Meet The Team

Who We Are. What We Do.

Better Self Psychology provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. We aim to make therapy accessible and rewarding to engage with.

Our practice is built around a community of individuals and families, with the intent to provide clients with the skills, connection, and experiences that may otherwise be missing in their lives.

Our team is comprised of highly skilled psychologists who provide consistent positive outcomes in a warm and caring environment.

Clear action requires clear thought. Our psychologists are here to discuss your challenges and help find a way forward.

Caitlin Gray

Psychologist
B Psych (Hons)
Location - Hutt Street
Caitlin is interested in supporting people to work through a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication skills, relationship issues and stress management.
Provisional Psychologist
B Psych
Location - Hutt Street
Dana’s connection and relationship with her clients is central to her work, as she believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to supporting her clients as they work towards making positive changes.
Clinical Psychology Registrar
B Psych (Sc) Psych (Hons) M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street and Plympton
Originally from Germany, Daniela has completed her psychology training in Europe and Australia. Daniela enjoys helping adolescents and adults to navigate their challenges and brings curiosity, warmth, and a pinch of German directness to her work.
Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Ed (Spec Ed)
Location - Plympton
Fei finds joy in working with children, adolescents and adults to navigate life’s challenges and achieve healthy emotional well-being. Originally from Singapore, Fei is able to provide support in English and Mandarin.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - On Leave
Kate brings a wealth of experience from having worked across public, private, and NGO sectors. She offers a warm approach, using honesty, humour, and empathy in each of her sessions.
Psychologist
B. Soc. Sc., M. Psyc (Counselling)
Location - Plympton
Kathryn has been working as a psychologist for nearly 20 years. She has worked with clients across the lifespan but particularly enjoys working with young to middle-aged adults.
Provisional Psychologist
B Psych Sci (Hons), M Prof Psych, PhD
Location - On Leave
Katya’s therapeutic methodology is grounded in evidence-based practices, and she is dedicated to developing her knowledge and skill set to help best support her clients. Katya has an interest in helping clients with anxiety, depression, stress-management, and sleep problems, utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), PhD
Location - On Leave
Lauren enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults to address a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, school difficulties, stress management and behaviour management.
Clinical Psychologist
B Arts (Hons Psychology) M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street and Plympton
Melinda works with teenagers and adults and provides a non-judgmental approach to working with people from all walks of life. She also has a wealth of experience in supporting people with trauma and attachment issues.
Psychologist
B Psych (Hons)
Location - Hutt Street
Mikayla is passionate about working with adolescents and supporting them through the challenges experienced at this difficult developmental time. She also offers psycho-educational assessments to children and young people.
Psychologist
B.A (Psych) GradDip (Psych)
Location - Plympton
Monica has an interest in working with adults and teenagers. Monica follows an eclectic, evidence-based approach to therapy with a deep desire to see her clients achieve results.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons) M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street and Plympton
Ned has more than 15 years of experience working in various mental-health roles. At Better Self Psychology, he sees adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship difficulties.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street
Patrick has a special interest in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Disorders, and issues with body image and eating, though he enjoys working with clients with a diverse range of presentations.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street
Qui predominately utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with clients. However, he has a strong knowledge of Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Clinical Team Leader & Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street and Plympton
Rebecca is a senior Clinical Psychologist and one of our Clinical Team Leaders here at Better Self Psychology. She has a passion for breaking societal expectations, particularly regarding body image and gender norms.
Clinical Team Leader & Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Sc), P GradDip (Psych), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street
Tamika firmly believes that the therapeutic relationship is the driving force behind meaningful change. She is dedicated to creating a safe, trusting, and empathetic environment where clients feel truly heard and supported.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street and Plympton
Tayla is passionate about working with people across the entire lifespan. She has experience working in both the public and private sectors with a variety of difficulties, ranging from depression and anxiety to behavioural concerns, trauma, sleep issues and challenges related to neurodiversity.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street
Tenille is passionate about working with adolescents and adults to address various concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, body image and trauma.
Psychologist
B.A (Psychology), B.Ed, P.Grad B. Psyc (Hon)
Location - Plympton
Tess has a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgemental therapeutic style, drawing upon a range of evidence-based frameworks, including a blend of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as other practical and theoretical models.
Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street
Trephina enjoys working with children and parents, adolescents and adults and is just as comfortable playing therapy games on the floor as she is discussing vulnerable experiences on the couch.
Practice Director & Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clin)
Location - Hutt Street
Tristan is interested in helping teenagers and has taken on a mentoring role for individuals without a healthy male role model. He sees the quality of the relationship with his clients as crucial for achieving a great outcome.

Melissa Persico

Practice Manager

Melissa is our practice manager and is responsible for overseeing all of the administrative and business operations at Better Self Psychology. She also provides support for the team and is always looking to make new connections with referrers and other organisations.

Our Reception Team

Receive a warm welcome and help with your questions.

Isabella, Sophie and Noush make up our reception team and are your first point of contact when visiting us. They will organise your information, book appointments, and help you feel comfortable the moment you enter the door.

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