About Us

We help people to Think. Feel. Perform. Better.

By combining a deep understanding of human behaviour, psychological research, practical business acumen and innovative thinking.

Our team of Psychologists understand Human Behaviour, Performance, Motivation, Wellbeing, and Potential.

Clinical Psychology

Based in Kent Town, less than 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Human Psychology is one of Adelaide’s largest and oldest psychology practices with appointments available within 48 hours with no waitlists.

 

Our experienced psychologists combine scientific psychological principles such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, positive psychology, acceptance commitment therapy, assessment tools and solutions focussed therapy with post-graduate qualifications, significant commercial experience and deep understanding of human behaviour and change processes.

 

Our team of psychologists and clinical psychologists are:

Masters Qualified

Experienced

Committed to Professional Development

Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities

Our Team of Psychologists

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Samantha Young

Managing Director, Clinical Psychologist

Samantha holds a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Adelaide and a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne University / University of Virginia Darden Business School. She is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Samantha is highly experienced in working with clients presenting with a wide variety of problems such as depression and anxiety, stress and lifestyle issues. She is an experienced Executive Coach and has a strong background in design and delivery of bespoke training programs, complex HR consulting and strategic planning facilitation having held senior management roles with Mattel Toys, The Body Shop Australia / NZ and Myer GraceBros and consulting for The Boston Consulting Group

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Dr Renae Hayward

Clinical Psychologist

Renae holds a Masters of Psychology (Clinical), a PhD (Psychology), and a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists. Renae is passionate about mental-health, well-being, resilience, and personal growth and has experience working with both adults and adolescents in community, private practice and organisational contexts. She works with clients experiencing a range of diverse issues including anxiety, mood, emotion regulation, interpersonal, coping, and self esteem difficulties, and has a particular interest in working with trauma related problems. Renae also provides critical incident support to organisations. Renae's treatment approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy techniques, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for trauma.

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Cheryl Ahrens

Clinical Psychologist

Cheryl has a Masters in Psychology (Clinical and Health) from the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Clinical Psychologists. She has worked extensively in both public and private sectors since 1994. Cheryl has a background working with people with complex mental health difficulties. She uses a range of evidence-based therapies in her work, with interests and training in the assessment and treatment of trauma, stress and anxiety, grief and depression, weight and body image concerns, and substance use issues. She also works with individuals and couples to provide relationship counselling. In addition, she is experienced in providing personal injury, motor vehicle accident and worker's compensation assessment and treatment.

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Rachel Armstrong

Psychologist

Rachel holds a Master of Psychology (Forensic) and Masters-level clinical training. She provides clinical, organisational and forensic services with a passion for mindfulness, building resilience and positive psychology. She has experience in clinical, IQ & cognitive assessments, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based stress management for clinical concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, substance abuse and stress.

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Leanne Bestecki

Psychologist

Leanne holds a Master of Psychology (Organisational) from the University of South Australia, and a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis from the South Australian Society of Hypnosis. She has extensive experience in the field of organisational psychology including worker's compensation and injury management, workplace trauma management, organisational conflict management and mediation, and the provision of general counselling through Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She is also experienced in undertaking clinical and forensic assessments.

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Dr Zoey Doueal

Psychologist

Zoey holds a Doctor of Psychology (Forensic) and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and APS College of Forensic Psychologists. She has an extensive background of clinical experience in adult mental health services, correctional services and private practice. Zoey has over 15 years experience as a psychologist in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological and lifestyle concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, stress, addictions and sexual problems. She is also experienced in providing forensic and WorkCover assessment and treatment services.

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Madeline Barklay

Psychologist

Madeline joined the Human Psychology team in 2009. She holds a Masters in Forensic Psychology from the University of South Australia, and is a registered psychologist. She has experience in the clinical treatment and assessment of a range of problems including depression and anxiety related disorders, forensic assessment and intervention, child psychology, as well as general counselling for stress, relationship and lifestyle problems.

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Oscar Williams

Psychologist

Oscar holds a Master of Psychology (Forensic) from the University of South Australia, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Flinders University. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and APS College of Forensic Psychologists. He has extensive experience in clinical and forensic assessment and treatment for a range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, anger/violence and sexual problems. He also has experience in the development and facilitation of forensic programs. Oscar is also a Psychology Board approved supervisor.

Our Business and Administration Team

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Lorraine Roberts

Practice Manager

Lorrie has been our Practice Manager since 2010. She is responsible for managing administration, finances and quality service outcomes. Lorrie’s first priority has always been ensuring the client experience in our practice is positive and professional and along with her team of friendly Receptionists – Mary & Angie we welcome you to our Practice.

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Coralie Maloney

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Coralie looks after coordinating Human Psychology training programs, training projects and our print and digital marketing and communication. Coralie is also studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science with the University of South Australia and is very passionate about wellbeing at work.

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Mary Lepore

Reception

Mary joined Human Psychology in 2011 as part of our Receptionist Team. Mary works 3 days a week, Mon-Wed and her friendly, compassionate and a welcoming personality is an asset to our practice.

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Abbey Szewczuk

Reception & Administration Assistant

Abbey joined Human Psychology in 2017 as part of our Reception and Administration Team. Abbey is full-time and supports reception 2 days a week, Thursday-Friday.

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Angeliki Papacharalambous

Reception (Maternity Leave)

Angie joined Human Psychology in 2014 as part of our Reception Team. Angie works 2 days a week, Thu-Fri and her vibrant and friendly personality welcomes all who come to our Practice.

No Waitlists

Experienced Clinical Psychologists

Central Adelaide Location

Evidence Based Therapies

Talk to us and see how we can help you

Our team of Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists help people to Think. Feel. Perform. Better. By combining a deep understanding of human behaviour, psychological research, practical business acumen and innovative thinking. Phone: 1300 277 924

Think. Feel. Perform. Better.