Meet The Core Psychology Team

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Our Psychologists are highly trained and experienced in treating adults and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, burnout, sleep disorders, grief and trauma, adolescent mental health, gender and sexuality, self-esteem and relationship and family issues.

TRACEY FELTHAM

Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist

BA (Psychology), MA (Psychology), MPsy (ClinPsy)

Special interest in:

  • Supervision & Mentoring
  • Accredited Supervisor with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board

I opened Core Psychology in 2007 with the vision of creating a warm, and welcoming practice where our clients can access expert help with highly qualified and trained Psychologists. With over two decades of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist within the public health system, University research settings, and in private practice I am now specialising in supervising and mentoring our highly qualified team. I am passionate about helping the next generation of Psychologists grow their expertise so that our clients can not only get well and stay well, but live a life more fulfilling than they could have imagined.

I am no longer taking on new clients as I focus on the supervision and training of our fantastic team, implementing Feedback Informed Treatment so we can track the gains our clients are making, and developing ways to improve the way we deliver treatment. I’m also engaged as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology for the Masters of Clinical Psychology degree and work as a Clinical Supervisor for the these students. Additionally, I supervise clinicians from Headspace.

CHYNNA FOSTER

Clinical Psychologist

M.Psy (Clin Psy), B. Sc. Honours (Psy) 

Special interest in:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Vicarious Trauma

I acquired a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. I am interested in working with individuals throughout the lifespan and have experience working across both the private and non-government sectors. My therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative, and individualised in response to each person’s unique needs.

I have experience in various evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Somatic approaches.

In addition to my role in private practice I am currently working as both a trauma counsellor and professional trainer in a non-government organisation.

Chynna is not taking on any new clients

Dominic Oen

Clinical Psychologist

MClinPsy, BPsych(Hons) 

Special interest in:

  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment difficulties, including physical health
  • Transitioning to early adulthood

I graduated with a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. My therapeutic style is influenced by evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), genuine curiosity, warmth, collaboration, and the importance of valuing the stories of each person I have the opportunity to work with.

I have experience in both private and not-for-profit sectors, working with people across the lifespan experiencing a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety and mood disorders, bereavement, cancer-related distress, and substance use. In addition to my private practice role, I work in the public health sector, providing psychological intervention to people diagnosed with cancer and haematological disorders, their families and carers.

SUE WALKER

Registered Psychologist

B. Psychological Science (Hons)

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan
  • Adolescent mental health

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales.  I work in private practice and in aged care – treating individuals across the lifespan. My experience includes therapeutic treatment and behaviour support for adults and young people in the disability and out of home care sectors (foster care). My work in these areas has informed my understanding of trauma and the impact on the individual.

My therapeutic approach is warm, genuine, and tailored to the needs of my clients. I aim to provide a caring space where my clients can be themselves and share their story, while we work together towards their therapy goals.

I use evidence-based therapies – primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

FREYA WRIGHT

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M.Psy (Clin Psy), B. Sc. (PSY) B.A. (HSY), GDPA

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma

I completed my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney. I work with clients across the lifespan, exploring their needs and assisting them to identify and achieve their therapy goals.  I am committed to creating a warm and safe environment and see therapy as a collaborative and supportive process.

My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema therapy. As well as seeing adult and adolescent clients in private practice at Core Psychology, I work part-time with the Department of Education as a High School Psychologist.

BIANCA GROSSO

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M. Psy (Clin Psy), B. Psy Sc. (Hons)

Special interest in:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Psychotic disorders

I completed my Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology after graduating from my undergraduate studies at the Australian Catholic University. My experience ranges across both public and private sectors, and I have worked with a wide variety of client presentations including anxiety and mood disorders, career and study stress, trauma, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use and adjustment difficulties.

I have worked extensively within government and non-government roles, supporting young people and adults with complex diagnoses and trauma histories, which has shaped my trauma-informed practice. My therapy style is warm, collaborative, supportive and genuine. I am passionate about creating a safe space for clients to share, while we work collaboratively to develop targeted goals and skills, to ultimately empower the client.

I utilise several evidence-based modalities in therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

MORGAN PARSONS

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M. Psy (Clin Psy)

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and mood difficulties
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Perinatal mental health
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Relationship and family issues
     

I attained my Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney after completing my undergraduate studies with Sydney University. Engaging with people across the life span I have worked with a variety of client presentations including anxiety and mood difficulties, parenting, stress, trauma, addiction and personality disorders.

I’m passionate about working collaboratively with individuals and would describe my therapy style as warm and genuine. I work from a range of evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-Integrated CBT.

ANISSA NAELI

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

MClinPsych, BPsych(Hons)

Special interest in:

  •  Anxiety and mood difficulties
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Work and life stress
  • Attachment and relationship difficulties
  • Working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar with a warm and welcoming therapeutic style who enjoys seeing clients from all walks of life. I am passionate about trauma-informed practice that combines evidence-based therapy with a client’s strengths, interests, values and culture. You can expect authenticity and a dose of humour in therapy sessions with me.

I completed my undergraduate psychology training at the University of Wollongong, followed by a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology. I’ve worked in a range of roles in the private, public and not-for profit sector with people of all ages as both a psychologist and community mental health worker. I am at Core Psychology part-time and on my other days, I work as a psychologist in schools helping education staff to support children and families from refugee backgrounds.

In sessions I use a range of therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy. I aim to work collaboratively with clients to develop a therapy plan that best suits their needs and goals. The first session can often feel daunting, and I aim to create a safe, friendly and non-judgmental space in the therapy room to ease this process and allow us to work out together how I may best be able to help.

CARLEY MENDONCA

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

MClinPsych, BPsych(Hons) 

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and mood difficulties
  • Adolescent mental health
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Psychosocial difficulties related to sexual health
     

I attained a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Wollongong, followed by a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney. I have worked in the private and public health sectors providing care to adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy settings. I have experience treating a diverse range of clinical presentations including mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, substance use difficulties and psychosocial difficulties related to sexual health. I have also supported people with complex medical backgrounds including people living with HIV.

My therapeutic style is authentic, client-centred, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I have experience working from a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-Integrated CBT. However, I aim to tailor each therapeutic intervention to meet the individual needs of each client, utilising client strengths, values, and goals.

EMMA CHAMPION

Practice Manager

BA (Psych) LLB

After a career in the legal profession I have worked in managerial positions in the mental health sector for 10 years. I joined Core Psychology in 2015 and am responsible for the general management of the practice, the implementation of strategies to improve the care and experiences of our clients, as well as business development.

BELLA

Administrative Assistant

BPsychSC

I recently completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with a minor in Communications at Australian Catholic University.

I have a passionate interest in Psychology and Mental Health issues.  I provide administrative support at Core Psychology and am committed to providing a positive experience for our clients. I am always on hand to ensure you get the most out of your visit!

ZOE

Administrative Assistant

I am currently in my second year of a Bachelor of Psychology at Western Sydney University. My interest in psychology stems from my love for helping people in meaningful ways, and my desire to develop a deep understanding of science and medicine to achieve this.I primarily provide administrative support to staff and clients and am motivated to ensure that the clinic is a safe and friendly environment for everyone.