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Welcome to Blaxland Health, a multi-disciplinary health practice, providing
• Clinical consultation in psychology, psychiatry, social work and musculoskeletal therapy
• Group therapies
• Health Professionals’ Training
Cathy O’Brien, Practice Principal, is a Psychologist and Family Therapist. She specialises in working with young people, as well as adults, and can see individuals, and families. She also supervises clinicians individually and as teams. She has extensive experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams, the not-for-profit sector, and private practice, and draws on Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Above all, she aims to work collaboratively, flexibly and with good humour. Consultations: Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with some after hours appointments. Medicare, ATAPS, Workcover and EAP. Ph: 02 4739 6464
Dr Aman Suman is a Consultant Psychiatrist with extensive experience in the field of psychiatry locally and in the UK. He has expertise in assessment and management of psychiatric disorders in varied age groups ranging from young adults to the elderly population. He works in the public and private sectors in Nepean-Blue mountains. His areas of interest include psychiatric disorders in the elderly population, psychiatric medicolegal issues, mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and personality disorders. Consultations: Fridays
Heena Raikar is a Clinical Social Worker excelling in therapy for those with complex problems. She has extensive experience within public and private mental health services with all age groups, but specialising in treating aged care patients living in residential Aged Care. She works with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and other chronic disease management. Her firm grounding in medical settings is balanced by her holistic approach in her therapy, using Cognitive / Dialectic Behaviour Therapies, Hypnotherapy and mindfulness practices. Consultations: Wednesdays. Medicare, ATAPS, Work Cover, EAP, NDIS and Victims of Crime. Mobile: 0410 288 511
Ann Morris is a Clinical Social Worker (AASW accredited) with a wealth of experience in Community Health and in Private Practice. She is passionate in her work with people who have suffered all types of trauma (sexual, physical, & emotional abuse in childhood & in adulthood), and with concerns related to sexuality, sexual functioning, sexual orientation & gender identity. She sees people for anxiety, depression, acute and chronic illness, ageing, grief & loss. She provides EMDR (EMDRAA member), and is skilled in Narrative Therapy, ACT, Mindfulness practices, hypnotherapy & CBT. Ann provides clinical supervision. Consultations: Thursday afternoons. Medicare. Mobile: 0419 279 983
Christine Prentice is a Clinical Social Worker (Syd Uni) who has been in practice for 26 years, in Public Health and Private Practice. She is known for her skills in working closely with those who have experienced trauma, Complex PTS or Dissociation. She assists clients working through the impact of grief, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and traumatic events sustained through life. Christine is trained in EMDR and TRTP. With warmth, Chrisitne works from a Narrative Therapy model that incorporates ACT, Mindfulness and DBT. Consultations: Wednesdays and Fridays. Victims of Crime, Medicare, and Workcover. Mobile: 0409 025 202
Ben Ong's books are currently closed. He is a family therapist and Psychologist. He has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with complex problems through his experience in community mental health teams. His approach is based on being flexible and adaptable to the specific goals of each client through a feedback informed treatment approach and a strong emphasis on humanistic and dialogical ideas. Consultations: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Medicare registered. Mobile: 0401 597 648
Christine Waterer is an experienced musculoskeletal bodywork therapist. She has extensive experience in the UK and Australia, having graduating 18 years ago from The McTimoney Chiropractic College. She combines McTimoney Therapy with Emmett Technique & NST (Bowen) for a gentle, wholebody therapy, safe for all ages. It relieves pain, tension and the restrictions that can be caused by injuries, postural problems, pressure on nerves, muscle spasms, pregnancy, and headaches. Consultations: Fridays, and alternate Saturdays, evening appointments available. Mobile: 0435 506 167
Geraldine Richardson is the part-time practice receptionist. Geraldine is experienced in general and health practice administration, and with enterprises both large and small. She is now enjoying working back in her local community.
Training for Health Professionals: stay tuned for training coming up soon.
Group Therapies which are medicare subsidised and run by psychologists for people with anxiety and depression are held periodically, so please call us for information.