Welcome to our General
Mental Health Clinic

We are a multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologists/psychologists, clinical neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and speech pathologists.

  • Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Therapy
  • Neuropsychology & Psychometric Testing
  • Child / Adult Psychiatry
  • Speech Pathology

Find out more about our approach

 to general mental health services

Services:

Assessment and diagnosisof gender dysphoria in children and adolescents (up to 18 years of age)

Psychological treatment
of co-occurring psychological disorders in children and adolescents with gender

Psychoeducation and family therapy
regarding gender dysphoria and hormonal or surgical interventions

Gillick Competence Assessments
for young people seeking gender related medical interventions

There has been a marked increase in the number children and adolescents seeking care for gender dysphoria/gender identity in recent years. As a profession, psychology has been slow to catch up with this development and provide evidence-based support for young people experiencing gender difficulties.

Both Dr James Morandini and Dr Georgia McClure (senior clinicians) have extensive clinical experience working with gender diverse young people. Dr Morandini continues to work as the Clinical Lead at The Gender Centre – having treated hundreds of transgender/gender-questioning children and adoelscents. Dr McClure worked for many years as lead psychologist at Westmead Children’s Hospital Gender Identity Clinic, specialising in puberty suppression assessment for gender dysphoric young people.

Services:

Assessment and diagnosis

of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents (up to 18 years of age)

Psychological treatment

of co-occurring psychological disorders in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria

Psychoeducation and family therapy

regarding gender dysphoria and hormonal or surgical interventions

Gillick Competence Assessments

for young people seeking gender related medical interventions

Clinical Psychology

Child & Adolescent Psychology

We provide treatment for older children and adolescents (and families) for issues including (but not limited to):

  • Social anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality traits
  • Panic Disorder
  • School refusal/performance and test anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • OCD

Our clinicians are skilled in family therapy, CBT, ACT, DBT, and attachment-based therapies.

Adult Therapy

We provide clinical assessment and therapies for a range of adult difficulties issues including:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Personality disorders

We are guided by evidenced-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), ACT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and EMDR.

Neuropsychology and psychometric testing:

We provide psychometric testing for children, adolescents, and adults from a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical psychologists/registrars. We provide assessment for:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: e.g., ADOS-2
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Gillick Competence Testing
  • Cognitive ability/Learning difficulties
Meet Dr Elena Cooper

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr Philip Tam provides psychiatry support to children and adolescents in our clinic. He has a wide range of clinical interests and expertise within the broad field of child psychiatry, including treating depressive and anxiety disorders, ADHD, autistic-spectrum disorders and other complex mental health difficulties. He places an emphasis on the family and broader social/educational environment on both how these shape the development of a client’s condition, and how they can be addressed and improved to assist in the journey to recovery. He gives particular emphasis to any relevant cultural or trans-cultural aspects which may be relevant to the client -and has extensive experience providing support to young people experience gender dysphoria.

Meet Dr Philip Tam

Speech Pathology

Martin Badway is a Master of Speech Pathology graduate and a practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia. He has a special interest in Clinical Laryngology. This includes voice and swallowing disorders of a neurological, neurogenic, and functional nature, pre and post surgical rehabilitation of the voice as well as organic pathologies. Martin also completed the 'The Voice Therapy Spectrum' which qualifies him to use the gold-standard in voice therapies including Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice, Casper-Stone Flow, and the Adventures in Voice Program for vocal fold nodules. 

Meet Martin Badway