Our Team

Our clinical team consists of Generally Registered Psychologists, Psychologists with Provisional Registration (Prov.) and ACA Accredited Counsellors.

At Elysium Psychology, all Psychologists with Provisional Registration (Prov.) are registered psychologists with AHPRA. They have completed a minimum of four years higher education majoring in Psychology, most have completed a Masters and some even have a PhD in Psychology or related fields. They meet regularly for clinical supervision and mentoring with two senior psychologists who are approved by the Psychology Board of Australia, and they undertake continued professional development to further develop their skills and to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence. Treatment by a Provisionally registered Psychologist (Prov.) follows the same scientist-practitioner principles as a Generally Registered Psychologist. They are competent in assessment, diagnosis, formulation and treatment of a wide range of mental health issues.

Our ACA Accredited Counsellors have completed a minimum of 3 years of education majoring in counselling skills and theory. They are registered with the Australian Counselling Association and provide counselling on issues associated with grief and loss, relationships issues and mental health. They use techniques from the following modalities; narrative, solution-focussed, person centred and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Our clinical team

Ms. Katy Dib – Principal Psychologist/Director

BA Psych&Sociology, GD Psychotherapy, PDG Psych. MAAPi

Katy (She/Her), a Psychologist with extensive experience and a heart of gold. Katy has been registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency – Psychology Board since 2007. She’s not just a Generalist Psychologist but also an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor.

Over the years, Katy has lent her caring hand to various organizations and industries, including housing and homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, immigration detention, community health, occupational rehabilitation, higher education, and private practice.

Besides her clinical work, Katy is an accredited trainer with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, with many years of experience under her belt. She’s been a mentor and a guide for our provisional psychologists and the entire Elysium clinical team.

Katy offers her services through telehealth and at our Brunswick and Greensborough sites. She’s an integral part of our team, making a significant impact on the work we do. Thank you, Katy, for your dedication and influence on all of us!

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Miss. Phoebe Detering – Senior Psychologist

BASocSc (Psychology), GDip Psychology, MProfPsych, MAAPi

Meet Phoebe (She/Her) – Your Compassionate Psychologist and Mentor

Phoebe is more than just a Psychologist; she’s a warm and friendly presence in the lives of those she helps. She’s also a trusted AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor, contributing her wisdom to our team.

Phoebe’s approach to therapy is all about collaboration and connection. She works closely with her clients to understand their unique goals, emphasizing the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship.

With a wealth of experience spanning diverse client presentations across all age groups, Phoebe has a special affinity for working with children. Her expertise extends to a wide array of assessments, encompassing cognitive, mood, personality, and vocational assessments. Furthermore, she’s well-versed in interventions for various challenges and disorders, including Anxiety, Depression, Autism, social difficulties, ADHD, and addictions (Alcohol, other drugs, and gambling).

Phoebe adopts a client-centered approach, tailoring her interventions to meet individual needs. She’s well-versed in evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Schema therapy, all aimed at facilitating positive change.

In addition to her therapeutic skills, Phoebe brings a unique strength to our team – her expertise in the field of addictions. Her experience in Motivational Interviewing equips her to guide individuals through the process of behavior change, ensuring they receive the support they need on their journey to recovery.

Phoebe is ready to connect with clients through telehealth or welcome them to our Brunswick and Greensborough site. Her commitment to fostering well-being and positive change is evident in all that she does.

Thank you, Phoebe, for your dedication and the caring touch you bring to our team.

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Miss Skylar Bartolo – Psychologist (Prov.)

BA(Psych) BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych (in progress)

Skylar (she/her) is a committed Provisional Psychologist, currently completing her Masters in Professional Psychology driven by a profound passion for helping others.

Known for her down-to-earth and empathetic nature, Skylar is dedicated to building a positive environment for all her clients. Her goal is to create a safe and warm space where individuals can comfortably express their thoughts and concerns. Skylar demonstrates her strong commitment to her role and clients by actively expanding her knowledge and education through ongoing studies.

Skylar’s enthusiasm for assisting individuals spans across the entire lifespan, with a particular focus on young children and adolescents. She advocates for a client-centered approach, tailoring her support to meet the unique needs of each individual, thereby helping them achieve their personal goals.

Skylar is currently available at our Greensborough clinic or via Telehealth.

Miss Natalie Boffa – Psychologist (Prov.)

