Our Clinical Psychologists

At MindBox Psychology, we only employ psychologists who have completed a Masters or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology or are currently enrolled in a degree. All of our Clinical Psychologists are registered psychologists with AHPRA (the national governing body) and Medicare. Please click on the photos to read more information about each psychologist. Clinical Psychologists provide treatment for a wide range of conditions so not all conditions will be listed in every profile. If your particular condition is not listed in their profile please feel free to enquire about whether treatment is available for you.

 

 

JELENA ARAMBASIC

Child/Adolescent/Young adult

BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin), MACPA

Jelena is a Clinical Psychologist who completed an Honours degree (First Class) at Macquarie University and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney. Jelena believes that childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, are particularly important times for emotional, social, and cognitive development. Jelena values the collaborative nature of therapy and is passionate about providing evidence-based therapy that empowers and assists clients to work toward meaningful goals and enhance their resilience.

Jelena provides assessment and treatment for a range of difficulties in children, adolescents, and young adults (up to 25 years), including anxiety (e.g., selective mutism, generalised anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, mood disorders, oppositional behaviour, and parent-child relationship difficulties. Jelena has worked in university, non-government, private hospital, and public outpatient and community mental health settings.

Jelena draws on a range of evidence-based therapies to meet individual’s needs and has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and parent management interventions for child behavioural issues. Jelena is an accredited facilitator of the ‘Tuning in to Kids’ parenting program which focuses on building stronger parent-child relationships using the positive parenting approach of ‘Emotion Coaching’. Jelena has experience working part of the Sydney Local Health District Getting on Track in Time (Got It!) team, at Thomas Walker Hospital. Jelena’s work at Got It! involved delivering an early intervention social and emotional wellbeing program with families of children in K-2 who presented with behavioural and emotional problems.

Jelena speaks Serbian fluently and welcomes clients who would prefer to speak Serbian, Croatian, or Bosnian during their sessions.

Jelena is an Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), a registered Medicare provider, and holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. No: PSY0002102218) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

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JELENA ARAMBASIC

JELENA ARAMBASIC

Child/Adolescent/Young adult

DR RUTH KINNIBURGH-WHITE

Child/Adolescent

B A (Hons, First Class), DClinPsy

Ruth is a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Auckland and has since gained experience in a variety of settings in New Zealand, Canada and Australia.  Ruth enjoys using evidence-based therapies to help children, adolescents and families to deal with many difficulties that can often occur over the course of life, including anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal problems, and difficulty with emotion regulation.

Ruth has worked extensively in outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and families.  She has training in a variety of evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.    Ruth’s doctoral thesis focused on stepfamily relationships, and Ruth particularly values helping families to navigate through difficult times and to feel empowered in supporting children and young people.  Ruth has been part of a team delivering a comprehensive DBT program to adolescents and their families, including running skills groups to help with distress tolerance and emotion regulation, and she has seen the benefits that this approach can deliver.  Ruth is also highly experienced with assessment for a variety of developmental and cognitive difficulties that can present in childhood and adolescence such as ADHD and Learning Disorders.

Before relocating to Sydney with her family, Ruth worked in remote Australia for five years, and gained valuable experience in coordinating services, as well as additional experience working with children and families dealing with developmental difficulties.

Ruth is an empathic and compassionate psychologist who believes in working alongside people to help them develop an understanding of the difficulties they are facing.

Ruth holds full registration with AHPRA (Reg #: PSY0001768745) with an endorsement in Clinical Psychology.

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DR RUTH KINNIBURGH-WHITE

DR RUTH KINNIBURGH-WHITE

Child/Adolescent

AUDREY TOKATLIAN

Child/Adult

Audrey is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who provides treatment for a range of mental health conditions. She uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. She also incorporates Positive Psychology techniques in treatment plans where appropriate. These strategies help individuals access a point of optimal functioning where they may feel as though they are flourishing. Audrey provides a warm and judgment free space and is committed to helping clients to meet all their goals of therapy. She assists clients to shift limiting self-beliefs in order to build self-worth and prevent re-occurrences of mental health struggles.

Audrey has experience working with mental health diagnoses of anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder (using exposure with response prevention [ERP]), depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has experience treating stress, burnout, emotion regulation difficulties and working with behaviour management problems in children. In addition, Audrey conducts psychometric assessments with children to assess for learning disorders, ADHD and overall cognitive ability.

Audrey has worked in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in private practice settings providing individual psychological therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She also has experience working in a psychiatric hospital facility where she provided group and individual therapy to both inpatients and outpatients. Additionally, she has worked in a community mental health team where she provided individual therapy and psychometric assessment to children and adults.

Audrey has completed a 6-year progression of study, finishing with a Masters of Psychology (Clinical). Audrey completed her master’s thesis in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on the relationship between depression, anxiety and trauma with obesity. She is currently in the process of publishing this paper. She is a member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS), a registered Medicare provider who holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. No: PSY0002265728).

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AUDREY TOKATLIAN

AUDREY TOKATLIAN

Child/Adult

MILKA FARRUGIA

Child/Adult

B Soc Sci (Psych) (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)

Milka is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of  Australia. She holds  a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Hons) from Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) from the University of Sydney.

Milka has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of health settings including specialist university clinics, paediatric development organisations, virtual school counselling, forensic settings and private practice. Her approach to therapy is empathetic, trauma informed and collaborative with an emphasis on working with a client’s strengths to bring about meaningful change.

Milka is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health concerns across the lifespan and has particular expertise with anxiety disorders in children and adults, mood disorders and problem gambling. Milka is also an accredited Cool Kids Program Provider. She is passionate about helping parents develop strategies and confidence in emotionally connecting with their children as well as managing challenging child behaviour.

