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Gerhard Venter, Registered Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons) Psych, MA Clin Psych


Gerhard is an approachable and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who has been practising Psychology for almost 30 years. He works with adults aged 18 years and older and provides assessment for adult ADHD.

Originally from South Africa, he spent 5 years in New Zealand and the past 14 years in Australia. He has been happily married for over 30 years to his wife Ty and they are the proud parents of 2 adult sons. Gerhard has much professional, life and relationship experience and understands the stress modern life places on individuals, relationships, parenting and work.

Gerhard has an engaging and informal manner yet is very professional in his approach. He draws from several evidence-based therapies and regularly engages in professional development to ensure his practice remains current. He has worked in private practice for many years and previously managed acute and community mental health services across Metro North. His work in acute mental health has given him a high level of knowledge and experience in risk assessment, crisis management and navigating the public mental health system. Previous experience includes serving in the military for 7 years as a Clinical Psychologist and providing consultation services for human relations to the petro-chemical industry. 

Whereas Gerhard’s post-graduate training at a leading South African University had a strong systemic and strategic therapy focus, he has incorporated cognitive therapies (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and trauma-informed therapy (EMDR) during his professional career. He is trained in Ericksonian Strategic Therapy and Hypnotherapy as well as Ego State Therapy and is a member of the International Society of Clinical Hypnosis. His therapeutic approach incorporates different theoretical models with a growing interest in somatic experiencing and utilising hypnosis to facilitate psychological integration. Gerhard is also knowledgeable in the assessment and management of adult ADHD and has many years of experience in this area.

Gerhard is a well-respected amongst his peers for his manner, professionalism, knowledge and commitment to supporting others towards better mental health.

Meet our team

EMMA SIMPSON

Registered Clinical Psychologist


Emma is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for more than 15 years in the mental health public sector while maintaining a small private practice. Emma is passionate about providing equitable psychological services to those who need it, regardless of socio-economic status and demographic. 


She has worked across acute and community settings, as well as inpatient and extended rehabilitation and forensic services. 


Emma is very experienced in working with severe and complex presentations; ranging from depression and anxiety, through to substance use issues, complex trauma, interpersonal and personality-related difficulties and psychotic illness. 


Emma has a highly relatable, authentic interpersonal style. She enjoys an active approach to psychotherapy to assist you in achieving your goals in life, with formal training in a diverse range of evidence-based psychological modalities, ranging from EMDR, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural interventions.


Emma is particularly interested in supporting people through the existential issues commonly faced by the human experience; including grief and loss, the acute confrontation with one's own mortality, and making sense of the purpose and meaning of life.
In addition to her therapeutic interests, Emma is also skilled in the administration and interpretation of psychometric measures of adult intelligence and personality function.


Please enquire at MyMind if you would like to discuss your options in regards to standardised psychological testing, including for NDIS access purposes. 
Emma is an accredited supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and can offer general supervision, in addition to supervision for the purposes of Clinical Psychology endorsement.


Emma is available by appointment, with some after-hours availability. 

Rebecca Badinski
Registered Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
BPsych Sci, GradDipPsychAdv, MPsych (Clin)


 Bec is a Registered Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar who works with adolescents (aged 16+) and adults. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and an associate member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi). She has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. As part of her clinical training, Bec has worked with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide range of concerns in both community and rural settings. 

 Bec is a warm and friendly psychologist who is dedicated to providing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients. She assists clients presenting with anxiety, depression, substance use difficulties, OCD, eating disorders, low self-esteem, interpersonal challenges, trauma, and emotion regulation difficulties.
 
Bec has a special interest in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship difficulties as well as assisting ADF, emergency and other front-line personnel with the unique stressors, cultures and challenges that come with such professions.

 Bec uses a collaborative and an adaptive approach to therapy, tailoring her approach to individual client needs. She draws on a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

 Bec is available Monday - Thursday.

​​​Michelle Gronum, Registered Clinical Psychologist

BA, BA (Hons Psych), MA Clin Psych


Michelle graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).  She is also a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology College and holds full registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia-AHPRA.  She is a Specialist Provider for Medicare.

