Dr Nicole Redlich

Dr Nicole Redlich
Clinical Psychologist
BBSc (Honours), DPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Dr Nicole Redlich is a Clinical Psychologist with over fourteen years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children including couples and families. Nicole has worked in a variety of mental health settings including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Maroondah Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, the Melbourne Children’s Clinic, and was team leader of the Albert Road Clinic adolescent day program. Nicole currently combines private practice with her role in the Psychology Department of Swinburne University where she trains Clinical Masters and Doctoral Psychology Students. Nicole has extensive experience in the provision of training and workshops in educational, community and organisational settings, and has spent several years facilitating groups for eating disorders, positive parenting, and child/adolescent focussed groups. Nicole has a strong interest in positive psychology and wellbeing. She uses a collaborative, practical and reflective approach to assist clients to better understand themselves, better manage their lives, and achieve more fulfilment in line with personally important goals. Nicole's style is authentic, respectful and empathic and she uses a range of evidence-based approaches tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.

Professional Affiliations
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia

Publications
Redlich, N., & Prior, M. (1998). Cognitive-behavioral interventions in paediatric chronic illness. Behavior Change, 15(3), 151-159.


 
 

Dr Danielle Williamson
Clinical Psychologist
BComm/BArts (Honours), DPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Danielle is a fully registered clinical psychologist who holds a Doctorate of Psychology. She has experience working in private practice, at a private psychiatric hospital, and a range of psychology clinics offering individual therapy. Danielle also holds a lecturer position at Swinburne University, where she trains students in counselling and psychology. Danielle has a particular interest in treating trauma-related conditions and in the development of resilience following adversity. In 2017, she co-founded the Women’s Trauma Recovery Program at the Swinburne University Psychology Clinic. In addition, she sees clients who experience a range of other concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance use problems, issues with transitions, perinatal anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and relationship issues. 

Danielle’s approach is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental, with a strong value placed on developing a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship, and on listening carefully and deeply to client’s narratives. She has completed training in a range of approaches, including interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and person-centered therapy. In 2017, Danielle was in the first group of Australian therapists to complete certified training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, an approach for individuals that helps foster awareness of the different aspects of our inner world, and supports a relationship with ourselves that is curious, compassionate and creative. 

Danielle provides individual therapy, couples therapy, and clinical supervision for psychologists (fully registered AHPRA supervisor) and counsellors. In partnership with David Eckel, Danielle delivers professional development workshops on Internal Family Systems therapy, and on working with issues that arise from experiencing trauma.

Professional Affiliations
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)


 
 
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May Ferrier
Registered Psychologist
BPsychSc, PGDipPsych, MPsych (Counselling), MAPS

May Ferrier is a registered psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. May has worked in various settings, such as non-for profit organisations, schools, tertiary and research institutions including Swinburne and RMIT University. In addition to Parkside Psychology, May works in the private and community mental health sector. In particular, May works with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, panic, ADHD, issues with mood regulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anger management, and sexuality. May is familiar of the significant developmental milestones children and adolescent clients may have difficulty adjusting to, and works collaboratively with the young person and their families. May also works with adults experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, chronic pain, relationship issues, abuse and trauma. She runs a treatment group for hoarding behaviours and delivers staff training in the treatment of hoarding.

May is a compassionate, warm and empathic clinician who strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so they can express themselves freely. She draws from various evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness and Emotion-Focused Therapy (CBT). May assists clients to recognise their strengths and resources, so they can better manage their lives and work toward, and achieve personally important goals.  

Professional Affiliations
Registered with the Psychological Board of Australia (PBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Currently enrolled in the Counselling Psychology Registrar program 


 
 

Mr Dion Szer
General Psychologist
BBehavNeuro, PGDipPsych, MPsych (Clinical), MAPS

Mr Dion Szer is a clinical psychologist who has 8 years’ experience working with a range of adult clients who have experienced a number of different psychological difficulties. Dion couples his private practice work with his position at The Victoria Clinic, working with adults who experience a range of acute and chronic mental health issues in individual and group settings. Dion has experience working with a range of client presentations, with clients from a range of backgrounds. Dion has ample experience working with clients who have lived with  anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma/abuse, grief and loss, and substance use issues. Dion approaches every client as an individual who has had unique experiences that requires a unique approach. Dion is empathetic, non-judgmental, and focused on client-centred care. Dion utilises a number of evidence-based psychological practices in his work, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Schema Therapy. Dion is committed to ongoing professional development to strengthen his skills and expertise to provide quality and up-to-date psychological services.

Professional Affiliations
Registered with the Psychological Board of Australia (PBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)


 
 

Sherena Ismail
Clinical Psychologist
BArts (Honours), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS, FCCLP

Sherena Ismail is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Australian Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Sherena is also registered with Medicare Australian as a provider of Specialist Clinical Psychology Services. Sherena is fluent in English and Chinese Mandarin.

Sherena has extensive experience working in a diverse range of public and private clinical settings, ranging from acute psychiatry to private practice. Sherena has worked with both individual and group psychological interventions with adolescent and adult clients, as well as with couples and families. Sherena has worked with clients who have experienced mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, personality disorders, anger and pain management issues, relationship issues, grief issues, and cross cultural and lifestyle adjustment issues. Sherena is an Intensively Trained DBT Therapist. Other than Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Sherena is also trained to administer other evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Sherena has the knowledge of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy. Since every client is different, Sherena believes in drawing on different treatment modalities to create a treatment plan that is tailored to each client’s unique situation. When working with clients, Sherena adopts a client-centred and collaborative approach to assist them in achieving their treatment goals in a comfortable and safe environment. Sherena administers Motivational Interviewing when required. Sherena believes in being empathetic and non-judgmental.   

Sherena is available for consultation during normal work hours. Sherena currently practices at Parkside Psychology, Alfred Health, and Monash University Health Services.

Other than psychotherapy, Sherena is experienced in presenting at professional and community educational sessions.

Professional Affiliations
Registered with the Psychological Board of Australia (PBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists


 
 
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David Eckel
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
M.S.W., M. Counselling, M. Mental Health Sc., M. Creative Arts Therapy,
Grad Dip. Mental Health Sc., B. Teach (Honours).

Mr. David Eckel is an accredited mental health social worker with over thirteen years’ experience counselling adults in community health, specializing in the areas of PTSD and complex trauma, GLBTIQ mental health and alcohol and other drugs. David was co-founder and co-therapist in the Women’s Trauma Recovery Program, a collaboration between Swinburne University and Access Health and Community. David has worked in counselling, project work and clinical supervision roles at IPC Health, Victorian AIDS Council and Access Health and Community.  He is passionate about trauma treatment and is an EMDR practitioner and Level One and Two trained Internal Family Systems Therapist. David is also a trained creative arts therapist and is experienced in supervision and training, having previously taught at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). He provides a gentle, warm and sensitive approach to counselling. David is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is a past board member of the EMDR Association of Australia. He is currently completing his PhD focused on Internal Family Systems Therapy and Adult Attachment. 

Professional Affiliations
Registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

Publications
2011 Eckel, D. (2011). Early vs. Late-Onset Drinkers. Of Substance, 9 (2), 20.
2006 Eckel, D. (2006). On creative arts therapy and depression. The Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 2006 (1), 43–54.
2003 Eckel, D. (2003). Movement Assessment for Children with Special Needs. Dance Therapy Association of Australia Inc., Quarterly, 2003 (4), 17–22.