Our Team

Our team of qualified health professionals are experienced, passionate, and skilled in what they practice.

Ric Elysee-Collen

Clinical Psychologist 

Ric is a Clinical Psychologist and Board-approved Supervisor with 10 years of experience. Ric works with adults, couples, children & adolescents and has been trained several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT). Ric gravitates towards an ACT approach in most cases and has taught many counsellors and psychologists in this modality. Ric is a trained couples therapist who has completed Levels 1, 2 & 3 training in the Gottman method.

As a therapist, Ric adopts a personable and straightforward approach. He aims to provide his clients with an understanding of their internal world with the the tools to navigate moving closer to their values. Ric has spent the past 3 years as the director of psychological services at one of Australia's prominent Health Retreats and highly values a holistic perspective to mental health. Ric oversees the operation of the Harvest Clinic and aims to create a team of genuine, caring and skilled therapists. 

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Stephanie Hunt

Registered Psychologist

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Stephanie has experience helping people manage anxiety and depression, emotion regulation, self-esteem body image, and sleep disorders. She enjoys working with adolescents and young adults who are navigating challenges at work, in their relationships or in their social circles.

Stephanie utilises a range of evidence-based therapies to suit individual clients; these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Stephanie understands the importance of developing a strong relationship with her clients, and aims to create an honest, open and safe space. She is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to build resilience and a personal understanding of not only what is currently happening, but why it might be occurring and how to develop practical coping skills to move forward. 

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Jessica Heller-Bhatt

Registered Psychologist

Jessica is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals and families struggling with substance dependence, relationship difficulties, and parenting / child related challenges. She enjoys working with parents who require support with therapeutic parenting strategies and who are interested in learning how to increase their child’s functioning through their own interactional style.


Jessica also accepts referrals for clients presenting with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and ongoing deficits in functioning without an identified mental health diagnosis.


Jessica has trained in the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM), a framework that gives consideration to one’s early and/or current challenging relationships. She is also trained in trauma specific interventions such as Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). She advocates for a relational, theoretically grounded, and evidence-based approach with her clients.

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Annie Ly

Clinical Psychologist

Annie is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in private practice for several years. She has experience working with all ages from children and adolescents to adults. Annie has worked with a wide range of clinical presentations and is particularly skilled in working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction.

Annie has strong interest in working with children and adolescents presenting with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She uses evidence based approaches including ACT and CBT to assist clients achieve therapy goals.

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Joanna Clarke

Registered Psychologist

Joanna is a Psychologist with 18 years of experience. She works with adults, couples, children and teenagers and is passionate about helping people through major life challenges, adjusting to change and moving forward.  Joanna has worked in a range of contexts including private mental health hospitals, private practice and within the family courts.


Joanna tailors her therapeutic approach to your needs and uses evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as a positive psychology approach. She helps her clients to develop healthy and effective coping strategies to enable them to use their abilities and strengths to build optimism and positive emotions.

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Didier Appave

Registered Psychologist

Didier is a Psychologist who is particularly interested in working with individuals who feel disconnected from what really matters in their lives. Didier is trained in several evidence-based therapies but primarily utilises an ACT-based approach. Didier is highly empathic while also being focussed on maintaining a clear direction throughout the course of therapy.

Didier is able to work with adults and couples and has completed Level 1 and 2 of the Gottman Couples' Therapy. Over the past 18 months Didier has facilitated the psychological services on a specialized mental health program in a health retreat setting. 

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Wuyuan Antony-John Jia

Provisional Psychologist

John is a provisional psychologist with rich life experiences. John had been a year-12 teacher, a social worker, an aged care worker, a church group leader and a prospective Christian monk prior to pursuing his psychology career. He holds a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Education Science, Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology and an Honours Degree in Psychology.


As a provisional psychologist, John has trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Christian Theology.


As a therapist, John adopts an exploratory attitude. He aims to help clients make sense of their worlds and lives and find meaningful ways forward. Although John has the most experience with Interpersonal Therapy, he learns from Ric about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which provides much-needed motivation and direction in therapy.

