Our Qualified Sydney Psychologists

With an experienced team of psychologists, the aim of Mind Connect Psychology is to help you achieve profound and lasting change. Our team of therapists are all fully qualified and professionally registered psychologists, conducting all services with a warm, compassionate and professional approach. We ensure your experience with us is always comfortable, confidential and safe.

Meet Our Team

Meagan Cooke

Psychologist | Director

Meagan is a registered psychologist with more than 10 years experience, committed to working in partnership with clients to help them change, heal, and flourish. Meagan has a person-centered approach to counselling and creates a safe space where individuals can freely explore what is going on, what they need or want, and how they can get there.

With training and experience in a range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Meagan’s style is adaptable and caters for individual needs. She supports clients to apply their strengths and fulfill their own potential for growth.

Meagan has experience supporting people of all ages and a passion for working with children and adolescents. Prior to working in private practice, Meagan worked in schools providing individual and group therapy, cognitive, educational and behavioural assessments, and education for teachers and parents. Meagan continues her strong focus on working collaboratively with families and schools to provide appropriate support for children and adolescents.

Meagan completed her Psychology and Education studies at the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking a Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical) to further extend her knowledge and skills in supporting complex and chronic psychological problems. She holds full registration as a psychologist and is a Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Meagan is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and School Counselling and Psychology Association NSW (SCPA).

Mary Lee

Psychologist | Director

Mary is a registered psychologist who completed her studies majoring in Psychology and Education at the University of Sydney. She has experience in a range of settings working with children, adolescents, and adults.
 
Mary maintains the client as the focal point whilst building a therapeutic, respectful and supportive relationship in a culturally safe environment. She seeks to create awareness, empower her clients to identify their strengths and apply strategies in order for them to live a meaningful life. She has supported clients in managing anxiety, depression, study and work stress, self-worth, life challenges and wellbeing.
 
She uses a range of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy and mindfulness.
 
When working with young children, Mary works closely with families to support attachment parenting and provide education. She is a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) program.
 
Mary is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a keen interest in understanding evidence-based practice, and is currently enhancing her knowledge and skills through her Master’s studies in the area of Clinical Psychology.

Bronwyn Wall

Psychologist | Director

Bronwyn is a registered Psychologist who utilises a positive, client centred approach to counselling and intervention. Bronwyn completed her education at Sydney University, graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary). She is also approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to provide supervision to registered and provisional psychologists.
 
Bronwyn is dedicated to establishing a collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients, and tailoring counselling specifically to the individual need of the client. Bronwyn utilises elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with her clients and is dedicated to helping others make positive changes in their lives.
 
Bronwyn also has a passion for working with children and adolescents, with a working background in Educational and Developmental settings. When working with children and adolescents, she often incorporates elements of Play, Art and Narrative Therapies to develop rapport and trust, providing younger clients with a non-verbal alternative to talk-based therapy.
 
Bronwyn also has strong skills in the assessment of learning, behavioural and emotional difficulties, and working with families to implement effective interventions for positive change.

Deepika (Dee) Radhakrishnan

Psychologist

Deepika (Dee) is a development-driven Registered Psychologist with holistic approaches and has over 17 years of professional involvement in the betterment of her clients across geographies.

Her passion towards the field helped her complete her Master degree in Psychology with specialisation in Clinical Psychology. She trained to be a developmental child therapist and started a school in India for children with special needs. She had opportunities to serve children and their families across geographies, continents and cultures, before she permanently moved to Australia.

She has specialised interests and experience in assessment and treatment planning for complex ASD presentation, ADHD, and related behavioural conditions. Her other proficiencies lie in the eclectic treatment of anxiety and related disorders, as well as social-emotional regulation. Dee uses a range of intervention modalities rooted in Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy with a strong focus on behavioural considerations. Dee’s strong focus on cultural implications on a client’s presentation has been a strongpoint in her therapeutic work.

Dee is multilingual, fluent in five Indian languages other than English making her communicate effectively, be culturally sensitive and establish rapport very quickly with families.

Dee is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, is a member of Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australia Play Therapy Association (APTA).

Paul Navoev

Psychologist

Paul is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in education. He works mainly with adults (18+) and is committed to collaborating closely with his clients to foster a caring and effective therapeutic relationship.  

Paul has been trained in and uses a range of evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing. Working attentively with the client, he integrates elements of cognitive, behavioural, experiential and psychodynamic approaches to develop self-compassion, flexibility and resilience. 

