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Our Psychologists are highly trained and experienced in treating adults and adolescents. They are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are registered Medicare providers.

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 these students. Additionally, I supervise clinicians from Headspace.

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.

FREYA WRIGHT

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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

Freya is currently on extended leave

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 PSYCHOLOGIST

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

Bianca’s books are currently closed to new clients

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 PSYCHOLOGIST

M. Psy (Clin Psy)

Morgan is currently on extended leave

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 PSYCHOLOGIST

MClinPsych, BPsych(Hons)

Special interest in:

  • Working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Trauma and complex trauma
  • Attachment and family or origin work
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression and low mood

I am a therapist who enjoys seeing clients from all walks of life. It’s important to me that the therapy space feels warm, inclusive and welcoming to anyone who walks in. The first session can sometimes feel daunting, so I aim to create a friendly and non-judgmental environment to ease this process. You can also expect authenticity and a dose of humour in therapy sessions with me.

I take a collaborative approach when working with clients. This means we work together as a team to come up with a therapy plan that combines evidence-based approaches with your specific goals, preferences, strengths, values, and culture. I am dedicated to trauma-informed practice, which focuses on ensuring you feel safe and empowered to make your own choices throughout the therapy process. I’m also passionate about culturally-relevant practice, which considers the influence of culture on the human experience.

I did my undergraduate training at the University of Wollongong, followed by a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology. I’ve previously worked in different mental health roles with children, young people and adults as both a psychologist and community mental health worker. I’m 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.

My work draws from several therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy.

CARLEY MENDONCA

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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.

ADAM DALTON

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M.ClinPsych

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety disorders  
  • Improving rigid and unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaviour and functioning
  • Relationship and family issues  
  • LGBTQIA+ mental health  
  • Navigating non-traditional relationship structures
  • Sexual health and intimacy for all genders
  • Pre-cosmetic surgery consults

My name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar with a relaxed, good humoured and curious therapeutic style. I have experience working in both public and private settings with clients across the lifespan. Specifically, I have worked with individuals who have struggled with mental health challenges related to low mood, anxiety, substance misuse, emotion dysregulation, inflexible thinking, and work, study and relationship stress.    

I have received training in a number of therapeutic modalities and most commonly use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. That said, it is important to me that therapy is tailored to the individual and their specific therapeutic goals. As such, I will always endeavour to explain the type of therapy that I believe will be helpful for you and why, and answer any questions you may have about it. 

  

JADE BURLEY

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

MClinPsy, BPsych(Hons)

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Adolescent and young adult mental health

I completed my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Wollongong. I attained a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney, where I completed a research thesis on the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adolescent anxiety. I have worked with children, families, adolescents and adults in a diverse range of settings and across a wide range of psychological difficulties.

My therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative, and authentic. I prioritise creating a safe, open, and accepting environment, and building strong therapeutic relationships where clients feel heard and understood. Therapy is always individualised. I focus on assisting clients to better understand the challenges they are experiencing, drawing from modalities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to build a therapy plan that meets their unique needs and goals.

In addition to my role at Core Psychology, I work for a not-for-profit organisation providing therapeutic case management for women and children in need.

KATE BALLESTY

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M.ClinPsy

Special interest in:

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Complex trauma

I enjoy supporting both adults and young people. Working within the public and private sectors I have gained experience helping clients with school and work-related stress, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders and complex trauma.

I advocate for a trauma-informed, person-centred approach, and have undertaken training across several evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

I aim to create a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable to explore, understand and address challenges interfering with daily life. I have a genuine, warm and compassionate therapeutic style, and collaborate with clients to develop a treatment plan suited to their goals.

ASHLEIGH MACKIE

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M.Psy (Clin Psy), B. Psych Sc, B. Soc Sc (Psych) (Hons I)

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem and identity concerns
  • Adolescent and young adult mental health

I graduated with a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney after completing my undergraduate studies at the University of New South Wales and Charles Sturt University. I have experience providing individual and group therapy in a range of private and non-for-profit settings. I have worked with children, families, adolescents, and adults with a range of presentations including, mood and anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma-related presentations, perfectionism, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, adjustment difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. I have also worked with people across the lifespan with disabilities and co-occurring mental health concerns and their support networks.

My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, collaborative, and client-centered. I always endeavour to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space for my clients to feel heard and valued. I prioritise helping clients improve their mental health and wellbeing by capitalising on their strengths and values, building insight and understanding into their experiences, and reclaiming control and responsibility over their lives.

I take an individualised approach with each client and draw from several evidence-based therapeutic modalities in treatment planning including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing.

DENISE GOGGIN

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

PhD Candidate (Psychology)
M.Clinical Psychology, B.Psych(Honours)
M.Educational Leadership


Special interest in:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Trauma
  • ADHD and neurodivergence
  • Self-esteem

My goal as a psychologist is to provide a safe and welcoming space to support clients in their growth, change, and healing. I have a Master in Clinical Psychology and am currently working on a PhD (Psychology) in the area of adult ADHD and mindfulness. I also have a Master of Educational Leadership from previous work in international education, and bring skills from a variety of past leadership and coaching roles to my perspectives as a therapist.

I have worked with clients across the lifespan and from diverse cultural backgrounds at private clinics and in NSW public health. I’ve helped clients with a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, sexual assault, parenting, relationships, concerns related to ASD and ADHD, as well as distress related to psychosis.

My therapy style is warm and compassion-focussed, and I aim to deliver evidence-based therapies in a way that is personalised to each client. I believe that we are all unique in what we need and how we communicate, and I like to celebrate that uniqueness.

Denise will  be taking on new clients from April 2024

EMMA

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!

JESS

Administrative Assistant

DipCouns

I have a Diploma of Counselling and am currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology at Western Sydney University.

I’m here to give you a warm welcome to our clinic and ensure that you have a comfortable and smooth visit. I’m always happy to help if you have any questions.