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.
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.
Melissa Frieh- Psychologist
Melissa Frieh is a registered psychologist who completed her Master of Clinical Psychology.
Melissa has experience helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome various difficulties. She has assisted adults suffering from severe mental health disorders such as bipolar affective disorder, major and recurrent depression, schizophrenia and agoraphobia/panic attacks. Melissa has worked at HeadSpace, helping adolescents and young-adults better manage feelings of anxiety (social and general), depression, stress, low self-esteem and has worked with high-risk adolescents with suicidal idealisation. She has also worked with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, child who demonstrate challenging behaviours and poor emotion regulation, and children suffering from anxiety and sleep dysfunction.
Melissa is also experienced in the assessment of cognitive deficits, personality, memory and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Melissa's approach to therapy involves education, collaboration, and evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is committed to tailoring treatment to client's individual needs and strengths while providing a respectful, open, friendly and non-judgmental environment.
Fiona Low - Speech Pathologist
Fiona is our in-house Speech Pathologist (Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist; CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with an Honours degree in Speech Pathology and has since worked with children from pre-school through to adolescence.
Fiona is an experienced and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist who loves working with individuals to help them improve across all areas of communication. She provides speech and language assessments and intervention services to our clients. Fiona is particularly interested in treating difficulties related to receptive and expressive language, literacy, speech (articulation), play, and stuttering. Fiona is fluent in Mandarin and English, and is passionate about working with bilingual families to help them improve their children’s communication skills. She strongly believes that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach when working with families. Rather, she believes that tailoring her therapy approach to suit each individual family based on their needs and goals is crucial to achieving the best therapy outcomes.
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.