The team of Life Matters Psychologists comprises:
Three Clinical Psychologists - Matthew Stanton, Lynn Jenkins and Amber Sutton.
Two experienced Psychologists - Barbara Aldrich and Alikki Russell.
Matthew Stanton is a registered clinical psychologist. He has been working in private practice for over ten years and in addition to this he has worked within the public mental health system in community specialist teams and within adult and adolescent intensive psychiatry hospital units for over six years. Matthew is skilled in psychological assessment and treatment of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, adjustment disorder,and pain syndromes. He is also skilled in the psychological assessment and treatment of Victims of Crime, injured workers, providing group facilitation with teams of people, developing and providing Employee Assistance Programs, work-life balance initiatives and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Matthew is registered with Medicare, major health funds and is an approved counsellor for Victims Services as well as an Authorised Report Writer (ARW) for Victims Services.
Lynn Jenkins is a registered clinical psychologist. She has been working in private practice for over ten years during which time she has provided therapy for people referred predominantly by G.P.s as well as Victims Services and Worker's Compensation. Her background (prior to private practice) comprises of experience in adult mental health settings, sexual assault counselling and community counselling. She has particular interest in treating adults for anxiety, depression, anxiety and depression in pregnancy and post-pregnancy, grief and sexual abuse. She has a very strong interest in perinatal mental health and is very active in developing herself professionally in this area. She is registered with Medicare, major health funds and is an approved counsellor for Victims Services. Her preferred treatment approaches include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and hypnosis. Lynn writes for Take 5 and Sunny Days and has just had her first book published which examines how early emotional foundations are established and how to provide the Best Start for your child.
Amber Sutton is a registered clinical psychologist with over ten years experience in the mental health field across public and private sectors. Amber's experience has been predominantly with adults and older adolescents, providing psychological interventions for a wide range of mental health issues including: depression, generalised anxiety, phobias & panic disorder, OCD, trauma, grief & loss, chronic pain, adjustment disorders and stress. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness.
Barbara Aldrich is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Counselling degree from Macquarie University. Barbara has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and has been in private practice for 13 years. Barbara has worked in the public sector in child protection, sexual assault counselling, juvenile justice and in community health as a Child and Family Therapist. Barbara has worked for many years providing forensic assessment for criminal legal matters. She also has worked for Relationships Australia as a couple and Family Therapist. Barbara has extensive experience in group work and training. She is a trained Psychodramatist, a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linquistic Programming and has training in a wide variety of other therapeutic modalities including Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She has particular experience in victims of crime, especially domestic violence and sexual assault. Barbara is co-author of the book "The Mutual Help Group - a Guide to working with Victims of Domestic Violence". Barbara enjoys working with individuals, families and couples to resolve unresourceful issues and conflicts.
Alikki Russell is a registered psychologist with several years experience in both private practice and disability service settings. Alikki is skilled in the psychological assessment and treatment of disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, behavioural disorders, anger management and substance abuse. In addition, Alikki has several years experience in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental disabilities and treatment of those with developmental delays. Alikki has experience in working with people of all ages and all backgrounds and uses a variety of approaches based on each person’s individual need. Alikki is a registered Medicare, Workcover and EAP provider and is an associate member of the APS.
199 Corlette Street
The Junction NSW 2291
38 Ken Tubman Drive
Maitland NSW 2320
PO Box 434
The Junction NSW 2291
Ph: (02) 4965 3530
Fax: (02) 4965 3531
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