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Meet the Team

Janelle Corlass-Brown

Director & Principal Psychologist

Loves working with past and present trauma survivors, parents/families, mental health workers Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours of Psychological Science Masters of Psychology (Counselling) Endorsed Counselling Psychologist PsyBA Board Approved Supervisor  ​​Janelle Corlass-Brown is the Director of iPsychology and a passionate registered and endorsed Counselling Psychologist. She emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship and draws from Interpersonal, Cognitive, Behavioural, Narrative, EMDR, Client-Centred, Trauma-informed and Emotion-Focussed approaches, viewing each client as unique in their experience and needs. For nearly 15 years she has worked with children, adolescents and adults and families in educational, private, hospital and community settings. Janelle thoroughly enjoys working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship/life stress, grief/loss, parenting and behavioural issues, and those who have experienced trauma and abuse. Janelle is also a Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor and values the opportunity to support other Psychologists and mental health clinicians in providing services to the community. Creating a safe therapeutic environment, Janelle works with clients new to therapy and those wanting to work on a deeper therapeutic level, with client’s describing her as authentic and nurturing. She is passionate about assisting her clients on a pathway of true healing, supporting them as whole and capable individuals, not simply a cluster of symptoms.

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Edith Benardeau-Short

Bilingual in French

Loves working with neurodivergent clients of all ages, trauma, self-esteem issues, communication and relational issues such as parent or carer-child relationships Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology) Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Master of Professional Psychology  Edith is a fully registered bilingual psychologist who is passionate about supporting and empowering clients of all ages. She has a warm, calm, and empathic approach, and strives to create a safe and collaborative space for all clients. She has experience delivering psychological services to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, emotional regulation difficulties, social skills difficulties, attention-hyperactivity disorder, self-esteem issues, intellectual disability, and issues relating to anxiety and depression. She also works with trauma and see clients on the NDIS. Edith has worked with clients in both individual and group settings, and she has also provided behaviour management training and support to parents of children with autism.  Edith has particular interest in early intervention and supporting parents, and she adopts a person-centred and strengths-based approach. She values the strong therapeutic alliances she forms with her clients, and is committed to providing professional and tailored support to each individual.

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Joelle Jean Louis

Watch this space. New Therapist coming Sept 2023

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Charlotte Ko

Bilingual in Mandarin & Cantonese

Loves working with ADHD, ASD, trauma and kids/families Bachelor of Psychological Science Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours Master of Professional Psychology Charlotte is a fully registered psychologist who believes an open and genuine relationship between the therapist and her clients is the key to fostering personal change and growth. She strives to create a warm and supportive environment when working collaboratively with her clients. She also enjoys using a person-centred approach to tailor interventions specific to each of the client’s values, needs, and goals. Charlotte has worked with children experiencing depression, anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, and social skills difficulties within the school community. As a Master of Professional Psychology graduate, she is utilising her therapeutic skills to clients of all ages. Charlotte is bilingual and is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Kara John

Loves working with couples, women, body dissatisfaction and trauma Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts (Behavioural Science) Graduate Diploma of Counselling Master of Counselling candidate Kara is a registered counsellor who is passionate about creating a safe, collaborative space for clients to grow and make meaningful change in their life. As a counsellor, her sessions have less emphasis on the medical model whilst still providing evidence-based counselling focusing on the person, not the diagnosis. Kara utilises a range of modalities including ACT, Person Centered, Narrative and Solution Focused to help clients deal with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem and Grief. Working with couples she draws on Emotion-Focused Therapy and Gottman techniques. As a wife and mother, she has also a particular interest in counselling those struggling with the challenges of family life. She joined iPsychology after exiting the business world to focus on her counselling career and draws on a wealth of lived experience to support her clients aged 5 and above.

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Roopa Lingappa

Bilingual in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada

Loves working with anxiety and depression in teens and adults and couples. Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource) Master of Counselling Psychology with Honours Master of Professional Psychology Roopa is a Provisional Psychologist who incorporates evidence-based techniques with a personalized touch to foster growth and resilience in her clients. She uses techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as she support clients accomplish their goals. Roopa has experience working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Her goal as a psychologist is to facilitate personal growth and change by creating an open, judgement-free and genuine relationship between therapist and client, allowing them to feel comfortable sharing their feelings, thoughts, and experiences. She is committed to guiding clients towards holistic healing, navigating life transitions, managing stress, and dealing with complex issues. Roopa is multilingual and is fluent in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada.

