MCCP Northcote Road


MCCP Northcote Road

Practitioners at this location

Dr Amanda Nagulendran

Psychologist

Amanda practices from our Beaumaris Clinic. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Her professional experience includes treatment of anxiety and depression at a specialist clinic, providing psychological services for medical inpatients, and facilitating day programs delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Amanda has worked in a range of settings in public and private healthcare across Melbourne. She is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment to support clients in reaching their goals. With a research background in cross-cultural psychology, Amanda enjoys working with adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. She is particularly interested in working with anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment difficulties, trauma, and difficulties with emotion regulation. Amanda's therapeutic approach combines elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), including mindfulness.
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Dr Nellie Lucas

Psychologist

Nellie is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience in mental health having first worked in adult mental health in Sydney and then undertaking a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Child & Adolescent Specialisation) at the University of Melbourne. She has since worked in a number of private and public health services across Melbourne. Nellie established Melbourne Clinical & Child Psychology Pty. Ltd. in 2006. She enjoys seeing children, young people and adults and is empathic, supportive and caring in her approach. She has expertise in treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, psychosis and personality difficulties. She also specialises in seeing young people and children with emotional, social and behavioural concerns. Therapy is always evidence based and principally draws upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches.

Dr Renee Hewitt

Psychologist

Dr Renee Hewitt completed a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2013. She has also undertaken further studies in Clinical Psychology. Her major research thesis focused on adolescent mental health. Clinically, she has extensive experience working as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in public health settings with clients across the lifespan. Renee has an interest in supporting children with acquired brain injury and neurodevelopmental and learning difficulties. She is a strong advocate for her clients and adopts a practical approach to optimising learning outcomes. She also provides general psychology support for individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and coping, adjustment, and health related concerns. She practices predominantly from a cognitive behavioural therapy focus and enjoys integrating new skills and practices into sessions. She provides a flexible and collaborative approach to promote emotional wellbeing through life’s daily challenges.

Mr Jesse Richardson

Psychologist

Please contact reception 1300 635 952 to arrange your first appointment with Jesse. Jesse is a Clinical Psychologist, who has experience working with children and young people across both private and public sectors. He loves utilising fun and creative ways to engage young people in the maintenance of their mental health. Jesse tailors therapy to individual client needs, drawing from training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). He enjoys working with young people and their families to work on a range of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviours, attachment disorders, trauma and more recently, psycho-oncology. Jesse loves working with young people as they grow through their mental health journey, moving closer to what they want to achieve.

Ms Abby Aizenstros

Psychologist

Abby has worked in public and private healthcare settings and completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She enjoys working with young people and adults to improve their health, well-being, and functioning. She is collaborative, understanding, and caring in cooperating with her clients to explore their difficulties and coping strategies. She is particularly interested in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and difficulties with sleep, relationships, assertiveness, and self-image. Abby uses evidence-based psychological interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and supportive counselling.
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Ms Ellaina Andersson

Psychologist

Phone1300 635 952(Landline)

Ellaina is a registered psychologist (Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar), who has completed a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and is currently finalising her endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has a specific passion for paediatric neuropsychology and has worked extensively in clinical and research roles within this field. She has considerable experience administering a range of paediatric neuropsychological assessments in addition to developmental assessment tools and the Autism Spectrum Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition. She strongly believes in the provision of family centred care and aims to provide evidence based neuropsychological assessment to answer parent/carer questions about their child, assist with diagnostic understanding and inform targeted intervention. She hopes that all families leave the service with a greater understanding of their child’s strengths and difficulties, the functional impacts those difficulties may be having, and the targeted recommendations to help the family support the child’s needs so they can reach their full potential.  In addition to her clinical experience, she has also worked extensively in developmental and learning disabilities research. At the University of Sydney, her research involved the successful rollout of behavioural interventions supporting families and children with challenging behaviours, including children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Her master thesis explored the underlying neuropsychology profiles of children with learning difficulties and her prospective PhD project aims to develop a digital intervention for children with executive functioning difficulties at school. She is also a founding member of the Kimberley Brain and Mind Foundation. A charitable organisation that supports the community’s in remote and regional areas of Western Australia develop and implement research programs to help children with developmental and neurological disorders

Ms Kristel D'Rozario

Psychologist

Kristel has completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and has experience working with a variety of presenting issues across public, not for profit and private settings in both Perth and Melbourne. Kristel originally trained in Organisational Psychology, and after working with clients across the lifespan, found that her true passion was working in early intervention, supporting children and their families. Kristel has a particular interest in supporting children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as anxiety-related issues. Kristel also greatly enjoys supporting families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Kristel’s approach is strengths-based, and draws on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. She believes in working collaboratively with children and their families to empower them. Kristel values feedback, and endeavours to create a safe, warm and down-to-earth therapeutic environment. When she’s not at work, Kristel loves trying to keep her collection of plants alive, exploring new places to eat, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Ms Mary Kelly

Psychologist

Mary works at the Beaumaris Clinic on a Tuesday and Friday and the Armadale Clinic on a Wednesday and Thursday. Mary has a compassionate and caring nature, and offers a safe space for clients experiencing difficulties, and challenging times. She enjoys working with children and adults, and has experience in both government and private settings. Mary is passionate about helping clients develop awareness, resilience, and life skills that will encourage growth and support well-being. She works with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, substance abuse, stress, perinatal issues, child emotional and behaviour difficulties, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Mary uses various therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, and supportive counselling. Mary is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the Clinical College of Psychologists (CCP).
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Ms Tessa Bellamy

Psychologist

Tessa is a warm, genuine and open-minded psychologist who prioritises establishing a trusting relationship with her clients. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, specifically adolescents and young adults. Tessa has experience working with people across the lifespan, in both Government and private settings. She has also worked within schools, promoting positive psychology to the school community using a strengths-based approach. Tessa’s therapeutic interests include Complex Trauma, Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders and Body image difficulties, and Sleep and Stress difficulties. Tessa uses a collaborative and adaptive approach to therapy, fitting her approach to each individual client. She draws on evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
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