​Michelle has worked in various clinical settings, nationally and internationally, over the past 15 years and has a wealth of experience providing therapy for a diverse range of presenting problems, such as depression, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety and work-related stress.  She also had extensive exposure to trauma related problems and acted as a consultant for various psychological services in this regard.  Michelle acted as senior manager in various roles within the public sector and owned and managed consulting firms in the private sector.  Part of her experience included the management, training and supervision of psychologists and intern psychologists.  

​Her framework for case conceptualisation and intervention is influenced by a broad array of theory, research and evidence based therapies depending on the nature of the problem.  In therapy Michelle employs her extensive training in systems, solution-focussed and post-modern therapies to empower people to make positive changes in their lives, to live a rich, meaningful and fulfilling life.  Michelle provides a safe and validating environment to assess your situation thoroughly, help you identify your goals, and tailor therapy to suit your individual needs.

Lauren Hutton, Registered Clinical Psychologist 
BPsychSc, GDPA, MPsych (Clin); LLB (Hons), GDLP, MAPS


Lauren is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who has experience with a variety of age groups in acute and clinical settings. She has a special interest in child and adolescent mental health and has many years of experience working in schools prior to becoming a psychologist. Lauren holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.  

Lauren has experience working in various public mental health settings. She works with children, adolescents, and adults who are encountering a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, social stress, relationship issues, adjustment, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, suicidality and self-harm, psychotic illnesses, emotional dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar affective disorder. She takes an integrative, flexible approach incorporating evidence-based psychological treatment modes to cater to your needs.  

Lauren is a warm, caring, and genuine psychologist who is committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental environment to explore your difficulties and generate hope. She takes a client-centred approach to helping you understand yourself, set goals, and grow in confidence while taking steps toward a meaningful and fulfilling life. 

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​​​​Joanne Yuen, Registered Psychologist


Joanne is a friendly, encouraging and non-judgmental registered psychologist with more than 15 years clinical experience.   

During her career, Joanne has gained practical experience through her therapist role with a prominent Brisbane-based psychiatric hospital, her own private practice and also when she worked for the Primary Health Network (in metropolitan, regional and rural areas) helping adults find solutions to their issues.  Some of these have included depression, anxiety disorders, (eg. panic attacks, health anxiety etc), PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder,  relationship problems (eg. communication breakdown), low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, life transition challenges, work place stressors (eg. bullying) and career exploration etc.

Joanne enjoys working with adult clients and believes in taking a positive, empathic and supportive approach. She encourages clients to explore the impact of their life experiences on their current behaviors and decisions.  She inspires them to make meaningful change to improve their quality of life to enable them to reach their full potential.

Joanne is dedicated to creating an individualised treatment plan for each client that assists in their learning new skills, as well as contributing to positive change and growth.   She particularly embraces cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution focused therapy, utilising a variety of evidence-based approaches combined to form an integrative therapeutic approach. She is also passionate about neuroscience and the impact on clients' mental health. 

Joanne regularly attends workshops to continually upgrade her clinical knowledge and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

Cameron Chapman, Registered Clinical Psychologist 
BPsychSc, BPsychSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS


Cameron is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who has experience with a variety of age groups in clinical settings, child and adolescent mental health, and adult drug/alcohol rehabilitation. Cameron graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, holds registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

Cameron works with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression, and has an interest in providing treatment that is client-centred and derived from evidence based modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

Cameron provides a genuine and validating approach while working with you to assess your difficulties, help you identify your values and goals, and move in a direction that improves your functioning and experience of life. 


​​​​​​​​Joel Maczkowiack, Registered Clinical Psychologist | BBehavSc(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clin), MAAPi


Joel is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adults and teenagers (16 and older). He completed his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and he is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Joel is a calming and gentle therapist who can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD (simple and complex), trauma during childhood and adulthood, dissociative disorders, grief and loss, and adjustment issues.


Joel takes an integrative approach incorporating various treatment modalities including EMDR, schema therapy, CBT, and ACT. He has a special interest in utilising Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to help people understand and process past experiences that are the cause of (or contributing to) their current difficulties