Therapy Team

Therapy Team

Aaron

Aaron

Occupational Therapist

Aaron is an Occupational Therapist with experience in working with adults living with physical and psychosocial disabilities to achieve their personal and NDIS goals. Aaron has experience working with assistive technology, home modifications, SIL and SDA. Aaron brings a range of experience including assessment and support in implementing therapy to improve life outcomes for participants

Abbey

Abbey

Occupational Therapist

Abbey has completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Deakin University. Abbey has developed a passion to work with young children and their families through her previous experiences and role as a Peer Mentor and Therapy Assistant at Access Your Supports. She also has interests in sensory modulation and mental health. Abbey is passionate about providing a holistic person-centred focus to empower participants to achieve their goals and participate in meaningful occupations. 

Abby

Abby

Occupational Therapist

Abby has a keen interest in working with adolescents and adults to achieve their goals. She is passionate about promoting independence and making a positive change in client’s lives. Abby has experience in early childhood intervention, aged care and community rehabilitation. Abby also worked as a disability support worker throughout her university degree and as a result has a passion for helping individuals with varying disabilities.

Alex

Alex

Occupational Therapist

Alex is an Occupational Therapist with experience in working with adults (18+ years of age) towards achieving their personal goals. Alex has a keen interest in working within the mental health sector by supporting individuals in their homes, work and the community. Alex brings a range of experience including assessment and development of graded interventions to ensure the people he works with are set up for success, as well as being provided with the relevant tools and strategies for ongoing improvement in their daily life. 

Anahita

Anahita

Physiotherapist

Anahita is an AHPRA registered passionate physiotherapist with an experience of more than 13 years. Anahita graduated as a Physiotherapist in India and completed her postgraduation in Masters of Public Health, specialising in Research and Masters of Health Science, specialising in Occupational Health and Safety from Western Sydney University, Sydney. Anahita comes with a diverse experience in private practice, hospital and community. Her strengths include Musculoskeletal rehab, Neurological rehab, Cardiovascular rehab and Hydrotherapy.  She has experience in working for clients with disabilities, developmental delays, post Orthopaedic surgeries, Stroke, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Falls, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal pain or Musculoskeletal pain, and has achieved best outcomes for her clients. She strongly believes in providing physiotherapy services with empathy, respect, collaboration and innovation. Anahita enjoys listening to traditional instrumental music and cooking. 

Ashlie

Ashlie

Occupational Therapist

Ashlie is an Occupational Therapist with a background in disability, childhood intervention and working with families. Ashlie is person centered in her approach and has a passion for equality and inclusion.

Austen

Austen

Occupational Therapist

Austen is an Occupational Therapist who specialises in working with adolescents and adults to achieve their personal and NDIS listed goals. Austen has a keen interest in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities. Austen has experience with SIL and SDA, Assessments, Assistive Technology as well as providing interventions to assist with increasing participants’ independent living skills. Austen strongly believes in a holistic approach and building strong therapeutic relationships to improve therapy outcomes for participants. 

Brooke

Brooke

Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

Brooke is a provisional psychologist who completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Deakin University in 2020. Brooke is a passionate clinician who has particular interest in child psychology and complex psycho-social presentations and supporting young people to achieve their therapeutic goals early in life. Brooke has a background in youth case work, working in the area of homelessness, mental health, youth justice and family violence.

Caitlin

Caitlin

Occupational Therapist

Caitlin has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Deakin University. Caitlin has a passion to work alongside school-age children, which was established in her Honours research project, and through her previous role as a Peer Mentor and Therapy Assistant at Access Your Supports. Caitlin has experience with children and adolescents and is particularly interested in the fields of interoception and neurorehabilitation. Caitlin is passionate about empowering her participants to achieve their goals and to reach independence. Caitlin is extremely driven to use a holistic and person-centred approach with all of her participants and their families. 

Cate

Cate

Behaviour Support Practitioner (TRENTHAM)

Cate holds Diplomas in Community Welfare and Counselling and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Her passion lies in supporting individuals of all abilities and backgrounds to overcome challenges, live safe and fulfilling lives. Cate specialises in trauma and therapeutics gained through extensive training and twenty years working in the Out of Home Care, Family Services and Disability sectors along with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Cate utilises a person centred, strength based, collaborative and inclusive approach where all voices are heard, all contributions are acknowledged and the rights of choice and control are upheld. Cate has lived in Trentham for thirteen years and has comprehensive knowledge of local services and the diversity of populations within the Hepburn shire and Macedon Ranges shire regions.

