Sensational Kids’ psychologists counsel and support children, adolescents, adults and families. Our psychologists work to develop resilience and skills enabling clients to address issues such as anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, depression, family issues, grief and loss, parenting and self esteem. Their approaches vary with individuals and might include play-based therapies with children, and empowering and supporting parents to enhance family functioning.

Psychologists

STACEY FREEBODY - CLINICAL TEAM LEADER

Stacey is a psychologist with professional passions across developmental research and teaching, as well as the applied clinical support of her individual child clients and their families. Stacey graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ), prior to working for some years in rural mental health in the not for profit sector.

Stacey has previously held positions within developmental research at UQ and La Trobe University, and as a teaching assistant at UQ. Stacey regularly conducts assessments of development, cognitive capacity, adaptive functioning, behaviour and mood. She has a clinical interest in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in very early childhood and has been incredibly privileged to have supported many families in this area.

Stacey is a Board Approved Supervisor and is available for the supervision of provisional psychologists, registered psychologists and other allied health professionals.

Stacey is based part time at our Ormond clinic and is currently undertaking further postgraduate study for endorsement in clinical psychology.

BRITTANY TAYLOR

Brittany graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Educational Psychology degree and is registered as an Educational & Developmental Psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Brittany has worked in a range of primary schools within the Government and Catholic systems. She has a passion for working with those children who suffer from anxiety and believes that working with the child’s “team” (i.e., collaboratively with families and schools) is the best way of bringing about change in a young person’s life. Other issues that Brittany works with are behavioural difficulties, emotional regulation issues, social concerns, and with children from trauma backgrounds. Brittany uses a range of different therapy modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, and play-based learning. Brittany is based at our Ormond clinic and works on Saturdays.

CORINNE MESCHER

Corinne is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She gained a Master of Psychology (Counselling) from Monash University. She has undertaken further training in Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Perinatal Mood Disorders and Infant Attachment and is currently completing an area of practice endorsement in Counselling Psychology. She has worked extensively with children and their families in both private clinics and government agencies, also providing counselling and assessments in schools, foster care and adoption.

Corinne’s areas of special interest include supporting children, adolescents and their families with presenting concerns such as anxiety disorders, low mood, behavioural and emotional regulation issues, social skills development, attachment and parenting support. She is a trained ‘Tuning into Kids’ facilitator and aims to provide practical parenting advice to assist parents to create and maintain positive family and parent-child relationships.

Corinne is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

MORGAN CREE - Assessing Psych

DAELLE FAINSTEIN - Assessing Psych

Daelle qualified with a Masters In Educational Psychology (with distinction) in South Africa. She is passionate about helping children and their families navigate and master challenges to help them reach their full potential. Her areas of special interest include adjustment difficulties, anxiety, emotional-behavioural development, life transitions, and family and social relationships. Daelle draws on various modalities and techniques in her client- driven therapy approach. She is also trained in play-based psychotherapy techniques to help children gain mastery of their internal worlds. Daelle loves using creative therapies to help facilitate growth and change. Daelle is based at our Ormond clinic and is currently conducting assesments only.

CATHY CHARLTON - ASSESSING PSYCH