Our Psychologists

Directors

Kerry Bugalski – Psychologist and Director

Kerry works with adolescents (16 years up) and adults on a wide range of presenting issues. Kerry’s areas of interest include body image and mild to moderate eating issues, anxiety issues, self-esteem issues for adolescents and young adults.

Kerry has over 20 years of experience working as a psychologist in community health, schools and private practice in Australia and the U.K.

Kerry Uses a range of approaches to meet her clients’ needs, including psycho-therapeutic, cognitive behavioural (including mindfulness), interpersonal therapy and family therapy. Kerry takes care in establishing a supportive therapeutic relationship with her clients. She seeks to support her clients to gain greater self-awareness and build on their strengths to help reach their potential.

Ronit Joel – Psychologist and Director

Ronit works with individual adults with a wide range of presenting issues. Her areas of practice include general anxiety, depression, stress and adjustment issues. Ronit’s specific areas of interest include women’s health and perinatal issues, grief and loss, and trauma recovery.

Ronit has over 15 years experience working in Community Health, Psychiatric Hospitals and Private Practice settings. Ronit is a Psychology Board-Approved Supervisor and provides individual Supervision to Registered Psychologists.

Ronit uses a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness and feedback-informed treatment (FIT). Ronit works collaboratively with her clients, regularly tracking client feedback and outcomes to monitor progress and help her clients achieve their therapeutic goals.

Consultants

Andrea Maben – Clinical Psychologist

Andrea works with adolescents (14 years up) and adults on wide range of issues. Andrea’s areas of interest include: grief and loss, adjustment disorders, anxiety and depression and workplace stress.

Andrea has 18 years experience working as a psychologist in hospital settings (Austin hospital and Albert Road Clinic) and private practice.

She works to help patients resolve life stressors and problems using a range of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  Andrea works to build collaborative therapeutic relationships with clients based on empathy, respect and warmth.  She endeavours to reconnect people to the healthy, strong parts of themselves and to instil hope in clients for their future.

Madeline Grosso – Psychologist

Madeline works with adolescents (13 years up) and adults with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, and life dissatisfaction.  Madeline also has specific expertise in treating people recovering from trauma and an interest in working with adult survivors of abuse.

Madeline draws on a number of counselling modalities including psycho-education, cognitive behavioural therapy, psycho-dynamic, attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy and EMDR.

Madeline has 10 years experience in community health, government and private practices around Melbourne.

Tammy Krakauer – Psychologist
Tammy works with adolescents (16 years up), adults, couples and families on a wide range of issues. Her areas of interest include relationship difficulties for both individuals and couples, trauma related issues including domestic violence and developmental trauma, anxiety, depression and general life concerns.

Tammy has more than 10 years experience working as a psychologist in youth, child and family services, schools, family relationship centres and private practice.

Tammy draws on a range of evidence-based approaches in her practice. These include: cognitive-behavioural therapy, family therapy, client-centred therapy, strength-based therapy, and mindfulness and somatic therapies. Tammy is committed to creating a safe and respectful environment for her clients to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes.