Our Team

Maria Kampantais - Psychologist

Maria is a registered psychologist and has completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in psychology at Australian Catholic University and Cairnmillar Institute.

Maria uses a supportive and caring approach, drawing on a variety of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness techniques.

Maria has experience assisting adults to address a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties (e.g. communication, relationship breakdown), grief/loss, and self-esteem.

Dr Aiyuen (Shannon) Choong - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Aiyuen (Shannon) Choong is a registered psychologist who completed her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) candidature at Deakin University. She is fluent in speaking Mandarin and English, and provides psychological services to children, adolescents, adults and their families.

Shannon enjoys working with clients facing emotional and behavioural difficulties, with a special interest in helping those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, aggressive or oppositional behaviours, and interpersonal difficulties. She is also experienced in diagnosing and assisting children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Shannon is committed to using evidence-based interventions and her treatment approach is guided by each client’s individual strengths and needs. She believes that therapy should be safe, comfortable, and fun.

Dr Naomi Castelan - Clinical Psychologist 

Dr Naomi Castelan is a clinical psychologist who works with children and their families.  She offers support for challenges such as anxiety and depression, and for the enhanced development of children with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 

Naomi works closely with parents to support them in the nurturing of their child.  In addition to assisting children to cope with their difficulties, Naomi also makes a point of celebrating their strengths.   

Naomi's therapeutic approach is a compassionate, client-centered one, and she uses elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Play Therapy. 

 

Aanchal Sood - Psychologist

Aanchal is a registered general psychologist who completed studies in psychopharmacology and psychology in England. She is fluent in both Hindi and Punjabi.

Aanchal has experience assisting adolescents, adults and couples to address a variety of difficulties including anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma and stress related disorders, adjustment issues (e.g. cultural adjustment), sleep difficulties, relationship difficulties, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive and related disorders. 

Aanchal feels privileged to work as a psychologist and is committed to providing a compassionate, non-judgmental, respectful and safe environment for clients. She uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution- focused approach, Schema therapy and Mindfulness.

 

Iris Ravelle Lockyer - Psychologist

Iris is a registered psychologist with a Master of Counselling Psychology from La Trobe University. She is a warm and non-judgmental therapist, with experience working in private practice, community health, and school and university settings.

Iris works with individuals experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, stress and burnout, grief and loss, transitional life changes, adjustment issues, relationship issues, sleep disturbance, self-esteem issues, trauma-related issues, academic/workplace difficulties, and gender development and identity issues. Iris is an LGBTQ-affirmative clinician.

Iris is passionate about understanding her clients’ unique stories, and providing a safe and supportive space to work collaboratively towards healing and growth. She uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Writing Therapy.

Lana Lubomirska - Psychologist

Lana is a Registered Psychologist who completed both Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at Monash University. She is fluent in both English and Russian.

Lana is a warm, friendly and empathic practitioner with experience in working with children, adolescents and adults from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She is committed to providing a client-centred safe environment for every individual and assisting clients along their journey.

Lana uses a variety of evidence-based therapies to support clients in addressing difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, friendship problems and educational stresses. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques as well as elements of psychodynamic and play therapies.

Laura Forlani - Director & Clinical Psychologist

Laura Forlani is the Director at Your Mind Matters and works as a registered Clinical Psychologist. She opened Your Mind Matters in 2013 to address the growing need for affordable intervention and assessment.

She has experience helping children, adolescents and adults overcome a wide variety of difficulties such as mood and anxiety disorders, and problems arising due to changes in personal circumstances (e.g. family breakdown or a change in career). Her approach to therapy involves education, collaboration, and evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behaviour therapy, skills training, and relaxation strategies. Laura is also experienced in the treatment and assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

Sarah & Gillian

Sarah and Gillian are our administration assistants and the people you're most likely to see when you first step into our office. They take care of the day-to-day running of the clinic and are crucial in ensuring our team members and clients have the best possible experience.