Adult Therapy Services
The Canberra Psychology Centre operates as a professional adult therapy service in partnership with CPCCF.
We have a number of Psychologists who are experienced in the treatment of trauma, utilising evidence based therapeutic techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, clinical hypnosis and trauma informed CBT.
Clinical Psychology Registrar
Dr Jany Stellar
Clinical Psychology Registrar
Graham MacKay obtained his Master of Clinical Psychology degree in 2010. He has extensive experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team at Therapy ACT, and also has experience working at Headspace and in school-based settings.
Graham is enthusiastic about working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. He is experienced and passionate about providing psychological assessment and therapy for a range of issues when working with young people, including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, anger, sleep problems, behavioural issues, and social skills difficulties.
Graham is experienced in using several evidence-based treatment approaches including:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Positive Behaviour Support
and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
*Please note that Graham is currently on extended leave.
Kevin is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. He was admitted into the Clinical College in 2008. Kevin’s main training has been in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Kevin utilises evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders and depression, and also incorporates techniques and tools from many other therapeutic approaches. Kevin has additional training in clinical hypnotherapy, Schema focussed therapy, the behavioural management of Bipolar Disorder, treatments for PTSD and drug and alcohol.
B.PSYCH (HONS), M.CLINPSYCH
Natalie Worony is a registered clinical psychologist who is skilled in working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional, personal and relationship difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship breakdown, grief/loss, self-esteem, assertiveness training, communication difficulties, and periods of transition and change.
Natalie has been working with adolescents and adults in a range of psychological settings for over four years including the welfare and criminal justice system; and as a School Psychologist.
Natalie utilises Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) with adolescent and adult clients who present with depression, anxiety and trauma.
Natalie also works with a variety of other therapeutic models in addition to EMDR including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindful Self Compassion (MSC).
Alex is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience. Having completed a Master of Clinical Psychology degree in 2017, Alex has considerable experience and expertise in working with adults in a wide range of settings.
Alex is experienced and passionate about providing therapy for a range of issues, including but not limited to: trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, behaviour problems, bullying, anger, school refusal and behavioural issues. Alex utilises various treatment approaches tailored to the individual including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focussed CBT (TF-CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Alex also works with adults on a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, eating disorders and personality disorders.
Alex’s therapeutic style is warm and genuine, and she is strongly committed to providing clients with high quality service.
Archana completed her training at the Australian National University. Archana utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Archana has experience working with a range of clinical presentations, including but not limited to OCD, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, eating disorders and parenting difficulties.
Jonathon is clinically trained and has worked in a range of community services and mental health settings. He takes a problem focused, formulation-driven approach to therapy, seeking to ensure that intervention is individually tailored to each client’s needs.
Jonathon has experience in working with adults with a range of presentations, including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, phobias and trauma.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
Jacqueline completed her Master of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Canberra, in 2018. Jacqueline is experienced in working with people across the lifespan and has a special interest in assisting children to reach their potential, as well as families;supporting parents and caregivers to make effective and lasting change.
Jacqueline utilises various evidence-based therapies, tailoring them to the needs and goals of clients. Jacqueline’s areas of interest include stress, anxiety, depression, risk assessment, bullying, anger management, school refusal and behavioural issues, as well as, support for LBGTQIA+. For younger children, Jacqueline utilises play therapy to assist with improved treatment outcomes. She has a strong belief that a good experience now will result in increased help-seeking behaviours in the future.
Jacqueline has formalised training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and exposure to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), NarrativeTherapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness/Self-compassion. Additionally, Jacqueline conducts Cognitive and Learning Assessments focusing on recommendations for ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders.
Jacqueline has a background in human resources; creating and facilitating training programs, wellbeing and health research and prevention, and complex people management.
Clinical Psychology Registrar
Sheree has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQIAP+ clients, individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, and clients who have been diagnosed with a physical and/or intellectual disability.
Sheree utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Exposure Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) most frequently in her practice. Sheree is also a member of the EMDR Association of Australia.
Dr Jany Stellar
Jany commenced her career in youth work in 1988 and has expanded across three decades. Her goal is to contribute to the community supporting individuals and families into wellness.
Jany has therapeutic experience in a wide range of settings including government mental health services, school settings and non-government organisations. Jany has also held various lecturing and research positions across her career.
