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About Dr. Saulnier
Dr. Stephanie Saulnier holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland. She then completed a Masters of Science and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney.
Stephanie completed her major research with patients who were undergoing bone marrow transplants. She examined how the treatment affected both the patient and their carer’s psychological and social functioning.
Stephanie is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and has been approved by Medicare to provide psychological services. She is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association and an Associate Member of the AustralianPsychological Society.
Stephanie has practiced as a Psychologist since 2003 in community and mental health settings, hospitals and private practice. She has also consulted to Women’s refuges to assist women and children who were escaping domestic violence.
Prior to working as a Clinical Psychologist, Stephanie worked as a Paramedic for the Queensland Ambulance Service. In addition to caring for sick and injured patients, Stephanie also became involved in assisting other Paramedics deal with mental health issues associated with the job.
Stephanie has an interest in PTSD and overcoming the effects of trauma, anxiety disorders (particularly, phobias, panic, health anxiety and OCD), and the management of chronic health issues such as fatigue or pain.
Stephanie is dedicated to working ethically and effectively. She maintains high professional standards and regularly engages in training to ensure that her treatment and knowledge is up-to-date with current research.
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About Katrina Dever
Katrina holds the qualifications of Certificate 4 in Community Services, Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Psychology and Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling.
Katrina is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and an approved provider of psychological services for Medicare. She is an associate member of Australian Psychological Society, and a member of the Australian New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
Katrina has practiced as a psychologist in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, non for profit community organisations, outpatient group treatment services, and within private practice. The diversity in her experience has well equipped her to be able to effectively deal with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol issues, trauma, domestic violence and family violence and work related concerns such as career counselling and managing work stress.
Katrina is committed to providing current and effective treatment. Her therapeutic approach incorporates evidence based psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness based approaches, Dialectal Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Systemic Couple and Family Therapy.
Katrina is a warm and empathic Psychologist. She takes a person-centered approach that is tailored to meet the needs of her clients. Katrina places great importance on the therapeutic relationship with her clients which is reflected in her collaborative style.
Katrina has a particular interest in working with couples and families and has completed specialist postgraduate studies in Couple and Family Therapy. In addition, she has further specialist training and experience working with eating disorders and other food and body related concerns.
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About Alexandra Ferendinos
Alexandra (Alex) Ferendinos holds the qualifications of Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) – in which she majored in Media and Communications (her core degree), Psychology and Sociology – as well as Honours in Psychology from the University of Sydney. Alex is also extensively trained in early intervention and behavioural therapy with children with Autism.
Alex is a fully registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has been approved by Medicare to provide psychological services.
Alex began her career working in early intervention, implementing intensive programs for children with Autism and other additional needs. Alex has ten years’ experience working with individuals across the Autism spectrum, ranging from infants to young adults. Alex also provides parent training for parents of children with and without additional needs, and has extensive experience working with children with anxiety.
Alex enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults of all abilities, but is particularly passionate about working with individuals with Autism and other additional needs and providing them with the skills they need to succeed in their unique lives. Alex’s areas of special interest include anxiety management, social skills development and challenging behaviours.
Alex places strong emphasis on evidence-based intervention and takes a family-centred approach when working with her young clients. Alex works to support children and their families across home, school and community settings, and works closely with other service providers to ensure that her clients are receiving the best possible intervention.