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Kate Badger

Loves working with teens, adults with relationship issues and gender/sexual diversity Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Master of Professional Psychology Kate is a provisionally registered psychologist who builds authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationships. She creates a safe and judgement-free environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. She favours a strengths-based and person-centred approach where strategies are customised to the specific values, preferences, and goals of each individual in order to best support them in their daily lives. Her treatment style utilises evidence-based techniques drawn from Cognitive behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She aims to help clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and make positive change that will increase their overall wellbeing. Kate welcomes all clients, and has experience and a particular interest in working with adolescents, adults, and older adults facing challenges relating to grief, gender and sexuality, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues.

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Monique Zorzanello

Loves working with kids, older adults, eating disorders and body dissatisfaction Bachelor of Psychological Science Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced AHPRA approved 4+2 pathway to general registration Monique is a provisionally registered psychologist who is passionate about working with clients to improve overall quality of life. Monique's primary focus is to create a warm, nurturing, and judgement-free space that allows clients to feel safe and comfortable. She uses a range of evidence-based psychotherapies and enjoys working with a variety of clients across the lifespan. Monique has worked with individuals of all ages who have experienced hardship, grief, Anxiety, self-harm, suicidality and Depression. She also has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Monique is particularly interested in working with clients to improve self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and overcome trauma. Clients describe her as friendly, caring, and empathetic. 

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Brooke Flynn

Client Experience Officer (our CEO!) Brooke is our qualified and skilled client experience officer who had previous roles in retail and employment management, Stores Services Assistance and Customer Service Management. Brooke's warm and genuine care for iPsychology staff and clients is a key strength. She brings people skills, integrity, honesty and a keen attention to detail as she supports new clients beginning their therapeutic journey with iPsychology and performs key tasks to have the clinic running smoothly.

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Rachel Braude

Loves working with kids, teens and families Bachelor of Arts Graduate Diploma in Psychology Master of Professional Psychology Rachel is a provisionally registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting clients of all ages with their mental health, wellbeing and relationships. In her therapy work, she establishes a relationship with clients that allows them to feel safe while making progress on their challenges. Rachel’s clients have described her as warm and empathetic and she is currently accepting referrals for kids, teens and young adults in Edithvale. Rachel helps clients gain more understanding and equips them with approaches that have proven effectiveness in helping to improve well-being. Her main therapy approaches are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has experience working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties

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Rahi Shakerian

Chief Operating Officer (the COO!) Rahi is passionate about bringing the best in mental health for our clients and keeping us true to our vision and values. Outside of iPsychology, Rahi is studying to become a Counsellor.

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Andrew Keswick

Loves working with older adults, teens, depression, anxiety, gender diverse Masters in Liturgical Theology  Undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Theology Graduate Diploma in Counselling​ Andrew is completing final requirements for the Australian College of Applied Psychology and was drawn toward counselling due to his interest in helping people explore their purpose and meaning. Facilitated by his warm, open, and attentive demeanor, Andrew looks forward to welcoming new clients aged 13 and above and accompanying them as they strive to live life well.  Andrew has significant prior work experience in the provision of community support, outreach, and wellbeing. He utilizes psychodynamic, attachment, and interpersonal approaches in therapy His clients and colleagues at iPsychology describe him as empathic, open-mined, and fun.

Senior Psychologist / AMHSW / Psychotherapist position advertised

https://www.seek.com.au/job/68567760

 

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We practice what we preach in many ways at iPsychology. Our team catch ups are all about connecting, reflecting, and enjoying ourselves and each other. We value our own mental health and each of us have been in the client chair. We encourage our therapists to take regular breaks from the therapy room and enjoy being ‘ourselves’ as well as Therapists.

 

We get regular exercise, eat reasonably well (as Mindfulness can be done with chocolate!) and have regular catch ups. We might be seen at local restaurants having a laugh, walking along the beach or the lovely streets of Edithvale and Lower Templestowe. Our annual Doughnut eating competition is always a lot of fun!

Our model of supervision sets us apart from other private practices, creating invaluable learning and professional development opportunities for our team. The team value supporting one another and being able to have a laugh outside of the therapy room.

Our Culture

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