Milka uses evidence based psychological treatments grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and draws strategies from attachment based therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.

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MILKA FARRUGIA

MILKA FARRUGIA

Child/Adult

DR TAMARA ROBINS

Adult / Adolescent

BA, BHlthSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD

Tamara is a Clinical Psychologist who provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties including mood, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, and stress management. She uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Tamara provides an empathic approach and believes in working collaboratively with clients to understand their individual goals and to work towards meeting these. She works with clients to both decrease suffering and to build resilience, contentment and enjoyment.

Tamara has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a community mental health team in Adelaide for many years. She has experience working with diverse mental health diagnoses including depressive and anxiety disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia/Psychosis and personality disorders, self-harm, emotion regulation difficulties. Additionally, Tamara’s research focus is on student and worker burnout and she has an associated interest in stress management and building resilience. Tamara is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment and is experienced in providing a range of evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Tamara has given lectures about CBT, psychosis and DBT at Flinders University.

Tamara has a Master of Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Health Science, Honours (First class), and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Anthropology), all from The University of Adelaide. She is also currently completing a PhD focused on student and worker burnout, remotely through the University of Adelaide. Tamara has participated in many further CBT, ACT and mindfulness training courses, as well as participating in an extensive training course in DBT through Behavioral Tech. She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001312620) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Tamara is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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DR TAMARA ROBINS

DR TAMARA ROBINS

Adult / Adolescent

DR MACY CHAN

All ages

B.Psychol.(Hon 1), M.Psychol.(Clin.), PhD

Macy is a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing evidence-based psychological care in an empathic manner for people living with emotional difficulties or facing life adversities. She works collaboratively and flexibly with her clients to achieve optimal and meaningful treatment outcomes. She believes in the importance of enhancing clients’ resilience in addition to addressing their difficulties so as to truly empower them. She has expertise in working with clients to resolve a diverse range of emotional challenges including but not limited to anxiety (e.g., phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD, selective mutism), depression, bipolar disorder, behavioural problems, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.g., skin-picking, hair-pulling), self-harm, interpersonal difficulties, sleeping difficulties, and stress management (e.g., academic, occupational, health, family).

Her predominant approach to assessment and therapy is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which she complements with other approaches including mindfulness, aspects of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for more chronic and complex conditions, and family-based parent management interventions for child anxiety and conduct issues.

Macy has clinical experience in various settings, including hospitals (the Kiloh Centre, a psychiatric unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit and Department of Psychology at Gosford Hospital) and private practices, servicing client populations from children to older adults with diverse needs.

Macy is trained as a clinical practitioner as well as a scientific researcher through over eight years of tertiary education at the University of New South Wales. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal. She completed PhD and Master of Psychology (Clinical) degrees, during which she conducted and published research in the field of behavioural neuroscience that extended current understanding and treatment of anxiety. She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001389847 – Registered as Wan Yee Macy Chan) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is also approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to act as a supervisor to provisional psychologists and psychology registrars. Macy is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

View a video here of Macy talking about depression.

Macy is only currently providing Telehealth (phone or video) consultations during the coronavirus outbreak period.

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Clinical Psychologists please email or call the clinic on 9438 2511.

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DR MACY CHAN

DR MACY CHAN

All ages

DR LAUREN DURKIN

Child/Adolescent/Young Adult

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (1996 – University of California, Santa Cruz), Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology (2003 – Pacific Graduate School of Psychology) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2007 – Pacific Graduate School of Psychology)

Lauren completed her psychology degrees and training in the United States and has been working clinically in Australia since 2009.  Over her career, she has specialised in working with children, adolescents, and families with a range of mental health and general life issues, including developmental, emotional, behavioural, attachment-based difficulties, and coping with life transitions. Specific conditions treated, but this list is not exhaustive, include anxiety (generalised anxiety, OCD, panic, PTSD, selective mutism, separation anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias), ADHD, behaviour problems, family issues, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), and parenting.

Lauren provides clinical assessment and treatment using a range of evidence-based therapies and builds on the strengths of individuals and families to achieve positive change in their lives.  Lauren is trained in a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Structural Family Theory, and Family Systems.  She also uses expressive modalities with children and believes there is an “art” to therapy endeavouring to ensure the treatment approach is a good fit for and salient to the client.

Lauren also conducts psychometric and educational assessments to assess children and adolescents with queries related to Specific Learning Disorders, attention/concentration/executive function difficulties, and giftedness.

Lauren is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist, is registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Reg. #: PSY0001346820), is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is registered as a Medicare Provider.

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DR LAUREN DURKIN

DR LAUREN DURKIN

Child/Adolescent/Young Adult

DR ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

All ages

B.Sc. (Psychol.)(Hons); M.Psychol.(Clinical); PhD, MACPA.

Elizabeth provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of problems in clients of all ages, including anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, and panic disorder), depression, eating disorders, insomnia / sleeping difficulties, chronic pain, stress, sexual problems, and others. She has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings for over fifteen years.

Elizabeth is an accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) group leader. For a number of years she worked at Redbank House at Westmead Hospital, which is a tertiary-level service for children with severe behavioural problems and other psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, and social skills deficits.

Elizabeth is also highly experienced in the treatment of Selective Mutism and is the founder and director of the Selective Mutism Clinic which provides treatment for children with Selective Mutism throughout Australia. Elizabeth has a combined PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of N.S.W, and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001406292) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

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DR ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

DR ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

All ages

 

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists please email or call the clinic on (02) 9438 2511.

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