Psychologists

Our psychologists are:

Emma Tattersall, Psychologist

Emma is a highly skilled mental health professional, working with people from 12+ to adults. She has experience helping her clients with a range of presentations including trauma, personality diagnoses, addiction, mood and emotional dysregulation, psychosis, situational distress, interpersonal and attachment difficulties.  

Emma works from an evidence-based framework, predominantly within Cognitive Behavioural and Dialectical Behavioural Therapies (CBT & DBT). She also uses Motivational Interviewing to help people change unhelpful patterns from their past which may be creating difficulties in their lives. In addition to providing 1:1 and relationship counselling, Emma completes vocational, cognitive and psychometric assessments and reports for her clients. 

Using the basis of a person-centred perspective, Emma believes strongly in the need to provide compassion and empathy within the therapeutic alliance with her clients. When helping her clients address their challenges and work towards their personal goals she is guided by their individual needs and priorities. 

Emma has experience working in private counselling, government sector, community services, not for profit organisations and in advocacy roles. Emma is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She genuinely loves her work as a psychologist and values the opportunity to be able to help people in a non-judgemental and empathetic way to identify and achieve their desired outcomes. Emma accepts referrals through Medicare, NDIS and privately.  

 

Rachel Salisbury, Psychologist

Rachel is a senior psychologist with over ten years’ experience providing psychological therapy.
Rachel helps clients to make sense of and work with anxiety, worry, panic attacks, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal difficulties, strong emotions, adjusting to change, coping with stress, work pressures, and recovering from traumatic events.

Rachels approach to psychological treatment is to apply evidence-based assessments and interventions in a tailored manner so that they are meaningful and lead to personal growth. She encourages individuals to develop skills, find purpose, work through challenges, and improve wellbeing. She is trained and experienced in delivering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Schema-focussed therapies in person, by phone and by video.

Rachel has a broad experience working in private practice, not-for-profit organisations., senior positions in country community mental health services. Rachel sees her profession as a privilege and appreciates diversity in people, communities, and cultures. She values healthy collaboration and establishing a shared understanding of client challenges and goals.

Rachel accepts referrals via Medicare, NDIS, RTW SA and privately.

 

Nicole Choda, Psychologist
BA Psychology/Law (UWS), Postgrad Dip Psychology (UWS), Cert IV Personal Injury Management

Special Interest : EMDR therapy

Nicole is passionate with taking a holistic approach to wellness for all individuals and couples she works with. She has experience working within private counselling, organisational psychology, and return to work rehabilitation settings. Nicole works with adolescents aged 15+ and adults. Nicole has a special interest in providing EMDR therapy as well as providing support to couples through individual and joint couples counselling sessions.
Nicole works with a wide variety of clients to support them in achieving their therapeutic goals. Nicole’s areas of practice include but are not limited to, depression, trauma and PTSD, workplace stress management, anxiety, bullying, relationship breakdown, and panic. Nicole additionally supports clients following MVAs and workplace injuries in the areas of pain management, post-incident trauma, and adjustment to injury.
Nicole has experience completing the following assessments:
– Medico-legal assessments including Psychological Functional Capacity Evaluations
– NDIS FCAs, Initial Needs Assessments, and therapy plans
– Workers compensation assessments including Workplace Assessments, Initial Assessments, and associated return to work planning
Modalities of therapy include CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR.
Nicole is currently accepting referrals from multiple streams including but not limited to Private, Medicare, NDIS, and RTW SA. For those transitioned from NSW, Nicole is SIRA-accredited to provide workers compensations within the NSW workers compensation scheme.

 

Jamie Witt, Psychologist

Jamie has experience working with clients whose symptoms align with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional regulation and addiction. He has experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
Utilising a compassionate client centred approach, Jamie is passionate about delivering a quality client centred and client driven approach to achieve the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.
Jamie utilises evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy along with other evidence-based techniques and strategies to achieve client centred goals.

