OUR PRACTICE STAFF

 

At WPS clients and referrers can choose from male or female, clinical, educational and developmental or counselling psychologists, day, evening or weekend appointments. Specialist interests include those related to depression and anxiety, child and adolescent counselling and assessment, relationship, body image, trauma, adolescence, pain and injury, serious mental ill health, work stress, domestic violence, aged and other issues.

To assist your individual needs, WPS request that you contact our friendly administration team via phone, email or in person to discuss making a suitable appointment. Our experienced team will triage your referral to assist in finding the best Psychologist for you. 

 

NB: From time to time, some Psychologists may have waiting periods. If so, you will be offered the option to see another Psychologist at an earlier time, or be placed on a waiting list for your preferred Psychologist.

 

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Amanda Abbruzzese

BA, PostGradDipPsych, MPsych (Ed & Dev)

Melton | Age: 5+ years

Monday - Wednesday

Amanda has her endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has experience in both primary and secondary education settings, as well as private practice. Amanda enjoys working collaboratively with children... 

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Diane Bulman

B.A., B.Ed. (Counselling) MAPS)

Melton | Age: Min. 18 years

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Diane is a general psychologist who has worked in both public and private settings. She has worked in Crisis Care, sexual abuse recovery and domestic violence agencies.Her special interests are working with adolescents and adults; self development; women’s health; issues of ...

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Liana Brasacchio

BAppSc, GradDipCS, GradDipPsych, BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Age: Min. 5+ years

Melton  |  Tuesday, Wednesday

Telehealth Only | Thursday

Liana is a psychologist completing her clinical registrar program to receive her clinical endorsement.  She has worked with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression...

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Josh Byrne

Provisional Psychologist

Melton | Age: Min. 12 years

Tuesday - Thursday 

Josh is a registered psychologist who has completed his Master's of Clinical Psychology. Josh endeavours to create a warm and safe environment while collaboratively working with you. He has a friendly approach towards ...

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Jacqui Coughlan

BA, Grad Dip Psych, BPsySt(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Melton | Age: Min. 16 years

Monday - Wednesday 

Jacqui is a Registered Psychologist who is currently completing a registrar program for clinical endorsement.  Jacqui has experience working with a diverse client population.  She has previously practiced in an educational setting with adolescents and in private practice...

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Niamh Dowling

BSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, M.Psych (Clin)​

Age: 4 - 30 years 

Melton: Monday 

(Not taking new clients)

Niamh is a registered clinical psychologist. Niamh has experience working in early intervention, community mental health, private practice and education settings ...

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Joseph Gagliano

B.A., B.Litt. P.G. Dip., M. Psych. MAPS

Telehealth Only | Age: Min. 17 years

Monday (monthly), Wednesday

Joseph is a counselling psychologist who has worked in private practice within small and large organisations and a variety of psychology practices including University counselling. His special interests are working with people ...

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Rozalia Hecht

B.Sci.Psych. (Hons.),M.Psych. MAPS, MCEDP 

Melton | Age: Min. 14 years

Friday

Rozalia is a Psychologist with specialist training in Educational and Developmental Psychology. Rozalia has worked as a registered Psychologist since 2005, within educational settings at primary & secondary level, and in private ...

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Rebecca Lyons

BA, Grad Dip Psych, BPsySt(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Melton | Age: Min. 16 years

Monday, Wednesday - Friday

Rebecca is an early career psychologist completing her clinical registrar program to receive her clinical endorsement. Rebecca has previously worked with young people and their families in early intervention, community mental health and educational settings. Rebecca ...

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Suzanne Magtanong

BPsych, PostGradDipPsych, MPsych (Ed & Dev)

Age: 4 - 16 years

Melton: Thursday - Friday | Essendon: Tuesday 

Suzanne has specialist training in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has experience working in early intervention, primary and secondary schools and community services. Suzanne is passionate about early detection ...

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Jenny McColl

B.A., B.Ed. (Counselling) MAPS & Fam, McCLIN

Telehealth Only | Age: Min. 18 years

Monday, Tuesday (Telehealth Only)

Jenny is a counselling psychologist specifically trained in relationship counselling and marital and family therapy. She is an accredited supervisor and member of the College of Counselling Psychologists. Her special interests are relationship and couples issues; working ...

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Lyndon Medina

Assoc. Dip. Welfare, BA (psychology), Grad. Dip. Applied Psych. (Counselling), MAPS, FCCOUNP

Melton | Age: Min. 18 years

Saturday (Fortnightly)

Lyndon is a Counselling Psychologist and a Psychodramatist. He has been a psychologist for over twenty years and has worked with young people and families in community organisation setting, adults studying in university and ...

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Dr. Angelo Pagano

BA, MBSc.(Prel), DPsych (Clin, Child, Adol & Fam), MAPS, McCLIN

Age: Min. 15  years

Melton: Monday - Thursday | Essendon: Friday (Fortnightly)

Angelo is the Director of Western Psychological Services and has 30 years of experience working with people with a broad range of mental health issues. Angelo is passionate about his work, likes to be thorough and is...

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Sarah Rostron

BPsych(Hons.), MPsych(Ed. & Dev.), MPsych(Clinical), MAAPi

Melton | Age: Min. 12 years

Currently on Maternity Leave

Sarah is a psychologist with experience working with people of all ages experiencing difficulties with their mental health. She has experience working with children and families in early intervention settings, as well as in youth mental health, adult and older-adult mental health...

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Erin Smith

BS Psych, BS (Hons)(Psych), M.Psych (Clin) 

Melton | Age: Min. 13 years

Monday, Wednesday - Friday

Erin is a registered psychologist who has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. Erin has experience working with a diverse range of client populations, and has previously worked with young people and their families in community...

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Nikola Sterling

BBsc(Psych) GradDip(Psych) MPsych(Coun)

Melton | Age: Min. 13 years

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Nikola is a psychologist with provisional registration who is undertaking her final placement as part of her master’s in counselling psychology. Nikola is focused on developing a warm collaborative space from which to work ...

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Ricki Knoetze

Psychologist

Telehealth Only | Age: Min. 18 years

Wednesday, Friday

(Not taking new clients)

Ricki is a provisional psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to explore, understand and navigate the challenges they are experiencing in a safe and empathetic environment. She draws from therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and ...

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Zera Walpole

AMHSW

Telehealth Only | Age: Min. 15 years

Monday-Friday (After Hours)

Zera has significant experience supporting some of our most vulnerable community members, from children and youth in foster-care, incarcerated individuals, people with disabilities and war veterans. As a nationally accredited Mental Health Social Worker working predominantly...

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