The vision of our team is to provide quality, innovative and accessible mental health and wellness care to individuals and families in Riverstone and the surrounding suburbs. Our team is client-centered, which means we will listen to you and your needs, and give you the time you deserve.
Leanne Allen is the Principal Psychologist at the Reconnect Wellness Centre. She has an interest in working with individuals and families, including couples, to achieve a better quality of life. Her focus is on allowing the client to express their needs in a safe and nurturing environment. She enjoys working with children and adults experiencing anxiety and trauma, as well as relationship and family concerns. Leanne uses a variety of modalities including Sandplay Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT). Leanne is also registered with WorkCover and an EAP (Employment Assistance Program) provider.
Marcus Whelan is a positive psychologist who takes a professional yet personable approach to his work. He values client-centred and evidence-based approaches.
He has over 10 years’ experience working with older adolescents and adults. He welcomes referrals from 16yo and up for general counselling or focussed therapies for anxiety, mood, depression, stress and addiction problems.
He also has experience and a passion for coaching people for anyone feeling just a bit ‘stuck’ in life and who want to grow personally and feel more fulfilled in life. Ultimately he works with people and not symptoms and brings a positive humanistic and ‘real world’ attitude to the work he does.
Camila Priscila Labog
[Please note: Camila is currently on maternity until January 2022]
Camila Labog is a general psychologist with experience working with young people and their families affected by anxiety, depression, and stress.
She uses a wholistic and systems based approach when moving her clients towards goal-achievement and improvement in quality of life, ultimately effecting long-term changes in their mental health.
She uses evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills, and the Gottman Method.
Morgan Hayward holds a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in counselling. He is a professional counsellor and holds clinical level membership to the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), professional member of the Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists NSW (ASSERT NSW), and is on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP).
Morgan is also a WorkCover NSW Allied Health Provider (Counsellor). He has spent many years counselling heterosexual, gay, lesbian, transgender and intersexed persons. He also counsels in relationship issues, anger, anxiety disorders, and self-esteem issues.
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Children’s Counsellor and Educator
Rachael is a primary school teacher with thirty years experience. She holds degrees in education, general primary and a graduate diploma in special education. Rachael was a Learning and Support teacher which lead her to obtain a graduate diploma in counselling. She has experience working with children from a multitude of cultural backgrounds, diverse academic needs, learning difficulties, physical and behavioural disabilities. Rachael specialises in working with children who are on the autism spectrum, have O.D.D, A.D.H.D or other behavioural, emotional, psychological or social needs.
Her passion is with helping children and their families develop coping strategies and liase between the counselling room and school.
Helen is a Wholistic Counsellor who has extensive experience in community mental health, post-separation parenting and family matters, as well as child inclusive practices.
Her current passion is in Sandplay Therapy, which she has found to be profoundly effective in almost any situation with adults, teenagers, and children through its gentle approach in enabling breakthroughs to emerge in people’s healing and growth journeys.
Trupti is a Registered Psychologist. She has worked in various clinical settings and has over 10 years experience in working with clients presenting a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, trauma, and Drug and Alcohol related issues. Ms Dave offers services to clients under Medicare and is also registered with Workcover. She has training and experience in a range of clinical techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Herbert has worked both in public and private sectors providing psychotherapy to clients across the lifespan. His main areas of focus are adolescent, adult and couple psychotherapy. Herbert has a strong grasp of brief and longer term therapies which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapies and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
He has worked with many diverse clients presenting with depression, anxiety, ADHD & autism, adjustment disorders, complex PTSD, low self-esteem, assertiveness and communication, workplace conflict and compensation, relationship conflict, grief and loss, anger management, personal growth, drug and alcohol issues and severe mental disorders and illnesses.