DIRECTOR & Principal Clinical Psychologist
Lisa is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and accredited psychology supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Having worked across both the private and public health sectors, Lisa works with children, adolescents and families with complex difficulties. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the field of Child Psychology, an accredited teacher of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teens and the Circle of Security Parenting Program. Lisa’s vision for FLOW is to ensure that young people and their families have timely and affordable access to a coordinated, multi-disciplinary team of highly trained clinicians. Her goal as a therapist is to ease people’s suffering and improve quality of life.
Anna-Lisa is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and works with children, adolescents and their families across the public and private sectors. She has experience working in child protection and within the field of mindfulness. Working with clients from a strengths-based perspective, she uses a holistic and relationships-based approach to therapy, supporting not only client’s mental health needs, but their physical, emotional, social and general wellbeing as well. Her goal is to support clients to navigate through and move out of struggle, stress, burnout and overwhelm, and be psychologically equipped to better tackle challenges and obstacles in their way. She has a particular interest in helping clients understand their experiences, emotions and struggles and helping them develop their psychological toolkits to manage in more adaptive ways and uses a range of evidence-based therapies tailored to suit the individual and their needs.
Sarah is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) who brings energy and fun to every session. She has previous experience in both the public and disability sector working with complex cases and young people with developmental disabilities. Sarah predominantly works with children aged 2-12 years and believes that all sessions should incorporate play-based learning. She is passionate about supporting children with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), and other genetic conditions which impact on learning and development, along with their families and educational supports. Sarah is also passionate about helping children and their families better understand anxiety, including understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from. She loves supporting children to ‘boss their brains’, which is an important step in turning anxiety around. Sarah is a strong believer in empowering all children and their families through fun, interactive activities and learning to help them thrive and achieve their goals!
Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
Van is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and works in both the private and public health sectors supporting clients across the lifespan. She is currently completing her Clinical Registrar program. Van is passionate about working with children and adolescents and draws on a variety of evidence-based therapies to meet the needs of each individual. With curiosity and compassion, Van aims to create a therapy space that is fun and trusting, where clients can feel comfortable to just be themselves. She enjoys and values working collaboratively with families to help children and young people to develop new skills, build resilience and make meaningful change.
psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
Teghan is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). She is passionate about delivering evidence-based therapies to children, adolescents and their families to address a range of presenting concerns. Teghan has particular interest and experience working with young people with ASD. In therapy, Teghan approaches her work with clients in a playful and empathetic manner. She is committed to developing strong, genuine therapeutic relationships with young people and adapts her approach to meet individual needs. Teghan endeavours to provide young people and their families with the skills to move towards positive change. Teghan also provides cognitive and educational assessments for school age children.
psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
Jorja is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and is currently completing her Clinical Registrar program. She has experience working with clients across the lifespan in both the private and public health sectors. Jorja particularly enjoys supporting young people and their families to develop skills and strategies to improve wellbeing, whilst recognising and building on their existing strengths. She takes a flexible approach to therapy, drawing on a variety of evidence-based interventions to align with clients’ needs and values. She maintains a warm and non-judgemental stance to create a safe space for clients to explore their challenges and move towards their goals.
Lyn finds engaging with children, parents and teachers in their partnership of exploration enriching. A desire to connect and collaborate with students is what has taken her on a journey from classroom Early Childhood Teacher, Special Needs Literacy Teacher to Psychologist. She has taught for twenty five years across the Catholic, DECD and Independent School sectors. Lyn now holds a B.Ed. in Literacy, a B.A. in Psychology and a Post Grad Diploma in Psychology. Her last ten years have been spent working as a Psychologist, both in Western Australia as a School Psychologist and Psychologist at Dyslexia Speld Foundation; and here in South Australia with SpeldSA. At FLOW, Lyn provides cognitive and educational assessments for school age children. She is looking forward to empowering the home-school partnerships of families, to support academic progress and well-being outcomes.
Sorcha is a client-centred, registered Art Therapist with The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA). She has experience working with a wide range of presentations and has special interest in youth mental health and wellbeing. Sorcha is skilled at assessing and addressing client need, facilitating expression, and working holistically within communities. She has experience working as a school-based therapist as well as working with cancer patients and their families. Sorcha has particular interest and experience working with school refusals, young people with ASD and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Brad is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and committed to supporting children and their families to make positive changes in their lives. Brad brings a holistic approach to therapy, gained from working across the not-for-profit, government and private sectors. He has particular interests in the areas of mental health, social and emotional development, well-being and self-worth. Brad is passionate about the value of nature on health and well-being and enjoys weaving this into the therapeutic process.
Kate is a registered Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team at FLOW. Having worked in the Disability Sector as well as Primary Health, Kate’s passion is in providing early intervention for young children and working together with families to overcome their difficulties. Kate is trained in Hanen and Circle of Security and has particular interests in the areas of speech and language, feeding, voice and play-based interventions.
PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST / Allied Health Assistant
Lorren is both FLOW’s Allied Health Assistant and a provisional psychologist completing her post-graduate psychology training. She has a passion for working closely with children to achieve their goals and is playful and compassionate in her therapeutic approach. Lorren works from a strengths-based perspective, believing that empowerment is one of the biggest windows to opportunity. At FLOW, Lorren helps young people to meet their goals by supporting the work of FLOW clinicians, by providing mentoring and implementing behaviour support plans for NDIS clients. Lorren also enjoys facilitating the various groups we have available at FLOW and building genuine connections with all that participate.
Julie is our dedicated and friendly practice manager and shares our passion for helping children and families. With experience as a personal assistant, writer, finance manager and mum, Julie keeps everything at FLOW running smoothly and assists families to access the services and information they need.