Psychologists

Please select a psychologist:

Dr Craig Stapleton

Dr Ramsay Dixon

Dr Nicole Redlich

Mr Shawn Price

Ms Ellie Ridgway

Dr Rachel Mountjoy

Dr Michelle Lindsay-Dawe


Dr Craig Stapleton

Clinical and Health Psychologist
Appl. Sci., Grad. Dip. (Psych), D. Psych.
MAPS, Assoc. MASH
 

Dr Craig Stapleton has over fifteen years clinical experience, more than ten of which has been in private practice. Craig has worked in a variety of settings including, public health, community health, private practice and with the Australian Defence Force.
 

Craig believes that developing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is the first step toward helping a client understand their feelings, thoughts and behaviours. Rather than being a passive listener, Craig's style resembles more of an interactive approach by discussing issues in a direct and empathic manner. Craig works with adults, couples, families and adolescents to better understand and deal with life's problems.

Craig specialises in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders including panic, phobias, chronic worry and OCD
  • Trauma and its sequelae including PTSD, dissociation, somatoform and personality disorders
  • Anger and anger management
  • Adjustment disorders, grief and loss, stress management
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Marital and relationship difficulties
  • Chronic disease management and lifestyle choices
  • Coping with medical diagnoses and health anxiety
  • Workplace stress, return to work assistance, vocational assessment and counselling
  • Family problems
  • Habits including smoking and weight management

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Dr Ramsay Dixon

Clinical Psychologist

MAPS, DPsych (Clinical)


Ramsay is a registered Psychologist with endorsements in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. He is an experienced practitioner who is a Member of the APS and a PBA-board approved supervisor.


Ramsay provides a range of evidence-based interventions to assist individuals with mental health concerns. Ramsay has a warm, open and engaging style, and seeks to match his approach to the individual needs of the person. This approach is underpinned by his belief that psychological intervention is most effective within a supportive and effective therapeutic relationship.


Ramsay works with people aged 17 years and over, and can assist with difficulties such as:

  • Addictions, substance abuse and problematic gambling
  • Anxiety disorders, including health anxiety
  • Emotion regulation, including anger management
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Major mood disorders (e.g., depression)
  • Personality disorders and interpersonal problems
  • Trauma and its sequelae, including PTSD
  • Workplace stress


Ramsay draws on a range of interventions to assist individuals to manage the symptoms associated with mental health concerns, including:

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based CBT (MB-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

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Dr Nicole Redlich

Clinical Psychologist

BBSc (Hons)., D.Psych (Clinical)., APS Clinical College., APRHA


Dr Nicole Redlich is a Clinical Psychologist with over fourteen years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children including couples and families. Nicole has worked in a variety of mental health settings including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Maroondah Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, the Melbourne Children’s Clinic, and was team leader of the Albert Road Clinic adolescent day program. Nicole currently combines private practice with her role in the Psychology Department of a leading Melbourne University where she trains Clinical Masters and Doctoral Psychology Students. Nicole has extensive experience in the provision of training and workshops in educational, community and organisational settings, and has spent several years facilitating groups for eating disorders, positive parenting, and child/adolescent focussed groups.


Nicole has a strong interest in positive psychology and wellbeing. She uses a collaborative, practical and reflective approach to assist clients to better understand themselves, better manage their lives, and achieve more fulfilment in line with personally important goals. Nicole's style is authentic, respectful and empathic and she uses a range of evidence-based approaches tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.


Nicole specialises in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders including panic, phobias, OCD, Generalised anxiety
  • Adjustment disorders, grief and loss, stress management
  • Eating difficulties including bulimia, binge eating and body image concerns
  • Trauma including PTSD
  • Anger management
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Marital and relationship difficulties
  • Chronic disease management and lifestyle choices
  • Gender and sexuality issues
  • Family and parenting difficulties
  • Child behaviour, learning, social and emotional difficulties
  • Adolescent behaviour, learning, social and emotional difficulties
  • Work related difficulties, job stress, job transition, work place difficulties

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Mr Shawn Price

Psychologist

Grad Dip Psych., PGrad.Dip.Psych., B.Ed


Shawn works with individuals and organisations. Shawn has over 12 years corporate experience and in addition over 13 years counselling, coaching and training individuals. Shawn's programs help individuals build resilience to life and work related issues. Shawn also provides executive coaching, workplace programs dealing with motivation, conflict, recruitment assessment, leadership and staff performance.