Chung Kwan (Angelia) Lee

Chung Kwan (Angelia) Lee

Dietitian

Angelia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with enthusiasm to help individuals become self-sufficient in improving their health, through developing goals and exploring sustainable strategies together that suit their needs and lifestyle. Angelia has a background working with people with disability to empower them to achieve their goals. Being multilingual (English, Cantonese and Mandarin), Angelia has worked with clients from different age and varied cultural backgrounds. She utilises simple strategies to help you understand food. Angelia has experience working with a range of conditions and is interested in empowering participants with eating disorders. Angelia worked with teens and young adults with eating disorders. She also offers telehealth appointments.

Danyelle

Danyelle

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Danyelle graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 2018 and is currently studying her Masters in Social Work. Danyelle has worked in the teaching field for two years. During this time, she has gained many skills to support the development of children and their individual needs. Danyelle is extremely passionate about using a collaborate/inclusive approach. She believes this kind of approach allows for a shared vision in achieving children’s goals. Danyelle absolutely loves working with children! She has a strong desire to support children to develop the skills they need to participate in their daily activities and to achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Ellie

Ellie

Psychologist (MATERNITY LEAVE)

Ellie is a Provisional Psychologist with a keen interest in working with children on the Autism spectrum. She has worked with children as a Peer Mentor and has volunteered as a telephone counsellor with Lifeline Australia whilst completing her Psychology studies. Ellie would like to use her skills to implement strategies and interventions to assist with emotional regulation and understanding, development of social skills, self-esteem, mood and behavioural concerns. She is passionate about empowering individuals and families to reach their goals and achieve positive change.

*Ellie is currently on maternity leave and will return in 2023. We wish Ellie all the best and cannot wait for her to return!*

Emil

Emil

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Emil holds a Bachelor in Psychological Science and has experience supporting participants as a peer mentor and support coordinator. In his spare time Emil enjoys creating art, listening to music, pokemon, soccer, basketball, bike riding and animals. Emil is passionate about seeing change and progress in his participants and enjoys being able to help participants build their capacity and improve their quality of life.

Emma

Emma

Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

Emma has recently graduated from Deakin University after completing a bachelor of psychology (honours). Emma has worked in the disability and mental health sector in roles such as support work, youth residential rehabilitation and positive behaviour support. In her spare time Emma enjoys yoga, reading, hiking and rock climbing

Felicity

Felicity

Occupational Therapist

Felicity has completed a Bachelor degree of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. She has a background working with children, adolescents and their families helping to support their independence and community participation. Her passion lies in supporting children aged 4-18 years old to reach their goals and increase their level of independence whether it is at school, at home or within the community. Felicity specialises in working with participants on the following areas of support; emotional regulation, sensory regulation, social communication skills, independent living skills and daily routines, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Felicity strongly believes in using a holistic approach with her participants and their families.

Fiona

Fiona

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Fiona has been working in the Early Childhood Sector for over 25 years as a kindergarten teacher, primary school teacher and science/nature play facilitator.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Botany/Zoology but discovered she loved sharing her passion with children and families. She has gone on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and another in Primary Education. Fiona has worked with a wide range of families and settings from taking families on rock pool rambles to being a kindergarten teacher in long day care and sessional kindergarten.  She strongly believes in the benefits of open ended play in natural environments taking a family centred approach.
Georgia

Georgia

Occupational Therapist

Georgia is an Occupational Therapist with experience supporting adolescents and adults. Georgia is passionate about empowering participants to increase their independence and achieve their goals. Georgia has experience with functional assessments, assistive technology prescription, life skills development, minor home modifications, SIL and SDA. Georgia has also facilitated the evidence-based PEERS program for young adults. 

Georgia

Georgia

Occupational Therapist

Georgia recently graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. As an undergraduate she has gained experience within community mental health, acute orthopedics, primary school aged children, geriatrics, and was chosen to undertake a 3 week placement in Manipal, India. She has a strong interest in assisting individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which is what led Georgia to her position at AYS. Georgia strives to make a positive impact on her participants, and is passionate about assisting them to reach their goals. 

