Our Team

As a specialist perinatal psychology practice, Mums Matter Psychology consists of a team of registered Clinical and General Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 6 years training, all whom work daily with parents during pregnancy and post-natal period experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.

We help women who are feeling emotionally or mentally challenged by pregnancy or early parenthood to move toward meaningful engagement in parenting and life.

Through a deep understanding of the challenges of the pregnancy and postnatal period, we provide a space where you can feel completely safe and open up.

Together, we'll explore how to get to a place where your ups and downs are manageable instead of overwhelming.

The Mums Matter Psychology team have worked for, completed clinical placements or training within various organisations focused on perinatal and infant mental health including:

  • The Royal Women’s Hospital

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital

  • Parent Infant Research Institute

  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA)

  • The Australian Psychological Society

  • Centre for Perinatal Psychology

  • Perinatal Emotional Health Program

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As a mandatory requirement, all of our team have completed perinatal mental health training provided by:

  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)

  • University of Sydney

To get to know more about each of our clinicians, take a look at their profiles below or if you’d like to chat about which team member might be the best match for you give us a call on (03) 9079 6930.

Interested in joining our team of experienced psychologists? Find out more

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Frances Bilbao

Director and Clinical Psychologist: Newport, Yarraville, Telehealth

B.Arts (Psychology)/B.Business, B.Psychological Science (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical), MAPS

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Kayla Cutajar

Provisional Psychologist: Intake, Group Facilitator

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.,), Master of Clinical Psychology, MAPS

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Sarah van Ree

Psychologist: Derrimut, Sunshine, Telehealth

B.Arts (Psychology), Grad Dip Psychology, Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)

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Melinda Sullivan

Psychologist: Eltham, Telehealth

Grad Dip psychology, B.Psychological Science (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical), Master of Clinical Family Therapy, Grad Dip Child and Family Nursing, MAPS

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Dr Mia Urtone

Clinical Psychologist: Armstrong Creek East, Telehealth

BA Hon Psychology, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

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Kim Harrison

Psychologist: Blog Writer

B. Applied Science Psychology, Master of Psychology, Grap Dip Psychology

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Elaine Chen

Clinical Psychologist: Research, Telehealth

B.Arts (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology

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Elke Braithwaite

Provisional Psychologist: Intake, Group Facilitator, Altona, Teleahealth

B.Applied Sc Psychology, Grad Dip Psychology, Master of Professional Psychology, MAPS

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Belinda Horton

Mental Health Occupational Therapist: Sunshine, Telehealth

B.App.Sc.(OT), M.Hlth.Sc.(OT), Grad. Dip. F.T., MBA, FIML, CMgr.

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Melanie Rintoull

Psychologist: Seabrook, Telehealth

B.Arts (Psychology), Grad Dip Psychology, Master of Psychology (Counselling), MAPS

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Kim Dang McDonald

Mental Health Occupational Therapist: Seabrook/Telehealth

B.Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts

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Teresa Sartor

Psychologist: Sydenham, Keilor Downs, Telehealth

B. Science (Psychology and Genetics), Grad. Dip. Applied Psychology, MAPS

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Vicki Saulle

Psychologist: Telehealth

B.Psychology (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology (in progress)

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Jennifer Sankaran

Psychologist: Delahey, Telehealth

B.A. Psychology, Master of Applied Psychology, Master of Criminology & Police
Administration, MPhil in Medical & Social Psychology

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Antoniette Graham

Psychologist: Altona, Telehealth

B. Social Science (Psychology), Masters Developmental & Educational Psychology

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Giselle Merlino

Relationship Counsellor: Altona, Newport, Telehealth

Grad Dip Applied Science, Master of Nursing, Master of Counselling, Master of Social Work

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Vanilla Stener

Psychologist: Telehealth

Master of Psychology (Counselling), Master of Clinical Psychology

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Keryn Mitchell

Provisional Psychologist: Telehealth

Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical) (in progress)

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Dr Lydia Sung

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist: Collingwood/Telehealth

BA - Psychology (Hons) & BComm, DPsych (Clin & ClinNeuro), AMusA, MAPS, FCCN

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Dr Jenna Spink

Clinical Psychologist: Newport, Altona, West Footscray, Telehealth

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Master of Psychology (Health), BSc Applied Psychology,

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Senay Hasan

Psychologist: Sunshine, Sydenham, Telehealth

B. Psychological Studies /B. Business, B. Psychological Studies (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology, MAPS

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Dr Hana Guo

Clinical Psychologist: Maternity Leave

B.Sc Hon Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, MAPS

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Sam Casey

Mental Health Social Worker: Telehealth

Master of Social Work, B.Arts (Psychology and Children & Family Studies)

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Emily Wilkinson

Psychologist: Yarraville, West Footscray, Telehealth

BBSc(Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS, AMACPA

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Taisia Thompson

Clinical Psychologist: Telehealth

B.A. (Hons) Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology

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Leah Torpy

Psychologist: Corio, Telehealth

B.Arts (Psychology), Post Grap Dip Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology

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Jodie Wood

Psychologist: Telehealth

B.Behavioural Science, Post Grap Dip Adolescent and Child Psychology

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Dr Amy Thorpe

Psychologist: Torquay, Telehealth

Doctor of Psychology (Health), B.Arts, Honours – Psychology

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Ruth Christiansen

Psychotherapist/Mental Health Social Worker: Collingwood, Telehealth

B.Social Work, Master Creative Arts Therapy, Grad Dip Environment and Sustainability, B.Business, AASW

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Dr Maria Lambrou

Clinical Psychologist: Newport, Telehealth

B. Psychological Science (Honours), Doctor of Clinical Psychology, MAPS

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Felicity Rea

Psychologist: Fitzroy, Telehealth

B. Arts (Psychology), Post Grad Dip Psychology, MAPS

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Alana Pisani

Psychologist: Group Facilitator

B. Psychological Studies, B. Psychological Studies (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical), MAPS

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Dr Melanie Irons

Psychologist: Telehealth

B. Psychology (Hons.,) Masters of Professional Psychology, PhD, MAPS

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Zahia Chaaban

Psychologist: Telehealth

B.Psychology, Master of Psychology (Ed & Dev), Master of Clinical Psychology (in progress)

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Gamze Cellatoglu

Psychologist: Sydenham, Telehealth

B. Science (Psychology), B.Applied Science (Psychology) Honours, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

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