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Tanya is a Psychologist and Registered Supervisor with 20 years experience providing a range of clinical and behavioural assessments for clients with complex needs. Tanya works with children, adolescents, adults, families and service systems. Tanya is driven to supporting individuals and families to live their best life by tailoring evidence based approaches to the individual and their support network. Tanya uses a range of modalities including RODBT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed approaches. 


Tanya has an avid interest in complex trauma, the impact of our early attachments and the neurobiological effects of our developmental experiences. Tanya works with families, carers, and agencies working with complex behavioural presentations to build awareness and skills aimed at improving overall quality of life. She is a strong advocate for supporting families, carers and agencies to support the needs of the child / young person and the family unit. 

Tanya  has undertaken trauma informed behavioural case formulation, treatment planning and consultation for children, families and agencies. She has led and implemented systemic and practice reviews of government and non-government agencies to build capacity efficiency in organisations, involving service modelling, project management, assessment implementation and monitoring and post-implementation review. This has included working with organisations around the assessment, design and delivery of intervention for young people leaving care, complex psychosocial and mental health support needs, disabilities, and individuals at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

Tanya has extensive experience working in the Disability and Family and Community Services Sector working with children, adolescents and young adults with behavioural, emotional, social and developmental presentations including ADHD, complex trauma and high risk populations. Tanya has worked with service system development and review including operationalising of policy, and developing quality assurance mechanisms, providing supervision for clinicians, senior and regional management personnel, in particular regarding individuals with complex support needs and broader service delivery.


Tanya brings skills and knowledge in trauma informed care and approaches, severe and persistent mental illness, attachment, neurobiology, positive parenting and positive behaviour support utilising RO DBT, DBT, CBT, ACT, compassion and mindfulness practices. 

Tanya is a compassionate and mindful Psychologist, dedicated to supporting and promoting genuine wellness, and is dedicated to promoting body positivity within a Health at Every Size framework.

Areas of Interest

  • Complex trauma

  • Positive body image

  • Positive parenting

  • Neurodevelopment

  • Attachment 

  • Complex needs


  • University of Newcastle

        Masters in Applied Psychology

  • Macquarie University

        Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

        Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Treatment Approaches

  • DBT

  • RO-DBT

  • CBT

  • ACT

  • Mindfulness

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Professional Memberships

  • Fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA 

  • Registered AHPRA Supervisor

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society

  • Member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders