Private Psychology in Western Australia

ORS is very excited to announce the launch of our  Private Psychology Allied Health Services division.

Services

  • Cognitive assessments
  • Psychological/diagnostic assessments
  • Educational assessments
  • School readiness assessments
  • ADHD assessments
  • Memory assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Vocational assessments
  • Capacity assessments
  • Autism assessments (NSW, VIC and WA)

Meet the Team

New South Wales

Louisa Gibson

BSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, MClinNeuropsych/PhD

Location: Mascot, NSW
Louisa has previously worked in the Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at the Prince of Wales Hospital, as well as the Dementia Centre for Collaborative Research in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. Louisa has also been clinically trained at Westmead Chidren’s Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and the Concord Centre for Mental Health at Concord Hospital. Louisa enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and believes in the open and honest discussion of mental health issues. Louisa believes that everybody deserves understanding and respect.

Western Australia

Will Hoffmann, Perth, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

Will Hoffmann

BSc(Psych)Hons, MPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Will is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner working with Psychology and Behaviour Support clients at ORS. Will has a Master of Psychology (Professional) and has experience working with individuals across the lifespan with varying psychological presentations. Will has applied interventions in individual and group therapy formats and has previous experience utilising Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and emotion regulation training. Prior to his current role, Will implemented Positive Behaviour Support Plans with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability as a NDIS Registered Support Worker. Will focuses on building the therapeutic relationship and tailoring intervention to ensure that the client feels heard, understood, and safe as he believes this to be the necessary foundation to support clients in making positive change.

Melanie Hamilton

BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)Hons

Location: Jandakot, WA

Melanie is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner with an Honours degree in Psychology. Melanie has experience empowering people with disabilities and mental health conditions to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Melanie’s strengths include her ability to establish rapport and build positive working relationships with her clients, their families, and their support staff. Melanie is passionate about continuously developing her skills and delivering the best possible evidence-based practices. She has a person-centred approach and ensures all interventions are tailored to the needs of each client; focusing on their strengths, interests and personal goals.

Vivian Vu

BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Vivian graduated from UWA with first class honours in Psychology. Since finishing her degree, she has gained valuable experience in providing support to a wide variety of NDIS participants presenting with challenging behaviours. Her experiences include working with individuals extending across the lifespan and with disabilities such as ASD, ADHD, OCD and schizophrenia. Vivian enjoys building a strong rapport and high level of trust with clients to ensure that services are delivered following a person-centred, evidence-based approach. She is passionate about focusing on reinforcing the existing strengths of clients whilst also assisting them to build and develop new skills, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.

Sanjana Malhotra, Perth, WA, ORS

Dr. Sanjana Malhotra

BPsych, MScPsychCouns, MPhilPsych, Ph.DPsych

Location: Morley, WA

Sanjana is passionate about assisting children and adolescents with a range of disabilities to have a better quality of life. Her experience includes management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and children with type 1 diabetes. She provides support and teaches coping strategies to individuals and families who are going through behavioural and emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression and conduct disorder. She provides sustainable solutions by carrying out assessments and conducting evidence-based counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Intervention and Mindfulness-based practices. Sanjana is warm and compassionate in her nature of working with clients and tailors her approach to meet the needs of her clients.

Holly Sutherland

BSci(Psych), PGDipPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Holly studied a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and has a passion for helping those in need through evidence-based strategies. Holly’s thesis project increased the current knowledge of teaching visual-aid based training to aid comprehension of complex topics, and found positive results, enhancing her ability to develop strategies for her clients as a behaviour support practitioner. Holly has experience working with older adults with cognitive impairments, and has developed an in depth understanding into patients’ wellbeing and individual needs. Holly has a passion for helping people of all ages and backgrounds, with a particular interest in working with children and older adults.

Rebecca Machado, ORS

Rebecca Machado

BSc(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Ed&Dev)

Location: Stirling, WA
Rebecca is a registered psychologist with a deep passion for working with children and adolescents. Rebecca holds a Masters’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Monash University and has extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopment disorders, learning disorders, geriatric disorders, and various other mental health difficulties. Her key interests include neuropsychological assessment and working with young people to help foster resilience, wellbeing, and flourishing in all areas. She has worked across a range of school, private, and hospital settings and utilizes a person-centered, evidence-based approach with her clients. Rebecca believes that a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship is the quintessential element of effective therapy and strives to build this with all clients in her care.