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Staff Profiles

Meet our multidisciplinary team of professionals.

To book in an appointment with any of our NDIS clinicians please contact our intake team on 9684 4281 or email triageclinician@starhealth.org.au

Suzanne

Suzanne is a Social Worker by background. Suzanne has significant experience in adult mental health in community and clinical mental health settings. Suzanne has prior experience in Child & Family services – including Child Protection, Residential settings and Court systems. Suzanne provides limited participant work in terms of support/ counselling to manage mental health and/or navigating systems. Suzanne understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship between professional and participant and takes time to build this relationship and empower clients to reach their goals.

Suzanne has been the Coordinator of the NDIS Therapeutic Supports Team since July 2019. Since entering this space, Suzanne’s goals have been:

1. To support the creation of an NDIS Team which has a positive and supportive culture.

2. To ensure that we continue to provide support and advocate for those who are most vulnerable within our community.

John

John is a Community Mental Health Clinician. He has experiences in the counselling and mental health sectors for seven years. He worked as a school counsellor in his home country. In Australia, he has a wide variety of experiences as a family counsellor, an AOD counsellor, and a mental health clinician. John is motivated to work with clients through person- centred and holistic approach to achieve their goals. John has a background in Psychology, having finished his master’s degree in Psychology overseas. He also finished his Diploma in Counselling in Australia. He believes that utilising his knowledge and skills from these fields and through emphatic listening can help him work and understand clients to develop their own healthy wellbeing which would help them in moving forward positively with their lives.

Dina

Dina is an Mental Health Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. Dina has an interest in working with both adults and children and has extensive experience in the paediatric setting, working within the home environment as well as delivering school-based interventions. Dina uses a strengths-based and person-centred approach when working with individuals and has a special interest in assisting children and adults to achieve their goals and engage in meaningful occupations.

Simon

Simon is a registered Physiotherapist with a passion for supporting the community. He has experience in and is enthusiastic in managing chronic and complex health conditions including: long-standing persistent pain, congenital issues, degenerative conditions, and chronic illness. Simon uses a person centred approach to support individuals and treats each participant in a unique way that is best suited to their presenting concerns.

Morgan

Morgan is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters of Science and Postgraduate Diploma, both in Child and Family Psychology. Morgan has special interests in working with teenagers and parent coaching, and also has extensive experience providing assessment and intervention support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, Intellectual Disabilities, and difficulties with self-regulation. Morgan’s eclectic approach is informed by multiple therapeutic principles so that she can tailor holistic and strengths-based support to each child and their family, so that they may engage with their world in ways that are meaningful to them.

Yana

Yana is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia and received a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Spanish) from Monash University and a Master of Speech Pathology from the University of Melbourne. Yana is passionate about helping children achieve their best potential by aiding their communication and has a special interest in speech sound delays and disorders and language difficulties. Yana is fluent in Russian and has an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. She has extensive experience working with people from diverse language and communication backgrounds.

Wendy

Wendy is a Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia with a master’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about supporting children and their families to achieve their communication and swallowing goals and functional outcomes. Wendy has experience in areas of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), language delay and disorders, literacy, and speech sound disorders. Wendy is fluent in Mandarin and has a moderate understanding of Taiwanese Hokkien. She is also experienced in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Yvonne

Yvonne is a psychologist with an interest in supporting children, adolescents and their families impacted by developmental conditions and disabilities. She endeavours to be person-centred, intersectional and neuroaffirmative in her practice, and strives to form strong connections with the young person and their system. Yvonne draws upon evidence-based approaches and techniques, and adapts them to suit each person’s unique experience to build upon their existing strengths and develop new strategies and skills.

Labrina

Labrina is an Administration Support Officer supporting the NDIS Team. Labrina has experience as an administrator working within the medical field and community health setting. Labrina is a recent graduated Public Relations student with a proven track record in the development of stimulating content creation and effective communication.

Cece

Cece is a provisional psychologist under the NDIS team. Cece has a Master of Professional Psychology training. Cece is interested in supporting individuals to work towards achieving their goals by utilising person-centred approach and a mixture of evidence-based interventions such as trauma-focused approach, CBT-informed practice and ACT.  Cece has an interest in working with adults and other individuals across the lifespan especially with trauma and anxiety.

Anais

Anais is an Occupational Therapist that specialises in Paediatrics and likes to work from a family centred and strengths based approach. Anais Graduated from Whittier College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  Prior to her graduate studies, Anais was a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant for two years. In 2014, Anais continued her studies and obtained her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy Practice at La Trobe University in 2016, with a career goal of working with kids/ and or adults with special needs. After Graduating from La Trobe, Anais worked as a preschool teacher at Montessori Children’s World before passing her Occupational Therapy board exam in the States. Anais began working as a school based Occupational Therapist within the Los Angeles school districts. In 2020, Anais moved back to Melbourne and began working as an NDIS Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Star Health Care Group.  Anais believes all children, regardless of physical or cognitive disabilities, can engage in meaningful occupations of life.

Emma B

Emma is a Speech Pathologist with a passion for working from a family centered, strengths based approach. Emma has experience working with children and families across multiple settings including home environments, kindergartens, schools and other community settings. Emma enjoys working collaboratively with the team around the child to support the child and family to reach their goals. Emma has a special interest in AAC/assistive technology in supporting the communication needs of children and adults.

Lynn

Lynn is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She works with children, adolescents, young adults and adults. She has extensive experience completing mental health assessment, neurodevelopmental assessment and intervention for individuals with disability, physical health challenges and mental health challenges.  Lynn works according to a person centred approach and family centered approach. Her therapeutic approaches are eclectic and strength based to facilitate therapeutic engagement.

Emma T

Emma is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and has experience working with children across a wide variety of settings. Emma enjoys using a strengths-based approach to her style of intervention and enjoys finding out what is meaningful to the child to enable them to meet their therapy goals. Emma feels that by adopting a holistic approach to client centred practice ensures she involves the entire family unit into her sessions, as well as working closely and collaboratively with other professionals involved in the child’s care. Emma has a particular interest in working with Autistic children and those with sensory processing challenges.

Dayna

Dayna is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who is passionate about supporting children and families to reach their individual goals with a strength based approach.  Dayna works across multiple settings kindergartens, schools, home and clinic to best support the child to achieve their goals.  Dayna likes to work in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the child and family are well supported.

Jeffrey

Jeffrey is a Registered Psychologist who completed the Master of Educational Psychology program at The University of Melbourne. Jeffrey works with paediatric, adolescent, and early adulthood clients from different social and cultural backgrounds, with a special interest in supporting male mental health. Jeffrey provides counselling services using evidence-based therapeutic interventions for conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability (ID) and various social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jeffrey is equally passionate about administering cognitive and educational assessments.

Jeffrey enjoys working in disability to provide every individual with the skills, knowledge and insight to improve their wellbeing and life outcomes. He has a strong desire to build each clients confidence and self-esteem as they grow towards adulthood and beyond. He is also fluent in Russian.