Clinical Psychologist: Dr Carly Ymer
Dr Carly Ymer is a clinical psychologist who holds a Doctor Of Clinical Psychology. She has worked in community, hospital, outpatient and private sectors of the psychology profession. For the last decade Carly has built, established and managed a highly effective and successful psychology practice in Camberwell www.drcarlyymer.com.au
Carly has a love of working with children and teenagers to help their developing minds and bodies understand the connection between the mind and their emotions and how these effect their health and wellbeing. Carly’s sensitivity to their vulnerable minds and growing bodies allows the children and teenagers to feel relaxed, at ease and safe to explore their internal world and their difficult emotions and experiences. Carly’s work facilitate change by showing unconditional positive regard, a client centred approach and an understanding of the clients motivations and fears in order to gently shift mindset, challenge unhelpful behaviours and soothe uncomfortable emotions. Providing a reflection of her clients inner world helps her clients to see the areas for change and she assists them to explore ways they may achieve this through thought exploration, behavioural challenges, and communication tools.
Carly readily works with issues of anxiety, mood disorder, eating disorders, behavioural disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and parent-child/teen relational difficulties. Carly believe in thorough assessment of the young person and their family and school environments in order to fully understand the history and context of the issues at hand. Carly then works with the client to achieve not only amelioration of their symptoms and problems, but a deeper sense of self awareness, emotional regulation, and healthier and happier relationship with themselves.
Carly utilises a client centred approach that is individual to each client and that takes into account the clients generational, cultural, age, gender and intrapersonal uniqueness. Developing rapport and a safe, relaxed and respectful therapeutic relationship is paramount to Carly’s work. She uses those processes with techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Therapy and Affect Regulation Therapy (ART).
Psychologist: Craig Salisbury
Craig Salisbury is a fully registered Psychologist. He has 20 years experience working in early childhood intervention, state and private schools and private practice. Craig holds a special interest in child and adolescent anxiety, early childhood development, emotional regulation and parent support frameworks. He works young individuals and their parents to promote healthy development, parent-child interaction and psychological well-being. He believes early intervention and parent psychoeducation are essential when working with young people.
Craig provides diagnostic assessments and intervention for individuals with a range of psychological symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder,
- ADHD, learning difficulties,
- Severe behaviour issues,
- Motivation and
- Depressive disorders.
Psychologist: Ms Helen Lewitan
Helen is a registered psychologist and has a keen interest and passion to work with children and adolescents. Helen employs an empathetic and warm approach to her work. Helen upholds a variety of experience delivering high-quality counseling and emotional support services to people across the lifespan including school students, children and young adults suffering from chronic health conditions, teenagers, adults and elderly people suffering from (but not limited to), school and academic difficulties, family conflict, behavioral difficulties, anxiety, adjustment issues, ASD, ADHD, mood disorders, depression, eating disorders, learning disorders etc.
Helen works hard to uncover the underlying threads and issues that bring her patients into therapy, believing that therapy is a process which takes time and work together. Rapport is of utmost important to Helen as she believes trust is the key to a successful therapeutic relationship. Helen utilizes a range of therapeutic techniques in her work including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. Helen also has experience working in multidisciplinary teams and liaising with a range of different allied health professionals to attain the best holistic treatment approach.
Speech Pathologist: Sophie Lacey
Sophie Lacey is a Certified Practicing Speech pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia. She holds a Master of Speech Pathology and Bachelor of Health Science from La Trobe University, Melbourne. Sophie’s practice, Speech Space, supports children and teenagers to develop the communication and confidence they need to reach their true potential. Sophie is an experienced clinician whose professional interests include Late Talkers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Motor Speech Disorders, and Developmental Language Disorders. Sophie assesses and treats most childhood developmental concerns and utilises a multidisciplinary approach working closely with psychologists, paediatricians and occupational therapists. She is experienced in offering comprehensive assessments and intervention for children of all ages and is passionate about providing holistic, family-centered therapy.
Through Speech Space, Sophie works with children up to 16 years with the following concerns:
- Developmental Language Disorder – Expressive and or Receptive language delays and disorders
- Speech Sound Disorders – Articulation difficulties, Phonological Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Stuttering – for children 7 years and under who stutter
- Autism Spectrum Disorder – comprehensive assessment and pragmatic language and social skills intervention
- Comprehension difficulties- following and understanding information and instructions
- Literacy concerns- spelling, reading and writing support
- and many more…
Kinesiologist: Megan McIntyre
Megan McIntyre is a Kinesiologist whose passion is working with the local community providing ‘Restored Balance’ in areas of physical pain, anxiety and hormones, to name a few. Megan works will all age ranges of children, teens and adults to help them be the best version of themselves through her practice.
