Mathew Aquilina (he/him)
I am a registered psychologist and board-approved clinical supervisor. A decade of experience in the psychology field has seen me undertake a variety of work including: child and adolescent therapy; parenting support; group facilitation; university student counselling; adult therapy; clinical supervision; and service management.
I value a personable and attuned approach to therapy, with a conversational and collaborative feel to how I work. Therapy is both empowering and vulnerable and I try to honour this by holding a safe and respectful space of reflection and growth. I see it as a privilege to walk alongside people in their journey.
I practice from an attachment-based and relational framework and am trained in a number of evidence-based psychological modalities. I see therapy clients 16 and older for a range of presentations and welcome the opportunity to hear your story. I have experience in supporting people with anxiety; depression; adjustment to difficult life events; work-related stress; difficulties in partner or family relationships; the impacts of early trauma; challenges in parenting; and finding valued direction in life. I have a particular interest in:
Men's mental health and intersecting issues like: relationship challenges; communication challenges; emotional expression; sexual functioning / erectile dysfunction;
Dads who may be struggling with the unique transition to parenthood;
Attachment-based parenting support;
Tinnitus distress; and
Clinical supervision of provisional psychologists
Mathew is available for appointments on Mondays.
Dr Brooke Van Zanden (she/her)
Clinical Psychology Registrar
I am a registered psychologist who values a warm, conversational and collaborative approach to therapy. My practice draws on approaches that best fit the person, including cognitive-behavioural (CBT) approaches, cultivating acceptance and clarifying values (ACT), and practising self-compassion. I enjoy helping people to understand themselves and their relationships through an Attachment Theory framework.
I am currently completing training focused on perinatal mental health as part of my registrar program in Clinical Psychology. Outside of private practice I work as a psychologist at a perinatal mental health NGO service. Prior to this role, I have worked with adolescents and young adults at headspace, and as a research academic at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
I have a particular interest in working in the following areas:
Perinatal mental health (supporting parents during conception, pregnancy, birth preparation, post-partum, and early parenting);
Dyspareunia (painful intercourse including vaginismus);
Anxiety and stress regarding relationships & intimacy; and
Supporting adolescents (16+) and young adults exploring life transitions (study, career, and relationships)
Brooke is available for appointments on Mondays.