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For all enquiries and bookings with our MMA practitioners please email alana@mindmedicineaustralia.org

Dr Alana Roy

Ph. D Psychology, B. A Social Work (MHSW)

National Practice Manager Psychological Services and Co-Lead Facilitator of CPAT Course

Dr Alana Roy is a psychologist, social worker and therapist and has spent the last 13 years working in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, sexual abuse and family violence and the disability sector. Alana has worked with borderline personality and dissociative identity disorder in various roles in the community such as; Rape Crisis Centers with victims of ritual abuse, childhood and adult sexual assault, supporting women in the sex industry, survivors of human trafficking and now as a psychedelic integration specialist.

Alana focuses on harm minimisation, community and connection. She is dedicated to psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and plant medicines. She has engaged with,and provides integration therapeutic support services for communities across Australia. Alana works at several universities as a Research Fellow and supervisor of students on placement. Alana passionately advocates for public policy, community education and legislative changes so that these treatments are regulated and supported by a strong, connected and skilled sector.

Alana utilises a range of therapies such as emotion focused therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness and meditation approaches.

In Alana’s spare time she is kept busy by her young sons, her love of travelling the world, and connecting with the diverse and creative medicine community.

Services

Individual supervision $160 an hour with Dr Alana Roy (Psych, MHSW, PhD)
Phone, zoom or in St Kilda Melbourne Clinic.
Email to book: alana@mindmedicineaustralia.org

Bulk billing for concession card holders, students and people significantly impacted by COVID-19, $75 GAP fee with a mental health care plan from your GP, NDIS and private health insurance.

Cancellation policy: less than 48 hours $50 fee applies. Fee waved if you rebook within 7 days.

Ana Uribe Albornoz

Ana is a trauma-informed and mental health aware meditation, yoga and nature connection facilitator. She specializes in utilising embodiment practices as an adjunctive treatment to talking therapy for mental health support, trauma recovery, plant medicine and psychedelic integration.

Becoming aware of what we hold in our bodies can be a life changing experience.  Sometimes through this profound transformation, we can be left sensitive, vulnerable and overwhelmed.  Ana is passionate and committed to creating containers where people can explore different practices through their bodies, learn how to self-resource after psychedelic or plant medicine ceremonies and integrate at a sustainable pace that support participants nervous system. Whether is to connect with space from the mental questioning or tap to the different insights, the body remembers.  With a primarily body-focused approach, the work may also include elements of talk therapy and ritual.

Ana believes is everyone’s birthright to access these tools, she is dedicated to sharing and researching them with individuals and groups from all sorts of backgrounds including prison system, youth homelessness, and foster care as well as universities, NFP, and corporates. She brings forth 10 years of working with people and over 15 years of personal healing through movement, earth base wisdom and human connection.

Whether she is sharing through words, movement, or the space in between them, her mission is to meet people exactly where they are and share the power that comes from going inside the bodies.

Ana loves playing guitar, travelling around the world and spending time with community.

Services

  • 3 x Individual Sessions $160 per session
  • Individual/group 8 to 10-week Tailored Program – email directly for further information.
  • If cancellation occurs in under 24 hours of the session, a $75 fee is incurred.
  • Melbourne and remote

Mark Baxter

B.Science (Psych), Grad Dip (Psych)

​Mark has been practicing as a psychologist for 16 years and finds a lot of meaning through work. He enjoys listening to people, and supporting them to transform and find freedom. Mark engages with people in a collaborative, accepting, compassionate and non-judging spirit. This is combined with his ongoing training in cognitive, behavioural, acceptance, somatic and mindfulness based approaches; including ACT, EMDR, MI and IFS. With the wave of new research and knowledge around using psychedelics for mental health, personal and spiritual growth; it’s important that people can be supported to ensure their experiences are safe and valuable. Mark provides a safe space to talk through psychedelic experiences, to integrate important insights, or to think carefully about preparation, suitability and harm minimisation.

As a psychologist, his clinical interest areas are depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and trauma recovery, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar, addictions, grief, loss and experiences of existential dilemma, anguish or distress. Alongside helping people with mental health difficulties, he is equally interested in the areas that contribute to human flourishing. This includes cultivating relationships, activities and habits that promote growth, belonging and contentment. And also experiences that facilitate self-transcendent positive emotions, known to have powerful effects on our wellbeing and connectedness.

He is based in Wollongong, can provide telehealth sessions and is a registered provider with Medicare, Private Health funds, NDIS, Open Arms and WorkCover.

