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

Tuesday - Friday

Amanda has undertaken specialist training in Educational and Development Psychology. She has experience in both primary and secondary education settings, as well as private practice. Amanda enjoys working collaboratively with children, adolescents and their families to ...

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Dr. Chaille Breuer

BA (Hons)(Psych),M.Psych/PhD (Child Clinical)

Moonee Ponds & Essendon | Age: 3-16 years

Wednesday, Saturday (fortnightly)

Chaille is a Clinical Psychologist (Child Clinical) and Principal Psychologist of Mind & Seek. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in hospital, community, private and educational settings. Chaille is also a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Chaille has a ...

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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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Josh Byrne

Provisional Psychologist

Melton | Age: Min. 12 years

Monday, Wednesday 

Josh is a provisionally registered psychologist completing his final placement as part of his Master's of Clinical Psychology. Josh endeavours to create a warm and safe environment while collaboratively working with you. He has a ...

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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 | TPS Provider

Melton: Monday - Wednesday | Essendon: Friday (fortnightly) | Moonee Ponds: Friday (fortnightly)

Niamh is an early career psychologist who has undertaken specialist training in Clinical Psychology, recently completing her Master of Psychology (Clinical).  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

Melton | Age: Min. 17 years

Monday (monthly), Wednesday

Joseph is a 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

Thursday - 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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Ricki Knoetz

Provisional Psychologist

Offsite | Age: Min. 18 years

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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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Rebecca Lyons

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

Melton | Age: Min. 16 years

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Rebecca is an early career general 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: Tuesday (fortnightly) Thursday - Friday | Essendon: Tuesday (fortnightly)

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

Melton | Age: Min. 18 years

Monday, Tuesday

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 - Friday | Essendon: Saturday (Fortnightly)

Angelo is the Director of Western Psychological Services and Co-Director of partner child psychology practice Mind & Seek. He has 27 years of experience working with people with a broad range of mental health issues. Angelo ...

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Sarah Rostron

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

Melton | Age: Min. 12 years

Monday (Fortnightly), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (fortnightly)

Sarah is 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 ...

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Erin Smith

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

Melton | Age: Min. 13 years

Monday, Wednesday - Friday

Erin is an early career psychologist who has recently 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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Zera Walpole

AMHSW

Melton | 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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