Kim has experience working in private practice and within the employment services industry. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of emotional, social and behavioural issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and interpersonal difficulties. Kim is experience in working with employment related issues, including loss of employment, and workplace stress and bullying. Kim enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing with her young children.
Jacob is a psychologist with provisional registration. He has a passion for supporting children, adolescents and young adults with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, and problematic sleep. Jacob draws from various evidence-based interventions to build a treatment approach best suited to each individual. Jacob has a warm, caring, and compassionate nature, and enjoys helping people create positive change in their lives. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys being outdoors, especially in the surf and at the snow, with family and friends.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Jess is a PACFA registered Clinical Counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and has experience working with a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, grief, interpersonal and intrapersonal issues. Jess offers a holistic, and multifaceted approach to evidence-based practices to address the unique needs of each individual person. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults discover their purpose and create meaning for themselves, while empowering them to live well. Outside of work Jess loves creative outlets and spending quality time with her friends, family and her dog.
Psychologist and Couples Therapist
Co-Director, Lakeside Psychology
Leah has 15 years of experience working as a psychologist. She provides treatment to individuals, couples and families and has a particular passion for helping couples in distress find comfort and connection with each other once more, as well as in working with people with eating disorders and body image disturbance. Leah is a credentialed clinician with the National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC). Leah enjoys using Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Family-Based Therapy (FBT) and Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) to work with adolescents and their families. Leah is registered as a Board-Approved Supervisor and provides supervision to other psychologists. Outside of work, Leah loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoying great food and seeing the world through the eyes of her three young children.
Co-Director, Lakeside Psychology
Michael has experience working with severe mental illness whilst working in Warrnambool and Ballarat psychiatric services, and then moving into private work in 2008. He has particular interest in assessment and diagnosis, as well as how early life experiences influence emotional disturbances, self-esteem and relationships. Michael’s approach involves a comprehensive assessment so that the treatment plan is designed to target current and immediate problems, as well as underlying factors so as to provide long-term relief. Michael uses Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) which involves routine feedback about each session to ensure clients get what they need out of treatment and achieve their goals. As clinic director, Michael strives to ensure Lakeside Psychology provides a high quality psychological service based on firm values of Excellence, Compassion, Integrity, Passion and Positivity.
(Currently on maternity leave)
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Ash has experience working across community, private and educational settings. She is passionate about supporting children and young people with various mental health presentations using evidence-based treatments. Ash uses a fun and flexible approach to working with children and young people and uses interventions that are best suited to each individual. She draws on various therapy approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Ashlee also enjoys working with parents and draws upon attachment and parent-child relationship principles. In her spare time, you will find Ash outdoors in the sun or at the snow, with her family and two dogs.