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Jessica Burgess

Registered Psychologist

Jess is a Psychologist who has experience working with adults as well as children, adolescents and families. She has experience working in residential rehabilitation centers, schools, telehealth, and private practice. She has worked extensively with women, trauma, substance abuse, juvenile justice and offending behaviors, NDIS clients and Veterans in both therapy and coaching formats. 


Jess is proficient in facilitating both group and individual interventions to all ages with a focus on health and well-being, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her passion is to help people heal holistically exploring all areas of their health and wellbeing, and connection to spirituality to empower them to live their best quality of life.

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Ross Leonard

Registered Psychologist

Ross is a Registered Psychologist with many years experience in both the clinical and forensic fields.

Ross specialises in working with the following challenges: Anger Management; Anxiety and phobias; Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Behaviour Problems; Conflict Resolution; Couples Therapy; Depression; Forensic psychology; Panic Disorders; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Relationships; Workplace Bullying; Workplace Issues


Ross works predominantly from the evidence-based modalities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Ross is a specialist couples therapist who has been accredited for Levels I and II training under the PACT Institute (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy)

Ross works with Adolescents and Adults and is a member of the Forensic College of Psychotherapy 

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Tara Reale

Clinical Psychologist

Tara has a strong interest in working with youth, adults, and older adults. She is passionate about working alongside clients to assist them in building fulfilling self-determined lives. Tara prides herself on her genuine, curious, and non-judgmental approach to working with all clients. She considers her practice to be person-centred, focussing strongly on principles of co-production, self-determinism, and relational recovery. 

In her clinical practice, Tara draws from a range of evidence-based assessment and therapeutic techniques based on the individual needs of her clients. These include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), play therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy(CBT-m), narrative therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy—among others. Please contact Tara to discuss the services she provides and how these can be tailored to best meet your individual needs.

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Michael Stone

Registered Psychologist

Michael is an experienced Psychologist with a relaxed and relatable style who has worked in government services, private practice, community services and multinational organisations.

Michael has a passion for supporting people to realize and fulfill their potential and overcome the challenges they face. Michael has a proactive approach his psychological service, with a focus on problem solving and goal setting. Michael’s ideology stems from the belief that while we cannot change our past we can create a new future through addressing patterns of behaviour and attitudes.

Michael’s works from evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Integrative Therapy.

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Hailey Tremain

Registered Psychologist

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Hailey is a psychologist who values working with young people and adults to empower meaningful change in their lives – whatever that looks like for them.


While she works primarily from an ACT-based framework, Hailey is curious about what works best for each individual, employing approaches such as CBT, MBCT, solutions-focused therapy and
motivational interviewing, depending on what each individual views as meaningful change for them.


Hailey works from a person-centred and judgement-free approach centred on collaboration, empowerment, respect, and valuing each person’s unique experiences.

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Bernard Deojee

Pastoral Life Coach

Bernard is a pastoral life coach who has more than 14 years experience working in organisational leadership, primary and high school chaplaincy, as well as in training and development.

Bernard holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Ministry & Theology and has worked extensively in the mentorship youth and adolescents struggling with emotional challenges, relationship difficulties, addiction, poverty and abuse. Bernard has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and is especially passionate about working from a Christian foundation. He is passionate about working from this foundation to help people understand the circumstances and mindsets that are holding them back and in turn works to promote purposeful, meaningful direction in their lives.

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Stephen O'Malley

Registered Psychologist

Stephen is a Psychologist who has has undertaken specialized training in Neuropsychology. He has worked in Acute care units, Aged care, and intake Mental Health in Victoria as well as private practice. 

Stephen utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and skill building therapies that look to empower clients. He is also specialized in assessment including cognitive assessments as well as Autism and ADHD Assessment. Stephen holds a diploma in Ministry and Theology from C3 College and carries a biblical perspective in his therapy sessions.

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