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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

Our team of youth mental health psychologists provide support to adolescents and adults between 15 and 25 years. Over 75% of mental health issues occur before the age of 25, so ensuring access to psychological support is critical for health and wellbeing during adolescence and early adulthood. Adolescence is a crucial period for developing social and emotional habits important for mental wellbeing and our team are dedicated to providing safe, appropriate and tailored support to help young people build these habits for life.

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Dr Justin Trounson, PhD., MAPS
Board Approved Supervisor

Justin is a director and co-founder of Connected Minds, a Clinical Psychologist, an adjunct lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology and Wellbeing and Community Programs Psychologist at Richmond Football Club.  Justin  is experienced in working with wellbeing and mental health challenges commonly experienced by young people and provides tailored support to adolescents and young adults to help them move toward a happier and more balanced life. Justin provides a culturally safe space for his clients and works with a number of evidenced-based techniques including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy.

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Emily Hohnke, MPsych.
Pronouns: She/Her

Emily is a warm and thoughtful Clinical Psychologist. She is committed to a collaborative partnership with her clients and aims to help them enhance their wellbeing through a compassionate approach. She has training and experience in a range of areas, including anxiety, depression, body image issues, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. She is particularly invested in helping her clients understand and break unhelpful lifelong patterns and build an enriched life that is driven by their values. Emily draws on a number of different theories and evidence-based treatments when working with clients, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  

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Katrina Lindblom, MPsych.

Katrina is a registered psychologist and clinical psychologist registrar. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Her approach is trauma-informed and is based on fostering a safe and supportive therapeutic environment in which individuals can develop a deep and empathic understanding of their challenges. Katrina draws on frameworks that observe the impact of childhood experiences and family relationships on emotional and mental wellbeing. She uses evidence-based interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, EMDR and Schema Therapy to assist individuals achieve meaningful and positive change.

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Bryan Lee, MPsych.
 

Bryan is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar. He aims to foster a safe, compassionate and collaborative therapeutic space for clients to realise their personalised goals. Bryan works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework to address a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, grief, adjustment difficulties and perinatal mental health issues. He has a special interest in helping clients with social anxiety difficulties. Originating from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, Bryan is committed to embracing and understanding diverse cultures, and is keen to work with diverse client groups.

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Samantha Dax, MPsych.
Pronouns: She/Her

Sam is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist Registrar. She brings curiosity and a non-judgemental approach to therapy, with a deep respect for the many ways we, as humans, learn to cope with life’s challenges. Sam enjoys working with both adolescents and adults, and has a keen interest in understanding how early life experiences may have shaped current functioning. She finds it a privilege to support people who have experienced adversity and trauma. Sam has experience and interest working with a variety of presenting concerns, including but not limited to; emotion dysregulation, trauma, non-suicidal self-injury, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, disordered eating, and OCD. Sam works in a collaborative manner, meeting you where you are at.  Sam draws on a number of evidence based therapeutic approaches, with the flexibility to suit each person’s individual needs. She has completed training in and utilises CBT, ACT, EMDR, Schema Therapy and DBT. Sam holds the therapeutic relationship in high regard, and aims to facilitate meaningful change and help individuals build a life worth living. 

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Robin Giles, MProf Psych.

Robin is a registered Psychologist who brings a warm, collaborative, and practical approach to helping adolescents, adults and families improve their daily functioning and relationships. With an emphasis on nurturing long-term healing, growth, and wellbeing, Robin can assist with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues, such as mood symptoms, relationship problems, questions around identity and work/life direction, grief and loss, and difficulties changing problematic or addictive behaviour patterns. He is also experienced in helping neurodiverse individuals and families work with challenges associated with diagnosed conditions such as Autism, ADHD, and other developmental differences. Robin utilises a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy.

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Dr Nicole Redlich, DPsych., MAPS
Board Approved Supervisor

Pronouns: She/Her

Dr Nicole Redlich is a Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years experience working in both private and public mental health settings and in education and training. She has an interest and experience working with clients experiencing, Trauma related conditions, anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, substance issues and addictive behaviours, relationship and parenting issues pregnancy support and personal development.

Trained in a range of psychological approaches including, Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, CBT, ACT, Trauma Focused therapies, and Mindfulness based approaches Nicole works with adults and adolescents. 

Nicole’s approach is authentic, respectful, curious and compassionate. She provides a safe space to explore clients concerns at both an immediate and deeper level. She is interested in growth and change, creativity and resourcefulness, building coping capacities, identifying and enhancing unique strengths, and helping clients feel more connected, safe and fulfilled. 

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Daniel Morrison, MAppPsych., MAPS

Daniel is a Registered Community Psychologist who practises with person-centredness and co-regulation as a foundation to provide a safe platform towards identifying and navigating individual goals. With a firm sense of hope for recovery and reclamation of self-identity Daniel has experience working alongside people with various mental health concerns including complex trauma, social withdrawal, anger and violence, and dissociative disorders. The key influences of his approach are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. With respect, safety, and advocacy, Daniel is an ally to members of marginalised communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQIA+ and other gender diverse persons, and any person who has experienced systemic or social adversity. 

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Dr Helen Thomas, DPsych., MAPS
Board Approved Supervisor

Pronouns: She/Her

Helen is a Registered Psychologist with 15 years experience across a range of clinical, community and academic settings. Helen uses a collaborative and strengths-based approach to help young people and adults create positive change and achieve improved wellbeing. Helen has a special interest in helping people heal from trauma. A trauma-informed approach underpins all of her work, along with the understanding that the relationship between the therapist and client is an important facet of the healing process. Helen draws on a range of therapeutic practices including EMDR, Schema Therapy, CBT, ACT, and Narrative Therapy. Helen is available as a Board approved supervisor and to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

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