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Baxter Adams, B.A(Psych),GradDip(Psych), MPsych (Clin), MAPS

Baxter comes to us with a range experience, working with individuals across the lifespan with specific interest working with children and older adults. His masters of Clinical Psychology included placements at the University Clinic, Dementia Support Australia, Community Forensic Mental Health, the Children and Young Persons Program and Psychology CAFFE. Baxter was born in the United States however, has lived the majority of his life in small country towns across Australia. Because of this he is passionate about providing evidence based practice to rural communities. In addition to clinical practice, Baxter’s research interest lies in problematic video game use, with publications in the field. Baxter enjoys spending time fishing, playing music and video games, and walking his dog Boof.
Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar, Principal psychologist of Psychology CAFFE
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Tracey Martin-Cole, BPsych, BSc (Hons), RPT-S, MAPS

A Psychologist and experienced Play Therapist, Tracey is the founder and Director of Psychology CAFFE and brings many years of clinical experience in working with children and adolescents in mental health services and private practice, and prior to registration in early intervention services including NewPIN and child protection services. Registered with AHPRA and a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Tracey has also undertaken postgraduate training in Developmental Psychiatry, Play Therapy and Attachment based therapies. Tracey has experience in providing assessment and therapy within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and enjoys using a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Schema Therapy approach to trauma, greif, anxiety and depression for adolescents and adults. Tracey has presented as a keynote speaker at seminars and conferences on Play Therapy and has co-founded local reading and practice groups. Tracey runs workshops for professionals on working with children, and regular attachment based parenting education groups with a brain-based parenting apporach, and is passionate about providing a space for parents to learn and grow whilst enjoying their children. Tracey provides family assessments and child consultancy to separated families to promote the best interests of children and young people.
Psychologist, Play Therapist, Director of Psychology CAFFE
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Mary Barrett, BA DipEd MA(PhilChild), BSocSc(Psych)(Hons)

Mary joined the Psychology CAFFE team in February 2017 and works primarily from our Ulverstone and Burnie offices. Mary brings a gentleness and warmth to her counselling and particularly enjoys working with disempowered people with low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.

Mary adapts her approach to suit each client, using a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Therapy. She helps clients to develop a positive vision of themselves and a meaningful future using a combination of visualisation, values identification and narrative elaboration.

Psychologist
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Sonia Binns, MPsych (Clin) MAPS

With eighteen years experience as a Masters graduate in Clinical Psychology, Sonia brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to Psychology Caffe. She is an APHRA-registered psychologist and full member of the APS, with experience working in both adult, and child and adolescent, community mental health. At Psychology Caffe Sonia aims to establish a leading service for children under 12 and their families who would otherwise not be able to access high quality psychological services.
Psychologist
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Tony Sansom-Gower, BSW AASW

Tony has several decades of experience in Mental Health, working with adults and families in remote areas, accross cultures, and particularly enjoys working with Men’s health, and has a particular interest in drug and alcohol comorbidity with mental health, using a strengths based, humanistic approach with CBT and ACT to treat mental health struggles with compassion and integrity.

Mental Health Accredited Clinical Social Worker
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Kristen Seymour , BSW, BA (Psych, SocSc), Diploma AOD, AASW

Kristen a highly experienced,  mental health accredited Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in working with adults and families. Kritsen is an AASW member, and is a provider of Medicare services and also private health. Kristen works with complex MH and AOD and has experience in ATSI culturally appropriate practice, Kristen is a well liked and experienced clinician working part-time in our Ulverstone office.
Mental Health Accredited Clinical Social Worker
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Julia Lane, GradDip (Psych), BSc (Psych)(Hons), MPsych (Forensic)

Julia holds a Masters of Psychology (Forensic) and is an AHPRA registered psychologist working towards forensic endorsement. Her clinical experience extends working with vulnerable adolescents and adults with complex mental health concerns in the community and forensic settings including assessments, writing court reports, and provision of group and individual treatment. Julia’s work is informed by the role of attachment, schemas and trauma in the development of mental health and behavioural concerns, with a focus on developing people’s potential and increasing their quality of life through a collaborative and empathic approach to her work.
Psychologist, Forensic Psychology Registrar
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Abbey Lack

Abbey is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. She completed a Master of Professional Psychology in 2018 and now works full time at Psychology C.A.F.F.E. She is interested in working with both children and adults using a variety of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. During her studies Abbey worked as an applied behavioural analysis (ABA) therapist with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Abbey also has experience working in child assessment and providing therapy for children and young adults with mental health presentations such as anxiety and depression.
Psychologist
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Regina Docking

Regina is an experienced Social Worker and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. She also has a degree in Psychology and Sociology. Regina has years of experience working in the field of mental health with both young people and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health issues. Regina adopts a strength-based, client-centered approach in her practice, drawing on a range of evidence based therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioural therapy DBT, to best suit client needs.
Mental Health Accredited Social Worker
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Dr Tracy Spencer, (B.Sc (Psych Hons); B.Ed (Counselling); MSW (Narrative Therapy and Community Work); PhD; AssMAPS, PACFA)

For nearly thirty years, Tracy has worked as a therapist with children, adults, couples and families, using attachment based and trauma informed ways of supporting people to live in their preferred ways, and manage the difficulties they encounter in their lives. She uses a combination of CBT, Narrative therapy, Sandplay and Play-based therapies and Mindfulness, in relation to issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, and substance misuse. She is a trained facilitator of Mindfulness, DRUMBEAT and Parenting groups. Tracy has worked in nearly all states of Australia, has extensive experience working with Aboriginal organizations, and has a passion for rural and remote communities. She is provisionally registered with AHPRA as a Psychologist.
Provisional Psychologist
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Katrina Hall

Katrina is an Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with AASW. She brings a broad range of experience from the health and community sectors to her counselling role here at Psychology Caffe.