BA(Psych and ForSci), BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

Natalie Boffa is a dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong educational background in psychology, holding a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Forensic Science, an Honors degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology.

Natalie is passionately committed to providing individuals with a positive therapeutic experience. Her goal is to establish a safe and supportive environment for her clients, fostering collaboration in the therapeutic process. With a warm and gentle nature, Natalie employs a person-centered approach, encouraging clients to focus on their strengths to achieve their therapeutic goals.

Natalie has diverse experience working with clients across the lifespan, primarily focusing on adults. She specializes in supporting individuals facing challenges related to stress, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders.

Natalie utilizes evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. By tailoring her approach to the unique needs of each client, she ensures that the therapeutic process is effective and personalized.

In her practice, Natalie places a strong emphasis on empowering clients to understand and navigate their mental health. Her collaborative approach involves working alongside clients to identify and address their specific therapeutic goals, promoting lasting positive change.

Natalie’s commitment to ongoing professional development and her empathetic approach make her a valuable resource for individuals seeking support in their mental health journey.

Miss Erica Gikovski – Psychologist (Prov.)

BPsych (Hons), MProfPsych

A Compassionate Guide to Fulfilling Your Potential

Erica is a dedicated Provisionally Registered Psychologist with a passion for helping individuals reach their fullest potential. Committed to a person-centered approach, she offers a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their concerns and collaborate on their personal growth journey. Building therapeutic relationships rooted in trust and respect is at the core of her practice.

With a recent completion of her Master of Professional Psychology at La Trobe University, Erica remains unwavering in her commitment to continued learning and professional growth. She keeps abreast of the latest research and therapeutic techniques to provide the best possible support to her clients.

Erica’s expertise spans various age groups and backgrounds, with a special interest in youth mental health, as well as issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and burnout. Drawing from her experience with the Department of Education, she has worked with children and families facing challenges such as ADHD, ASD, family violence, and mental health issues, fostering resilience along the way. Additionally, Erica conducts cognitive and educational assessments, offering valuable insights to those seeking to understand their cognitive and learning abilities. She has also made a significant impact within the NDIS space, supporting adult clients in achieving their life goals.

Erica’s therapeutic approach is firmly rooted in evidence-based practices, seamlessly integrating elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness. Her unwavering dedication to these principles ensures that clients receive a well-rounded and highly effective therapeutic experience.

Let Erica Gikovski guide you on your journey towards personal growth and emotional well-being. Your path to a brighter future begins here.

Ms Tialara Harris – Psychologist (Prov.)

BPsych(Hons),

Meet Tialara (She/Her) – Your Dedicated and Compassionate Provisional Psychologist

Tialara is more than just a Provisional Psychologist; she’s a dedicated advocate for tailored and engaging psychological services. Her goal is to provide warmth and compassion to each and every individual, recognizing the uniqueness of their needs.

Tialara firmly believes in collaboration, creating strong therapeutic relationships with her clients to enhance overall well-being and help them achieve their personal goals. Her therapeutic approach centers around providing a thoughtful and open space for clients to explore themselves and their experiences. Tialara actively listens and reflects on their situations, ensuring that treatment is customized to their individual needs.

One area of special interest for Tialara is sleep-related difficulties, particularly insomnia. She also offers support for a wide spectrum of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, worry, stress, burnout, trauma, and PTSD.

Tialara’s commitment to inclusivity is unwavering, and she strives to provide a safe psychotherapeutic experience for everyone, with a particular focus on those in marginalized communities, including the LGBTQIA+ community.

When it comes to interventions, Tialara draws from a toolbox of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Insomnia, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. These techniques empower her clients with the tools and strategies they need to cultivate resilience, foster personal growth, and achieve a greater sense of balance, fulfillment, and happiness in their lives.

Tialara offers her services to clients under NDIS, VOCAT, and private fee-paying arrangements. She is available at our Brunswick clinic and is ready to connect with clients via telehealth.

Thank you, Tialara, for your dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those you serve.

Ms Ruth Bignell – Psychologist

BA (Honours) PGDPsychology, MProf Psych

Introducing Ruth (She/Her) – An experienced and seasoned Psychologist

Ruth is a seasoned clinician with extensive experience in the family violence sector. Over the years, she has demonstrated a profound commitment to addressing the complex needs of individuals affected by family violence, offering empathetic and skillful support.

She has a particular interest in working with clients who have trauma backgrounds. Her focused interest in trauma aligns with her understanding of its prevalence in various mental health conditions, forming a solid foundation for her work.

