Dr. Emma Butler MAPS
Psy.D (Clinical)., M.Psych (Ed & Dev)., GDipPsych., B.Sc.
Dr Emma Butler is a registered clinical psychologist and has over 15 years’ experience working as a psychologist with young people and their families. Emma has worked in a range of clinical settings such as schools, mental health services, universities and specialist early intervention services. Her work has focused on the developmental ages from 2 through to 25 years.
Emma is a full member of the peak organization, the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She completed the Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University in 1999 and has more recently completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University.
Emma is the mother of two and currently works in her private practice in Eltham. She has prepared workshops and talks for students, parents, teachers and other health professionals and provides supervision to other psychologists who work with children and adolescents. Emma is passionate about delivering evidence based treatment that make a difference to the health and well-being of young people and their families.
You can contact Emma Butler on: 9439-8761
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Anita has 16 years experience working in both primary and secondary schools, government organizations, and private practice settings, and has also worked as a lecturer in Developmental Psychology.
Anita has completed a Masters Degree in Child and Educational Psychology, and is endorsed by the Psychology Board as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Anita provides clinical assessments and tailored evidenced-based psychological treatments to children and adolescents and their families. Anita works with a variety of issues and mental health conditions, and she has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.
Anita is passionate about providing psychological interventions to improve the lives of young people and their families, and reflects warmth and empathy in her therapeutic approach. She is skilled at engaging and working with young children as well as adolescents. She works holistically to include parents and schools in her treatment approach, and strives to keep parents informed and involved in their children’s therapy.
Anita is a mother of two, and also conducts parenting counselling tailored to your individual family situation, including for parents of children with disabilities. Anita also has training and experience in cross cultural psychology and animal assisted therapy.
Dr. Rebecca Sneddon
Rebecca is a psychologist with over 10 years experience working in a range of settings, including mainstream primary schools, secondary schools, special intervention settings and private practice. Rebecca completed her Doctor of Educational Psychology at The University of Melbourne and is endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia as a specialist in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is also a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Rebecca has specialist training in the assessment and counselling for children and adolescents on issues such as depression, anxiety, bullying, stress, anger management, social difficulties, school refusal, learning or academic difficulties, behavioural issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, family separation or conflict, coping with change and life adjustments. Rebecca uses a variety of evidence-based techniques in her therapeutic work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, play therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Rebecca is also experienced in psychoeducational assessments and working with children or adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities.
Rebecca has two young children of her own and currently works in a secondary school, as well as private practice. Rebecca believes in the importance of liaising and collaborating with schools and working closely with parents and family members to provide the best support for young people. She also provides support for families and parenting-related concerns. Rebecca is experienced in running group programs, seminars and workshops for young people and parents and professional development for school staff.
Our psychologists are experts in children’s mental health, child development, learning and education. All psychologists have a master or a doctorate of Clinical or Educational and Developmental Psychology AND experience working in schools.
All our psychologists specialize in helping children through personal challenges and adversity. We help children to learn how to achieve their full potential and thrive.
Not only can we help with your child’s immediate challenges, we can also help you navigate the school system to get the best possible results for your child.