She has a particular interest in Loss and Grief with a Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Counselling.

Katrina has been working in Victoria as a counsellor/Social Worker prior to moving to the beautiful NW coast last year and more recently in Acute Adult Mental Health.

Katrina draws on Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) as well as Strength based approaches, adapting her approach according to the client’s individual needs.

She enjoys seeing the positive changes in clients benefiting from attending counselling.

Katrina enjoys the outdoor environment, photography and good food!

Mental Health Accredited Social Worker
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Mikalha George, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), Masters of Professional Psychology

Mikalha holds a Masters of Professional Psychology and is provisionally registered with AHPRA as a Psychologist. Mikalha is passionate about working with adolescents and adults in a mental health setting and uses a warm and approachable manner in doing so. Mikalha brings to the team experience working as a provisional psychologist with Tasmania Police, supporting college students and as an applied behavioural analysis therapist to young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has also volunteered using art as therapy for a young women’s shelter. In her free time, Mikalha enjoys playing soccer and guitar along with experiencing the joys of North-West Tasmania through surfing and bushwalking.
Provisional Psychologist
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Jess Bellchambers

Jess holds a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Child Play Therapy, with 18 years’ experience working with children in the early years. Jess is passionate about putting the child at the centre of her practice. This means that children are accepted and permitted to form a trusting relationship and tell their stories in their own time. Both non-directive and directive approaches are used in her practice, depending on the individual child’s needs. Jessica takes a holistic approach to help the child, working closely with the primary caregivers in the child’s life, as well as teachers and other relevant people.
Play Therapist
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Jezreel Besterwitch

Jez is a provisionally registered psychologist with AHPRA. She has recently completed a Master of Professional Psychology with placements at the University Psychology Clinic and here at Psychology C.A.F.F.E. She enjoys working with clients across the lifespan using evidence-based therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Jez has worked with young people as a youth worker for therapeutic residential care programs. She has experience using picture exchange communication systems with non-verbal clients. As an applied behavioural analysis (ABA) therapist she has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Provisional Psychologist
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Cathy McClure, MSW AASW

Cathy is a highly experienced, Masters-qualified Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience in working with young children and their families. Cathy is registered with AHPRA and is a provider of Medicare funded services and also private health. Having completed extensive training in Play Therapy with Gary Landreth in the US, she is one of several clinicians offering this effective treatment modality as Play Therapists at Psychology CAFFE. Cathy works at the practice with young children as well as working with adolescents at the Don College in Devonport.
Clinical Social Worker, Play Therapist
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Jennifer Leys

Jennifer holds a Degree in Economics and is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience. She has worked with many healthcare businesses during this time including private hospitals and general practice. As the Operations and Practice Manager, Jennifer is focused on ensuring the client experience is both welcoming and efficient. When not at the practice she loves spending time with her family on her farm with their horses, Belted Galloway cattle and Wiltshire sheep.
Practice and Operations Manager
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Isaak

Isaak has been a member of our administration team for the last three years, Isaak spends time manning the desk and helping with enquiries via email, phone, and over the counter. In addition to these roles, Isaak also maintains the Psychology CAFFE website and social media, and attends to our IT systems development and maintenance across our office locations. An important role in a multi-discipinary team is management of data and analysis of the same for client outcomes, so Isaak takes care of this also. In his spare time Isaak enjoys getting out and creating landscape images of our stunning locations here in Tasmania.
Administration and Technology Systems Management
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Natasha

Natasha brings a warm compassionate approach to her work, valuing the clients and priding herself on her professional and welcoming approach to all enquiries to the practice. Natasha works in both Ulverstone and Latrobe, and manages enquiries from Devonport and Burnie on our main office number.
Front Office and Administration
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Jessie Page

Jessie has completed a Bachelor of Economics and Post Graduate Certificate in Business Studies. She provides any assistance required to our director through a wide range of tasks ranging from dog sitting to management tasks. Jessie enjoys getting out and enjoying the outdoors in her spare time through bushwalking and kayaking.
Personal Assistant
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Emma

Emma is the newest member of our administration team, and has had over 9 years’ experience in her previous role in a community based mental health setting, bringing with her a professional, warm and client focussed approach to all clients and enquiries to our front desk.  When not at work, Emma enjoys spending time with her family, dragon boat paddling and getting out in the wilderness chasing waterfalls.
Front Office and Administration
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Luna

Luna is an accredited therapy dog, trained with Lead the Way Institute in Victoria in 2019. She also happens to be a French Bulldog, a breed known for their love of people, and Luna LOVES children in particular.Luna loves to welcome people to the clinic, also enjoying spending time in session with her handler, Tracey, and make ‘special guest appearances’ at local events or Psychology CAFFE offices around the northwest.If you see Luna around town in her blue jacket, please stop to say hello.
Therapy Dog
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Tabitha

Gentle and freindly, Tabitha uses her sensory perception to seek out those who love cats, to assist in healing your worry about hanging about in our waiting room, If you have an allergy to cats, please let us know, as we can manage this with no issue.
The orginal Therapy Cat