Our Clinics

Our practice buildings are quiet, comfortable and family-friendly. Both are located on level streets with on and off street parking and secure lit entry and exit for later hours. Situated close to public transport and to major highways, the buildings are well-appointed and designed to provide colourful, welcoming environments. Disabled parking and entry is available

Croydon

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The Croydon clinic is located near the Maroondah Highway and close to public transport.

The quiet location provides a warm and inviting environment for people of all ages. The outdoor spaces are used in a variety of ways in the nice weather!

Yarrambat

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Our Yarrambat office is located within the Rivers complex, in the Health Centre there. This modern space is a welcoming and serene environment featuring designer native landscaping outdoors – along with a small lake and of course, the famous Rivers Nursery
and café.

Come along and enjoy a delicious coffee when you come for your appointment!

Meet the Team

Our team of psychologists all have postgraduate qualifications in Clinical or Educational/Developmental Psychology.  They bring a high level of training and personal dedication to their work in enhancing poeple's wellbeing.

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Dr Jari Evertsz

Clinical Director

Jari is a Clinical Psychologist who in addition to her clinical psychology qualifications, holds a Master’s degree in Psychological Counselling.  She was selected for the Leadership Course at The University of Melbourne and also holds qualifications in Business. Her research in resilience against depression led to the award of a research doctorate (PhD) from The University of Melbourne. She has worked in the clinical psychology arena for 20 years in Melbourne and has worked in forensic, hospital and policy settings both in Australia and overseas.  She is a past recipient of The National Violence Prevention Award (Overall National Award) and has a great deal of experience working with government bodies, welfare agencies, hospitals, and in violence prevention.

Jari is another equestrian and she and her Arabian endurance horse have had many adventures out in the Australian Bush!  A lesser-known fact about Jari is that she spent three years working in the colourful world of Advertising in London.

Areas of work include:

  • Consultancy to large organisations, Government Departments, and NGO’s
  •      Training
  • Supervision ( accredited Clinical Psychology Supervisor for AHPRA and the Australian

Psychological Society)

  • Child Assessments
  • Complex Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood disorders
  • Victims of Crime
  • Autism and ADHD
  • Difficult Behaviours (Children and teens)
  • Complex issues for young children
  • NDIS
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers

Healthy Ageing

Dr Jessica Griffith

Associate

Jess has a double doctoral specialism in both Clincial and Forensic Psychology and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). IN addition to her University studies Jess has experience working in perinatal mental health, the child protection arena, and in public mental health settings.

Jess is a warm and empathic practitioner who uses a person-centred approach to interventions. She works collaboratively with her clients with the aim of building a trusting  therapeutic relationship.

Jess  enjoys working with people across the lifespan with a range of presentations, using various treatment approaches for both adults and children.

Areas of work include:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic and Phobia
  • Depression and Mood disorders
  • Trauma and Stress related disorders
  • Autism/ADHD
  • NDIS
  • Self-esteem and Body image
  • Perinatal health and postnatal depression
    Chronic illness management

  • Older adults

Jess utilises her knowledge and experience to select from the following techniques to best suit the client’s needs:

  • Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness based therapies
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  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Informed therapies
  • Schema Therapy

Ivana Milic

Associate

Ivana is a psychologist with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. She offers experience working in a range of settings, including child and youth mental health and private practice. She has worked across a wide range of demographics and ages. Ivana is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Ivana is passionate about helping young people to thrive and assisting them to navigate the difficulties of childhood and adolescence. In addition, her calm , focussed and engaging approach helps everyone to feel at ease.

Ivana provides empirically validated interventions for children and adults for issues such as:

  • School refusal
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Support for Autism Spectrum/ADHD
  • Social/behavioural issues
  • Children’s self-esteem
  • Victims of Crime

  • Complex stress

Adult mental health issues
Ivana uses a variety of evidence-based techniques in her work including:

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
  • Solution-Focused Therapy,
  • Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness

Rachel Stanhope

Associate

Rachel is a psychologist with experience in helping children and youth with a wide variety of emotional and psychological issues.

 

At our Croydon Office she prioritises assisting children and young people with learning and developmental issues and   focusses on providing the following types of Assessments:

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Learning Assessments
  • Developmental Assessments

She is also able to advise on:

  • School refusal
  • Learning/academic issues
  • Study skills
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Marina Tidmarsh

Training and Materials

Marina joins us with her skills in  Administration and Training and has previously been with a team which manages two medical practices.  She is currently enrolled in a Science degree (Ecology) and has been on some amazing field trips including an extended spell in the Central American jungle studying jaguars and sea turtles!

Marina is an experienced equestrian with Eventing her main discipline. She also has a role in  teaching horse riding to teens and children.

Marina enjoys assisting people with their enquiries and innovating with systems and facilities in both Clinics.

Keeley Green

Office Administration

Keeley is our Office Administrator.  She brings a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their bookings, Medicare, NDIS, scheduling and technical issues. Keeley's warm and calm approich helps everyone to feel at ease.

An expert in Pilates in her spare time,Keeley's wide knowledge of health and administration issueshelps everyone to connect !