Services

Fees: Session fees are $170, with a rebate of $87 if referred by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan. Each private health insurer sets their own rebates. The session fees for NDIS, Open Arms and WorkCover are fully funded.

Tarryn Ellison

Tarryn is a registered psychologist and a Clinical Psychology Student. She has experience in providing clinical services for a broad range of issues both personal and workplace related. As a clinician, she takes an individualised approach to therapy, drawing upon a range of therapeutic modalities that work to create integration of body, mind and spirit.

Tarryn is a long term meditator and a plant medicine advocate, holding a deep respect for the healing capacity of these medicines. She is passionate about working towards a psychological paradigm shift that acknowledges the scientist-practitioner model whilst integrating wisdom traditions, plant medicines and spiritual teachers.

Tarryn believes that the fruit of this work is born from a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship that enables each individual to find their own internal source of truth. In working with Tarryn you can expect to sit in an open minded exchange facilitated by Tarryn’s warmth and encouragement.

Services

  • Fees: $165 per session with a rebate of $86.15 under a medicare referral.
  • If cancellation occurs in under 24 hours of the session, a $50 fee is incurred.
  • Currently offering bulk billing sessions for those who are financially impacted by COVID.-19
  • Sydney CBD / remote

Christina Manfredi

BSW: MHSW; Psychotherapist

Christina’s vocation in the field of mental health and the human potential movement spans 30 years of professional experience both in government, community, and private practice setting.

Christina is a registered Mental Health Social Worker, Clinical, and Transpersonal Psychotherapist. She has also trained in Gestalt & Existential Therapy, the Science of Consciousness, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, and advanced training in Shamanic Therapy.

She has a passion and commitment to the integration of ancient wisdom ways and scientific findings in holistic mind-body-spirit -environment approaches in therapy.

Christina has experience in working with individuals who encounter depression, anxiety, complex post-traumatic stress, relationship distress, grief, facing mortal death, non-ordinary states of consciousness, transgenerational patterns of distress, spiritual near death experiences, loss of meaning, purpose, direction and belonging, and where historically conditioned repeating patterns of behaviour interrupt the flow of growth and happiness in the present moment. She believes that any personal therapy we undertake not only brings potential healing for ourselves, but also has a positive flow through effect to our communities and the next generations.

Christina enjoys spending time with her husband and family, time in nature, and her inseparable spiritual life.

Services

  • GP, Psychiatrist and Self referrals welcomed.
  • Fee: 55 min consultation = $200. With a Medicare Mental Health Plan rebate = $75; Gap = $125
  • Full concession card holders fee = $185 rebate of $75 with a Mental Health Plan. Gap = $110
  • Some private health funds may apply.
  • Cancellation policy or no show for appointment less than 24 hours full fee applies.
  • Christina has a private practice in Fremantle Western Australia, and also offers services to clients throughout Australia and Internationally via Zoom or Skype.
  • Fremantle and remote

Clinton McCulloch

B.A. Grad.Dip.Psych. B.Psych.Sci.(Hons). M.Clin.Psych. M.Res.(Psych). MAPS.

Clinton is a Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice in Canberra. He has been supporting people in their growth and healing for over 10 years, and has particular experience working with emotional difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, and mind-body health. His current research interests are in mindfulness and Indigenous healing practices, including the use and integration of transpersonal and non-ordinary states of consciousness.

His therapeutic approach to working with people is founded on holism, collaboration, and curiosity, drawing upon a range of modalities including Mindfulness-based therapies, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Therapies. He is also a 3-year Graduate of the Hakomi method, a mindfulness-centred somatic psychotherapy.

His intention for therapy is to create a warm, non-judgmental, and mindful space to support growth and healing. Clinton is also an avid reader of Eastern philosophy and enjoys hiking in nature.

Services

  • Psychological Therapy 50min Session: Fee = $215.00, Rebate $128.40, (Gap $86.60)
  • COVID-19 Psychological Therapy (Telehealth) 50min Session: Fee = $215.00, Rebate $128.40, (Gap $86.60)
  • Psychological Therapy 30-50min Session: Fee = $174.00, Rebate $87.45 (Gap $86.55)
  • Also offer bulk billing for concession card holders, students and people impacted by COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Psychological Therapy (Telehealth) 30-50min Session: Fee = $174.00, Rebate $87.45 (Gap $86.55)
  • 24 hours notice required for cancellation or full fee applies to cancellations with less that 24 hours notice/no show
  • ACT / remote

Dr Jamie Rickcord

MBBS BSc (Hons) FRACGP

Dr Jamie has practised medicine since graduating from Imperial College, London in 2006 and for the last 8 years has worked as a GP in the Northern Rivers of NSW. He is the founder of Ananda Clinics in Byron Bay – one of Australia’s first to be dedicated to plant medicine. Jamie is an experienced prescriber of medicinal cannabis and is studying a Masters in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy. He is totally committed to the birth of a new paradigm in mainstream society where plant medicines are accepted as the remarkable gifts from nature that they are.

