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Here you will find the many graduates of Lead The Way AAI Institute.  Our graduates have undergone intensive assessments, and agree to follow the strictest ethical, safety and professional guidelines.  Lead The Way does not offer individual recommendations or endorsements, neither are graduates employees of Lead The Way.

Whats New? From 2019, all Certified Handlers will be listed in our Directory, including their level of certification!

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Clinical Psychologist

Business Name: Your Mind Matters Pty Ltd

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (1994)
Graduate Diploma in Applied Child Psychology (1995)
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) (1998)

Services Offered: Provision of psychological services, including the assessment and treatment of mental illnesses and psychological problems. I initially specialised in child and adolescent mental health, but moved to private practice in February 2007, and have worked across the age range since then. My original training and ongoing professional development, enables me to deliver a range of techniques and therapies to assist people. My therapy dog, Sammy, is a delightful little boy who loves greeting people warmly into my office. I believe his presence helps clients to feel more relaxed, and he is particularly helpful for those experiencing anxiety, stress and PTSD. Having children of my own, Sammy especially loves children and teenagers. Which is very helpful for anxious or reluctant kids.
Contact Information
Office 1, 1st Floor,, 50 Main Street, Croydon, Victoria, Australia 3136
Phone: 0410554031
Dog's Name : Sammy
Dog's Breed or description : Maltese X Shih-tzu
Training Completed : Foundation
Certification Date (Most Recent) : 7th October 2017

Note: This directory is intended as a general reference source of individuals who have completed our certification course(s), however please note that LTW makes no recommendation, endorsement or association with these individuals or businesses. Information provided should be carefully evaluated and users should make their own independent decision about their particular circumstances.  Health professionals working in Australia must carry registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and teachers must be registered with their state board. Other professionals may carry memberships with relevant professional bodies. We recommend all AAI practitioners hold membership of AAIAA (Animal-Assisted Intervention Association of Australia).