Sara McLean

Sara is a registered psychologist who has been working in the area of child and adolescent mental health since 1997. Prior to joining Psychology SA, Sara worked at the Australian Centre for Child Protection; where her work focused on children living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Sara is experienced in working with children experiencing anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and social difficulties.  Sara has a special interest in supporting children with developmental difficulties and concerning behaviours, including those living in foster care and residential care settings and those at risk of entering the youth justice system. She is the author of the Fostering Difference website and the book 'Parenting the Traumatised Child with Developmental Differences'.

 

 

Our Team

PsychologySA/CEDAS has a large team of experienced Psychologists providing a range of general and specialist services.  

 

Rochelle Hay

Rochelle Hay - clinician psychologist

 

Rochelle is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been offering psychological services to individuals and families for over 20 years. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Rochelle has many years of experience providing services to children, adolescents and adults in both the public and private sectors.

In the public sector Rochelle has worked as a Psychologist and Program Manager for Disability Services.  She has extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of children with global developmental delay, intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder.  She also has considerable expertise in family focused interventions for children with disability who have complex needs including behavioural issues, anxiety, depression and who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Rochelle has 10 years’ experience working in part time private practice with Gardiner Consulting.  In this capacity she provided assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults for a range of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fears and phobias, stress, alcohol issues, parenting concerns and relationship issues, obsessions/compulsions and post-traumatic stress. She has also had considerable experience in working with individuals to develop assertiveness skills, resolve conflict, improve confidence and address career and work-related concerns.

In her work with children and adults Rochelle draws upon a range of therapeutic approaches, but primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.  Rochelle is known for being a warm and caring therapist who is able to make clients feel at ease and help them to achieve positive outcomes.

Kerry Burke

Kerry is a Clinical Psychologist who has experience in working with children and families at a major Adelaide public hospital. She has also had extensive experience in the disability field. Kerry has been in private practice for the past five years, where she specialises in working with children and their families.

Kerry has extensive experience in conducting a range of assessments with children including comprehensive educational assessments to assess for learning difficulties and cognitive difficulties. She also has many years experience conducting assessments for autism spectrum disorders.  She works directly with schools to assist in developing comprehensive  behavioral plans and learning plans to assist teachers working with special needs children. Kerry also works closely with families to  address a range of behavioral, social and emotional needs. 

Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly has been a registered Psychologist since 1989 working in Australia and overseas.

Over this time she has delivered and lead intervention services in the disability, mental health and justice sectors focusing on children and adults with complex behavioural and psychological issues.

Since 2005 she has focused on supporting adults to optimise their wellbeing and performance at work.  This has included assisting them to address psychological distress that is workplace related (e.g. trauma, critical incident) as well as personal issues such as anxiety and self-limiting beliefs that may be impeding their satisfaction and goal attainment. 

Fiona uses a range of approaches and theories including Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Intervention to assist individuals to gain an understanding of their current situation, identify strategies to resolve their distress and achieve their goals.

 

Rachael Elliott

Rachael is a clinical psychologist with 17 years’ experience in the field. She has worked with a wide range of individuals from different backgrounds at varying stages of life who are dealing with challenging circumstances. Rachael started her career as a sessional couples therapist at Relationships Australia in Perth before moving to Sydney and working in a community drug and alcohol treatment service with groups and individuals dealing with addiction issues. During that time she also worked in a Women’s Drug Rehabilitation Centre and at Unifam, Parramatta, with families and young people post separation.

Rachael’s areas of interest relate to working with the effects of trauma, a range of mental health issues, as well as engaging with couples, supporting families and individuals dealing with the impacts of brain injury to find effective ways to live full and meaningful lives. She recognises the importance of using various approaches to assist clients to take risks, build greater understanding of themselves and develop ways to make changes that are sustainable over time.

Rachael is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, AHPRA with endorsement to work in the clinical area. She is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (AACBT) and maintains a strong focus on continuing professional development activities.