Meet Our Team.
Our team of compassionate mental health clinicians all have individual and complementing areas of focus, specialty training, and therapeutic approaches, to help you move towards a happier, healthier life.
Get to know our FLOW family and each of their special interests.
DIRECTOR & Principal Clinical Psychologist
Lisa is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and accredited psychology supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Adelaide, and works with the Centre for Mindfulness and Self Compassion in the US as a teacher and trainer of their teen program. Lisa works with children, adolescents and families with complex difficulties and spends the rest of her time training and supervising the team at FLOW. Lisa’s vision for FLOW is to ensure that families have timely and affordable access to a coordinated, multi-disciplinary team of highly trained clinicians. Her goal as a therapist is to ease people’s suffering and improve quality of life. When she’s not at FLOW, you’ll find her singing Disney songs in her kitchen and baking with her kiddo.
Lisa is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and an accredited psychology supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is an Accredited Facilitator for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training with Mental Health First Aid Australia. Lisa is an experienced clinician, with almost 30 years of practice providing clinical psychology intervention for children, teens, young adults and families, in the public and private mental health sectors as well as in schools. She has a strong interest in Animal Assisted Therapy and is currently in training with hopes to become certified with her labradoodle Tilly to provide this service to FLOW clients in future. She has contributed substantially to the training and supervision of clinical psychologists throughout her career. She strongly believes in evidence based practice and is an author on almost 40 research publications in psychology. Lisa has a warm, compassionate style, and finds it deeply rewarding to support people to achieve their goals in therapy. When she’s not at FLOW, you may find Lisa spending time with family and friends, bushwalking, gardening, camping, making cheese (from scratch!) or curled up with her doggos and a good book.
Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
Teghan is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and is currently completing her Clinical Registrar program. In therapy, Teghan approaches her work with clients in a playful and empathetic manner that is best suited to primary-school aged kiddos. She is committed to developing strong, genuine therapeutic relationships with kids and adapts her approach to meet individual needs. She has particular interest and experience working with kids with ASD and also provides cognitive and educational assessments for school age children. In her spare time, she loves to try new things and spends time being creative.
Rebecca is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and the OT Board of Australia. She is currently working towards her mental health accreditation as a provider with Medicare. She has experience in acute child, adolescent, and family mental health services, along with a prior study in Health & Medical Sciences. Her playful, curious, and patient approach is well suited to all ages.
She feels passionately about working collaboratively with people to understand their individual challenges. Rebecca has keen interests in the areas of perinatal and infant mental health, body-based regulation approaches, and feeding and eating difficulties. Rebecca draws on her creativity and her range of occupational therapy and mental health based strategies to support young people engage in meaningful occupation – the things that occupy their time in day to day life – with more ease, weather that be school, play, socialising, life skills or the like. Outside of FLOW, she can be found playing video games, soccer or getting jumped on by her husky.
Lorren is a psychologist with a passion for working with young children (under 12) to achieve their goals. She is playful and compassionate in her therapeutic approach and has a special interest in ASD and ADHD. Lorren works from a strengths-based perspective, believing that empowerment is one of the biggest windows to opportunity. Lorren loves facilitating FLOW’s group programs and building genuine connections with the group participants. Outside of FLOW, you’ll find her having fun at the local theatre or browsing at a weekend market.
Mental Health Clinician
Melanie is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), and has a Master of Counselling from the University of South Australia. An avid advocate for the wellness of children and young people throughout 25 years of clinical practice, in both private and public mental health settings and more recently in three local private school environments. Melanie has a penchant for noticing and celebrating a child’s inherent strengths, especially in the context of neurodiversity; she keeps broader family and community systems firmly in mind in all areas of practice. Her ever calm, empathic and playful nature lends itself to work with younger children with complex needs. A proud Gawler local, Melanie can be found outside of FLOW singing on the verandah of her gracious old home, giggling over a herbal tea with friends and adventuring with her husband and very own Famous Five (three young sons and two rascally fur babies).
Emma is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and OT Australia as well as being a mental health provider with Medicare. She has over two decades experience working with children in both early intervention and primary school settings. Emma values collaboration with her clients and their families and creates solutions that fit for the child, their daily activities and their environment. She has extensive experience in the areas of: toileting, feeding, sleeping, motor skills, social and emotional regulation, sensory processing and visual perceptual skills. She believes strongly in supporting neurodiversity with developmental and relational-based approaches.
