Our Psychologists

Grace Moon

Grace Moon is currently only working with: claimants under Workers Compensation and CTP,
couples counselling, and EAP counselling. Please note: Grace will be away from the 14th of September until the 8th of October.

Grace is a registered psychologist and has received a Bachelor of Psychology, with Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Western Sydney. Grace has a range of experience supporting individuals to manage mild to severe and persistent mental health and life issues. Grace has worked in education and community mental health settings. She is passionate about helping individuals to develop more awareness, self-compassion and competence in managing difficult emotions and life challenges.

Grace is able to provide assessment services and support for children from age 10 onwards, adolescents, adults and families to manage a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, self-esteem, and confidence issues, resilience and trauma.

Grace is a SIRA approved and WorkCover-registered psychologist. She has an eclectic approach and works within a recovery oriented framework. She draws on a range of evidence-based modalities, including: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Schema Therapy, Couples Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. Grace has a strong commitment to ongoing professional development to keep up-to-date with evidence-based treatments.

Christian / Faith-based counselling WorkCover, Workers’ Insurance or CTP Insurance approved Stress Interpersonal issues
Trauma Depression Self-esteem & Confidence  Sleeping issues
Grief & Loss Couples counselling Anxiety Adolescent issues
Family problems ACT CBT SFBT
General mental health concerns Work stress University/school stress CaLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse)
Gender & Sexually Diverse / LGBTI Communication skills  Adjustment disorder Resilience training

Larissa Engel-Fiorelli

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Larissa is a forensic psychologist with over 6 years of experience working in the public sector. During this time, she has primarily worked in the Drug and Alcohol setting, focusing on aggressive or problematic behaviour, substance-related disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and relationship difficulties.

In addition she has several years of experience working with adolescents with psychosocial stressors, behaviour management issues, school-related issues like exam stress, anxiety disorders, deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Larissa takes a holistic approach in her treatment. Her treatment methodologies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Schema therapy. A large part of Larissa’s current role includes fostering and maintaining a positive culture of care and respect for all clientele.

Adolescent issues Stress Management Drug & Alcohol issues Substance Use/Abuse
Depression Anxiety Adjustment disorders Trauma
PTSD Relationship difficulties Aggressive/problematic behaviour School-related issues
Deliberate self-harm Suicidal ideation Behaviour management Anger management
Self-esteem Confidence & Assertiveness Adjustment to Adversity Problem Solving
Communication skills Workplace stress/difficulties Social Skills Motivation for Change
Goal Setting ODD, CD, ADHD Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling) Support for family members affected by addiction
Anxiety disorders Obsessive compulsive disorder Social phobia Panic disorder
Specific phobias Generalised Anxiety Disorder Mindfulness & Relaxation Solution-focused Therapy

Nadine Bou-Antoun

Please note that Nadine is currently not accepting new clients as
there is a 1 month waiting period for her next available slot. Please try again another time.

Nadine is a registered psychologist and a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She received a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Western Sydney as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology from Macquarie University. In addition to her academic qualifications, she is also registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Nadine has experience working with psychosis, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults.

Nadine provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model, providing a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy, however Nadine uses an eclectic approach when suitable.

Nadine’s passion is to support clients in beating the stigma of mental health and living a more fulfilling life. She believes in working collaboratively with clients and other health workers to achieve best treatment outcomes.

Psychosis Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression Anxiety Personality disorders Trauma
PTSD Brain injuries Adolescents Children
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy / DBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT Narrative Therapy Stress Management
Communication skills Workplace stress/difficulties Social Skills Psychoeducation

Maria Hamidi

 

 

Maria is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Maria has over 7 years of experience providing assessment, evidence-based counselling, and reports in the private practice and not-for-profit community sector for various issues affecting adults, adolescents, and children. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology (honours) and a Diploma of Psychological Practice.

Maria aims to teach practical skills, build flexibility in thinking, and enhance meaning in everyday life. Maria’s genuine and enthusiastic approach in counselling sessions incorporates psycho-education, role plays, writing and drawing tasks, and experiential exercises. She has completed advanced training in Counselling Skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, and disability support. Maria works with clients through Medicare, private payments, SIRA, WorkCover, CTP insurance, NDIS, and Work Development Orders.

CBT ACT SFBT Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness Neuroscience Attachment Motivational Interviewing
Positive behaviour support
Anxiety Stress Depression Self-esteem and confidence
Assertive communication Relationship problems Study and work stress Anger management
Suicide and self harm Grief and loss Trauma and PTSD Pain management
Addictions Adjustment disorders Parenting strategies Disabilities (autism and intellectual)

Manja van Rhijn

 

Manja is a registered AHPRA psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Manja has a particular interest and passion in relationship counselling and works with individuals and couples to assist them in finding ways to improve communication and learn assertiveness skills in order to increase relationship satisfaction. Manja has a passionate and committed approach to her work and is dedicated to assisting others resolving their issues. Manja uses a broad range of therapeutic approaches to assist her clients.

Manja has completed a Master of HIV, STI’s and sexual health degree from the University of Sydney. This specialist training enables her to offer sex positive education, guidance and counselling to assist individuals and couples understand themselves sexually and meet their sexual goals. She has a particular interest in women’s sexual health and functioning. Her approach with every client is to provide a non-judgmental, supportive and collaborative environment in which concern with sexual function, behaviour and/or feelings can be explored with sensitivity and compassion.

Couples counselling Relationships counselling Family counselling Relationship difficulties
Sexual health counselling Fertility counselling Gender identity Sexuality
School related issues Self-esteem and confidence Adolescent issues Interpersonal issues
Anxiety Stress Depression
Trauma Grief and Loss

Michael Cheung

 

Michael is a Psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents, families and adults who are experiencing emotional, social, behavioural and mental health difficulties. Michael has worked in a wide range of settings including private, public, research and community i.e beyondblue, Lifeline support services, Headspace, disability services, Universities, and the Department of Health and Quitline. Having spent much of his life overseas he has a culturally sensitive therapeutic approach. He also enjoys working with clients across the lifespan; from young adolescents to geriatrics. Michael has a particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of adolescents with emotional difficulties.

Michael works collaboratively with his clients to reach their treatment goals by providing individualised support, utilising psychometrics and evidence-based therapies. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. His clinical interventions encompass the mind-body connection and compassion for self and others. His clients describe him as insightful, approachable and compassionate. Michael is passionate about helping clients achieve positive change in their lives, build resilience and foster stronger relationships. Michael speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Consultations are $160 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $84.80 and $90 for 30 minutes with Medicare rebates of $60.10. Michael bulk bills for health care card holders.

Depression Anxiety Relationship problems Assertive communication
Stress management Sleep disturbances Anger management Suicidal ideation
Grief and loss Trauma Addictions Adjustment disorders
PTSD Brain Injuries Self harm
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Social Skills Interpersonal Therapy Mindfulness
 Motivational Interviewing Positive Psychology

STAFF


Aura Requimen

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When you call PPC you will speak with Aura. Aura is in charge of reception and can help with many administrative tasks, from responding to phone inquiries to liaising with your medical centre and booking appointments. She is always willing to help so feel comfortable directing any questions to her.

Aura completed her twelve-month traineeship at the Parramatta Psychology Clinic and gained a Certificate III in Business.