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  • Depression
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  • Eating Disorders
  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Adjusting to Injury and loss
  • Grief and Loss
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Providing Psychological Assessments & Therapy Services to the Macarthur Area

Our Team

BRIALLEN REID

 

Briallen completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology at The University of Sydney in 1998, and then went on to complete a Masters of Clinical Psychology at The University of New South Wales in 2000. Briallen has been working in the field of Clinical Psychology since that time.

Briallen’s psychology career has provided her with extensive experience in a range of settings. She has worked within Adult Mental Health in Australia and the United Kingdom. Briallen has also worked within the hospital system, providing psychology services to patients recovering from illness and injury. She began Private Practice in 2005 alongside her Public Health work, and in 2010 decided to work solely in Private Practice.

Whilst Briallen welcomes clients presenting with any difficulties, she has specialty areas including Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders and addressing the impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

 

COSETTE DEAN

 

Cosette completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at The University of New South Wales in 1998. Cosette has enjoyed working within different sectors of Clinical Psychology since that time.

Cosette began her psychology career assisting clients with drug and alcohol addictions. From 2001 she worked for St John of God, providing psychological services across a broad range of difficulties. In 2004 and 2005 Cosette worked within Public Health, specifically focussing on Adult Mental Health. Cosette has been working exclusively in Private Practice since 2005.

Cosette provides psychological therapy to a broad range of difficulties. Her specialty areas include Anxiety and helping clients build Self Esteem and Resilience.

 

BEN NEVILLE

 

Ben is a Consultant Psychologist, working within the Public Health system as well as working privately for Reid Clinical Psychology. Ben obtained a Bachelor of Social Science Degree from The University of Western Sydney in 2001. In 2002 he completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology at Newcastle University.

Since 2004, Ben has been providing psychological intervention within the drug and alcohol field and generalist counselling field. He has achieved senior positions in both areas within Public Health.

Ben has extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Existential Therapy. He is experienced working with adults, children and couples, and has specialised in addictive disorders, domestic violence and working with children on behavioural issues.

 

LAURA SMITH-WRIGHT (nee McLAUGHLAN)

 

Laura is a Clinical Psychologist. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) at the University of Canberra in 2011. In 2013, Laura went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra.

Laura has had training in psychological frameworks such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy with her therapy dog Beau.

Laura has gained extensive experience working in public and private psychology clinics delivering individual assessment and therapy to both adults and children across a broad spectrum of difficulties including, depression, anxiety, bullying, relationship issues and parenting difficulties. She also spent time working with children and young adults at Headspace.

 

Dr SURAJ SAMTANI

 

 Dr Suraj completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours at the University of Sydney in 2010. He completed a combined PhD plus Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 2015. His PhD research focused on anxious worry and depressive rumination. He works as a Lecturer teaching Cognitive Psychology as well as Child and Adolescent Brain Development at New York University’s Sydney campus.

Suraj is experienced in working with both child and adult mental health, with specialist experience with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Autism, and Personality Disorders. He has had training in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Parent Management Training.

 

DAVID PATTON

 

David has been a full member of the Australian Psychological Society for over 30 years with a career in Organisational Psychology and Human Resources. He recently completed his Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology undertaking specialist subjects in Geropsychology. Part of his training included a clinical placement at the Brain and Mind Research Institute gaining valuable experience in assessing older adults with dementia and memory loss. His Master’s thesis was a study of self-reported memory complaints in older adults.

Whilst David welcomes adult clients presenting with any difficulties he has a particular interest in older adults including assessment for mood disorders, memory loss and dementia. He uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Positive Psychology to help people improve their functioning and mental well-being.

 

VIVIANA LEE

 

Viviana is a registered psychologist who completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2017 at the University of Melbourne. She has experience in public health, youth mental health, and health psychology. She works with adolescent and adult clients presenting with a wide range of psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, adjustment, health and self-esteem issues.

She adopts a holistic approach to therapy, focusing on the social, psychological and biological factors known to affect mental health. Viviana primarily works with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy, tailoring interventions to client’s needs.

 

PAICHE HARTLEY

 

Paiche is a Registered Psychologist who completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Western Sydney University in 2016.

Since 2016, Paiche has been working in Private Practice and provides evidence-based treatment utilising psychological frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness, as well as adopting a practice that is tailored to suit individual client needs.

Paiche welcomes clients of all ages who may be experiencing difficulties such as adjustment, self-esteem, behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, bullying, trauma, domestic violence and grief. While Paiche welcomes all ages, she has a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults.

 

Madalyn McCormack

 

Madalyn is a Registered Psychologist who graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2014 with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology. She is also an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Madalyn has extensive experience in the psychological assessment and intervention of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, disordered eating, comfort and/or emotional eating, non-dieting weight management, bariatric surgery (pre-surgery screening and recovery), body image, self esteem, anxiety, stress, adjustment to significant life events and postnatal depression.

Madalyn works collaboratively with her clients, tailoring treatment to meet their individual needs. Madalyn is committed to providing current and effective treatment drawing upon evidence based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.