Our Team 2018-05-09T12:13:47+00:00

The clinic comprises of a team of Clinical Psychologists who specialise in their own clinical areas and use treatments which have been shown to be clinically effective for those conditions.

Our clinicians take a specialist approach that allows us to remain up to date with the latest scientifically validated treatments and improves our expertise within those areas. This leads to better, more effective and faster outcomes for our clients.

Our Clinical Psychologists

  • Fully qualified and registered
  • A minimum qualification of a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Members of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Comply with strict ethical and practice guidelines
  • Always remain up-to-date with the latest scientifically validated treatments

Meet Our Therapists

Jing Wang – Principal Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor

B. Psych (Hons), M. Psych(Distinction)

Jing is warm, caring and empathic Clinical Psychologist who is dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to find their way through challenging times, so they can live happy, fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Jing completed her education and specialist training in Clinical Psychology in Australia and the United States. She was personally supervised and mentored by one of the leading figures in psychotherapy of the modern era, Clinical Professor Hanna Levenson of the Department of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine.

Jing has extensive experience working with a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictive disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, personality disorders and family and couple relationship problems. She has completed training in hypnotherapy and is well-qualified to use hypnosis in the context of a broader and comprehensive therapeutic approach. She is also registered with the Australian Psychological Society as a clinical supervisor.

Jing’s treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy. She distinguishes herself in specialising in the treatment of complex presenting problems using short-term Psychotherapy that produces long-lasting results.

In addition to her clinical work, Jing has considerable experience in forensic mental health services specialising in psychiatric assessment and report preparation for criminal and civil matters.

Jing holds specialist registration with Psychology Board of Australia and is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society and an associated member of the American Psychological Association. She is also a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Rachel Brebach – Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B. Arts (Hons), Grad Dip (Hons), M. Psych (Clin), PhD

I am an empathic, present, non-judgemental and open minded therapist. I have experience helping people with managing challenging transitions in life, especially those related to relationship and health related issues. Sometimes symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress can be a challenge even if the cause isn’t obvious. I have the skills and experience to assist people in finding ways to cope with life’s challenges, whatever form these take. I work collaboratively with clients to help them find ways to develop their own skills to help change perspective, come to terms with situations and approach life feeling more capable and connected.

I use different therapeutic approaches which are appropriate to the individual client, including acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion based approaches and aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy. These treatments are all offered based on evidence that they are effective in clinical practice.

My clinical research and training has been undertaken at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology as well as at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. My masters research work investigated relationship difficulties and uncertainty in young adults and my PhD research investigated the psychological care of cancer patients. Earlier research focussed on forgiveness following transgressions.

I welcome and have experience treating people of all ages and life stages.

Joanne Pullman – Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B. Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Clin), Dip (OT)

Joanne is a skilled and compassionate therapist who is committed to a framework of evidence-based practice. She provides current, effective and specialised assessments and therapies for adults, children, and families, and is experienced in using a range of therapeutic approaches including behavioural therapies (BT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and interpersonal behaviour therapy (IPT). Joanne utilises a systems perspective, making sure that the goals of any assessment, intervention, or therapy include meaningful and measurable change in the relational areas of life such as family, friends and social contact, work, or school.

Joanne has long term experience working with adults with mental health difficulties within the public system both in Australia and New Zealand, and has worked in hospitals, community, and forensic services. She has specialist experience and skills in working with people who have encountered a wide range of debilitating mental health issues. These include all mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma-related distress and difficulties, thought disorders, and substance use difficulties. Joanne’s approach is collaborative and respectful of how differences such as age, culture, and life experiences shape behaviour, thoughts, and feelings in unique ways. She believes that any chosen therapeutic approach should be both evidence-based and acceptable to the individual and their personal goals. She emphasises the contributions of relationships, hope and strengths to support recovery.

Joanne is also interested in working with children and adolescents with mood and behavioural difficulties and is committed to partnering with families. She makes use of multiple sources of information such as family members, teachers, school observation, and specific psychometric tests. She has a special interest and skill in diagnostic clarification of children’s mental health and behavioural difficulties including eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional-defiance disorder. She believes these can be related to additional issues such as anxiety and depression, perfectionism, learning difficulties, or trauma. Joanne has a thorough knowledge of working with situations of bullying, and signs of distress such as self-harm and suicidal thoughts, or anger. She is committed to making sure that the work of therapy with children makes practical sense in their lives at home and school.

Joanne possesses a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is registered with AHPRA and is a member of APS. She is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Talia Gonda – Clinical Psychologist

B. Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Clin)

My therapy involves working collaboratively with clients towards certain goals. These goals often relate to a reduction in distress and increase in quality of life, so that life becomes both more satisfying and meaningful. I also believe in tailoring my approach to each individual. As part of therapy, I aim to provide clients with increased insight and practical skills for managing their difficulties.

I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults, who come from a range of cultural backgrounds and have a variety of issues of diverse complexity. These issues include generalised anxiety disorder, depression, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and substance abuse, problem gambling and parenting issues.
I completed my Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong. My primary treatment approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). As each individual is unique, I often use other therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Talia is available for appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays including after-hours.