Dr Natalie Robinson - Principal Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Natalie Robinson is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist. She is kind and caring in her approach and loves helping clients achieve their goals and improve their life. 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. She has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and other complex problems. She has studied neuro-psychotherapy 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.
Joanne Sheehan - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Joanne is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist. She has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. Joanne is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Joanne has over ten years' experience and has worked within hospital, anxiety and specialist research clinics, private practice and university settings, including the past six years at Counselling and Psychological Services at the University of Sydney. She is a warm and compassionate psychologist who has worked with adults and late adolescents with a range of psychological disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self criticism and shame, grief and loss and relationship concerns.
Joanne works collaboratively with her clients using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness approaches. She has run groups and individual treatment programs on perfectionism, procrastination, resilience and adjustment to change.
Joanne is passionate about empowering her clients and helping them to improve their psychological wellbeing and pursue meaningful lives and relationships.
Anna Street - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Anna is an experienced and qualified Clinical 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.
Dr Mahsa Esmaeilikia - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Dr. Mahsa Esmaeilikia is a qualified Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar. She is warm, nurturing, and empathic in her approach to therapy. She has a Bachelor of Clinical Psychology and she has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology in Iran and another Master of Clinical Psychology in Australia. She also had a PhD from the University of NSW and her Dissertation topic was on Emotion Regulation.
Mahsa is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and she is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLIN) as well as the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP).
Mahsa has worked in both Iran and Australia. She has a particular interest in anxiety disorders and mood disorders. She predominantly practices cognitive behaviour therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She currently works at a medical centre in addition to her work at Transformations Clinical Psychology. She also teaches at UNSW. As part of her clinical training Mahsa has worked at St John of God Hospital (inpatient unit) and at the internationally recognised Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUFAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital.
Mahsa is warm and welcoming with a non judgemental approach to helping people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
Sarah Kilgour - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Sarah is a qualified and experienced clinical psychologist. She has a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Forensic Psychology and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Sarah is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Sarah has worked with many different services including child and adolescent mental health, perinatal and infant mental health, adult mental health, cancer care, as well as private practice. Sarah also currently works in Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. This is a hospital-based multi-disciplinary clinic that provides inpatient and outpatient care to young people with chronic and complex health conditions.
Sarah has experience in providing individual and group treatment. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, health issues, functional neurological disorders, adjustment and life transition difficulties.
Sarah is a warm and committed therapist and she enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She is trained in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness based interventions.
Jessica Lam - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Jessica is a Registered Psychologist who has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Master of Counselling Psychology. Jessica is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.
Jessica has worked both overseas and in Australia with children, adolescents and adults providing counselling services. She has experience working in the following areas: anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, stress, and life difficulties, behavioural addictions such as gambling as well as many other areas. She has additional experience working with young people who are on the autism spectrum, have ADHD and learning difficulties. She enjoys working with adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, stress and difficulties associated with school and managing life stressors.
Jessica likes to work collaboratively with her clients to ensure that their strengths are maximized and to ensure her clients have a meaningful life. She has a kind, non-judgmental and open approach to her work and enjoys working with a diverse range of clients. She practices using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and she has an interest in schema therapy.
Angela Mifsud - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Angela is a qualified Registered Psychologist and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Macquarie University. Prior to being a psychologist, she had a successful career in corporate consulting and is also an accredited yoga and meditation teacher.
Angela is a warm, compassionate and open-minded psychologist who emphasises a collaborative and strengths-based approach with clients. She supports clients with a range of challenges and needs, including anxiety, depression, sleeping difficulties, emotion regulation challenges, stress management, ADHD, grief, life transitions, and pain management.
Patricia Kiely - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Patricia is a qualified and very experienced Clinical Psychologist. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University and she is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is a Master supervisor, trainer, and educator of Psychologists. She has over 30 years’ experience as a Psychologist in private practice.
Patricia works from a strengths-based perspective and she loves to help individuals build their skills to manage all the challenges that life presents. Patricia is warm and welcoming, and she feels passionate about helping her clients to achieve their goals and build their confidence.
Patricia has extensive experience treating adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has strong expertise in the assessment and treatment of several different issues including anxiety and depression, stress management, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, grief and loss, workplace issues and parenting, as well as many other issues. She especially enjoys working with families and couples to rebuild their connection and to improve their relationships.
Aside from her extensive clinical work with clients, Patricia has worked in Non-Government arenas and she has developed and set up Family Group Conferencing for NSW and she was the Manager of the Uniting Care Burnside Family Work Program for many years. She also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and she has overseen debriefing for large child protection Non-Government Agencies.
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 for 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 empathic response and she is available at our reception 9.30am to 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You can contact Malinda for any admin queries, messages or bookings for any of our psychologists.
Malinda can be reached on ph. 02 9419 8820 or you can email her at email@example.com