Psychology is the science of behaviour and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
At The Neighbourhood Clinic we provide Clinical Psychology and Psychology to to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.
Clients referred by a General Practitioner under a Mental Health Care Plan are eligible to receive Medicare rebates for up to ten sessions per calendar year. The GP will need to complete a Mental Health Care Plan prior to your appointment and then clients can bring this to the initial session which enables them to claim their rebate.
A HICAPS facility is located at the clinic and rebates for either Medicare or Private Health Funds can be claimed on the spot.
Each session lasts for approximately 50 minutes. If you are late, your consultation may still finish at the scheduled time, to be fair to other clients.
If you would like to change or cancel your appointment, 24 hours notice is required. If you do not cancel your appointment within this time period (or fail to attend) you may incur a $90 nonattendance fee.
Our Local Clinical Psychologist
DR CAROLYN DEANS
PhD (Uni Melb) DPsych (Clin) (ANU)MAPS
Dr Carolyn Deans is a clinical psychologist with a focus on life transitions, recovery from trauma, and men’s health. Her specialisation is in resilience mechanisms following significant life events. She has significant experience with military, veteran and emergency services personnel. She has also worked with older adults and in men’s and women’s health settings, including in perinatal mental health.
BSc (psychology and Counselling)
Dayna welcomes diversity and has experience working across the lifespan seeing children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of complex mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, adjustment disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also works with clients experiencing issues that impact their well-being such as stress, transitions, separation/divorce, parenting difficulties, relationship difficulties as well as sexuality and gender related concerns.
BA, BSc (Hons) Psych, M Couns, MAPS
Linda works with client issues including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions and adjustments, self-esteem, relationships and personal growth work. Linda’s work is influenced by the humanistic approach with its focus on working with her clients authentically, collaboratively and respectfully in the therapeutic relationship.
B.A. (Psych) Grad. Dip. (Psych) Assoc. MAPS
Masters in Therapeutic Arts
Jackie has experience working in not-for-profit organisations, community health settings and private practice. Her clinical areas of expertise include managing mood disorders, anxiety and phobias, stress, grief, separation and divorce, adjustment issues, trauma related disorders and parenting strategies.
Chandra works to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic space for meaningful change to occur. She has experience supporting clients through anxiety and depression, exposure to trauma, grief and loss, ill health and major life transitions. She uses evidence-based therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioural therapy, flexibly drawing from different modalities to suit the needs and personality of the individual.
Loren is an experienced Psychologist who specialises in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Social, Family/Parenting issues, Sleep problems, Behavioural issues, Youths/children, Disordered eating and Stress/Adjustment issues.
She has a special interest in anxiety and young people, and is passionate about providing informed, holistic, and personalized treatment grounded in evidence based practice.
BA Psych (Hons), Masters (Ed & Dev)