His interests are in healing trauma and the expansion of human potential. In his spare time Jamie surfs, plays his guitars and spends the rest of his time with his 3 year old son.

Services

  • Medicinal Cannabis consultation (no rebate)
  • Mental Health Care Plans & Mental Health Consults. $150
  • Time of consult varies. Rebates apply. Some services are bulk billed for concession card holders
  • Byron Bay / remote

Bookings

Dr Bianca Sebben

B.Psych (Hons) Ph.D MAAPi

Bianca is a psychologist with experience in both the public and private sectors working with a variety of mental health concerns including complex post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse and personality disorders. Bianca has a particular interest in working with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Bianca uses a variety of evidence-based interventions including Dialectical Behavioural-informed Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Schema Focused Therapy. Bianca enjoys working together with clients to reduce their vulnerabilities to painful emotions, increase their skills to be able to regulate their own emotions, process and heal from their trauma and improve skills for communicating effectively with others.

Bianca has completed postgraduate studies, undertaking her PhD research with Indigenous communities in Australia and Mexico, where she developed an interest in plant medicine.
In her spare time, Bianca enjoys salsa dancing, rock climbing and having cuddles with her cat.

Services

  • Fees: $185 with a rebate of $86.15. 24 hours notice required for cancellation or full fee applies to cancellations with less that 24 hours notice/no show
  •  Brisbane / remote

Ella Shannon

Ella Shannon is an Accredited Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with a passion for helping people move through life with a sense of lightness and joy. For the past 10 years Ella has worked in various roles such as Mental Health Coach, Addiction Counsellor, Relationship Counsellor, Trauma Therapist and currently manages a counselling service that supports victim / survivors of sexual violence.

Ella has a passion for supporting people from all walks of life and sexual orientations to have healthy happy relationships, and is currently completing her Masters in Sexology through Curtin University. She has also studied and taught Yoga, Meditation, Tantra and the Transpersonal for over 20 years and has a strong daily practice using a culmination of these practices. Through her travels overseas, Ella has witnessed and experienced the enormous transformations available to people through the use of ceremonial plant medicines and has a deep respect for this incredible healing paradigm.

In working with clients in a counselling capacity, Ella draws upon many aspects of her training and experience. Modalities used may include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Transpersonal Counselling, Emotional Freedom Technique, Narrative therapy and Mindfulness based approaches.

Ella is based in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Services

In person sessions are available out of business hours.

Sessions are $110.

Sessions can be rescheduled if 24hrs in advance but are not refundable.

Janet Testaz

Holistic Nutritionist and Mindset Coach

Janet Testaz, known affectionately as JT, is a practitioner in Nutritional Medicine and the founder of a holistic movement that is centred on health and vitality – not just in the physical sense, but an awakening of the mind and soul too.

As a holistic nutritionist and certified life coach, JT believes the body is equipped to repair itself when it is given the right tools and some genuine self-love, however, she would never have come to this realisation without her own life-altering health scare…

In 2010, JT was suddenly diagnosed with a rare malignant tumour in her kidney that had to be removed. In recovery, JT was struck with the realisation that she had little connection to her own body – and it dawned on her that the way she was living was making her sick.

She began embarking on a journey of self-healing that allowed her to see just how holistically the body works. The foods we eat, the way we think and even the way we deal with our emotions affect mind and body.

After realising how much her lifestyle influenced her health, JT began discovering her new, vibrant self, unearthing new depths of strength and vitality – and a fullness of life that has driven her to help others see the same triumph over illness.

Plant medicine has been an intrinsic part of her healing and she has a profound respect for the power that many plants have in encouraging emotional, physical and spiritual health.

Her own experience with adult acne, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues and gut problems, combined with her Nutritional Medicine Training (Naturopathic philosophy), gives JT practical and personal understanding of the issues involved.

Using life-giving foods, emotional management tools and re-establishing a connection with the amazing world we live in, JT is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for complete, vibrant wellness to everyone she works with.

Services

  • We all need support and guidance in order to overcome our health conditions.
  • JT runs an online holistic health program called ‘The Wellness Project’. She can work with you via 1:1 mentoring over several months. The purpose is to help you to find your own light at the end of the tunnel, by giving you tools that change your health and your life.
  • Sydney / remote

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