Georgina

Georgina

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Georgina is a Social Worker and a Registered Behaviour Support Practitioner with the NDIS Quality and Safegaurds Commission. She has over twenty years experience working with families, the mental health sector and in community health. Georgina’s area of expertise is working with children and families, especially where trauma, disrupation and stress contribute to the disability related challenges of children and young people.  She has a Masters of Mental Health from Monash University (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Studies).  Georgina enjoys collaborating with families and the systems that support them, and takes a strength based approach that focuses on the unique situation, hopes and goals of those involved. 

Hannah

Hannah

Occupational Therapist

Hannah has completed a Bachelor degree of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. Hannah is passionate about supporting participants to increase their independence and achieve their goals. Hannah has experience working with adults and adolescents to complete functional assessments, assistive technology assessments, minor and major home modification assessments, SIL and SDA assessments as well as ongoing therapy to improve independent living skills. 

Hayley

Hayley

Occupational Therapist

Hayley is an Occupational Therapist who has recently graduated from Deakin University. Hayley previously worked as a Disability Support Worker which ignited her passion for enabling people’s independence in their day to day lives. Hayley also has experience with children and adolescents and is very enthusiastic to begin her career in this field to facilitate participants with meeting their goals to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Holly

Holly

(MATERNITY LEAVE) Occupational Therapist / Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Holly is an Occupational Therapist and Early Intervention Key Worker specialising in children under 7 years. Holly has particular interest and experience working with children with physical and intellectual disabilities, particularly equipment and assistive technology for children under 7. Over the past 7 years Holly has worked in several Special Education settings as a school-based Occupational Therapist, and also in Early Intervention, supporting young children and their families in their homes, kindergarten and the community.  

**Holly is currently on maternity leave and be returning in early 2023. We wish Holly all the best!** 

Jackie

Jackie

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, and have extensive experience working as a Kindergarten Teacher and Educational Leader in a variety of early childhood settings over the past 13 years. During this time Jackie has developed a strong set of skills to support the varying needs of children and families, and established detailed understanding of early child development, working with vulnerable families, and the school transition process. Jackie recognises the importance of the family in a child’s learning and development, and is passionate about ensuring children and families feel involved and empowered.

Jackie

Jackie

Behaviour Support Practitioner (MILDURA)

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Jackie has experience working with the Aboriginal community in the Out of Home Care space, working with children with disabilities and children in cross cultural placements.  She has worked as a disability support worker and has been an approved foster carer for children with disabilities. Jackie has also worked with Aboriginal, CALD and mainstream communities within the Family Violence sector and has experience with the significant challenges faced by people with disabilities in violent relationships. She has assisted individuals to negotiate systems and environments to improve their futures. Jackie has an interest in the way that society shapes and influences behaviour and societal attitudes toward differently abled people, that sits alongside a passion to see individuals be the driving force in their own lives.

Jaimie

Jaimie

Provisional Psychologist

Jaimie is a Provisional Psychologist who has completed an Honours degree in Psychology at Monash University. Jaimie has keen interests in the fields of mental health and behaviour support. She is passionate about supporting people’s autonomy and dignity through a holistic, person-centered approach to care. 

Kalli

Kalli

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Kalli is a qualified Social Worker having completed a Social Work and Social Science (Psychology) double degree at RMIT in 2015. Kalli has more than 10 years’ experience working with children, families and adults and is passionate about the human rights and dignity of people with all abilities.  Kalli works alongside participants and families utilising a client centred and strengths-based approach. Kalli has spent many years providing practical and therapeutic support to adult and children victim survivors of domestic violence and in recent years has changed focus to supporting NDIS participants who use challenging behaviour. Kalli understands that all behaviour is telling a story and is interested in understanding the unique stories that people tell us. Kalli is passionate about advocating for a more inclusive society in which people of all abilities are valued.

Maddy

Maddy

Occupational Therapist

Maddy completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University in 2021. She has a passion for, and a wide range of experience in supporting adolescents and young adults with developing and strengthening their independence. Maddy values collaborating with her participants and their families to determine their strengths, needs and goals, while ensuring therapy is evidence-based, engaging and tailored to the individual.

