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 consults from Wayville and Gawler

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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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Jessica Wilcock

Registered Psychologist

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Jessica is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Her primary focus has been working with children, adolescents and their families to address a range of presenting concerns including school difficulties, anxiety, learning difficulties, emotion regulation, behavioural difficulties and substance use. Jessica is trained in early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Jessica also provides comprehensive cognitive (IQ) and learning assessments for children and young people.  

Jessica approaches her work with clients in an understanding and empathetic manner. She is committed to developing strong therapeutic relationships with clients and adapts her approach to meet individual needs. Jessica endeavours to provide clients and their families with the skills to move towards positive change and optimise wellbeing.   

Jessica consults from Headstart’s Wayville and Gawler offices.

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Letitia Wagenknecht

Registered Psychologist

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 Letitia is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Her primary focus is working with children, adolescents and their families. Letitia has a keen interest in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural challenges, social skills development (individual and group), school difficulties (including engagement and learning challenges), emotional regulation, and parenting support. Letitia strives to develop strong therapeutic relationships with her clients with the aim to develop skills that assist in addressing the presenting issues. She is committed to assist clients reach their maximum potential. Letitia also provides comprehensive cognitive (IQ) and education assessments (learning) for children and young people.

Letitia consults at Wayville on Tuesday, Thursday and Goolwa on Fridays. 

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