NeuroEnergetic kinesiology is a modern form of Kinesiology that targets and identifies specific issues expressed by the body. It looks at the details; the hormones, neurotransmitters, the exact emotion, the joint, the muscle and most specifically, the brain area involved. She is passionate about assisting her clients in achieving natural health and well being through Kinesiology, which give the body and mind greater balance while dealing with environmental, nutritional and emotional challenges of life. Some of the common difficulties she works are:
- Hormonal swings
- Physical pain like migraines or back pain
- Mood changes
- Digestion issues
- Learning difficulties
- Sleep issues
- Goal setting … just to name a few
To read more information about Kinesiology and Megan, go to her website www.restoredbalance.com.au.
See Megan at Being Well Clinic to arrange a complimentary 15minute consultation or phone call and let Megan tell you how Kinesiology can work for you in achieving health and well being.
Psychologist: Andrea Middling
Andrea is a registered Psychologist with many years of experience working with a wide range of clients and presenting issues.Andrea uses different therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, the client centred approach, psychodynamics, dream work and hypnotherapy to help clients with a wide range of clinical concerns. Andrea works with both individuals and couples to assist with issues such as:
- Disordered eating
- Relationship difficulties
Andrea believes that the psyche knows what it requires in order to heal, however may sometimes need some help to get there. In her sessions, clients are active participants and the therapeutic relationship is instrumental in both the process and outcome.
Andrea’s special interest in the area of trauma is informed by the works of Janina Fisher, Bessel Van de Kolk, Pat Ogden, Richard Schwartz and many others. She has a wide range of experience researching and working with trauma. Her approach is very client centred, beginning with first assessing safety and risk. Trauma is then acknowledged, processed, and goals established. Andrea believes that psycho-education, physical movement and mindfulness play a large role in processing trauma. Andrea understands that managing trauma is a process that may require moving in and out of stages, and thus attunes her therapeutic approach based on the individual’s circumstances.
Andrea also practices in the area of family therapy, and is accredited to conduct assessments and reports for court purposes.
Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist: Jade
“Now is your time to THRIVE”
Jade is our very personable and dedicated naturopath and clinical nutritionist.
For over 10 years she has had the privilege of guiding and supporting numerous patients, of all ages towards achieving vibrant and long-lasting health and wellness. She provides a realistic and sustainable approach to health and wellness, in a pace and manner that is comfortable for you.
Jade incorporates the most current evidence -based medicine with traditional naturopathic philosophy to identify and resolve the underlying causes of dysfunction or imbalance within your body, with the ultimate goal of disease prevention.
She utilises a range of diagnostic tests and incorporates a number of treatment options in your individualised treatment plans.
- Diet and lifestyle coaching
- Nutritional Medicine
- Western Herbal Medicine
- Body composition and cellular health testing via BioImpedence analysis (VLA)
Whist Jade is experienced in all areas of naturopathy, her areas of particular interest include:
- Personalised Weight management
- Personalised nutrition
- Gut health including detoxification support, IBS, Bloating, general digestive discomfort, identifying food Intolerances, Reflux, parasitic infections.
- Women’s health including: PCOS, PMS, menopause, pre-conception, pregnancy and post-partum support.
- Stress and Mood Disorders: fatigue, low vitality, poor energy, sleep disturbances, anxiety
- Family Health
Jade is also a mother of 2 very spirited and energetic boys and understands that the challenges and demands of everyday life often results in parents NOT prioritising their own health and well-being. Jade is confident that no matter how unachievable your health goals may be, her individualised, versatile approach will help you achieve the health and wellness you deserve.
www.thrivenaturopathy.com.au (website under construction)
Practice Manager: Isabella Munro
Belle is our receptionist and she is enthusiastic about the values and beliefs underpinning the notion of the Being Well Clinic. She is studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science in the hope to expand her knowledge in the areas of health and wellbeing. Her desire is for her work to contribute to our clients’ sense of harmony and peacefulness when they enter and depart the clinic. Belle believes everyone deserves to enjoy a rich and fulfilling life, mentally and physically and trusts that being part of our team will bring people closer to a balanced lifestyle through encompassing a holistic and integrative approach to the practice of Being Well.
Receptionist: Megan Sinclair
Megan is our other receptionist at Being Well Clinic and is passionate about the services we provide. She is currently studying a Masters of Clinical Psychology and is very excited to begin practicing. Megan hopes that her work creates a welcoming and calm vibe for all our clients that visit the clinic. Megan believes in the importance of a balanced lifestyle and a holistic approach to being well. Megan thoroughly enjoys her work at Being Well Clinic and hopes that she can contribute to all our clients sense of wellbeing.