Meet the team at Benchmark Psychology

 

Here you can read all about the team at Benchmark Psychology, which includes decades of experience and clinical specialisation, many areas of expertise and effective modes of practice.

Benchmark Psychology

Dr Aaron Frost

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 2818132L

 

Clinical supervision

Consultancy

Career mentoring

Trauma

Sexual dysfunction

Behavioural problems in children

Personality disorders

Early psychosis

Benchmark Psychology

Dr Julieta Castellini

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 4767641W

 

Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

Anxiety

Depression

Traumatic and difficult life experiences

Children's mental health

Adjustment and life transitions

Aaron is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Benchmark Psychology. He has worked in both research and clinical settings, where he has developed expertise in a range of different presenting problems.  Aaron is also a STAP accredited supervisor and has been a supervisor for both Griffith and  the University of Queensland.

 

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Julieta draws upon a variety of evidence based psychological therapies and tailors these to best assist her clients with a range of presenting difficulties. She believes strongly in the importance of a collaborative process and is client-centred in her approach. She has a strong interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma or difficult life experiences and clients from non-English speaking backgrounds.

 

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Benchmark Psychology

Shalini Alé

Clinical Psychologist

Provider number 4876721Y

 

Anxiety and Panic

Depression

Coping with Marital Separation

Managing Chronic Illness

Treatment for Adolescents

Assisting clients who identify as LGBTQI

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Sleep Problems

Jasmine Pang

Dr Jasmine Pang

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 5061261J

 

Trauma and Crisis

Children and Adolescents

Families

Anxiety

Personality Disorder

Grief and Loss

AHPRA certified Clinical Supervisor

Shalini primarily works with adolescents and adults and has experience in treating a wide range of presenting problems, she has a client-focused approach and is passionate about achieving long term sustainable change.

 

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Jasmine has worked over the past 12 years in government, community and inpatient settings in Singapore as well as in Australia and moved around the world.  Jasmine has a particular interest in supporting children and families who have experienced trauma or adversity. She practices from a person centred philosophy working from evidence-based models and works with individuals across the lifespan towards their goals.

 

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Dr Jennifer Wilson

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 4717581F

 

Couples therapy

Parenting

Depression

Anxiety

Adjustment to life changes

Children's mental health

Child behaviour problems

Dr Grace Lynam (née Sweeney)

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 5061261J

 

Autism Spectrum

Adjustment issues

Parenting support

Child Behaviour Issues

Children and Adolescents

Mindfulness

Anxiety

Depression

Jenni’s PHD research focused on the development of children’s thinking and reasoning skills, and the role that temperament plays in children’s mental health.  Jenni combines evidenced-based treatments with a compassionate approach, and aims to work with each person’s strengths to help people achieve lasting change.

 

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Grace is experienced in helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting concerns and has a special interest in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Grace is trained in a number of evidence-based interventions for children and families, including Applied Behavioural Analysis, the Secret Agent Society program and Triple P Positive Parenting Program.  Grace has completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Grace's therapeutic approach is centered on creating empowerment and self-compassion, in all ages.

 

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Benchmark Psychology

Dr Kylee Forrest

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 4674191A

 

Pre and post-natal adjustment

Difficulties during adolescence

Anxiety in children and adults

Adjustment disorders

Interpersonal difficulties

Grief

Depression

Children on the autism spectrum

Dr Tania McMahon

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 5028411X

 

Behavioural Addictions

Substance use disorders

Eating disorders

Anxiety

Procrastination and stress management

Life transitions and adjustment

Online Gaming

Kylee completed her Doctorate with a focus on childhood anxiety, and is also broadly experienced in working with child, adolescent and adult clients experiencing a range of concerns. Kylee has a special interest in supporting couples along the journey of starting a family and adjusting to parenthood. Kylee works collaboratively with clients and their support networks and recognises the courage taken to seek help.

 

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Tania holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and has a special interest in treating a range of behavioural addictions, particularly internet and online gaming. She has clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting problems, and draws on a number of evidence-based treatments in therapy. Tania aims to integrate new technologies and research into therapy to achieve the best outcomes possible.

 

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Cate Hearn

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Provider number 5036692F

 

Autism Spectrum

Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Parenting Support

Child Behaviour Management

Borderline personality disorder

OCD

Phobias

 

Benchmark Psychology

Dr Richard Wellauer

Clinical & Neuro Psychologist

Provider number 4787452A

 

Depression

Stress management

Anxiety, phobias and panic

Trauma and PTSD (including ADF members)

Alcohol addiction

Anger management

As well as being a registered psychologist, Cate remains a registered teacher and comes form a strong educational background.  She has a particular interest in educational assessments around learning difficulties and giftedness.  In her treatment work, Cate has a passion for working with children and families, particularly with emotional and behavioural problems. Cate also works across the lifespan with anxiety and mood disorders.

Richard is skilled at encouraging people to recognize and use their personal strengths and he enjoys building relationships with others to enable them to achieve their goals. He is a clinical psychologist who focuses on working with adults. He is also a clinical neuropsychologist with experience in cognitive assessment.

 
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Sandy Hutchison

Clinical & Health Psychologist

Provider number 4364873Y

 

Psycho-Oncology

Clinical Supervision

Adjustment Disorder

Grief and Loss

Women's health

Health Anxiety

Medical Phobias

Benchmark Psychology

Rebecca Frost

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Provider Number 4842581J

 

Couples therapy

Parenting Support

Personality disorders

Sexual Dysfunction

Anxiety in adults and children

Child behaviour issues

Pre and post-natal concerns

Giftedness in children

Sandy has over 20 years experience working as a psychologist within the hospital system.  She has particular expertise in the psychological management of severe health problems such as diabetes, cancer, fertility problems and chronic pain. She is also an experienced psychology supervisor and is STAP accredited.

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Rebecca has experience helping individuals and families with a range of problems.  She believes in supporting strong relationships of all types, including couples as well as parents and their children.  She is currently completing her PhD researching the distress that can be experienced by couples as a result of sexual desire problems, and this is a strong area of clinical interest for her.

 

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