Our Psychologists

Grace Moon

Please note that Grace Moon will not be taking any new clients until February 2018. If you would like to book in with her, please contact us in February 2018, or book with another member of our staff.

 grace-moonGrace 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 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), Couples Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. Grace has a strong commitment to ongoing professional development to keep up-to-date with evidence-based treatments.

Depression Anxiety Stress Interpersonal issues
Trauma Christian / Faith-based counselling Self-esteem & Confidence  Sleeping issues
Grief & Loss Couples counselling Children 10+ 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

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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

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

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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.