Paul is also a certified Focusing-Oriented therapist, a person-centred approach that values the client’s uniqueness, gently guiding them to learn from and trust their own lived experience.  He is passionately dedicated to professional development and learning, and takes a keen interest in emerging research to ensure his clients receive the optimal support they deserve.

Paul completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology at the University of Wollongong and his Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Charles Sturt University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and was awarded the Dean’s Medal from the University of Western Sydney. 

Paul is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a NESA accredited teacher.

Kirsten Cluett

Psychologist

Kirsten is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Professional Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from Macquarie University. She has a passion for youth mental health and works with clients aged 16+.

Kirsten is a friendly, calm, and collaborative psychologist who works closely with her clients to meet their needs. Kirsten encourages her clients to take the lead in therapy to strengthen their confidence, assertiveness, and self-awareness.

She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She is skilled in complex case management, crisis intervention, occupational assessment, and recovery-oriented therapy. Kirsten has worked with NSW Health, the Australian Defence Force, and community organisations across Sydney.

She is experienced in supporting people with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and stress management. She has also worked with OCD, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.
 
Kirsten has a growing interest in sports and performance psychology. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI). Outside of work you will find Kirsten at the gym, socialising, or discovering art and food.  
 
 

Natalie Maiolo

Play therapist
Couples & Family therapist

Natalie is a registered Play Therapist who completed her Masters of Play Therapy at Deakin University and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and Counseling at the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association and mainly works with families and children who have neurological disorders such as Autism, development disorders including Developmental Delays or Intellectual Disabilities and those experiencing trauma, anxiety and depression. 

Natalie’s therapeutic approach involves using play as a means of helping individuals, especially children, to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and to work through emotional and behavioural difficulties.  She may also encourage the child to engage in imaginative play, such as storytelling or role-playing, to help them process their experiences and develop coping skills. This is part of her humanistic-child centred approach to allow the child to express their inner-world.

Natalie has worked at several non-for-profit organisations providing counselling to individuals, couples, children and families who have experienced domestic and family violence, high conflict separation, mental health challenges and addiction. She has experience in facilitating multiple parenting and children’s groups such as Circle of Security, Tuning into Kids, Keeping Kids in Mind, Emotion Coaching, Wrapped in Angels and Mindfulness program. Natalie is trained in the Gottman Method for couples counselling. 

**Natalie will be on maternity leave from late March to July 2024.**

Natasha Vida

Social Worker
Child, Family & Couple therapist

Fox Smith

Client Experience Officer

Fox creates a calm and warm experience for clients as well as providing support to our team of clinicians. She is happy to answer client queries and ensures appointment bookings run smoothly and clients feel safe throughout the therapeutic process. 

She is passionate about mental health and supporting others, and holds tertiary qualifications in counselling. Fox has a strong background in communication services, administration and management, and completed her studies in these areas. Her experience in various settings, including mental health clinics, has driven her skills towards creativity, compassion, teamwork and relationship building.

Join Our Team

Mind Connect Psychology is a well established psychology practice located in Kogarah. We are dedicated in providing professional psychology services, helping our clients achieve positive change, mental health and well-being. We are expanding our practice and looking for an energetic and motivated registered psychologist to join our passionate team. For more information, read more on our Join Us page.

 

For more information about our psychology services call 02 9587 3887

who can we help

Our Trusted Psychological Services

Children & Adolescents

Our Mind Connect psychologists specialise in providing psychological assessment and treatment to children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. 

We work collaboratively with young people and their families to develop an individualised treatment plan to achieve their goals. 

Our psychologists relate to children exceptionally well and strive to provide a warm and friendly environment where our young clients feel safe and comfortable.

Adults

As adults, sometimes we need help that the people around us are not able to provide. When you need an outside perspective, or expert guidance, speaking with a psychologist can help. 

Mind Connect psychologists are professionally trained listeners who can help you overcome emotional challenges, and make positive changes in your life. 

Mind Connect Psychology offers adult clients a confidential and secure professional relationship, as well as a safe place to discuss your situation.  

Psychological Assessments

Our psychologists conduct psychological assessments with children and adults. For children in particular, psychological assessment can identify strengths and challenges to better support development, classroom learning, behaviour and social and emotional development. For example, assessment can identify giftedness, specific learning disorders, intellectual disability, or behavioural issues such as ADHD and ODD.

At Mind Connect Psychology we offer three main types of assessment: cognitive assessment, educational or academic assessment, and social-emotional-behavioural assessment.

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