While Ruth has a particular passion for trauma, her capabilities extend across a spectrum of mental health conditions. She is adept at addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, and developmental disorders. This versatility showcases her comprehensive understanding of mental health and her ability to adapt her approach to diverse client needs.

Ruth employs a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to meet the unique needs of her clients. Her toolkit includes CBT, ACT, CP, TF-CBT, Mindfulness and Schema Therapy

Ruth believes in a client-centered approach, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual’s journey. Her therapeutic philosophy emphasizes empowerment, resilience, and fostering a collaborative relationship with her clients.

Ruth is well-equipped to support clients funded by TAC, VOCAT, WorkCover, DVA, or CISP as well and Medicare and private fee-paying. Ruth is based at the Greensborough office or via telehealth.

Mr Chris Pacher – Psychologist (Prov.)

BBehavSc(Psych), PGD Psychology, M.ProfPsych (in progress)

Meet Chris (He/Him) – A Dedicated and Experienced Professional on the Path to Mastery

With a solid foundation of 5 years in higher education in psychology and behavioral sciences, Chris has completed his Masters of Professional Psychology at La Trobe University. His journey of learning and growth is a testament to his commitment to the field.

Drawing from two decades of teaching experience, Chris has developed a deep-rooted interest in Educational and Development Psychology, with a particular focus on the mental well-being of children and young people.

What truly sets Chris apart is his passion for serving clients of all ages and backgrounds. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills, offering expertise in administering psychological assessments and delivering evidence-based therapies. His areas of proficiency span the spectrum, encompassing neuro-developmental disorders like ASD, ADHD, and SLD, as well as mood disorders, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, trauma, and disability. As well as cognitive assessments.

Clients who meet Chris are met with a friendly, warm, and empathic approach that nurtures strong rapport and creates a therapeutic space where they can feel comfortable, safe, and supported. This environment is where meaningful change and personal growth flourish.

Chris’s services are accessible to all. He collaborates with clients under NDIS, VOCAT, and private fee-paying arrangements, ensuring that support is available to those who need it most.

You can connect with Chris at our Brunswick clinic, or through the convenience of telehealth. His dedication and vast experience make him a valuable asset to our team.

Thank you, Chris, for your unwavering passion for psychology and your dedication to helping individuals on their path to well-being.

Miss. Elleen Chang – Psychologist

BAPsychSc, PGD Psych Adv.

Meet Elleen (She/Her) – Your Friendly and Compassionate Psychologist

Elleen embodies the qualities of warmth, friendliness, and an easy-going nature that instantly put her clients at ease. Her primary mission is to cultivate strong therapeutic relationships through her unwavering commitment to empathy, patience, and respect.

With experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and across all age groups, Elleen brings a wealth of insights and an open heart to her practice. She’s deeply dedicated to addressing a wide spectrum of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, neuro-diversity, disability, trauma, and personality disorders.

Elleen’s approach is rooted in the person-centered philosophy, striving to empower clients to reach their goals and enhance their overall well-being. She believes in a holistic approach that addresses the various dimensions of a person’s life.

One of Elleen’s unique strengths is her bilingual proficiency. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin, ensuring that clients from different language backgrounds have access to her support and expertise.

Elleen’s services are designed to be inclusive and accessible. She collaborates with clients through WorkCover, NDIS, Medicare, and private fee-paying arrangements, ensuring that support is available to those who need it.

You can connect with Elleen at our Brunswick clinic or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to making a positive impact on her clients’ lives is evident in all that she does.

Thank you, Elleen, for your compassionate and person-centered approach to psychology.

Miss. Sophia Li – Psychologist (Prov.)

BASc (Honors) MCouns.

Introducing Sophia (Longkai: she/her) – Your Warm, Approachable, and Empowering Provisional Psychologist

Sophia is more than just a Psychologist; she’s your warm, friendly, and down-to-earth guide on your journey to self-discovery and well-being. As a Provisional Psychologist, she believes that clients are the experts of their own lives, and she is here to provide an unconditional and positive space for them to explore their own questions.

Her therapy approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, incorporating elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness. Sophia’s dedication to these principles ensures that clients receive a well-rounded and effective therapeutic experience.

With experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds, Sophia brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. Her passion lies in supporting clients dealing with a variety of challenges, including ASD, ADHD, Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Interpersonal issues, social skills, and anger management.

