We are a group of highly skilled general and clinical psychologists in Melbourne who believe in a person centred approach to therapy. This means we believe that every person has an inner desire to reach their potential. We see this time and time again, no matter how challenging someone’s upbringing or current circumstances. We believe that you are the expert of your own life and that our role as your experienced clinical psychologist is to provide you with the space and support to reconnect with your inner strength. We will guide you through the process in a safe and supportive environment using well-researched strategies and a compassionate approach to clinical psychology.

Our Psychologists

Our psychologists are all trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness based interventions. We like to draw on these, but will not impose them on you. Research shows that the therapeutic relationship between client and clinical psychologist is the most important factor in determining positive treatment outcomes, and our highly skilled team of Melbourne psychologists are therefore specifically chosen for their warm approach and their focus on client wellbeing.

Jane Morgan

Jane Morgan is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and their families. She has extensive experience treating a range of developmental, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties in children. Jane can provide cognitive assessment using the WISC for developmental concerns including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD. Jane has a special interest in childhood anxiety and fussy eaters and can assist children with shyness, school refusal and bullying.

Jane is also trained in evidence-based parenting programs and provides family therapy. She has worked in a range of public and private settings, in multidisciplinary paediatric teams and as a sole practitioner. Jane is also experienced in supporting individuals and couples experiencing fertility difficulties.

Deborah Newburn

Deborah Newburn is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has expertise in working with adults with eating disorders. She has worked in a specialist eating disorder service and has exceptional clinical skills treating anorexia and bulimia. Deborah has worked across public and private settings with adults experiencing serious, moderate, and mild mental illness. Deborah is also experienced in treating depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and a range of anxiety disorders including phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Deborah works in a compassion focussed manner, and supports clients to understand themselves and their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. She uses a range of evidence based approaches to assist her clients to make changes which reduce symptoms and suffering, and improve their quality of life.

Liam Harkins

BA (Hons), Grad Dip Psych, Post-Grad Dip Psych, M.Psych(Clinical) MAPS

Liam has a masters degree in clinical psychology from the University of Melbourne. He believes in a humanistic approach to psychological treatment and his therapy is tailored to the individual’s presenting difficulties and background. He has a special interest in working with people wishing to explore purpose and meaning in their life.

Liam works with adults who are experiencing a range of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, adjustment, complex personality issues and drug and alcohol dependence. He uses a cognitive-behavioural therapy model which incorporates aspects of mindfulness, attachment-based therapy, schema therapy as well as existential and psychodynamic approaches.

Liam is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and a registered provider for Medicare, Private Health Insurance, NDIS, TAC and WorkCover. He is trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming).

Elizabeth Briggs

Dr. Elizabeth Briggs is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Elizabeth has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings, both private and public. She has experience treating a range of presenting problems in adolescents and adults including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social and specific phobias, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder. She also has experience working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social and specific phobias, school refusal and behavioural difficulties. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Intervention (including ABA therapy), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Elizabeth is also a board approved supervisor.

Elizabeth is passionate about working with individuals to assist them in feeling confident in all their endeavours. She is enthusiastic about psychology and has a commitment to ongoing learning. She has a calm and gentle approach in supporting clients to work through mental illness and challenging life circumstances.

Lisa Catania

Lisa Catania is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with expertise working with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, communication difficulties, anger management, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and substance use problems. Lisa is skilled in a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness strategies tohelp our Melbourne clients.

Lisa works to build a collaborative partnership with clients. Clients play an active role in determining the best treatment approach for them. Session by session monitoring is conducted to track progress. Following sessions, written information is shared to assist clients in applying strategies to their day to day lives. Lisa strives to empower clients to gain insight into their strengths and difficulties, and to make changes in their lives.