Tropical Leaves

Our Team

All of our psychologists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This national registration standard ensures that all psychologists practice in line with a Code of Ethics document based on principles of respect, propriety and integrity, and engage in continued learning and development throughout their career. You can check any of our psychologist's registration through the AHPRA website by using their registration number.

Leadership

Stevie-Rae Kirkland

(she/her)

Clinical Lead

AHPRA Registration PSY0001816539

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Stevie is a registered psychologist and board approved clinical supervisor who has experience working with children, adolescents and families from a variety of backgrounds. Stevie has a particular interest working with those who have difficulties with anxiety, neurodevelopmental disorders and attachment disruption. Stevie works from an attachment-based framework to assist individuals strengthen relationships with their support networks. Stevie has completed additional training in Circle of Security, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions. Stevie also has a strong interest in canine-assisted therapy, and the positive impacts that animals can have on wellbeing.

Monday - Friday

Kate Sullivan

(she/her)

Practice Manager

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Kate is a provisionally registered psychologist who is passionate about providing support to young people and their families. Kate recently completed her thesis in the field of educational psychology and is particularly interested in developmental trauma and attachment. She has experience working with young people from a variety of backgrounds, including education, sports, and in-house care. 

Monday - Thursday

Mathew Aquilina

(he/him)

Service Manager
AHPRA Registration
PSY0001686217

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Mathew is a registered psychologist and board approved clinical supervisor with experience assisting children, adolescents, and families in individual and group therapies. Mathew is interested in working with anxiety, trauma, and attachment based difficulties in young people. Mathew has completed training in Circle of Security, ACT, CBT, and Schema Therapy models of intervention. Mathew has had experience running a number of group programs with Warehouse One7, as part of external agencies, and in the local community. Notably, he developed a resilience- and emotion-focused program for boys at a local high school. Mathew continues to enjoy work with boys and young men particularly and is passionate about early intervention in shaping men's understanding of and attitude towards mental health issues. 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Clinical

Diana Gonsalves

(she/her)

Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0001894972

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Diana is a registered psychologist with a passion for working with young people and their families from an attachment-based perspective. Diana has experience working with young people in out-of-home-care, from trauma backgrounds.  Diana values a whole-of-child framework and aims to enrich the lives of families through supporting connections. 

Monday & Friday

Lize Booy

(she/her)

Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0001958188

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Lize is a registered psychologist with experience working in educational settings and out-of-home care. Lize is passionate about working with children and their families and has been able to do this in group and individual contexts. Lize works from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and attachment framework. Lize is also our assessment clinician and conducts cognitive, learning and ADHD assessments.

Monday & Thursday

Megan Blacker

(she/her)

Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0001954534

Children, Adolescents, Parents, Adults

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Megan is a registered psychologist who has experience working with adolescents, adults, families, drug and alcohol, suicidal and self-harming behaviours. She works collaboratively with the child or young person and their families using a variety of different treatments that are client centred and strength based. She has a special interest in trauma work and mindfulness practice. Megan is also an approved Victims' Services counsellor.

Tuesday, Thursday &

Alternate Fridays

Ajdin (Adi) Mujezinovic

(he/him)

Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0002100326

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Ajdin is a registered psychologist with experience in community outreach mental health, and further study in transnational neuroscience. Ajdin is passionate about providing personalized approaches to psychotherapy in the child-adolescent-family context. Ajdin works with a focus on evolutionary psychology, bio-psychology, attachment theory, trauma informed and strengths-based approaches. Ajdin also has an interest in Canine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Monday - Wednesday

Cooper (aka. Boopy) Mujezinovic-Kirkland

Facility Support Dog

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Cooper (A.K.A Boopy) is golden retriever, a fully qualified assistance dog, and a very good boy. Cooper was in training with Assistance Dogs Australia (ADA) from the age of 8 weeks, including 6 months of advanced training. His skills are up to international standards as outlined by Assistance Dogs International. Cooper’s co-therapists, Ajdin and Stevie, completed handler training with Cooper, and are qualified to work with him in public.

Cooper has a passion for Canine Assisted Intervention and has previously helped in OT sessions with ADA. His interests include; pats, belly rubs, liver treats, bumping his head on things, tug, and sleeping.  

Monday - Wednesday

Jayke Parish

(he/him)

Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0002260190

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Jayke is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with children and adolescents. He has previous experience using ABA therapy, to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder manage challenging behaviours and improve social and daily living skills.

Monday - Thursday

Daisy Seaton

(she/her)

Provisional Psychologist / Triage Clinician

AHPRA Registration PSY0002350269

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Daisy is a provisionally registered psychologist who is passionate about working with children, young people and their families. Daisy works from a values-driven, attachment-based perspective and has a special interest in incorporating mindfulness practices to help young people manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviours. She has particular interests in behavioural issues and anxiety disorders. Daisy is also our Triage Clinician, and completes all intake phone calls for service enquiries.

Tuesday- Friday

Kalynda Powell

(she/her)

Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0002092202

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Kalynda is a clinical psychology registrar with an interest in working with children, adolescents and families. She has experience working in rural and remote mental health and with Aboriginal communities and individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. With a background in dietetics, she has an interest in the interaction between food and mental health, along with other interests working with those who experience difficulties with anxiety, depression and trauma. Kalynda uses a range of approaches to work with the young person and their family to tailor a therapeutic intervention that will suit their individual needs.

Thursday & Friday

Theodore Papadopoulos

(he/him)

Provisional Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0002505668

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Theo has recently graduated from a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced at Monash University, where he completed his thesis on personality, resilience, and gratitude. He has had experience working with children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges. He is very interested in a holistic approach to mental health and well-being, with a particular interest in food and nutrition and its impact on our mental health.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Destinee Conyers

(she/her)

Provisional Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0002414871

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Destinee is a provisional psychologist who is passionate about working with children and young people.  Destinee has previous experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and a range of mental health challenges. She has a particular interest in incorporating mindfulness practices into therapy.
 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Yasmin Haley

(she/her)

Provisional Psychologist

AHPRA Registration PSY0002471930

Children, Adolescents, Parents

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Yasmin is a provisionally registered psychologist who is passionate about helping young people and their families navigate the complexities of mental health. Yasmin has recently completed her thesis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an individual's psycho-social wellbeing, and is currently completing her Masters in Professional Psychology. Yasmin has a particular interest in anxiety disorders and behavioural difficulties. Yasmin is passionate about early intervention, and adopts a warm and holistic approach to therapy, tailoring treatment to the individual's needs. 

Monday & Tuesday

Administrative

Brianna Kelly

(she/her)

Client Care Support

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Brianna is our Client Care Support staff member who is passionate about ensuring our clients receive the assistance they need. She enjoys working with children and adolescents and has experience working with children through both dance and tutoring. You will see Brianna's friendly face at our front administration desk.

Wednesday & Friday

Karen Jenkins

(she/her)

Client Care Support

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You will see Karen's welcoming and friendly face at our reception desk when you arrive for your appointment. Karen has worked in various medical administration roles and has extensive experience working with children. She is passionate about helping people and has a particular interest in working with young people and their families. Karen enjoys building connections and chatting with our clients at the front desk. She enjoys hearing the stories from our young clients, so feel free to say hi next time you see her. 

Monday - Friday