Sophia’s commitment to making a difference extends to her work in the NDIS space, where she helps clients build their capacity to enhance their daily living.

One of Sophia’s unique strengths is her bilingual proficiency. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin, ensuring that clients from different language backgrounds can access her support and expertise.

Sophia’s services are accessible to all, whether through NDIS, VOCAT, or private fee-paying arrangements. You can connect with her at our Greensborough clinic or through the convenience of telehealth.

Thank you, Sophia, for your dedication to empowering individuals on their journey to well-being.

Miss Aish Nair – Psychologist

M.A. Applied Psychology with Specialisation in Counselling, M.ProfPsych

Meet Aish (She/Her) – Your Compassionate Guide on the Journey to Well-being

Aish is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Her dedication to helping people navigate life’s challenges shines through as she supports those dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, trauma, and personality disorders.

A particular area of strength for Aish is her extensive experience in working with children and young people, especially those with complex needs. She understands the unique challenges they face and offers a safe and supportive space for their growth.

Aish’s professional passion lies in trauma-based work. She harnesses the power of evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. Through these approaches, she helps clients build resilience, foster self-compassion, and navigate their path to recovery.

Her approach to therapy is characterized by honesty, openness, and empathy. Aish believes in forging non-judgmental collaborative relationships with her clients, enabling them to construct lives filled with purpose and meaning.

In her spare time, Aish unwinds by immersing herself in the world of music or diving into true crime documentaries.

Aish’s services are accessible to all, whether through NDIS, VOCAT, Workcover, TAC, or private fee-paying arrangements. You can connect with her via telehealth or at our Brunswick site.

Thank you, Aish, for your dedication to helping individuals build lives worth living and your commitment to their well-being.

Ms Melanie Li- Psychologist

BCom (Econ), GDipPsych, MProfPsych, Assoc MAPS

Meet Melanie (She/Her) – Your Collaborative, Culturally Sensitive, and Empowering Psychologist

In Melanie’s eyes, clients are the true experts of their own lives. She values each individual’s unique perspectives, strengths, and challenges, and her approach is anchored in warmth, customization, and a focus on harnessing those strengths. Melanie partners with clients to help them reach their goals, ensuring that their therapeutic journey is a collaborative and empowering one.

Her therapy is a tapestry of evidence-based practices, weaving together various modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. This rich blend allows Melanie to provide a well-rounded and effective therapeutic experience.

Melanie’s impressive journey includes the completion of a Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She has a diverse range of experiences, from working with adolescents, adults, families, and individuals from various backgrounds at Headspace and other mental health settings to her previous work in the financial services sector. Having worked and lived abroad, Melanie’s life experience enriches her therapy style, offering clients a flexible, versatile, and culturally sensitive approach.

Melanie takes pleasure in working with clients across the lifespan, irrespective of their backgrounds, who are dealing with mental health challenges. Her multilingual abilities, encompassing English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, ensure that language is not a barrier to receiving support.

You can connect with Melanie at our Brunswick site or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to empowering individuals is evident in her approach, making her a valuable asset to our team.

Thank you, Melanie, for your commitment to helping individuals on their journey to well-being and your culturally sensitive approach.

Ms Romina Riazaty- Psychologist

BPsychSciences (Honours) Psychology, MProfPsy.

Meet Romina (She/Her) – Your Compassionate and Client-Centered Psychologist

Romina firmly believes in the power of collaboration, working hand in hand with clients to cultivate strong therapeutic relationships. Her approach is characterised by warmth, empathy, and a nurturing spirit, all designed to create a safe and supportive space where clients can feel truly heard and embark on a journey of growth and insight.

One of Romina’s unique strengths is her ability to tailor interventions to meet the specific needs of each individual. She draws from a rich toolkit of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. This versatile approach ensures that clients receive the support and guidance they need to overcome challenges and foster personal growth.

Romina’s educational journey includes a Master of Counselling and a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, demonstrating her commitment to excellence in her field.

Before joining our team, she contributed her skills and expertise to the Safe Steps Family Violence Center and private practice, where she further honed her abilities and broadened her understanding of various client needs.

Romina’s multilingual proficiency is a valuable asset, as she can deliver therapy in both English and Farsi, ensuring that language is not a barrier to receiving support.

You can connect with Romina at our Greensborough site or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to her clients and her ability to create a nurturing and growth-focused environment make her a valuable addition to our team.

