Dr Kylie Brownfield
Practice Director, Clinical Psychologist
BSc, MSc, DPsych (Clinical), MAPS, CCLIN
Dr Kylie Brownfield is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and their families. She has over 11 years experience in treating individuals with mental illness, having worked as a psychologist across both research and clinical sectors. Kylie has a special interest in supporting clients who are in emotionally abusive/narcisisstic relationships (either romantic relationships, or within the family or workplace).
Kylie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and holds clinically-endorsed registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She also provides clinical supervision to registered psychologists and other allied health professionals. Kylie is a Medicare provider and her services are recognised by private health funds.
She works from a scientist-practitioner model, meaning she only utilises assessment and treatment that has been subject to rigorous research evaluation. Her training and skills include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based techniques, Attachment Focussed Therapy (parenting), and Interpersonal Therapy (ITP). Kylie's practice is further informed by psychodynamic approaches. Treatment is tailored to the individual, based on each client's presenting problem and their readiness and capacity for change.
Kylie offers non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, family-inclusive therapy and adheres to stringent ethical guidelines to ensure safe practice.
Psychologist & Couple Therapist
BSc, Grad.Dip.Ed.Psych, MPsych, MAPS
Sylvia Ledinic is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Sylvia has worked successfully in private practice for several years, and also has extensive experience in psychology as an educator, behaviour change consultant and Myers Briggs (MBTI) facilitator.
Sylvia has experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and adjustment difficulties.
A large part of Sylvia's work is with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. In her sessions with couples, Sylvia incorporates a range of techniques including Emotion Focussed Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Sylvia also has a special interest in working with adolescents, as well as those struggling with disordered eating, body image and weight loss issues and she regularly conducts bariatric surgery assessments. Sylvia has training in hypnosis for anxiety and insomnia, and her work encompasses a number of relaxation techniques. She encourages her clients to identify their unique goals for therapy, then works collaboratively to develop a treatment plan. Her personable approach makes Sylvia a popular member of our team.
Dr Katya Kamysheva (on maternity leave)
BA, PGrad Dip (Psych), DPsych (Clinical)
Dr Katya Kamysheva is a Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience in both public and private health sectors, including acute and community mental health, peri-natal and infant mental health, and psycho-oncology.
Katya has experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and adjustment difficulties. She has a special interest in attachment and treating parents and infants in the perinatal period, as well as supporting clients who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Katya has a warm, empathic and collaborative style and is genuinely interested in understanding each of her client's individual circumstances, needs and goals in therapy. Katya works in a client-centred approach, and utilizes a combination of several evidence-based psychological therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Practice, Existential Therapy and Schema Therapy depending on her client's needs.
Steph has recently completed her final year of the Bachelor of Counselling at Australian Catholic University (ACU). She is passionate about promoting awareness of mental health issues and has recently returned from an overseas trip to the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal with ACU. During this program she interviewed parents and teachers at a number of local schools. She also ran extra-curricular activities in order to educate the local community on mental health. Steph has a love for art and hopes to one day complete her Masters of Art Therapy to combine her two passions.