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

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

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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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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Shalini Alé

Clinical Psychologist

Provider number 4876721Y

 

Anxiety and Panic

Depression

Coping with Marital Separation

Managing Chronic Illness

Treatment for Adolescents

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

Benchmark Psychology

Dr Julieta Castellini

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 4767641W

 

Clinical Supervision

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma

Relationship Difficulties

Adjustment and life transitions

Personality Disorders

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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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

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.   Read More

 

Dr Leona Chun

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number 5190337Y

Cross Cultural Issues

Adjustment to Medical Problems

Trauma

Suicide and Self Harm

Parenting

Education and Consultancy

Depression

Anxiety

Dr Alison Bocquée

Clinical Psychologist

Provider number 4364873Y

 

Children and Families

Parent- Child Relationship

Anxiety and Trauma

Sleep Issues

Mood Disorders

Family Problems

Clinical Supervision

Leona’s work draws on the key values of client-centred and strengths-based approaches. Leona is skilled in evidence-based interventions including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P).

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Alison is a Clinical Psychologist and has over 15 years’ experience working in Brisbane-based government and private community and inpatient settings with individuals across the lifespan, presenting with a range of mental health concerns, developmental conditions, and those with dual or more complex presentations.

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Natalie Miller

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Provider Number 5465351A

 

Adolescents

Young Adults

Depression

Substance Use

Adjustment difficulties

Older Adults

 

Sarah Scupham

Provisional Psychologist

AHPRA Registration Number: PSY0002013052

 

Couples therapy

Anxiety

Depression

Sleep problems

Social anxiety

Coping strategies

Natalie enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and older adults. She has experience with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation, and substance misuse. She has worked in both the private and government sector, such as non-profit organisations and Queensland Correctional Services.

 

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Sarah completed her Honours in Psychology in 2014 and has since worked in rural Queensland with children and families in the NGO sector. She is currently completing a Master in Clinical Psychology to obtain full registration as a Psychologist.  Sarah has experience working with children, adolescents and adults presenting with relationship distress, depression, and a range of anxiety disorders.

 

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Tessa Hall

Clinical Psychologist

Provider Number TBA

Depression and Anxiety

Substance Use Disorders

Relationship/Interpersonal Difficulties

Personality Disorders

Assertiveness and Boundaries

Perfectionism and Workaholism

Life Transitions

Crisis of Meaning/ Seeking Deeper Purpose

Tessa has been working in private practice for ten years delivering interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.

Tessa’s approach is flexible, humanistic, client centred, process focussed, compassionate, direct and non-judgemental. Having studied Gestalt Therapy and possessing a deep interest in existential and process driven approaches, Tessa is passionate about delivering individually tailored interventions that arise creatively in the therapeutic context, based on getting to know her clients in depth over time. Tessa will be further developing her skills in this area from 2019 by undertaking training in Psychoanalytic group therapy.