Thank you, Romina, for your compassionate and client-centered approach to psychology.

Ms Jayne Glover- Psychologist

BSc (Honours) Psychology, MSc Health Psychology.

Introducing Jayne (She/Her) – Your Compassionate Facilitator of Change and Growth

Jayne understands that the foundation of change and growth lies in the connections we build, the understanding we foster, and the collaboration we embrace. She is deeply passionate about forging strong and trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients, where they can feel secure and supported to open up, reflect on their experiences, and work towards their goals.

Jayne’s journey has led her to work with clients in challenging settings, including forensic, mental health, and alcohol and other drug services. Her experience has allowed her to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with complex needs, reinforcing her commitment to tailoring her approach to suit each client’s unique journey.

In her practice, Jayne incorporates principles from various therapeutic modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This holistic approach ensures that clients receive well-rounded and personalized support to achieve their goals.

You can connect with Jayne through the convenience of telehealth or visit our Brunswick site. Her dedication to building strong therapeutic relationships and facilitating positive change and growth is a valuable addition to our team.

Thank you, Jayne, for your commitment to helping individuals embark on their journey towards well-being and personal growth.

Miss Katia Cannalonga – Psychologist

B.A (Psych), Gd Psych Advanced, MProfPsych

Meet Katia (She/Her) – Your Engaged and Compassionate Psychologist

Katia is a dynamic force in the realm of psychology, driven by a strong commitment to her clients. She actively collaborates with them to help achieve their therapeutic goals and empowers them to manage their mental health symptoms effectively.

Katia’s journey includes valuable experience with the Department of Education, where she conducted educational assessments in a rural community. Her passion lies in working with children and young people, particularly in addressing issues related to self-esteem, anxiety, low mood/sadness, neuro-diversity, ADHD, friendships, social skills, and anger management. Additionally, she enjoys working with adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, relationship/interpersonal issues, substance use, ADHD, and personality disorders.

Katia’s approach is characterized by her dynamic and engaging nature, creating an environment where clients feel heard, valued, and empowered. Her multi-faceted experience and genuine empathy contribute to the development of strong therapeutic relationships.

You can connect with Katia at our Greensborough and Brunswick sites, or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of her clients is evident in all that she does.

Thank you, Katia, for your commitment to helping individuals on their journey to well-being and for your dynamic and compassionate approach to psychology.

Miss. Laurie McKenna – Psychologist (Prov.)

BAPsych&Spanish, PGD Psychology, MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology

Introducing Laurie (She/Her) – Your Friendly, Compassionate, and Open-Minded Guide to Well-being

Laurie embodies the qualities of friendliness, compassion, and open-mindedness, creating a therapeutic environment where clients can feel safe, heard, and respected. Her primary focus is on building trust and rapport, ensuring that clients can confidently share their experiences and concerns.

With a wealth of experience, Laurie has been a tireless advocate for individuals facing complex needs and disadvantaged backgrounds. She understands the unique challenges they face and strives to provide support that is empathetic, informed, and empowering.

Laurie takes a trauma-informed approach to her work, recognizing the importance of creating a safe space for healing. She incorporates strategies from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness, ensuring that her clients receive a well-rounded and effective therapeutic experience.

Laurie’s professional interest lies in working with clients dealing with a variety of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, trauma, and addiction. Her dedication to helping clients navigate these issues is unwavering.

You can connect with Laurie at our Greensborough office or through the convenience of telehealth. Her commitment to empowering individuals on their journey to well-being makes her a valuable addition to our team.

Thank you, Laurie, for your compassion and your open-minded approach to psychology.

Miss. Emily Dyer – Psychologist

BAPsych, GDPsych, MProfPsych

Introducing Emily (She/Her) – Your Bubbly, Warm and Compassionate Psychologist

Meet Emily, your radiant and empathetic psychologist who is always ready to provide support with a smile. Her warmth and compassion are the cornerstones of her approach to therapy, ensuring that clients feel genuinely cared for.

Emily’s unique passion lies in the field of neuropsychology. She leverages her expertise to assist clients in obtaining valuable insights and informed diagnoses through a variety of assessments. She is skilled in conducting clinical and mental health tests, cognitive and intelligence assessments, adaptive and educational evaluations, memory assessments, vocational assessments, and personality assessments.

What sets Emily apart is her unwavering commitment to creating a collaborative and safe space for her clients. She personalizes the diagnostic process for each individual, ensuring that they are comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. In addition to assessments, Emily takes pride in fostering therapeutic relationships, allowing clients to embark on their healing journey with confidence and support.

