About

We are a small, professional team of dedicated psychologists and support team who have a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Leah Flanagan

Director

Leah Flanagan is a Registered Psychologist and specialist behaviour support practitioner with the NDIS. She has additional training in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Child Protection and Applied Behaviour Analysis. Leah has a passion for positive behaviour support. She loves working with participants and their teams to help make home a better place, and increase her clients freedom and choice. Leah also provides support and supervision to new and developing psychologists (Board-approved, 4+2 and 5+1) and specialist behaviour support practitioners across Australia.



Email me: leah@sunnystepspsychology.com.au

Dr Justine Evans

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Justine Evans is a clinical psychologist with a strong interest in attachment and how it can shape our relationships, how we see others and ourselves. Her area of special interest over the past five years in private practice has been working with the long-term effects of trauma and recovery from trauma. Dr Evans has a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, is an accredited psychology supervisor for 4+2, 5+1, the Clinical Registrar Program, and is eager to support psychologists in training

Dr Charmain Newman

Psychologist

Dr Newman is a clinically trained psychologist with more than 20 years experience working with children and families in educational and therapeutic roles. She has experience in community and private health settings, working with adults, adolescents and children in mental health, community health, early intervention, education and specialist trauma services. Dr Newman employs and integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and implements attachment and psycho-dynamic approaches to help clients better understand the links between earlier life experiences and their current difficulties. As a Board-approved supervisor for the 4+2 and 5+1 programs, Dr Newman is looking forward to supporting provisional psychologists on their journey to registration.

Emily Coote

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Emily is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with a history of working in educational, tertiary and community mental health in rural and remote settings. Throughout her life, Emily has had a passion and keen interest to support the mental health and well-being of adolescents, young adults and those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Emily is a Board-approved supervisor and enjoys supporting emerging and developing psychologists across the 4+2, 5+1, and Educational and Developmental registrar pathways.

Olivia Boyle

Registered Psychologist

Olivia is a registered psychologist, currently undertaking additional training (Masters of Clinical Psychology). She has extensive experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults, with the presentations ranging from Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders, to more complex presentations, such as Personality Disorders. In addition to her work in private practice, Olivia worked as a School Counsellor and currently works as a Clinical Lead for a large mental health organisation. Olivia is available Tuesday evenings for supervision to registered psychologists and interns in the 4+2 and 5+1 pathways.

Katie Harrison

Registered Psychologist

Katie has a Masters of Professional Psychology and is passionate about supporting clients to improve their functioning and achieve optimum health. She has experience in providing direct therapeutic services to clients in both clinic and in-patient settings with broad range of presentations including risk taking behaviours, psychosis, anger, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety.

Kyra Anzely

Behaviour Specialist

Kyra has extensive experience supporting children and young people in residential care. She is particularly interested in working with parents to promote reunification of children to the family along with preservation of children in the home, while building on the strengths and resources of the family. Kyra is registered to provide behaviour support services to children with Improved Relationships Funding.

Wednesday the Dog

Chief Happiness Officer

Wednesday is a 12-year-old Pug who loves cuddles and leaving hair on your clothes.
Say “Hello!” to Wednesday when you see her around our office.

Email me: info@sunnystepspsychology.com.au


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Sunny Steps Psychology

1300 418 579

Suite 2/7-9 Lambton road, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

PO Box 24 Stockton NSW 2295 Australia

info@sunnystepspsychology.com.au

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