 

Reinier Moolman, Clinical Psychologist (Telehealth)
B.Sc. Behavioural Genetics, B.Sc. Psychology Honours, and M.Sc. Clinical Psychology at
University of the Free State.

Reinier has a unique approach to both life and psychotherapy. He believes in only
applying therapy strategies and techniques that have made a true difference in his own
life.
Being born with a physical disability has never prevented Reinier in his pursuit of a
fulfilled, meaningful, and optimistic way of life. He calls this ‘differently-abled’, a
philosophy in which he believes he and his clients can do anything and that disability
only occurs when one chooses not to do something positive with your life.
Many of his own experiences along with his 6 years of experience as a clinical
psychologist makes him a proactive therapist who believes in powerful change
happening.
Reinier has a passion for working with persons living with disability, depression, anxiety,
identity disorders, parenting problems, marital issues, addiction, and existential crises.
He has a special interest in working with NDIS clients. His therapeutic techniques
include Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness, Dialectic Behaviour
Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Substance Related Rehabilitation
according to the Alternative Minnesota Model.
Reinier also offers therapy in Afrikaans for Afrikaans speaking clients.

 

Vanessa Hickey, Psychologist (Telehealth)

Special Interest : Menopause, Cardiac Psychology

Vanessa has worked with many different psychological presentations including but not limited to attachment issues, depression/anxiety, relationship issues ,workplace challenges having consulted to various employee assistance programmes, life transition and adjustment, stress management and self-esteem issues. She has a particular interest in cardiac psychology and other health and lifestyle related psychological issues.
Vanessa is a highly skilled and dedicated Mental Health Professional with demonstrated experience in assessment, and implementation of effective treatment plans for individuals with varying mental health disorders across the lifespan. She is a compassionate professional who can engage quickly and effectively with clients, build rapport with many different personality types, proactively assisting in problem resolution and goal setting to enhance quality of life and psychological well-being.
Vanessa’s personal style is warm, engaging and passionate and builds upon her significant academic qualifications in both social work practice and counselling psychology. She works holistically with her clients and uses a variety of psychological evidenced based interventions. As each client is unique, interventions are tailored to the individual with focus on building rapport with the client, drawing upon multiple therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution focused therapy and other psycho-therapeutic approaches to assist the client in understanding past patterns of behaviour which may be impacting on current life experiences.
Vanessa has worked in a range of government and public sector roles in addition to independent private practice as a clinician, supervisor and training consultant.
Vanessa accepts referrals via Medicare, NDIS and privately.

 

Jana Mikula, Psychologist
BSc (Macquarie Uni), BA PSY (Macquarie Uni), Postgrad Dip PSY (UWS) , MMHP (Griffith Uni)

Jana Mikula trained and worked in NSW. She has been a registered psychologist since 2008. Her experience consists of working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and within various settings including five years Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services and an Aboriginal Corporation. She also worked as Suicide Prevention Counsellor for five years. Along that, she had her private practice and has worked with clients who were on Mental Health Care Plan, WorkCover clients, War Veterans and victims of crime referred by NSW Dept of Justice.
Her approach is client centred and integrative, using a range of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, EMDR therapy, Hypnotherapy and Psycho-education and elements of psycho-dynamic approach when necessary.
Jana has worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life, but prefers working with adults.
Jana has a special interest in treatment of trauma and speaks Czech.

 

Chindhu Shunmugasundaram, Psychologist (Telehealth)
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.
                                   Please note Jaqueline is currently on maternity leave.

 

Danielle Moore, Psychologist (Telehealth)
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 extensive experience working with all age groups across a range of psychological and neurodevelopmental conditions. Sarah is currently focussing on assessment providing the following assessments:
• Autism spectrum disorder (children and adults)
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (children and adults)
• Behavioural assessments for children
• Impairment assessments for Disability Support Pension
• Functional Assessments for NDIS applications
Sarah also has a special interest in therapy in perinatal mental health, grief and loss, emotional regulation, and parenting. Sarah integrates a range of approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and motivational interviewing.

Sarah is also approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to provide supervision across all levels.

 

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.

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