You can connect with Emily at either our Greensborough or Brunswick clinics, where her dedication to helping individuals shines through. Her bright and compassionate approach to neuropsychology is a valuable addition to our team.

Thank you, Emily, for your commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those you serve.

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Miss. Aneka Srinivasan – Psychologist

B.Sc.Psych, GDPsych, M.ProfPsych 

Meet Aneka (She/Her) – Your Empathetic and Client-Centered Guide

Aneka is a beacon of empathy and open-mindedness, offering a therapeutic approach that places her clients at the center of their own journey. She firmly believes in working collaboratively with individuals, helping them reach their therapy goals and unlock their full potential.

Aneka’s unwavering commitment to her clients is reflected in her ability to listen and provide a safe and nurturing space where they can address their limiting beliefs and heal. Her focus is on ensuring that each individual’s unique experiences and perspectives are valued.

Aneka’s therapy toolkit is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic approaches, and Solution Focused Therapy. This diverse approach ensures that clients receive tailored and effective support, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Additionally, Aneka is skilled in conducting clinical and mental health tests, cognitive and intelligence assessments, adaptive and educational evaluations, memory assessments, vocational assessments, and personality assessments.

One of Aneka’s unique strengths is her bilingual proficiency. She is fluent in both English and Tamil, ensuring that individuals from different language backgrounds can access her services.

You can connect with Aneka at our Brunswick and Greensborough offices or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of her clients is evident in all that she does.

Thank you, Aneka, for your empathetic and client-centered approach to psychology.

Miss. Sigrid Limburg – Psychologist

BAPsych(Hons), MProfPsych.

Meet Sigrid (She/Her) – Your Friendly, Engaging, and Compassionate Psychologist

Sigrid is a beacon of friendliness, engaging with her clients in a compassionate and supportive manner. Her mission is to provide a collaborative space where individuals can thrive and heal.

Sigrid’s therapy approach is rooted in person-centered, evidence-based practices. She masterfully blends elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing to offer a well-rounded and effective therapeutic experience.

With experience in working with trauma, Sigrid is well-equipped to support clients funded by TAC, WorkCover, DVA, or CISP. Her dedication to healing extends to working with children dealing with issues related to anxiety, low mood, emotion regulation, or problematic behaviors.

One of Sigrid’s greatest strengths is her ability to tailor interventions to meet each client’s unique needs. She thrives on working with clients from various age groups, ensuring that they receive the personalized support they deserve.

You can connect with Sigrid at either our Brunswick or Greensborough sites or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of her clients is evident in all that she does.

Thank you, Sigrid, for your compassion and your commitment to psychology.

Miss. Yukti Mehta – Psychologist

BAPsych, GDPsych, MHumanReources,

Introducing Yukti (She/Her) – Your Experienced and Compassionate Psychologist

Yukti is a calm and easy-going professional, making it effortless for clients to feel at ease and understood. Her knowledge and clinical expertise are truly remarkable, and she brings extensive experience in assessments, diagnosis, and treatment planning to her practice.

Yukti finds fulfilment in working with clients dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and trauma. Her particular passion and expertise lie in the realm of Eating Disorders, and she is an ANZAED credentialed Eating disorder Clinician. Yukti is aligned with weight inclusive care and practices using the non-diet approach. She is committed to learning and empowering individuals to develop a healthy relationship with their body, food and identity and shifts towards embracing a meaningful life.  

One of Yukti’s unique strengths is her bilingual proficiency. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati, ensuring that clients from different language backgrounds can access her services.

You can connect with Yukti at our Brunswick site or through the convenience of telehealth. 

Thank you, Yukti, for your compassion and your commitment to psychology.

Mr. George Phlorides – Psychologist

BAPsych, PGDPsych, MProfPsych

Meet George (He/Him) – Your Supportive, Positive, and Relaxed Psychologist

George is a true ray of warmth, radiating positivity and creating a relaxed atmosphere that makes clients feel instantly welcome in a safe, non-judgmental space. His mission is to ensure that individuals are met with understanding and empathy.

George takes pleasure in working with people of all ages and backgrounds. His expertise spans various areas, with a particular focus on helping individuals dealing with depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work and university stress, and men’s issues.

With experience across the spectrum of life, from children to adolescents and adults, George offers a wealth of insights and a broad understanding of diverse needs.