  • Anxiety & related disorders
  • Depression and mood disorder
  • Work Related Stress
  • Career & Life Planning
  • Personality Assessment
  • Recruitment Assessment
  • Employee Life Cycle Coaching
  • Positive Psychology
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Speaking and Training


    Shawn has a passion for basing his work in educative evidence based programs that empower individuals to recover from and build resilience to mood and stress related disorders. Shawn also has a specialist career direction counselling program that is proven and effective for individuals who are having work related stress and depression.

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Ms Ellie Ridgway

Psychologist

BAppSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, MPsych (Counselling)


Ellie is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families across a variety of settings including community welfare, schools and community health. Ellie has previously worked in the community welfare sector providing specialist psychological intervention to vulnerable children and families, specifically children, adolescents and adults experiencing complex trauma. Ellie has experience in psychological intervention and counselling with children within school settings and adolescents and adults within the community health sector. Ellie has a special interest in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, trauma, self-esteem and grief and loss.


Ellie has an empathic, strengths-based and positive style and believes in tailoring specific therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs and purposes for each client. Ellie’s approach emphasises the importance of a non-judgemental and respectful relationship and promotes working collaboratively with clients to ensure ownership over their counselling experience. Ellie utilises aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Interpersonal Therapy to work with clients in developing insight, greater understanding of themselves and strategies for achieving their therapeutic goals.

Ellie works with children, adolescents and adults in the treatment of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and related anxiety disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Divorce/separation
  • Trauma-related disorders including PTSD, complex trauma, family violence and sexual assault
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting
  • Childhood behavioural issues
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem and social skills

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Dr Rachel Mountjoy

Clinical Psychologist

BBSc (Hons)., D Psych (Clinical)


Dr Rachel Mountjoy is a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing individual and group therapy to adults across both public and private hospital settings. She works with a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches based on each client’s individual presentation and needs, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Schema Therapy.


Rachel has particular interest in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She began her career working with Veterans, ADF and Emergency Services personnel, treating PTSD and other issues arising from trauma. She has additional training in the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the treatment of PTSD. She has also worked in a specialist service providing intensive Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD.



Rachel works with adults in the treatment of:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders, including panic, phobias, chronic worry and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and issues arising from trauma
  • Anger and anger management
  • Adjustment issues and difficult life transitions
  • Addictive behaviours, such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling
  • Self-esteem and identity issues
  • Emotion-related difficulties
  • Lifestyle and behaviour change

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Dr Michelle Lindsay-Dawe

Clinical Neuropsychologist

BSC (Behavioural), Post Grad Dip (Psych) D Psych (Clin Neuro) MAPS, Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists


Michelle is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 10 years’ experience in the assessment of children, adolescents and young adults. She has worked in a variety of hospital settings, including Acute Rehabilitation Units, The Royal Children’s Hospital Learning Difficulties Centre and The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service. Michelle has also worked in Acute Paediatric Inpatient Units and currently works part time within a Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Team.


A neuropsychologist can be seen if there is a need to assess a young person’s thinking skills. Thinking skills may be affected for a number of reasons. These may include, but are not limited to, an injury to the brain, or as a result of a brain disorder. Neuropsychologists have an in depth understanding of brain structure, function and dysfunction and the effects multiple factors have on cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning. So, in addition to assessing thinking skills, neuropsychologists are also well placed to help young people and their families understand changes or differences in behaviour, social skills and emotional functioning.


Michelle offers tailored cognitive assessments for young people aged 6 – 18 years. Whilst this age range is her predominant focus, she can also provide assessments for children under 6 years and young adults up to 25 years. Assessments range from a basic cognitive (IQ) assessment to a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment covering multiple areas such as IQ, academic functioning, memory and attention. Assessments may be diagnostic, to identify strengths and weaknesses, to provide a baseline or track changes over time.


Michelle has a passion for helping young people and their families better understand the impact of cognitive difficulties and how to best utilise cognitive strengths.

Michelle has experience in the areas of:

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Attentional Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorders, Autism)
  • Brain Injury (including mild TBI / Concussion)
  • Neurological Conditions (ADEM, Epilepsy, Encephalitis, Stroke)
  • Endocrine Disorders (such as Diabetes)
  • Effects of Drug and Alcohol use
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Trauma

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