Psychologists

Our psychologists are:

Chindhu Shunmugasundaram, Psychologist
B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil.

Chindhu is a registered psychologist who brings a warm but practical approach to her work. She has a passion for working with couples and individuals. She is empathetic, approachable, a great listener, understands each individual is different, does not follow a rigid schedule of treatment, flexible in adapting treatment to client’s characteristics, sensitive to cultural differences, and has an avid ambition to succeed. She has the ability to inspire her clients and empower them to overcome personal obstacles. Her goal setting is specific, manageable, positively oriented, and gripping.

Chindhu trained in India, with specialty training in psycho-oncology, and health. Her experience involves working with a range of population (children, adolescents, burns’ victims, abuse victims, couples going through divorce, patients with terminal illness & their carers) and issues (addiction, trauma, eating disorders, risk taking behaviour, psychological distress, body image disturbances, and grief). She held an academic teaching position in Psychology in India, and moved to Australia to pursue her PhD in Psychology (Research).

 

Simone Andrews, Psychologist 
M. Psych (Work & Organisational), Grad. Dip. Social Science (Rehabilitation), Grad. Dip. Applied Psych,
B. Science

Simone is a registered Psychologist (since 2016) with a Masters in Work & Organisational Psychology. Simone has worked in a variety of areas (not-for-profit organisations, private sector and government) covering vocational rehabilitation, injury management and vocational/rehabilitation psychology. Client groups have included Australian Defence Force (ADF) selection/recruitment assessment, ongoing support assessment (disability), as well as ongoing case management for return-to-work services (WorkCover, Comcare, long-term unemployed (Job Network), school leavers, mature age, parents, clients with mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities). Specialty areas have included career transition coaching (including resume and job search preparation), vocational assessments, health coaching, psychosocial counselling, development/monitoring of rehabilitation plans) for clients facing multiple barriers to employment and/or training. Simone completes Vocational Assessments for pending school leavers or adults (general or WorkCover) who are seeking to identify meaningful, realistic and available employment goals and options.
Vocational Assessment Summary
A Vocational Assessment aims to assist an individual (pending school leaver or adult) identify and explore meaningful, realistic and available employment goals and options. A Vocational Assessment involves an individual completing a series of assessments to provide an indicator of an individual’s actual and potential ability via analysis and identification of cognitive skills and academic aptitude (verbal and numerical ability). In addition, relevant background information is obtained via client interview to identify current competencies, transferable skills and experience, and vocational interests and goals. Identified results, general observation, current labour market analysis, and any limitations in an individual’s physical and/or psychological capacity (if relevant) are all taken into consideration to provide indicators of potentially suitable future employment goals to achieve and sustain. A detailed summary report outlines the assessment findings.

 

Dr Jaqueline Dias, Counselling Psychologist  
BSc Psychology (Hons) (Royal Holloway Uni), DCPsych (Middlesex Uni) 

Jaqueline is a registered Psychologist with a doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from the UK. She has experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and within various settings such as private clinical practice, the National Health Services in the UK (NHS), schools and charitable organisations. She works with children, adolescents, adults and couples presenting with a variety of concerns and issues.

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20190322_152451-e1564359885865-768x1024-1.jpgAmanda Bakker, Psychologist 
Grad Dip Psych Adv (Monash); BPsychStud (Flinders); Grad Dip Rehab Couns (Sydney); BA (Uni SA); BMgt (Uni SA)

Amanda enjoys providing individual therapy to clients of all ages in a non-judgemental, empathetic manner. Amanda also administers a broad of range of psychological and educational assessments (cognitive and academic) for clients six years and over. Amanda works with a wide variety of clients including clients with a range of mood and anxiety related disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and substance-related disorders.

Amanda recently published her research on sex drive, sociosexuality, and gender fluidity. Amanda has an interest in sexuality and LGBTIQ+ psychotherapy, gender dysphoria, sexual dysfunction, and more.

Amanda administers psychological assessments including cognitive (IQ), academic, and adaptive functioning assessments, as well as behavioural and personality assessments designed to assess and benchmark psychopathology.

Currently accepting referrals from multiple streams including but not limited to private, Medicare, National Disability Insurance Scheme, Department of Child Protection, WorkCover, and more.

 

Danielle Moore, Psychologist
BAPsych (U.S.), BHlthSc(Hons)Psych (Adelaide), GDipEd (Adelaide)

Danielle Moore, originally from Texas in the United States, has been a registered psychologist since 2013. She has experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and within various settings, including private practice and education. She enjoys working with clients of all ages presenting with a variety of concerns. She uses a client-centred approach, integrating a range of modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Danielle practices in a culturally sensitive manner and is neurodiversity and LGBTQ+ affirming.

 

Gilles Hammond, Rehabilitation Psychologist
BA (Ottawa), Grad Dip Adol & Child Psych (Melb)

Gilles joined Adelaide Psychological Services in 2006 after gaining extensive experience as a Trauma and Organizational psychologist and, as an Occupational Psychologist. He has experience working with clients who face multiple barriers to employment and general functional capacity issues including complex injuries, chronic pain, brain injury, trauma, mental health issues, and a range of physical disabilities.

Gilles provides psychological therapy and medico-legal assessments for people with the following issues: Return to work and to the community, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal injury, Emotional harm, Victim of crime, Victim of abuse in institutional care, Medical negligence and Assessment of capacity to consent to medical procedures.

Gilles sees adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety. Gilles offers therapy in French for French speaking clients. Gilles accepts referrals from GP’s via Medicare, specialists in Rehabilitation and from Lawyers.

 

Sarah Kordick, Clinical Psychologist
BSc/BPsych, BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)

Sarah has experience working with parents, couples, children, groups and individuals.  She has a special interest in depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health, grief, and loss, parenting issues, behavioural problems, addiction, relationship problems, interpersonal issues, managing emotions, anger management, sleep problems and motivational issues.  Sarah integrates a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing.

 

Dr Don Tustin, Clinical Psychologist
BA Hons, MA (Wellington), PhD (Auckland)

Don has a special interest in family law, parenting, assessment of parenting capacity and separation issues.   Don accepts referrals from family court, lawyers and the Department of Child Protection.

Ask our receptionist who will suit you best according to your circumstances.