He operates within an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework, incorporating elements of Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing into his practice. This diverse toolkit allows him to tailor his approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. George is unwavering in his commitment to helping every client in the best way possible.

You can connect with George through the convenience of telehealth or visit him at our Greensborough and Brunswick sites. His dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of his clients is evident in all that he does.

Thank you, George, for your warmth and your commitment to psychology.


Mr. Manoli Lamnatos – Registered Counsellor, Family Therapist, & Gottman Trained Couples Therapist

BA Teaching, Grad DipCoaching & Couns., MACA,

Meet Manoli (He/Him) – Your Empathetic and Skilled Counsellor

Manoli is a registered and accredited Counsellor, recognized by the Australian Counselling Association with a Level 2 accreditation, who stands out for his remarkable ability to actively listen in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. This quality forms the bedrock of his person-centered approach to building therapeutic relationships with clients, ensuring they feel truly heard and supported.

He brings a wealth of competence and capability to support clients facing mental health challenges, particularly those dealing with anxiety and depression. Manoli’s commitment to empowering individuals on their journey to well-being is unwavering.

Manoli’s passions extend to working with individuals and couples in the realm of relationships. He is trained in the highly respected Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a testament to his dedication to helping clients navigate the complexities of their relationships.

Manoli’s fervor for working with couples has evolved into a deep commitment to aiding families in navigating the intricate web of relationships that often test the family dynamic. His passion lies in creating a secure and empathetic environment where every member of a family can find the support they need while addressing the complexities that arise within familial bonds. Manoli’s approach fosters an atmosphere of understanding, allowing families to collaboratively confront and overcome their challenges.

In addition to his counselling role, Manoli is also a registered teacher in a special school setting, where he works with students with Autism Spectrum Conditions and Intellectual disabilities. He is equally enthusiastic about supporting these families during periods of transitions, exemplifying his holistic approach to care.

You can connect with Manoli at our Greensborough and Brunswick sites or through the convenience of telehealth. His dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of his clients is evident in all that he does.

Thank you, Manoli, for your empathy, skill, and your unwavering commitment to counseling.

Mrs. Emilie Dawson – Counsellor

BA Teaching, DipCommServ, MCouns, MACA,

Introducing Emilie (She/Her) – Your Compassionate and Experienced Counsellor

Emilie is a registered and accredited Counsellor, recognized by the Australian Counselling Association, bringing a wealth of expertise to her practice. She’s your go-to source of support on a wide range of topics, including stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, and general mental health concerns.

Emilie’s warm and empathic approach sets the stage for a therapeutic journey where clients feel truly understood and valued. Her ability to effectively communicate is honed from her extensive experience as a teacher, allowing her to connect with clients in a profound and meaningful way.

Her interest lies in individual counselling for adolescents and adults, and she is dedicated to providing the support needed to navigate the complexities of life and mental health challenges.

You can connect with Emilie at our Greensborough site or through the convenience of telehealth. Her dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of her clients is evident in all that she does.

Thank you, Emilie, for your compassion and your commitment to counselling.

Our Client Services Team

Ms Mel Jasch- Senior Client Services Specialist

Meet Mel, the Heart of Our Client Services Team at Greensborough

Mel brings a genuine passion for mental health and a deep commitment to ensuring that our clients have a positive and empowering experience when accessing our services. Her dedication is unwavering, and she’s a true advocate for our clients’ well-being.

Beyond her role at Elysium, Mel is a devoted mother to four wonderful children. She understands the importance of nurturing and supporting mental health not only for herself but for her family as well.

In addition to her love for her family, Mel is also a big animal lover, and her compassion extends to the furry and feathered friends in her life. Her warm heart and caring spirit shine through in everything she does.

Thank you, Mel, for being an essential part of our team and for your commitment to supporting the mental health and well-being of our clients.

Ms Rae Campbell – Client Services Specialist

Meet Rae, Our Vibrant Member of the Greensborough Team

Rae joined our Greensborough team in 2022, and her dynamic presence has been a true asset to our client services department. Her vibrancy and enthusiasm shine through in everything she does.

Rae possesses a personal interest in supporting our clients on their journey to recovery. Her commitment to empowering individuals as they navigate their path to well-being is truly remarkable and inspiring.

Thank you, Rae, for your dedication to our clients and your vibrant spirit that brightens our team!

