Dr Natalie Robinson - Principal Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Natalie Robinson is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree with Honours in Psychology, and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology.
Natalie is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and she is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a full member of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLIN).
Natalie has over nineteen years experience working in Australia, as well as overseas, within many different teams and services.
Natalie has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and other complex problems. She has studied neuropsychotherapy and has an interest in how neuroscience applies to psychological difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
She practices several different therapies with her main therapeutic orientation being cognitive behavioural therapy and schema therapy.
Natalie has provided both individual and group treatment for children, adolescents and adults facing many different issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment to change, stress management and relationship difficulties, as well as a variety of other issues.
As well as being an experienced Therapist, Natalie has undertaken a variety of different research projects as part of her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology completed at Macquarie University.
This has included research into social issues such as text messaging in romantic relationships, examining how text messages impact on communication, and writing a booklet for parents with children who have run away from home.
Anna Street - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Anna is an experienced and qualified Registered Psychologist. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Macquarie University. Anna is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
Anna has worked in mental health for over twenty years. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children, both individually and in group therapy. Anna has trained in the internationally renowned "Cool Kids" anxiety treatment program for children and adolescents.
She has experience working with people with issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, relationship difficulties, stress as well as a variety of other concerns. Anna gained this experience across hospital inpatient, NGO, school, University and community settings.
Anna is passionate about helping her clients improve their well-being and psychological health. She offers a kind and compassionate therapeutic style.
Anna draws on her training and experience in a variety of therapeutic models including Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She has a longstanding practice of meditation and mindfulness, which also influences her therapeutic approach.
Margie McCaskill - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Margie is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology Degree from Macquarie University. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Clinical Psychology Association and the Anxiety Practitioners Network.
Margie enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults suffering from emotional regulation issues, disordered eating and sleep patterns, procrastination, grief and loss, complex trauma and more. She also enjoys working with parents to provide them with strategies for managing children and behaviour issues, particularly with those dealing with difficulties such as conduct and behaviour problems, ADHD, peer and parental relationship problems.
Margie also has a particular interest in the treatment and prevention of emotional problems such as stress, depression and anxiety, including social anxiety, general anxiety and worry, panic attacks, agoraphobia, phobias, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour.
In her work with children, adolescents and adults, Margie is comprehensively trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and employs an array of evidence-based approaches according to her client's individual needs, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.
Margie is trained in family therapy, and is well-versed in the internationally renowned 'Cool Kids' Anxiety Program for children and adolescents. She has also trained with the Psychological Medicine and Oncology team at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and worked with youth at 'Headspace'. She is dedicated to helping children, youth and adults apply successful, evidence-based strategies to overcome practical challenges in their lives.
Margie sees children, adolescents, families and individual adult clients.
Dr Ranjani Utpala - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Ranjani Utpala is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist.
Ranjani has a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in psychology and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. Ranjani is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and she is registered with AHPRA. She is endorsed for membership of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
Ranjani has over ten years working as a Psychologist in Australia and Singapore within inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to her extensive work as a practicing clinical psychologist, Ranjani works in academic settings to provide training and supervision to students undertaking their clinical psychology training.
Ranjani has specialist experience and interest in eating disorders and is trained in family-based therapy (FBT) for eating disorders. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults and she has extensive experience working with patients with various presentations including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, personality issues, adjustment disorders, bereavement and many more.
Ranjani’s primary therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapies she utilises include: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), trauma-focussed CBT (TF-CBT), and Cool Kids.
Ranjani draws on her experience and uses a range of evidence-based strategies to tailor treatment to the needs of each individual client to enable them to achieve a greater sense of empowerment in their lives.
Malinda Saunders - Administration Assistant
Malinda is a our administration assistant and she is the first point of contact at Transformations Clinical Psychology. She joined us in January 2018 after moving from the UK with her family.
Malinda has a background in office administration and pharmacy. She is a kind and caring person with a compassionate approach and positive outlook on life. She has genuine care for our clients and the community. She works closely with our psychologists to maintain a friendly and professional service and to allocate clients to the right psychologist to best meet their needs.
Malinda takes pride in providing an empathetic response and she is available at our reception 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. She works 930am to 130pm on Tuesdays. She can be reached on ph. 02 9419 8820 or you can email her at email@example.com
You can contact Malinda for any admin queries, messages or bookings for any of our psychologists.