Melinda

Melinda

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Melinda started out with a Bachelor in Journalism, added on a Grad Dip in Environmental Management and later Teaching (Primary), then ‘turned left’ and taught and did one-on-one educational therapy with children in the Steiner school system for a good few years. In the past decade she studied counselling and specialised in children’s counselling and facilitating parenting programs. Her most recent Grad Dip is Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and she’s worked for the past 5 years as a therapeutic mediator for separated families. Melinda’s passion and learning pursuits are around neuroscience-therapeutic approaches plus emotional intelligence/emotional parenting, healthy relationships, attachment theory, circle of security, non-violent communication, conflict resolution. 

Melody

Melody

Occupational Therapist

Mel has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin university. Mel has a passion for working in early intervention, including school-aged children. Mel has experience from her previous role as Peer Mentor and Therapy Assistant at AYS, and previous practice education in community health, neurorehabilitation, mental health and in a primary school setting. Mel has interest in assisting younger individuals meet their goals, build skills and develop independence. Mel believes in using a holistic approach with her participants and their families.

Michelle

Michelle

Group Therapy Coordinator /Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Michelle has over 10 years experience working in education, in Primary, Secondary and as a specialist Visual Art teacher. She is passionate about group based practices and the benefit participants get from social interactions with their peers. Michelle has an extensive knowledge and interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and is the facilitator of the primary school girls social group run through The Treehouse.

Paul

Paul

Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

Paul has worked in many areas helping people as a psychologist. Paul has extensive experience working with children adolescents and adults. He is an AHPRA registered psychologist and psychologist supervisor and has worked with both the Australian Psychological Society and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services in determining best practice guidelines for management of clients with complex psychosocial needs. Paul has presented at international, national and regional conferences and is passionate about contributing to the improved mental health outcomes for the community. In his spare time Paul enjoys fishing for flathead on Corio Bay and doing woodwork projects.

Poppy

Poppy

Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

Poppy is a Provisional Psychologist who completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) at Deakin University in 2020. She has a background working in Out of Home Care with children and carers, family services and mental health support. Poppy is passionate about supporting participants of all ages and identities to achieve their therapeutic goals, while also ensuring participants have a safe and non-judgemental space to be themselves.

Sarah

Sarah

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Sarah has a Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Graduate Diploma Primary Education. She has 10 years experience working in Primary education. She is passionate about inclusion and support for all children. During Sarah’s time in education she has worked with a variety of family systems and varying needs of children. Sarah aims to build working relationships with families to foster positive outcomes together. 

Stephanie

Stephanie

Occupational Therapist

Steph completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin university last year and previously was a peer mentor/ therapy assistant with Access Your Supports whilst studying.  Steph has a background in working with primary aged children up to young adults and has an interest in mental health. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals and reach their independence. Steph is committed to providing holistic person-centred care that empowers all my participants to reach their goals.

Tania

Tania

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Tania brings a wealth of knowledge working with families experiencing challenges and trauma for the past 20 years, specialising as a family separation counsellor for children and parents also working in Disability Service’s as a Behavioural Support Therapist and has work within DHHS Supported Accommodation Services, a Case Management and Team Leader. Working with families, teens and children is a crystallisation of what she’s care about deeply; that even in challenging situations Tania is able work towards a healthy outcome, supported by families, peers and services. It motivates her to come to work each day. Tania is very ‘real’ in her approach to life and families

Tania

Tania

Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker

Tania has a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and has over twenty years of experience working in the education sector.  During this time Tania has worked as a Kindergarten Teacher, Educational Leader, Center Director and Educator which has given her the experience of working alongside many children with additional needs and their families.  Tania has worked with families from all walks of life and views all children as being capable confident individuals deserving equal opportunities in all that they choose to participate in.  Believing that family is the child’s first and most important teacher, Tania understands the importance of building strong reciprocal relationships to provide the best outcomes for all involved.

Taylor

Taylor

Occupational Therapist

Taylor is a passionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who recently completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. She has a background working with children, adolescents and their families to support participants achieve their goals and participate in meaningful occupations. Taylor strongly believes in a holistic approach and values the importance of a therapeutic relationship with all participants. 

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