Director of Operations
Peter joins us with over 18 years of business operational management experience. Peter is an experienced leader with proficiencies in product development, sales leadership and account management.
Through studies in PsychoPhysiology and Business Management, Peter has a thorough understanding of what PsychPhys® needs to succeed.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys catching up with friends and family, taking time out with a good coffee; and keeping his mind and body healthy.
Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma of Psychologist through Deakin University.
Previously, Stephanie worked in the forensic setting for two years. Her aim with her clients was to reduce recidivism, improve their overall wellbeing and functioning, as well as empowering her clients to create sustainable behavioural change. She found this line of work to be rewarding and enjoyed assisting her clients to make positive changes within their lives.
Stephanie has an interest and passion for health and fitness. When not in the office you can find her in the gym, training, or going for a walk in nature.
“I am incredibly excited to be a part of an innovative team and program. I am passionate about assisting others to reach their full potential, to encourage and empower people to live a fulfilled life”.
BPsych (Hons); Cert IV Child, Youth & Family Intervention
Lauren has completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology through the University of Melbourne. She then went on to study her honours year in Psychology at the University of Melbourne, with her thesis focusing on social anxiety in middle childhood.
Throughout her studies Lauren worked in disability and social services. This provided the opportunity to work with individuals, ranging from young toddlers to adults, experiencing disability, developmental delay, mental health concerns and/or hardship. These experiences have instilled great compassion and drive to help build agency in those experiencing disadvantage and psychological difficulties.
More recently, Lauren has worked with individuals in community clinic, inpatient and outpatient settings; conducting assessments and assisting individuals with various mental health concerns.
Outside the office, Lauren enjoys being in nature, giving her pet cat, “Bobby” a pat and having “a go” at gardening.
BPsychScience, GradDip(Psych), MPP
Sheyan has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from Deakin University. Sheyan also has a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University.
Previously, Sheyan has worked overseas as a support worker assisting individuals with mental health issues. In more recent times, Sheyan has worked as a youth worker and a provisional psychologist in a private practice setting. Sheyan has an interest in health and neuropsychology, teaching clients healthy habits in regard to technology and creating overall positive changes in individual’s lives.
“I am thrilled to be a part of such a innovative team and can’t wait to start to use some of the skills and knowledge I have picked up over the years in practice!”
When he is not at PsychPhys Sheyan can be found playing cricket, walking his dog, playing video games, guitar and watching far too many movies!
Aleksandra holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.
Aleksandra is passionate about providing treatment and counselling to adolescents and adults with Borderline Personality Disorder, substance abuse problems, eating disorders and depression.
In her practice, Aleksandra has used DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to help clients in reducing suicidal ideation and self harming behaviors.
Aleksandra has worked across a diverse range of cultures in multiple countries.
“I have had first hand experience with adapting to different cultures and in turn helping people whose experiences vary from nation to culture. As a result, people feel comfortable opening up to me and seeking advice. Hence, my naturally open predisposition helps me establish and maintain relationships with people I care for and motivate to work through challenges and achieve their goals.”
MA(Art History), GradDip(Psych), GradDipAdv(Psych), MPP
Natalie has completed post-graduate studies in psychology with her thesis on the subject of alexithymia and well-being in autistic adolescents. Natalie also holds a Master in Art History and a Certificate in Analytical Psychology. Natalie has worked as a certified yoga teacher, group facilitator and youth mentor for many years with adolescents and young adults, which Natalie has always found rewarding and inspiring.
Natalie’s personal interests relate to understanding holistic ways of healing, which include focusing on both the body and the mind, which is why she was drawn to the integrative approach at PsychPhys®.
In her spare time, Natalie enjoys exercising (especially reformer Pilates classes), listening to music, researching innovative psychological treatments and appreciating art in any form.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
ESSAM, AES, AEP
Rhys is Member of ESSA and is an Accredited Exercise Scientist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist Rhys has a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice); Master of Clinical Exercise Science & Rehabilitation.
Rhys has been passionate about exercise ever since he was 5-years-old and playing basketball. As someone who was unsure of what path to take since finishing high-school, Rhys entered the health industry in 2013 with one goal and passion in mind: To help those that are in need. Rhys’ experiences have confirmed his love and passion for helping others. Having successfully completed his bachelors and a masters degrees has provided him with the knowledge, ability, and understanding to work with young people.
“PsychPhys® provides me with the opportunity to use what I have learned to assist children and adolescents who may be looking at our program as a way of improving their ability to not only cope, but to strive in day-day life”
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
James is an Accredited Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
James holds a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, as well as a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. James comes to us with working experience in Injury Management and Rehabilitation within the Community / Allied Health sectors.
James is passionate about supporting and empowering others. He strives to create the opportunity for safe and supported independent living for those he works with.
“Over my years in the health sector I have grown to love supporting and developing the people within the local community to empower those to take control of their health and lifestyle.”
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
ESSAM, AES, AEP
Emily has a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Exercise Physiology from La Trobe University. Having grown up either involved in or watching sport at home, Emily has always had a keen interest in all things sport and exercise related. Having such a passion for exercise and for helping people, Exercise Physiology seemed to be the perfect fit!
Emily enjoys making exercise fun again, and her primary goal is to get people to exercise because they enjoy it, not because they have to.
Specialist Behaviour Practitioner
MSW BA(Human Serv). MAASW
Jacqui has a Bachelor of Human Services and Masters in Social Work from La Trobe University. Jacqui is an Australian Association of Social Work member.
Jacqui’s working experience includes disability, mental health, aged care, health and education. Jacqui also has experience using Horticulture as a therapeutic method of support.
Jacqui is a self-confessed nerd, who loves to research and is curious about the world around her. In her free time, Jacqui loves to spend time with her friends, read and create art.
“I love the innovative approach that PsychPhys®️ uses to work with people and the supportive relationships formed between the team, clients and their families”.
Team Leader, Behaviour Support Program
MSW, BSW, LL.B
Daria holds a Master of Social Work from Monash University. Whilst living overseas, Daria completed her Bachelor of Law and Psychology.
Daria has worked overseas as a lawyer and psychologist assisting sexual violence survivors and victims of family violence. In more recent times, Daria has worked as a social worker, family violence specialist and therapeutic practitioner for DHHS funded programs and NGOs.
Her working experience included providing expertise and secondary consultations to the broader teams offering culturally safe and trauma-informed support.
In her free time, Daria enjoys writing and adventures.
Our Accounts/Payroll Officer Romany holds a Diploma of Accounting and is now undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting. Romany has grown up being a part of the Australian Athletics Community, competing at National athletics events as well as being an avid gym-goer’.
Through her athletics, Romany has seen how emotional support and physical activity can shape young Australians’ lives for the better, and solidly stands behind PsychPhys®’ Mission.
The opportunity to combine Romany’s number-fanatic side with promoting independence through the holistic PsychPhys® Programme was a light bulb moment Romany says she now knows PsychPhys® is where she is meant to be.
Marketing & Promotions Officer
Michael is a Communication Design graduate with an avid interest in branding and digital advertising. Spending his early career working on freelance design projects, Michael later transitioned into digital media management for large corporations.
Whilst branding is Michael’s speciality, he also loves working with typography, motion graphics and print design. Michael enjoys crafting colourful, bubbly material that both engages and entertains. PsychPhys® gives him the perfect opportunity to apply his creativity for a programme he supports.
Despite living on the cutting edge of technology and design, Michael has a very dated taste in music and cinema. He is also the owner of an embarrassingly large comic book collection.