Jany provides treatment for children and adolescents who suffer from symptoms of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. She has conducted research, published and presented her work on ADHD at international conferences.
In addition, Jany has experience working with substance and process addictions, with complex trauma, anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
Jany draws from a range of evidence-based interventions including with CBT, CBT-E, FBT, ACT, DBT and uses both individual and family-based approaches to her work depending on client need and presentation.
Jany enjoys living sustainably, yoga, hiking and spiritual development.
Yvonne completed her Master of Clinical Psychology degree at the Australian National University (ANU). She has experience in working with individuals across the life span.
Yvonne’s previous experience includes working at Headspace in NSW. Yvonne has also worked at the ANU Psychology Clinic and Dementia Australia with adults of all ages.
Yvonne is passionate about developing therapeutic rapport and tailoring her therapeutic approach to meet the needs of her individual clients. She works with a range of clinical presentations, including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, sleep difficulties, anger, social skills training, and psychological distress associated with being a carer.
Whilst her preferred therapeutic model is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Yvonne also incorporates elements from other approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, into her therapeutic interventions.
Yvonne can also provide therapy in Cantonese.
Gillian is a Registered Psychologist with experience working with clients across the lifespan.
Gillian is a UK Defence Force Veteran and Australian Defence Force spouse. She is familiar with the challenges a family may experience regarding relocation, deployment, role changes, and identity.
Gillian is trauma-informed and can provide therapy for transitions, goal setting, problem-solving, resilience, depression, anxiety, stress, behavioural problems, and emotion regulation.
Gillian uses best-practice, evidence-based treatment approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Brief Solution Focused Therapy; Play Therapy; and Narrative Therapy.
Tommy obtained his undergraduate and Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Melbourne. He obtained his Master of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Canberra.
Tommy trained at the University Psychology Clinic, University of Canberra Hospital, and the DBT-Adolescent early intervention program. His previous experience includes Headspace and private practice.
Tommy is experienced in working with a diverse range of clients and has an interest in working with adolescents and adults who have difficulties in interpersonal relationships and emotion regulation.
Tommy’s utilises a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy.
Tommy can also provide therapy in Cantonese and Mandarin.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
Jen completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of New England. Initially a music teacher in Western Sydney, Jen became interested in psychology and eagerly decided to retrain as a psychologist. Jen’s past research interests include obsessive-compulsive disorder and the effect of social support on young adults with type 1 diabetes.
Jen spent 18 months working as a School Psychologist in the New England region of New South Wales. In this role, Jen provided counselling and assessment services to children and young people aged 5-18 years, their parents, and their teachers.
Jen also has experience in a clinical setting, working with people aged 5-70 with a variety of presenting problems such as stress, mood disorders, attachment problems, and learning disorders, to name a few.
Jen is currently working from a cognitive-behavioural, client-focused approach. Jen understands how hard it can be to talk about distressing issues and aims to build trust and express respect for her clients. Jen welcomes a wide variety of clients and presentations, such as those with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. In addition, those with a faith or religious worldview will find Jen to be a supportive and open therapist.
Additionally, Jen conducts Cognitive and Learning Assessments, focusing on recommendations for ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
Michelle has a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Canberra, and is currently completing her clinical psychology endorsement.
Throughout her degree, Michelle trained in private practice, health and education settings. As such, she has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, and is especially passionate about supporting older children, adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with a broad range of clinical presentations, and her main areas of interest include stress, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, grief and loss.
Michelle uses evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and draws on motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques in her sessions.
Additionally, Michelle conducts Cognitive and Learning Assessments focusing on recommendations for ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders.
Michelle takes an empathetic, warm, person-centred approach to therapy and tailors treatment to individual needs to help clients reach their goals.
M.Sc (Clinical Health Psychology)
M.Sc (CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY)
Patricia Ksiezak is an experienced Registered Psychologist who holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Health Psychology.
In over 15 years of practicing, Patricia has helped adolescents and adults with broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and body image issues, cross-cultural differences. She is particularly passionate about gender and sexual identity issues as well as helping people improve their self esteem and assertiveness skills.
Patricia uses various treatment techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally-focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and often tailors these techniques for the individual needs of her clients.