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Meet the team

Ruth Spinaze – Senior Clinical Psychologist

Ruth has special interests and proficiency in providing assessments and therapy for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism. She also provides skilled psychological support to women experiencing stress, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. More recently Ruth has developed her interest in lifestyle psychology, supporting clients with sleeping, eating, time management and overcoming apathy. Ruth has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in public and private health settings including within the ACT Department of Education and NSW Health. Ruth is well known for her ability to make people feel comfortable, and to get to the heart of a matter. Ruth is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Clinical College of Psychologists. She is also a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor of Psychologists.

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Karen Ely – Registered Psychologist 

Karen completed the Clinical Masters of Psychology at the University of Canberra in 2017, and will be enrolling in the Clinical Psychology Registrar program shortly. Karen has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. She is particularly interested in working with adolescents and children with anxiety, self esteem, depression and bullying issues. She also has interests in working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, work difficulties or bullying. Karen is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is Premier Psychology’s Tuning Into Teens Group Facilitator.

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Vanessa Quigley – Registered Psychologist

Vanessa completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra in 2017. She will be completing her endorsement in Clinical Psychology over the next few years. Vanessa has experience working across the lifespan in a variety of settings. She particularly enjoys working with children and their families whether working on issues such as anxiety, depression and self-esteem, or conducting testing and assessments. Vanessa enjoys working with adults with difficulties such as depression and anxiety, and has an interest in the impact of stress on wellbeing. Vanessa is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Sarah McCluskey – Provisional Psychologist 

Sarah completed her Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Wollongong in 2017. Sarah is a Behaviour Specialist, and an accredited ABA Therapist. She has experience working in a private psychology practice in Miranda where she was a Therapy Assistant, and a small group facilitator. Sarah is a qualified LifeLine Counsellor and has experience working in youth refuges. She is currently studying her Advanced Certificate in Autism, and has a special interest in this area. Sarah will be facilitating the Secret Agent Society group throughout the year, and is Premier Psychology’s Small Groups Facilitator.

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