Psychologists’ Profiles

 

Judith Homa

Honours Psych  M.A.P.S

  • Principal Psychologist
  • Judith is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in psychology including over 17 years seeing clients in her Private practice
  • Judith works with all ages – children, adolescents and adults

She is experienced working with:

  • DepressionMedicine Buddhist centre
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • At-risk youth and self-harm
  • Workplace issues
  • School and Workplace bullying
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Long-term unemployment
  • Family and Relationships issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Parenting
  • Peer supervision for psychologists and counsellors
  • Workshops for groups and organisations

Judith has a special interest in Women’s Health, Wellbeing and Leadership.  She places a high importance on developing a good rapport with her clients and works using  a positive approach based on the client’s strengths. Mindfulness based CBT, Communication skills, Confidence training, Motivation skills, Relaxation skills,  journaling, and narrative therapy  are some of the approaches used to assist clients. Meditation techniques are offered where appropriate. Judith is also experienced in cultural awareness and connectedness to nature techniques. Judith is a registered provider with Medicare, TAC, WorkCover, VOCAT, Department of Veterans affairs (DVA),  and most Private Health Insurers.

 

Carolyn Symonds

Master of Psychology in Health Psychology

  • A registered psychologist who works with adults (18 years +)

Psychologist, Carolyn Symonds takes a person-centered approach to her therapeutic practices and has experience working with clients with:

  • DepressionCarolyn Symonds
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Confidence building
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adjustment to health issues and disability
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Health promotion
  • Stress management
  • Pain management
  • Work-related transitional issues
  • Workplace bullying

Carolyn’s particular area of interest is health related issues and pain management. She practices evidence-based therapies including CBT, motivational interviewing, acceptance & commitment therapy and solution-focused counselling. Carolyn is a registered provider for Medicare, WorkCover, TAC and VOCAT, and most private Health Insurers.

 

Alex Thornton

Psychologist

Alex is an experienced registered Psychologist who works with adolescents (16 years +) and adults

Alex has a vast amount of experience working with clients experiencing:

  • DepressionAlex Thornton
  • Anxiety
  • Social Phobia
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adolescent adjustment issues
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress management issues
  • Work-related and school-related transitional issues
  • School and Workplace bullying
  • Relationship issues

Alex also specialises in psychological testing and screening in career and work environments. Alex’s therapeutic approach includes the use of Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), CBT for Anger issues, Motivational Interviewing, Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution –Focused Therapy, Memory Skills, Resilience Training as well as Meditation and Mindfulness. Alex is a registered  provider for Medicare, Veterans Affairs, Workcover, TAC, VOCAT, and most Private Health Insurers.

 

Leoni  (Lee) Homewood 

Psychologist

BA (Psych), Grad Dip Educational Psychology, Diploma Professional Counselling, M.A.P.S

Lee is an experienced registered Psychologist who works with all ages – children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in a variety of workplace environments, including Private Practice, Educational and Community settings.

Lee  has a vast amount of experience working with clients experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • TraumaLee Homewood
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social Phobia
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress management issues
  • Substance-related issues
  • Work-related and school-related transitional issues
  • School and Workplace bullying
  • Problem Gambling
  • Relationship issues

Lee has a special interest in effective parenting and families. She also conducts assessments including WAIS, WISC, and WPPSI  and counsels children with Autism. Lee is a registered provider for Medicare, WorkCover, TAC and VOCAT, and most private Health Insurers.

 

Lynda Craig

Clinical Psychologist

  • Lynda Craig is a highly experienced clinical psychologist who works with people of all ages, from children (aged 2+ years) to adults. Lynda specialises in conducting clinical assessments.

Some assessments that she is qualified to perform are:Lynda Craig

  • Autism Assessment,
  • Disability Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)

 

Lynda works from multiple locations in the Melbourne Metropolitan region, and often travels to schools or other locations to perform assessments when needed.