Meet Our Team

 

To meet privacy standards and Medicare auditing requirements, secure IT platforms are used by Emerge Psychology™ and its members enjoy access to clinical advice, support, and peer networking to support their work in Telehealth.

All Allied Health Clinicians at
Emerge Psychology™
are:

Medicare Providers
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or AASW
Actively engaged in CPD and peer review to support their delivery of Telehealth
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team

NOTE: NEW FEE STRUCTURE FROM JULY 1st, 2024.  Bulk-billing for health care card holders, standard gap fee is $115

 

 

FAQs

Can I book an appointment on this page?  Current patients are invited to book subsequent sessions with their clinician below.  If you are not an existing patient of this service and book in below, your appointment will be cancelled pending an accepted referral from your GP.

How can new patients book?  Referrals are screened by Intake Triage for suitability for our service. On acceptance of a referral, we will contact the patient to offer an initial intake assessment and appointment. If you have not heard back 14 business days after sending your referral phone 1300 963 723 and leave a message requesting a check on the status of your referral and we will return your message.  We endeavour to notify referring GPs within 14 business days if we cannot accept a referral.

Can I request my preferred clinician?  Clinicians with current availability have this listed with their profile below. Referrals can be addressed generally to Emerge Psychology™ or to your preferred clinician.

Why isn’t this a free service?   As psychologists we love our work, and we wish we could provide treatment for free, but our ideals need to be balanced with providing you with an ongoing sustainable service and integrated comprehensive care.  Hence our fee (after the rebate) is $115 out-of-pocket, and bulk billing is limited to citing a current health care card. Our research indicates that our fees are in line with industry standards and well below the recommended fee of the Australian Psychological Society.  If you can find a comparable service that is more affordable, please let us know the details. 

 

Nicole Hayes,  

Founding Director,

Clinical Psychologist

Nicole, Clinical Psychologist, and Founder of Emerge Psychology

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Dr Melissa Lethbridge,

Clinical Advisor

Clinical Psychologist

 

 
Melissa, Clinical Psychologist and our Clinical Advisor,

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Alanah Ralphsmith

Intake Coordinator

 

 

 

Alanah, enrolled nurse, assists in referral assessment
 
 

 

 

Michael McSweeney

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Michael, with 13 years’ experience…

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Natalie Trinajstic

Clinical Psychologist

 

Natalie, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years ..working with all ages  ..complex mental health issues.

 

Emily Henderson

Psychologist

Emily, registered psychologist and clinical registrar with a double degree in Psychology and…

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Emily Cialini

Clinical Psychologist

Emily is a dedicated clinical psychologist

 

Beth Schuck

Psychologist (Clinical Masters Registrar)

With more than 20 years as a practicing psychologist, and currently completing her Master of Clinical Psychology, Beth

 

Susan Athaide

Clinical Psychologist and Advisor

Susan Athaide holds endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist provider through Medicare.

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Tracy Spencer-Lloyd

Psychologist

Tracy is a Psychologist and member of the APS Rural, Regional and Remote Advisory Group

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Anna Oborn

Psychologist

Anna, Psychologist…

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Sandra Pucci

Clinical Psychologist

Sandra, Clinical Psychologist…

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Elizabeth Ford

Psychologist

Liz, a registered psychologist with nine years of experience

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Rachel  Salisbury

Psychologist

Rachel, a psychologist with over ten years

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Leonie  Patrice

Psychologist

Leonie, with over 35 years of experience…

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Kendall  Fitzgerald

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Kendall, an accredited MH social worker,

Stephanie Cooper

Psychologist

Stephanie Cooper is a psychologist with extensive experience providing mental health counselling

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