Psychology

Assessment, intervention and counselling.

Psychology

Meet Our Psychologists

Tracey Morris

Tracey has been a registered Psychologist in Australia for over 18 years. She offers general counselling, autism assessments, early intervention for autism (HCWA and NDIS provider), educational assessments, and group work.  Tracey’s areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorders, early intervention, behavioural difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger, sleep, trauma and a range of other areas. She is trained in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), autism early intervention, mindfulness, behavioural interventions, social thinking, DIR floortime and group programs.

Tracey is a board-approved supervisor for Psychologists. She also has an interest in assessments for autism, IQ testing (cognitive assessments), school readiness, academic assessments, ADHD, ODD and conduct disorder.  She has a great deal of experience in food intervention and specialises in fussy feeders and problem eaters.

On the weekend, Tracey loves baking cookies with her three daughters and playing with her puppy.

Ellen Muscat

Ellen is a provisional psychologist with a Masters of Professional Psychology who has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She works in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, emotional regulation, anger, anxiety, depression, behavioural difficulties, and learning difficulties. Ellen tailors her intervention based on her client’s needs and has experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Social Skills Therapy and Play-Based Therapy. She also has experience with cognitive assessments, academic achievement tests, and ADHD assessments for children and adolescents. Ellen strives to work empathetically and holistically with the individual, their family, other practitioners, and educators to create personal wellbeing and academic goals.

Ellen works from Tuesday to Friday, and fortnightly on Saturday, at Essendon North.

Christina Favas

Christina is a provisional Psychologist with a Masters of Professional Psychology who has experience in delivering therapeutic support to individuals across the lifespan. 

The majority of her experience has been in providing Psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Social Skills Therapy and Play-Based Therapy to children and adolescents. 

Christina is passionate about taking an empathic and non-judgmental approach with her clients, adjusting her approach to best suit each individual’s needs. 

She is interested in working with individuals of all ages who present with a range of issues (but not limited to) neurodiversity including autism and ADHD, mood disturbances including anxiety, depression, stress and adjustment disorders.

Georgina Draxler

Georgina is a provisionally registered Psychologist who works with individuals from early childhood to young adulthood. Georgina specialises in providing Psychological intervention to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD, OCD, anxiety, depression, behaviour difficulties, emotional regulation difficulties, trauma and sleep disturbances. Georgina tailors her intervention based on her clients needs with her main intervention style being Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Play Therapy. She is able to complete Cognitive Assessments and ADHD assessments.

Georgina works Tuesday to Saturday at our Essendon location and in 2022 will be based at our Ascot Vale location.

Alyssa Cvetkovski

Alyssa is a provisionally registered Psychologist working with children and adolescents from preschool to adulthood. She works in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, anxiety, anger, depression, learning difficulties, behavioural difficulties and building emotional regulation. Alyssa is able to complete cognitive assessments for children of all ages. Alyssa has a strong interest in neuro affirmative practice and understanding the unique attributes of autistic girls and women. She strives to create an environment that is emotionally safe and respectful of young people’s needs, using a warm, playful and empathetic approach when working with children and the important people in their life.

In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys crocheting, watching documentaries and spending time with her two cats, Percy and Olive. Alyssa works on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Laura

Laura is a provisionally registered Psychologist working with children and adolescents from preschool to adulthood. She specialises in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, depression, learning difficulties and challenging behaviours.

Tara Chapneviss

Tara is a provisionally registered psychologist with a focus on providing psychological interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, anger, depression, learning difficulties, emotional dysregulation and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents. Tara has a strong interest in building strong positive relationships with clients that will help build their confidence and bolster their quality of life, with a focus on being approachable and empathetic.

Tara works from Tuesday to Saturday at our Keilor Downs location, and will be based at our Ascot Vale location in 2022. 

Madeleine Magetti

Madeleine is a provisionally registered Psychologist and a graduate of Monash University. She works with individuals across the lifespan and their families and values creating an inclusive, friendly and safe environment. Madeleine provides support and intervention in areas including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, emotional regulation difficulties, mood disorders, adjustment and behavioural difficulties. Madeleine is passionate about respecting and embracing individual differences and draws from a range of intervention strategies to help clients achieve their goals.