Psychologists

Sarah Anderson

Clinical Psychologist

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Sarah Anderson is a clinically trained psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.  Sarah has years of experience working with adults, children and families to assist them with a range of presenting difficulties including the management of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  Sarah enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them to achieve their goals using a range of therapeutic models.

Sarah specialises in child, adolescent and adult assessment.  Her expertise includes diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder for all ages.  She also specialises in assessments for determining IQ, learning difficulties, giftedness, and intellectual strengths and weaknesses.  Vocational assessments can be offered to support career planning and re-entry into the workforce.  Sarah is trained in mediation for couples and for those in the workplace to negotiate a resolution.  She can also provide parenting capacity assessments.

Sarah consults from Wayville.

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Melissa Rodi

Clinical Psychologist

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Melissa Rodi is a Clinical Psychologist whose primary training and focus has been on working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families.  She has always had a great passion and special interest in this area, specialising in early intervention.  She is experienced in behavioural approaches and more specifically, applied behavioural analysis (ABA) therapy.  She connects well with children using a fun, enthusiastic, structured and ‘firm but fair’ approach in her therapeutic style.  She seeks to support parents and families in building their toolbox and confidence to manage behaviour and develop skills, as well as working with schools to support students with ASD. Melissa can provide support in the areas of general behavioural management, social skills training, emotion regulation (anxiety, anger, depression) and toilet training.

Melissa is recognised by The Autism Association of SA as able to provide diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This can be offered as a single opinion assessment or as a Dual Assessment (two professionals from different disciplines).  She has experience in many different differential diagnoses e.g ADHD, trauma background.

Melissa also provides comprehensive intellectual and learning disorder assessments (e.g testing for giftedness, intellectual disability or a learning disorder) to children and adults of all ages.  She is also able to offer adult functional capacity assessments (e.g assessment required for a Disability Pension application).

Melissa loves connecting with the community and has presented a number of workshops in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavioural therapy.

Melissa will always strive to be a supportive member of your team and to make a positive difference in you and/or your child’s journey.

Melissa is currently on Maternity leave.

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Genna Berlingeri

Clinical Psychologist

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Genna is a registered psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She is primarily interested in working with children, adolescents and their families.  Genna has specialist skills in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and has extensive experience in behaviour intervention and management, social skills training and parent support.  She is recognized by The Autism Association of SA as a provider of diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Genna also has particular interests helping children and their families with:

  • General behavioural issues (parent support, managing difficult behaviours, toileting issues)
  • School difficulties and peer relationships (bullying, friendship difficulties, developing positive strategies with school staff)
  • Emotional development (anger, anxiety, self-esteem)
  • Psych-educational assessments (IQ and learning difficulties)

Genna is committed to assist children reach their maximum potential in terms of development, behaviour and learning.

Genna consults from Wayville on Thursday and Fridays.

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Alycia Powell-Jones

Clinical Psychologist

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Alycia is a Registered Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She works with adolescents and adults to help address a range of concerns include depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, school difficulties, stress management, self harm, and behavioural management. Alycia is also trained in working with adults who have complex presenting concerns and personality disorders. Alycia is also able to offer cognitive (IQ) and educational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults.

Alycia has worked in a range of public and private mental health settings. She works with clients in an understanding, and empathetic manner to develop a safe therapeutic relationship, as this is fundamental in moving towards positive change. She tailors her treatment approach to the individual needs and goals of each client. Alycia works within a cognitive behavioural therapy and schema therapy framework. She is also currently undertaking advanced training in schema therapy.

Alycia consults from Wayville on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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Dr Michelle Short

Clinical Psychologist

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Michelle is a clinial psychologist and clinical registrar who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a warm and supportive approach and enjoys working with clients' values and strengths to help them achieve their goals. Michelle's therapeutic approach is guided by two core principles: that all persons have inherent value and worth; and that every person working with a psychologist has a right to be provided with the very best in evidence-based practice.  

Michelle specialises in treating sleep problems and sleep disorders across the lifespan. She completed her PhD at Flinders University specialising in paediatric sleep and has worked as a sleep researcher for many years. She has over 50 scientific publications, and is on the Editorial Board of international scientific journals, SLEEP and Behavioural Sleep Medicine. Michelle treats a range of sleep problems in clients from 6 months to older adults.  

In addition, Michelle provides comprehensive educational assessments for clients aged 6 and older, and has expertise in treating adolescents and adults with social anxiety, perfectionism, depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions. Michelle enjoys working with clients from a range of backgrounds and lived experiences, in particular, people on the Autism Spectrum and LGBTIQ+.  

Michelle consults from Wayville on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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