Our Team

Tarnim Sarkes | Registered Psychologist

Tarnim is an experienced registered psychologist who has worked in Australia and overseas for the last 10 years. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. 

Tarnim has had experience in delivering a range of clinical interventions to clients and their families in a range of clinical settings.  Her experience has included providing individual and group interventions for adults with a range of presenting issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma-related issues or disorders, drugs and alcohol misuse and addiction, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting issues, career and study planning difficulties, and work-related difficulties. 

Tarnim uses a range of cognitive-behavioural techniques specifically tailored to individuals. These techniques include psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, behavioural modification, exposure techniques, cognitive interventions, mindfulness strategies, relaxation strategies, problem-solving skills training, anger management, assertiveness training, communication training, social skills training, stress management, time management, and goal setting.   

Qualifications:
+ Master of Science in Psychology (Calsouthern University, USA
+ Bachelor of Psychology Honours (Flinders University, South Australia)
+ Board Approved Supervisor
+ Accredited EMDR Therapist

Accreditations and Memberships:
+ Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Professional Registration Association.

Felicity Duncan | Provisional Psychologist | Behaviour Support Practitioner

Felicity is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has completed a Bachelor of Psychology Honours at Flinders University and is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

Felicity has experience working with clients under the NDIS, delivering evidence-based interventions using various therapeutic approaches, undertaking assessments, and providing Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). She has previous experience facilitating youth education programs and has worked with young people with complex needs across multiple settings. 

Felicity is committed to ongoing professional development and learning, to ensure she is able to effectively tailor support to each individual. She has a keen interest in working with children and adolescents and is passionate about supporting clients to progress towards their goals.

Qualifications:
+ Bachelor of Psychology Honours (Flinders University, South Australia)

Accreditations and Memberships:
+ Registered Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Professional Registration Association.
+ Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Thomas Trebilco | Behaviour Support Practitioner

Thomas has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Flinders University, where he is currently a PhD Candidate in the Behavioural Genomics and Environmental Mechanisms (BehGEMs) Laboratory. Thomas’ research investigates the impact of stress on male fertility, and whether the impact of stress can be biologically transmitted to future generations.

Thomas has experience volunteering as a Crisis Support Worker at Lifeline, with the Street Outreach Service at Drug ARM, and as a Core Team Member for an annual camp with Scripture Union, which encourages school-aged males to critically reflect on their identities.

Thomas is passionate about providing care to those vulnerable members of the community most in need of support. He is committed to principles of best practice and ongoing professional development.

Qualifications:
+ Bachelor of Psychology Honours (Flinders University, South Australia)

Isabella Zannettino | Provisional Psychologist

Isabella is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Psychology Honours at Flinders University and is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

Isabella has a caring and gentle approach to working with people. She has experience delivering evidenced-based interventions and conducting mental health assessments with a diverse range of individuals. She has a keen interest in working with adults and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Isabella is committed to ongoing professional development and providing person-centred care.  

Qualifications:
+ Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) First Class 

Accreditations and Memberships:
+ Registered Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Professional Registration Association.
+ Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

counsellor

Farah Syahidah | Psychotherapist | Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Farah has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Neuroscience) and Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Adelaide. Her passion is to build professional developments in her career.

Farah is counsellor and psychotherapist who specialised interest is with children and adolescents, however, has experience working with both young people and adults.

Farah’s expertise has allowed her to work with clients experiencing a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, self-esteem, relationship and supporting clients with their emotional wellbeing. Every client is approached uniquely, with tailored strategies to meet the individuals needs.  

Qualifications:
+ Bachelor Degree of Psychological Science (Neuroscience)
+ Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Adelaide, South Australia)

Linguistic Abilities:
Fluent Bahasa Malaysia and English

Navar Keelan | Behaviour Support Practitioner

Navar has completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) at Flinders University, A Graduate Certificate in Loss Grief and Trauma Counselling, and is finalising his Masters of Social Work.

With an interest in brain function, rapport-building and the effects of sleep on behaviours and cognitions. Navar has experience working with a diverse range of cohorts, previously specialising in working with adolescents. Navar has knowledge and expertise in community support, lived-experience, counselling and proficiency providing interventions with youth and adults’.

Navar is passionate about bringing dignity, respect, client-voice and empathy to working with our clients. Navar is focused on providing person-centred interventions that support a persons’ ability to enjoy life with dignity, support, humour, and fun.

Qualifications:
+ Bachelor of Psychology (Flinders University, South Australia)
+ Graduate Certificate in Loss Grief and Trauma Counselling (Flinders University, South Australia)

Accreditations and Memberships:
+ Provisional registration – Positive Behavioural Support Specialist

Samy Kamal | Business and Practice Manager

Samy is passionate about empowering individuals and families to live their own lives to the fullest.
Samy is very strong when it comes to helping others find their purpose and their hidden potentials.

With more than 10 years as a production manager and 8 years in the disability sector, Samy is helping our clients to find the right path and to achieve their goals in life.

Samy has a wonderful family, enjoys soccer and meeting new people.

Jess Baldino | Office Administrator

Jess has completed her Bachelor of Public Relations and has a strong background in social media, marketing, website management and customer service engagement. She is adept at adhering to company goals and ensuring client’s individual needs are met.

Jess has recently decided to change her career path towards clinical child psychology and is currently undertaking a Bachelor in Psychology at the University of South Australia.

Jess’s passion is to work with disadvantaged children and adolescence within the education system.

Qualifications:
+ Bachelor Degree of Public Relations

Shady Boktor | Marketing Consultant

Shady is a dynamic Creative multicultural Professional, bringing many years of progressive industry-leading network technologies. Strong success history in a variety of high-level team leadership, project management, and marketing expertise.

Shady is a professional marketer with a strong background in many fields and sectors nationally and internationally