Meet The Team
All of our psychologists have post-graduate degrees of either a Masters or Doctorate level, and are therefore highly trained and capable clinicians. Our psychologists also have a variety of professional specialisations, which means we have the ability to address a range of client issues and concerns. In this way, we are able to match clients with a psychologist that will best meet their needs. Below is a list of our psychologists, and a biography.
Dr Luke Henderson Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BEd (Psychology major), GDipPsych, BSc(Hons), Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and College of Clinical Psychologists, Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (representative association for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Worksafe, TAC, Victims of Crime, Registered provider with Medicare
I am a client centred therapist who always checks in with my clients to ensure we are working on the pertinent issues in their life. I have a keen interest in positive psychology, which explores the science of wellbeing and happiness. Through the clinical work I do, which includes seeing a range of clients (e.g. adults with a variety of psychological disorders, children/adolescents, elite athletes), I often integrate positive psychology principles with other established treatment methods to help clients recover, grow and achieve their goals and potential. Other established treatment methods I frequently use when working with clients include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavioural Activation, and Motivational Interviewing. I also have a keen interest in Mindfulness, and offer mindfulness based coaching and counselling. I practice what I preach, and have a daily mindfulness practice, and regularly use ACT principles throughout my day-to-day life, and especially within the therapeutic relationship.
Dr Jo Fraser Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BA (Psychology), Hons (Psychology), Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical)
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and College of Clinical Psychologists, Worksafe, TAC, Victims of Crime, Registered provider with Medicare
I am a client-centred therapist who is dedicated and passionate about helping clients work through their issues, and to improve and enrich their lives.
I have experience working with clients of all ages in a private practice setting, as well as in public and community health settings. I work with clients with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem and identity issues, eating disorders and body image concerns, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, trauma, and childhood abuse. I have completed extensive clinical training, and draw on a number of different treatment modalities when working with clients. These include, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Trauma Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focussed Therapy. I am also committed to continuing to develop my professional skills through attending seminars and training workshops, and my own personal reading.
I have a special interest in Positive Psychology and Mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches and have experience in one-on-one mindfulness coaching, with adults and with parents and children. As well as seeing clients for individual therapy I also facilitate ACT and Mindfulness based group programs here at Vitalise.
Dr Sarah Wilson Psychologist
Qualifications:BA (Psychology), GradDip (Psychology), Doctorate of Psychology
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, Registered provider with Medicare
I am a client-centered therapist, who aims to provide a non-judgemental and collaborative therapeutic space, so that clients feel able to openly discuss presenting issues. I am passionate about helping clients better understand themselves and their experiences, in order to find meaning and direction in their lives.
I work with clients on a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, substance use issues, trauma, suicidality, grief and loss, and self esteem and identity issues, among others. To ensure that sessions are tailored to individual needs, I use a number of different treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Trauma Therapy, Solution-Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. I regularly attend conferences and professional development to stay up-to-date with current research, as it is important to me to deliver evidence-based treatment to my clients. I have experience in counseling individuals and facilitating group-based treatment across a number of different settings.
Amy VanLangenberg Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BA (Psychology), PGDip (Psychology), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and College of Clinical Psychologists, Registered provider with Medicare
I am a fully registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. I have experience working with clients of all ages in a private practice setting, both individually and in couples.
During this time I have treated people for issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship distress, post-traumatic stress, disordered eating, substance abuse and dependence, obsessive-compulsive disorder, work stress and grief among others. I use treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and motivational interviewing.
I am passionate about helping my clients improve their lives and accept themselves, and I genuinely enjoy the privilege of working them. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with friends, and dancing.
Ruth Henderson Psychologist
Qualifications: BA (Psychology), Grad Dip Applied Psych; M.Ed., MAPS
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, member of theAustralian Psychological Society (MAPS) and College of Counselling Psychologists, Registered Supervisor with the APS,Worksafe, TAC, Victims of Crime, Registered provider with Medicare
Being a psychologist for over 20 years has allowed me the privilege of pursuing my passion of working closely with people as they seek to understand themselves at a deep level, address difficult personal issues, and where necessary, to promote healing and achieve optimal potential and well-being in their lives.
I work with a range of client issues – anxiety, depression, trauma, childhood abuse, relationship issues, self esteem and identity issues, weight related issues, suicidality, insomnia, work related issues, life transition issues, grief and loss, substance abuse and addictions.
My work is based on a profound respect for each individual, couple or family that I meet, and a desire to assist them in achieving their desired treatment outcomes in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship. Listening with empathy to client’s concerns, desires and feelings, promotes within them a deep feeling of being understood that leads to insight, healing and opportunities for change.
In order to respond to the vast array of individual needs encountered in the work (and because I love learning!), over the years of my practice I have continued to study, undergo training and utilise a broad range of therapeutic modalities. These include humanistic therapies, CBT, psychodynamic approaches, attachment therapy, solution-focused therapy, couple and family therapy, trauma therapy, EMDR, somatic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal neuropsychology, and mindfulness practices. I have taught in a variety of psychotherapy and counsellor training programs, and supervised students, therapists and psychologists in their work with clients, run group therapy and training programs, plus worked in community and organizational settings.
I find my work with people challenging and rewarding, and it brings a great sense of meaning and satisfaction to my life.
Emily Toner Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
I believe that all the wisdom we need to thrive and lead our best possible life is contained within us, just as we are, right now. As a psychologist, I derive personal meaning from connecting people to their own innate wisdom and happiness. I use Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychology principles to help people un-stress and create the headspace that is required for them to reconnect to their own needs, wishes, desires and purpose.
I have a research background in Behavioural Neuroscience and Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne, and I spend my week supporting people individually, teaching meditation, running workshops and classes, and consulting in Mindfulness and Positive Psychology to health settings, corporates and schools.
I am excited to share my passion for mindfulness and wellbeing with you and bring the ‘Mindfulness for Life’ group program to Vitalise.
Andrew Legg Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BCom, BSc (Psychology Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (representative association for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Registered provider with Medicare
I am a passionate client-centered therapist who works in an evidence-based psychological framework, incorporating a range of different approaches and tailored to your individual needs. Part and parcel of my work is treating all individuals with professionalism, respect, and compassion. I strive to create a non-judgemental therapeutic space where we can work on clarifying and achieving your therapeutic goals in a collaborative manner.
I have worked with individuals and couples of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of personal concerns and psychological difficulties. I have experience in hospital and community-based settings. I draw upon, but am not limited to, the following approaches in my work: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness meditation, couple therapy, and existential approaches.
I am committed to lifelong learning and continual development of my clinical skills. I have a daily mindfulness meditation practice, and incorporate these principles in my everyday life.
Jacinta Clemente Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
Professional Memberships: Member of Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), registered supervisor with the APS and registered provider with Medicare.
I adopt an open, client centred and non-judgemental attitude in my work to provide a therapeutic space conducive to developing self awareness and supporting clients to achieve meaningful outcomes in terms of personal growth and well being. I draw upon a variety of evidence based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Schema therapy and Mindfulness. My approach is flexible and integrative and I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to develop a shared understanding of the individual and their unique needs. I work with clients with a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, grief and loss, stress management, self-esteem and interpersonal difficulties. I have experience working with adolescents and adults in private sector and public mental health services, providing individual as well as group based therapeutic interventions across a variety of settings. I am passionate about my work and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development by regularly attending conferences, trainings and workshops.