologist and behavioural neuroscientist, Kathryn offers a safe and non-judgemental environment for her clients. Kathryn is experienced working with adults facing issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, adult autism spectrum disorder, identity, and managing life transitions. Kathryn is particularly passionate about supporting the mental health of middle-aged and older adults. She uses evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness-based approaches, and her pragmatic and empathetic approach is also informed by her background in neuroscience.

Research overview: Kathryn is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the University of Melbourne Academic Unit of Psychiatry of Old Age. She has been working at the University of Melbourne since 2006, focusing on research that supports mental and cognitive health in middle-aged and older adults. She has more than 140 peer-reviewed research articles published in international scientific literature, is co-leader of Melbourne Psychology and Ageing, and is an honorary Principle Research Fellow within the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Kathryn is also the leader of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) Capacity Building and Mentoring Committee reflecting her passion for supporting early career researchers.

 

Availability: Limited appointments available on Monday via telehealth only.

Funding options: Kathryn is a registered provider with Medicare. Private health insurance rebates may apply.

Kathryn Ellis
Dr Asawari Henderson - Clinical Neuropsychologist at Yarra City Psychology, Richmond
Dr Asawari Henderson (she/her) - Clinical Neuropsychologist

BPsych (Hons), DPsych​ (Clinical Neuropsychology)

MAPS, Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists

Associate of YCP

Asawari is a clinical neuropsychologist with over a decade of experience working in major inpatient and outpatient specialist health services across Melbourne. Her primary area of expertise is in the assessment and differential diagnosis of dementias, and other causes of memory and thinking problems in older adults. She has a special interest in the diagnosis of atypical dementias. She has extensive experience in the characterisation and management of cognitive changes associated with acquired brain injury (including traumatic brain injury and stroke), neurological conditions, and psychiatric disorders. She is also familiar with difficulties related to various learning disorders and developmental conditions. In addition, Asawari is highly skilled in delineating cognitive strengths and weaknesses, delivering neuropsychological interventions, psychoeducation, return to work plans, and conducting assessments of decision-making capacity.

Asawari has an excellent understanding of the impact of mental health, anxiety, depression, other stressors, lifestyle and other factors on cognitive functioning, and is passionate about helping others to optimise their brain health and function. She has a flexible, thorough, whole-person approach to assessment, and a warm and friendly style.

Asawari graduated with a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) from the University of Melbourne. She is registered with the AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia, and has an area of practice endorsement in clinical neuropsychology.  She holds a senior clinical neuropsychologist position at Alfred Health in the Cognitive Decline and Memory Service clinic. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Availability: Asawari is available by appointment during business hours on Mondays and select Saturdays. 

 

Funding options: Asawari is a registered provider with Medicare, Melbourne City Mission’s Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP), DVA and TAC. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding for therapeutic supports under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

 

Supervision: Asawari is a board approved supervisor, eligible to supervise psychology interns and higher-degree students. She is able to act as the principal supervisor for psychologists who are completing a Clinical Neuropsychology registrar program.

Asawari Henderson
Simone Mangelsdorf
Simone Mangelsdorf - Clinical Neuropsychologist at Yarra City Psychology, Richmond
Simone Mangelsdorf-Collett (she/her) - Clinical Neuropsychologist

BA & Sc, BSc (Hons), MPsych​ (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Associate of YCP

Simone is a senior clinical neuropsychologist with experience working within a specialist tertiary diagnostic service as well as in rehabilitation teams, aged care units, and movement disorder services within major public hospitals. Her primary areas of expertise are the assessment and diagnosis of complex neurodegenerative syndromes and dementias and the characterisation of cognitive changes associated with neuropsychiatric conditions and movement disorders.  In addition, she has expertise in the treatment and management of Functional Neurological Disorders and is a member of the FND Society. She has extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment before neurosurgical interventions for movement disorders. Simone has a keen interest in the provision of interventions to help manage cognitive disabilities, including cognitive rehabilitation post stroke.

Availability: Simone is available on Tuesday and Wednesday evening via teleahealth. She is available alternate Saturdays for neuropsychological assessments. 

Funding options: Simone is a registered provider with Medicare and TAC. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans with funding under ‘Improved Daily Living’. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

Supervision: Simone is a Board-approved supervisor, eligible to supervise psychology interns and higher-degree students. She is able to act as the secondary supervisor for psychologists who are completing a Clinical Neuropsychology registrar program.

Dr Kerryn Pike - Clinical Neuropsychologist at Yarra City Psychology, Richmond
Dr Kerryn Pike (she/her) - Clinical Neuropsychologist

BA, BSc (Hons), DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology)

MAPS, Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists

Associate of YCP

Not currently taking new clients. 

Kerryn is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with 14 years experience in the area of ageing and dementia. She is an established scholar in this field with more than 40 publications in the international scientific literature, presentations at national and international conferences, provision of education sessions to health professionals and community groups, and teaching and supervision at La Trobe University. She also has considerable experience across a wide diversity of adult client groups, including people with traumatic brain injury, drug and alcohol related brain injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuropsychiatric conditions, learning disorders, and adult ADHD. 

 

Kerryn has particular expertise in understanding and managing risk factors for cognitive decline in older age, and getting the best out of your thinking and memory – at any age! Kerryn is one of the founders and a trained facilitator in the LaTCH memory management group program. Kerryn’s style is warm and approachable, and she considers it important to match her assessment and intervention approach to each individual person.  

Availability: Kerryn is available by appointment on alternate Wednesdays.

 

Funding options: Kerryn is a registered provider with Medicare, DVA, Melbourne City Mission’s Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP), and TAC. She is able to provide therapeutic supports for participants who have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS plans. Private health insurance rebates may apply. 

Supervision: Kerryn is a Board-approved supervisor, eligible to supervise psychology interns and higher-degree students. She is able to act as the principal supervisor for psychologists who are completing a Clinical Neuropsychology registrar program.

Kerryn Pike
Tracey - Practice Manager
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Tracey Groenewald (she/her) - Practice Manager

Tracey is likely to be the first person you speak to when you initially contact YCP and she will help guide you through the triage and booking process.  Since joining YCP in 2021, Tracey  has become integral to the clinic, supporting our clients, team members, and referrers. She is happy to answer any questions you may have about our practice including clinicians, referrals, fees, and clinic location details.   

 

Tracey’s career in Medical Administration / Practice Management has spanned more than 25 years and therefore she holds a wealth of knowledge about the health care industry. 

Tracey typically works at YCP from 8:00am – 4.00pm Mon to Thurs. 

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Olivia Feutrill (she/her) - Administrative Support

Olivia joined the YCP admin team in 2023. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies in psychology.

 

Olivia has previously worked in a number of adminstration roles and is looking forward to bringing those skills to YCP. 

 

Olivia typically works at YCP on Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon.

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