Our Clinical Team

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 Clinical Team

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Samantha Young

Managing Director, Clinical Psychologist

Samantha brings a unique combination of senior management and commercial experience, psychological intervention skills and Masters-level formal education in both business and psychology to her clinical, training, coaching and consulting work. She has led large teams, advised CEOs and Boards on strategic issues and routinely provides consulting advice to private and public sector organisations on complex human resource matters, learning and development and leadership coaching and assessment.
Samantha has worked as a Consultant with Boston Consulting Group, Sales & Marketing Manager for The Body Shop and Strategy Manager for Myer GraceBros. Samantha holds Bachelor and Postgraduate qualifications in business and psychology, including a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and an MBA from Melbourne University.
Samantha is passionate about helping people to think, feel and perform better at individual, team and organisational levels. She is Managing Director of Human Psychology, one of Adelaide’s largest psychological services providers with a team of 17 people operating for over 10 years. Human Psychology’s mission is to help organisations and their people to embrace 21st century change by enhancing their self-awareness, building stronger and more cohesive relationships, increasing engagement, developing resilience and most importantly, caring for themselves and others.

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Sally McEvoy

Clinical Operations Consultant

Sally specialises in trauma response – including High Profile and Rural/Remote traumas, management coaching, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and supporting individuals and organisations where mainstream services are inadequate or unavailable. She is particularly passionate about meeting the needs of rural and remote communities. Her ability to develop solutions that work for staff comes from her background in Social Work and Social Planning, as well as working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds, cultures and age groups, in clinical management positions including Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Trauma Response, Drug and Alcohol Dependency and Abuse, Aged Care and Youth At Risk. She brings her counselling and management knowledge to providing end to end services to meet needs and build the capacity and resilience of individuals and teams. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Planning.

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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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Clark Sim

Clinical Psychologist

Clark holds a Master of Arts (Psychology) and Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Otago University, New Zealand. He is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. He has worked in various clinical and business settings including community mental health, correctional services, private practice, and as a clinical manager and corporate trainer. Clark treats a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, personality-based problems, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress. He has also worked extensively with issues such as stress, anger, interpersonal difficulties, sleep and sexual problems. He has experience providing executive coaching, training and professional supervision, and is skilled at assisting others to improve communication and constructively resolve conflict.

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Rachel Armstrong

Psychologist

Rachel combines a passion for mindfulness, resilience and positive psychology with evidence-based tools such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Exposure therapies (e.g. ERP) to help people flourish. She has worked in government, private industry and private practice, and can assist with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, emotional regulation, grief, trauma, personal/workplace stressors, anger/sexual behaviour issues, and addictions. She can provide assessments (e.g. clinical disorders, IQ, cognitive issues, Fitness for Duty, medicolegal) and other organisational services (e.g. workshops, seminars, EAP counselling) and is an engaging speaker and group trainer. She has a Master of Psychology and over 15 years’ experience.

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Stephen Holmes

Psychologist

Steve holds a Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) degree and is a psychologist with general registration. He works within a strength based, solution focussed framework to assist families and individuals to develop their inner resources to respond creatively and positively to developmental and complex challenges across the life span: school related issues, self-regulation, anger, interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, identity and self-confidence.

He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and incorporates appropriate evidenced based psychological interventions into his therapeutic work. As an accredited member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience, Steve incorporates learning from neuroscience into his work with individuals, families and organisaitons.

Steve has also worked closely with agency executive to incorporate best practice, well-being strategies to respond to serious incidents and support staff who have experienced trauma.

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Stephanie Zylstra

Clinical Psychologist

Stephanie holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical) and has gained experience within community mental health, workplace rehabilitation, youth mental health, and private practice. Stephanie holds a genuine respect and positive regard for clients and their individual circumstances, and strongly believes in a person-centred approach. She is passionate about identifying and developing people’s strengths, working collaboratively to guide and encourage positive change, and ensure client goals are the forefront of therapy.
Stephanie uses a range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and brief solution-focused therapy. Stephanie works with adolescents from age 16 through to older adults, across a range of issues, including post traumatic stress and adjustment, depression, anxiety and panic, stress, sleep difficulties, assertiveness and self-esteem difficulties, and grief and loss. Stephanie is currently seeing clients under the Employee Assistance Program, and can provide educational and IQ assessments for both children and adults.

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Amanda Pickering

Psychologist

For over 25 years, Amanda has worked within the organisational and people development field. She worked earlier in her career as a general counselling and organisational psychologist before working within and consulting to private sector consulting agencies. Amanda has significant experience in providing clinical counselling for adults, children and families and in the provision of individual and manager support through Employee Assistance programs having worked extensively in this area. This has been an ongoing area of interest and involvement utilising a combination of her clinical and organisational skill set. She has also previously managed critical incidents and is experienced in meeting the requirements of EAP service coordination.

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Dr Helen Smith

Psychologist

Helen is a registered psychologist of long-standing, having undertaken her original psychology training in the early 1990’s. Since that time she has furthered her development in a variety of areas. She was awarded an MBA at Mt Eliza Business School and holds a PhD in Business and Management. Helen’s work history in South Australia, and interstate, reflects her broad range of expertise.

Helen works with a wide range of presenting issues, however has a particular interest in working in the following areas:
• Relationship counselling and supporting couples and families through major life events
• Working with individuals, using positive psychology and a strengths-based perspective, to improve psychological well-being and resilience
• Helping individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression
• Leadership coaching, organisational development, change management and training and facilitation

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Anna O'Grady

Psychologist

Anna is a registered Psychologist holding a Masters in Counselling. She has 15 years' experience in public and private organisations supporting clients across the lifespan.
Work­­­ing from a strength’s based perspective, Anna is passionate about instilling hope and supporting her clients to reach their full potential. Anna values maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship, thereby allowing her clients to feel safe, while exploring their concerns. She enjoys teaching her clients how to cultivate psychological awareness and resilience in the face of life’s challenges, propelling them towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Anna draws upon various therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology. She supports clients from 18 years of age with issues including anxiety/stress management, depression, work stressors, relationship issues/conflict, grief/bereavement, anger management, self-esteem, life crises, work/life balance and body image. Anna is offering counselling through the Employment Assistance Program.­­

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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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Jane Turner Goldsmith

Psychologist

Jane is a registered (general) psychologist with a background in health, education and counselling psychology. She is especially interested in promoting mental and physical health and well-being and in nurturing people’s creativity - both in life and as applied to the challenges they may be facing in life. She is a trained and experienced teacher and workshop facilitator. She has most recently worked in a University counselling service and with international students, as well as with employees under the Employee Assistance Program.

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Chris Goulding

Psychologist

Chris is a registered psychologist (general) and has a passion for a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing. He has extensive experience in human resource management, EAP and critical incident work, medico legal work. The past 15 years Chris has been operating as a private practitioner in rural South Australia treating anxiety in all its forms, depression, stress, PTSD, personality and mood disorders, addictions, pain management, anger and emotional regulation management, and counselling for veterans affairs and correctional services. Chris utilises a number of therapeutic approaches, in order to provide a solution focused outcome. He has a particular interest in utilising techniques from Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness in his holistic approach.

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Lynda Caudle

Psychologist
(On Leave)

No Waitlists

Experienced Clinical Psychologists

Central Adelaide Location

Evidence Based Therapies

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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

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