Sarah Jacob Psychologist
Sarah Jacob Psychologist
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Sarah Jacob

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Sarah is the Director of Logic Lounge Psychology. Sarah has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, grief and loss, and a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults. Sarah has a multidisciplinary background having also worked in the corporate banking, financial services and education sectors. Sarah is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Approach
Sarah provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, ACT and IPT based, however Sarah uses an eclectic approach when suitable.
Sarah’s passion is to empower her client’s to make change.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology – University of Wollongong
Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Charles Sturt University

Christina Comely

Christina Comely

PSYCHOLOGIST

She has a wide range of experience including working within the criminal justice system, in staff support and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She counsels using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown has demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide variety of disorders and problems. Christina has presented papers and posters at 10 professional conferences on a variety of issues including cannabis and mental health, spiritually modified CBT and victims in the criminal justice system.

Areas of special interest and experience include:

  • cannabis abuse
  • alcohol abuse
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • mental health disorders
  • work/life balance
  • stress management
  • self esteem issues

Christian Spiritually Modified CBT

Research has demonstrated that incorporating the clients spiritual beliefs and faith in therapy can enhance outcomes. Christina is alway happy to include the spiritual dimension in therapy for clients who wish to do so. While many Christians fear a conflict between psychology and their faith, CBT can be easily modified from a Christian or Jewish perspective to use the power and encouragement of scripture as part of therapy. Christina can attest to the power of using scripture as an anchor when confronting difficult situations and in challenging anxiety.

Academic Qualifications
Master of Philosophy (Sociology)
BSc(hons) psychology
Registered psychologist

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Denise Hardingham

PSYCHOLOGIST (Child / Adolescent / Youth)

Denise starts with us in March 2021. First appointments are being taken from March 15 between 10-2pm. Denise will also work with us on Saturday’s. Availability will be made via Online Booking soon.
Appointments will be $165 per session (with a gap fee $77.55 per session)

Denise is an experienced child and adolescent psychologist specialising in autism intervention, psychotherapeutic interventions for teenage girls and psychoeducational assessment. She can help children, young people and their families with challenges relating to anxiety, depression, school stress, school refusal, interpersonal difficulties, grief, complex/ developmental trauma and behaviours and stress associated with ADHD and Autism. Denise is also highly skilled in psychoeducational assessment for learning and developmental difficulties.

She is a registered psychologist and qualified teacher, full Member of the Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (APACS) and associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Denise has worked extensively in schools including assessment, psychotherapy and consultative support for children and adolescents with mental health issues and those impacted by disability. Denise has substantial expertise in early intervention. Prior to her career in education Denise has worked with people with disabilities across the life span in a range of settings.

Denise currently sits on the executive committees for APACS NSW and APACS National.

In 2018 Denise co-presented at the International School Psychology Association conference in Japan on the use of evidence-based psychotherapy in schools (Evidence-based Practice in Counselling: are school psychologists using what works? 40th Annual ISPA Conference, 16th July 2018).

Denise is committed to genuine functional outcomes for young people and their families. She is a highly skilled practitioner synthesising the most current research with client preferences to reach individual goals.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Denise Hardingham

Ammata Phathanak

PSYCHOLOGIST, WORKCOVER NSW ACCREDITED PSYCHOLOGIST

Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care.
Ammata’s education and training promotes healthy attitudes and behaviour, helping clients and their families to cope with mental / psychological health issues.
Ammata continuously undertakes professional development and training, keeping up-to-date on the latest therapeutic practices that ultimately empower people to develop self-awareness and initiate positive change.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Ammata Phathanak Psycholgist
Ammata Phathanak Psycholgist

Aubrey Lualhati

PSYCHOLOGIST

** Note: Aubrey is currently on maternity leave**

Aubrey specialises in working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults and has experience working in non-government organisations and private practice settings. She offers a warm, empathic, supportive and nurturing environment to all her clients whilst catering to the unique needs of each individual. She also enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds and endeavours to adopt a holistic and client-centred approach to navigate the various challenges in one’s life. She is also GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, and Queer) friendly.

Aubrey is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, is a registered Medicare Provider of Focused Psychological Strategies and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Approach: Aubrey is experienced in providing short term and long term therapy and uses evidence-based principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic (Wed, Fri) & Gordon Psychology (Tue).
Interest areas: Children and Adolescents, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem/ self-confidence, bullying, body image, anger management, workplace stress, gender identity and those questioning their sexual preference.

Aubrey Lualhati Psychologist
Aubrey Lualhati Psychologist

Jerusha Rao

Practice Manager

Jerusha is our Practice Manager. She also takes all our calls for North Sydney & Gordon Psychology.

She is warm, passionate & a great asset to our growing team.