Shauna is our amazing practice manager and is here to make your experience at FLOW as simple as possible. Shauna has over a decade of experience working in mental health administration and understands the importance of connecting families to the help they need. Outside of FLOW, she enjoys getting outside and exploring our great state with her gorgeous kiddos.
Pat is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and an accredited supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Pat is an experienced clinician with over 20 years of practice working with children and families with complex difficulties within child protection. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Adelaide and board approved supervisor. Pat has a strong interest in working with complex trauma and attachment relationships, particularly with young children. She is committed to building empathic and supportive relationships with children and their parents or carers to help children with emotional regulation and relationships. Outside of FLOW, Pat enjoys going to gym, walking her overly friendly dog, and travel with her family when she gets the chance.
Clinical Psychologist (On leave)
Anna-Lisa is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and works with school-aged children, adolescents and their families across the public and private sectors. She has experience working in child protection and within the field of mindfulness. With a desire for clients to feel heard and understood, Anna-Lisa supports not only client’s mental health needs, but their physical, emotional, social and general wellbeing. Anna-Lisa loves learning from her young clients and is inspired by their bravery, energy and creativity. Outside of FLOW you’ll find her exploring new coffee shops, often ones by the beach!
Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
Karlie is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is currently a Clinical Registrar and has qualifications in both Clinical Psychology and Child, Youth and Family Intervention. Karlie’s compassionate and nurturing approach is best suited to clients aged 15+, who will benefit from sharing their stories, gaining self-understanding and developing the skills needed to improve mental health. Her particular interests include emotional dysregulation, trauma, disordered eating and group-based therapy. Karlie believes that everyone has the potential to connect with their inner wisdom and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Outside of FLOW, Karlie is a busy mum of four and loves having fun outdoors with her kids and their new dog!
Allied Health Assistant
Georgia is currently completing her Masters of Social Work, with an undergraduate degree in Psychological Science and Counselling. She deeply values people having the space to be heard, to feel supported in their experiences, and to be appreciated for who they are, all of which inform her therapeutic approach. She has previous experience working with a range of ages including children and young people, in roles focused on providing mental health support and counselling. Her client-centred approach, as well as the use of an empathic and non-judgmental stance, are key to Georgia as a practitioner. Outside of FLOW, she can be found playing soccer, reading, or sharing a meal and a laugh with loved ones.
Nicole is a provisional psychologist completing her post-graduate training and internship at FLOW. Nicole provides a non-judgemental space for clients of all ages and encourages authentic discussion about past and present challenges. She loves to be playful and have fun with younger clients and brings a relaxed approach to sessions with teens and parents. Nicole is passionate about promoting positive change and overall well being whilst people navigate through challenging times. Outside of FLOW, Nicole loves to bake and have fun with her two young sons and can’t resist the offer of brunch with her friends!
Kate is a registered Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia and FLOW’s Early Intervention Key Worker. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to both roles, having worked in the Disability Sector as well as Community Primary Health. Kate’s passion is in providing early intervention for young children (under 7) and supporting parents of young kids in their parenting journey. As a speech pathologist, she believes in communication for connection and can support children with communication, emotional regulation and social skill difficulties. Her kind, understanding and patient approach is perfect for parents needing their own space to learn, offload and sometimes cry about the challenges they and their kiddos are facing. Outside of FLOW, Kate is a dedicated mum to her two kids and fur babies. She may also sneak in a trip to the theatre when she has time!
Teacher & Mentor
Sam is a registered teacher with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia and has extensive experience as a carer and disability support worker. He has an easy going nature and gentle approach and loves getting to know young people and their interests. Sam has a knack for connecting with young people on the Autism Spectrum and those who have disengaged from education. In his role as a mentor at FLOW, he uses young people's interests to help them develop their skills and reach their goals. Sam meets clients in their homes, at their schools, in the FLOW clinic or supports them to venture out into the community. He can also support clients to practise the therapy skills they are learning with other FLOW clinicians. Sam is a Gawler local, and is actively involved in the community. When he’s not at FLOW, he can often be found at the Gawler skatepark with his young son.