About Us

Meet our Psychologists 

All of the psychologists at The Young Mind Clinic in Lane Cove are registered with AHPRA and are able to provide services under Medicare.

Sophie Smith, Clinic Director

Sophie is a Clinical and Educational/Developmental Psychologist. Sophie has worked as a fully registered psychologist since 2006. In 2012 Sophie established a private practice in Lane Cove, on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Prior to this Sophie worked in the school and hospital settings providing assessment and therapy to students and inpatients. Sophie was responsible for contributing to broader policy development focused on social – emotional well being during this time. In 2018, The Young Mind Clinic was opened which allowed for other similarly experienced child and adolescent psychologists to join the practice. Sophie provides regular ongoing supervision to all of The Young Mind Clinic team and offers her expertise on individual cases where requested by clinicians. Sophie also currently provides external consultation and supervision to psychologists and school counsellors working with children and adolescents.

 

 

Lisa Wood is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist at the Young Mind Clinic.

Lisa Wood, Psychologist

Lisa is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Psychology. Lisa has extensive experience supporting young people who present with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, relationship issues, school refusal, sleep problems, grief and loss, and academic stress.  She utilizes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Strength Based Counselling and Mindfulness.  Lisa strongly believes in the therapeutic value of being respectfully heard.  Her warm and engaging nature provide a calm and empathic environment for her clients and their families.
Nikita Singh is a Clinical psychologist at the Young Mind Clinic.

Nikita Singh, Clinical Psychologist

Nikita is a warm and passionate Clinical Psychologist, who is committed to working with young people and their families. She has worked with children and adolescents and their families across the non-for-profit, private and school settings. Nikita is particularly interested in treating anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, behaviour difficulties, and sleep difficulties.  In addition, she has a special interest working with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Nikita is currently on leave and will return to the clinic late 2024/early 2025. Contact reception to be placed on Nikita’s wait list for when she returns.

 

Pina Campagna is a Educational and Developmental Psychologist at The Young Mind Clinic.

Pina Campagna, Educational/Developmental Psychologist

Pina is a registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in both the private and the public sectors.  She has specific training in the diagnosis of neurodevelopment disorders (ASD, ADHD, Learning Disorders, giftedness).  Pina is passionate about early intervention and educating parents on how best they can assist their child’s development to promote positive outcomes.  Pina is trained in multiple evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and has an interest in Mindfulness and Attachment-Based Approaches.  Pina is also a Board Approved Supervisor.

 

 

Kylie Walker, Psychologist

Kylie is a Registered Psychologist with a depth of knowledge in supporting children, adolescents, and their parents from extensive experience working in schools and private practice settings.  Kylie has a genuine interest in equipping young people and their parents with strategies and skills to help them navigate anxiety, depression, academic stress, high-achieving environments, perfectionism, social difficulties, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, and sleep problems.

Kylie’s engaging, empathetic nature and compassionate approach help young people and their parents feel supported, valued and empowered to make positive changes. She is passionate about identifying a child’s unique strengths and working collaboratively with them to find solutions to the difficulties they are facing. Kylie integrates a range of evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), to tailor a therapeutic approach to meet each child’s specific needs.

Monique Andreacchio, Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

Monique has experience working with young people with complex and chronic mental illness as well as facilitating inpatient and outpatient group therapy programs, working primarily with clients experiencing mood issues.  Monique is particularly interested in treating young people with physical illness or health concerns. Monique is a warm and thoughtful therapist passionate about working with children and adolescents. She focuses on creating connection and safety within the therapeutic relationship and an environment to support growth in individual’s unique challenges. 

 

 

Maddie Fooks, Psychologist

 Maddie holds a Master’s degree in psychology and is passionate about supporting young people and families. She has a focus on evidence-based practice and individualising solutions.  An attitude of openness and curiosity allows for a non-judgemental and collaborative approach with families. 

Maddie draws from her experience working as a school counsellor across the full age span from ages 4 to 18 to provide support to children, adolescents and their parents. She is particularly interested in supporting young people with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, emotional regulation and behavioural issues. 

Maddie integrates a range of evidence-based interventions in her practice including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Maddie believes in the power of creating trust and safety in a therapeutic relationship in order to instil hope and foster positive change.

Claudia Farnsworth, Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar)

Claudia is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar.  Claudia has experience working with young people in a school setting and working with children and adolescents in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 

Claudia is a warm and friendly psychologist who is passionate about understanding and respecting young people’s unique challenges, whilst working with them and their families to grow and develop.

Debbie Bowring

Debbie is our Administration/Practice Manager with 25+ years of administrative management experience in the banking and finance sector.

Debbie is a warm and attentive professional who is passionate about nurturing a thoughtful and friendly environment in the workplace, and providing support and assistance to the team.

 

Julia Robinson

Julia has been the friendly voice on the other end of the clinic phone for the last 7 years.  She brings her administrative expertise to assist clients and manage bookings.  Her warmth and efficiency is highly valued by families and clinicians.

 

 

Contact us Monday to Friday

Call 02 9420 0896
info@theyoungmindclinic.com

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