Ms Alyssa Rigoni – Client Services Specialist

Alyssa: A Dedicated Student on the Path to Becoming a Psychologist

Alyssa is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Psychology, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to her educational journey and her future profession. Her diligence in her work with clients showcases her dedication to honing her skills and making a meaningful impact.

Alyssa’s passion for psychology and her unwavering pursuit of knowledge set her on a remarkable path toward becoming a psychologist. We are proud to have her as a valuable part of our team, contributing her enthusiasm and dedication to the well-being of our clients.

Thank you, Alyssa, for your commitment to your studies and your bright future in psychology.

Ms Frances Cosgriff – Client Services Specialist

Frances: Dedicated to Learning and Making a Positive Impact

Frances is currently immersed in her studies, pursuing a degree in Psychological Science at Latrobe University. Her commitment to learning and her enthusiasm for the field of psychology are truly commendable.

In her professional journey, Frances has honed her skills in working within multidisciplinary teams, bringing her valuable experience in assisting a diverse range of individuals. Her work is characterized by her meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering desire to ensure that people achieve the best possible outcomes.

Frances is not only dedicated to her education but also to making a positive impact in her professional pursuits. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team, contributing her knowledge and passion to the well-being of those we serve.

Thank you, Frances, for your commitment to your studies and your dedication to helping others thrive.

Ms Carey Loh – Client Services Specialist


Introducing Carey: A Compassionate Student with a Drive to Serve

Carey is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology, demonstrating her passion for understanding human behavior and her commitment to her academic journey.

Bringing a wealth of administrative experience from her previous roles in medical centers, Carey’s strong background in managing various aspects of healthcare operations is a valuable addition to our team.

Carey is a purpose-driven individual, and her primary aim is to be of service to our clients. Her compassion and dedication are truly commendable, and we are delighted to have her on board, contributing her skills and commitment to the well-being of those we serve.

Thank you, Carey, for your drive to serve and your dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of our clients.

Mrs Olivia Finacchiaro – Client Services Specialist

Meet Olivia: Your Compassionate Guide to a Safe and Welcoming Experience

Olivia is deeply committed to creating a safe and warm environment for all clients who walk through the doors of Elysium Psychology. With her background in the health sector, her dedication to the well-being of others shines through in all that she does.

Her primary goal is to ensure that every client feels genuinely cared for and supported during their time at Elysium. Olivia’s compassion and unwavering commitment to helping clients is at the heart of her work, making her an invaluable part of our team.

Thank you, Olivia, for your dedication to providing a safe and welcoming space for our clients.

Miss. Britt Craven – Social Media and Marketing Assistant

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Meet Britt (She/Her): Your Positive and Enthusiastic Marketing Maven

Britt is a breath of fresh air, bringing positivity and enthusiasm to our team. Her role at Elysium Psychology revolves around our social media and marketing initiatives, where she plays a pivotal role in promoting our clinic and delivering valuable health promotion information to the broader community.

Britt is a communication pro, ensuring that Elysium Psychology’s values and current events are effectively shared with our clients and psychologists. Her dedication to fostering a positive relationship between our company and the people we support is truly remarkable.

In her role at our Greensborough site, Britt is surrounded by a group of staff who are not only friendly but also incredibly supportive of one another. Her enthusiasm for her work and her dedication to our mission make her an invaluable part of our team.

Thank you, Britt, for your positive energy and your unwavering commitment to the well-being of our clients and our team.

Sigmund (“Siggy”) – Therapy Dog

Meet Siggy: Our Adorable Young Labradoodle and Future Therapy Dog

Siggy is the heartwarming member of our team, currently undergoing training to become a therapy dog. His role is to assist our psychologists and counsellors in their work with clients, offering a source of comfort and companionship.

Siggy’s affection knows no bounds, and he has a special fondness for children and young people. For clients who may be visiting our clinic for the first time, Siggy provides a soothing presence to ease any anxieties.

When Katy, his handler, is in the office, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and spend time with Siggy. If you’d like him around during your visit, simply ask reception, and we’d be delighted to make that happen.

Siggy is not only a therapy dog in training but also a social butterfly. If you have your own support dog and wish to bring them to your session, rest assured that we extend a warm welcome to furry friends at Elysium Psychology. We understand the special bond between humans and their dogs, and we cherish the presence of our canine companions.

Thank you, Siggy, for the comfort and joy you bring to our clients and our team.

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Or call 0491 709 555

Referrals can be faxed to 03 8669 4197