Therapy Team Leader
Counsellor / Support Coordinator
Terence has a passion for supporting people to positively approach and successfully manage change and achieve their goals. Terence brings this passion and extensive experience to coaching and mentoring people with complex and challenging needs and identifying and coordinating intensive supports. Terence applied his 25 years of accumulated on-the-job learning to formal study and achieved a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) in 2016 and shows that you really can teach an old dog new tricks!
Sophie has completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Over the last 4 years of studying, she has developed a strong passion and drive to make a positive change in the lives of individuals and families. Sophie is yet to identify her area of specialty within OT practice, however she strives to improve clients overall well-being and sense of self-worth.
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.
Emma is a highly motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a fun and bubbly personality. Opportunities throughout her career have lead her to a passion for mental health and thus an interest for working within the area. Emma would like to use her strengths and motivation to engage people in meaningful activities and enjoy a greater quality of life. She has experience working with people with a disability, substance abuse and addiction and mental health.
Simone is an Occupational Therapist with experience working with children in a variety of settings to achieve the goals that are meaningful to them and their families. Her passion is supporting families with fussy eaters and tricky toileting troubles. She further believes in a holistic approach to regulation to support participation and engagement. Her family centred approach ensures positive outcomes for all members of the team.
Hannah is an Occupational Therapist who has experience working within the school, home and community settings. She has worked with children with a range of diagnoses. Hannah is passionate about supporting children within a family centred approach.She has a particular interest in supporting individuals with their development of social learning and emotional regulation. Hannah values building strong relationships with families and their supports to drive positive outcomes.
Ellie is an Occupational Therapist who has a keen interest in working with youth and young adults. She is also a qualified Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor and works with individuals of all ages wishing to fulfil their goal of driving. Ellie’s professional experiences have continued to build her passion in helping individuals achieve independence in schools, homes or community environments and believes that a collaborative team approach works best in achieving outcomes.
Abby has just completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree at Deakin University. She 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 placement 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.
Shellie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion for patient centred care and supporting individuals to reach their goals. Shellie has a background working with people with disabilities with an interest in fussy eating and feeding difficulties. Shellie is dedicated to supporting parents and children to help them manage specific nutritional issues.
Group Therapy Coordinator
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.
Edwina is a Speech Pathologist who values communication and is passionate about helping children and adults to communicate to the best of their ability. Her special interests include voice and social skill development. Edwina comes from a background of acting and music and enjoys taking a creative approach to therapy.
Counsellor / Early Intervention Key Worker
Jennifer has a Masters Degree in Counselling and her Diploma of Community Services. Jennifer has been working within the community services sector since 2002. Jennifer’s passion is supporting families who are experiencing challenging times in life. Jennifer specialises in working with autism and a variety of differing abilities.
Rod is an accredited Social Worker (Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Human Services) who has been working with complex participants for the last 9 ½ years (with ermha). Rod has a passion for Behaviour Support/Behavioural Interventions, Transition Planning and assessing/analysing patterns of behaviour, the environment in which people live and historical evidence to mitigate risk for all. Extensive experience has been gained by working with participants in the disability and mental health sector. Rod’s passion is working with and assisting participants recovery from past traumas, substance use, homelessness, dealings with the Justice system and relationship issues (family). Rod has lead teams and developed behavioural strategies that have been innovative in their work and design have resulted in success over the years. Having key strengths of rapport building with participants, their families/carers has been vital for these results. Being collaborative with both internal and external stakeholders has been required to enable positive
behavioural changes with participants that have been supported. Overall being focused on participant goals and outcomes is at the forefront of Rod’s experiences.
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.
Provisional Psychologist / ABA Therapist
Jasmine is a Provisional Psychologist with extensive experience in working with children on the Autism spectrum. She has worked with young children and families for a number of years, with prior experience as an ABA therapist while completing her studies in psychology. Jasmine has experience supporting families through the implementation of many interventions and strategies in order to promote social skills development, emotional regulation and understanding, daily living skills as well as the management of a variety of behavioural challenges. She really enjoys working with children and believes in supporting the family as a whole is the best way to achieve positive outcomes for families.
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.