Andrew is our Principal Practitioner and a Registered Clinical Psychologist. He has a number of years’ experience working throughout private practice, government and non-government sectors. He has worked in various inpatient and outpatient mental health teams throughout Hunter New England Health. Andrew predominantly utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and family based therapy techniques. His real passion is working with young people and their families. Andrew approaches young people and families in a non-judgemental and warm manner as he understands many of the complexities they can face. He is a firm believer that strong families and healthy parenting equals a better society. He has extensive experience working across a range of mental health issues, dual diagnosis and addressing complex and challenging behaviours in children, adolescents and adults.
Andrew is also interested in rural men’s health and recently presented at the annual Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium. Born and bred in the rural NSW, in his free time he likes to explore the outdoors, going camping and fishing at any spare opportunity.
Kasey is a Registered Psychologist. She has a number of years’ experience working with young people and their families with Headspace. Kasey uses a range of therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Kasey is passionate about working with children and adolescents in an authentic manner to allow them to overcome obstacles and develop their identity. Kasey is skilled at developing positive relationships with children, young adults and their families and enjoys using fun and creative activities to ensure young people feel truly comfortable in the therapeutic environment.
Outside of work, Kasey spends her time with
family and friends, enjoying good food and cooking up a storm
Adam is a provisional psychologist who has recent experience in Out of Home Care and who was previously employed as a caseworker with the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Adam is trained in trauma-focused intervention strategies and has worked extensively with children and adolescents who have a range of challenging behaviours. He uses a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach to underpin trauma-focused therapies while being mindful of the benefits of body-focused interventions such as mindfulness and deep breathing exercises. Adam is passionate about providing children and adolescents with best practice care, ensuring they are given a strong foundation to develop healthy independence. Adam’s approach to people is humorous, authentic and empathetic. Adam is adept at developing constructive relationships with children, young adults and their families.
When Adam isn’t at work you may find him barracking loudly for his beloved Chelsea Football Club, playing any number of sports across Newcastle with friends, watching TV dramas or simply enjoying a cappuccino with friends and family.View Less
Alicia is one of our provisional psychologists who brings a great energy and passion to the team. In her professional career Alicia has demonstrated a great interest in trauma, attachment and mindfulness for children and young people. She is skilled in evidence-based treatments including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and creative therapies. Alicia is passionate about helping vulnerable children find ways to understand and tune-in to their emotions through body, brain and personal supports.
Through her previous work with a local non-government organisation, Alicia has strong experience and skills supporting people with a disability. She empowers people to enhance their quality of life. This sparked her passion for helping vulnerable children and young people who have experienced trauma. Since working in the out-of-home-care sector, Alicia has developed a strong interest and knowledge in early attachment.
Outside of work, Alicia spends her time hanging out with close friends, enjoying good food and watching live music.View Less
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