Dr Sarah Shepherd is a General Practitioner who takes a wholistic approach to mental health.
She completed a Master of Psychiatry (University of Melbourne) in July 2020 and has been a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies since 2016. Sarah has worked as a GP at Headspace in Launceston for more than 5 years, and has a special interest in working with adolescents and young people to improve their mental wellbeing.
She is happy to see anyone to discuss mental health concerns and to establish a collaborative approach to management, including reviewing medication and diagnosis, writing and reviewing Mental Health Care Plans, discussing adjunctive self-care strategies to improve mental health and mental health care coordination.
As a certified Medicare GP provider for Focused Psychological Strategies Dr Shepherd is also able to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and Motivational Interviewing sessions – please discuss your individual situation with Dr Shepherd to establish the right tailored approach that fits you.
No referral is required and a Medicare rebate will apply for most patients.
Initial appointments are booked for 40 minutes and will require a $100 gap payment ($25 discount will be applied for pension & healthcare card holders).
Megan Smoak is a Clinical Psychologist who works across the lifespan including Adults of all ages, Children and Adolescents. Megan has a special interest in working with grief and loss in adults, children & adults with all forms of anxiety & phobias and working with transgender children and adolescents.
Megan works collaboratively with paediatricians to provide the behavioural framework for the successful management a range of paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD.
Megan uses a range of evidence based therapeutic frameworks across her practice including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy and narrative therapy
Susan Crave – Psychologist
BA (PSYCH) MA Pscyhology, MA Health Administration, Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management
Susan is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. Having trained at Western Sydney University, she completed her internship in Juvenile Justice in Sydney.
Susan has previously worked in a couple’s clinic, community mental health and in mental health management.
Susan is passionate about assisting people to live their lives fully and her clinical work is informed by Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) supported by mindfullness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Susan’s particular interest areas include working with people who have experienced trauma and living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, women and older clients as they transition through various life challenges.
Susan also enjoys working with people struggling with weight loss.
Outside of work Susan can be found singing in a duo with her husband, a blues band and in her own one woman show – Viva La Diva.
Susan is initially working Monday-Thursday.
Wendy Gall – Psychologist
BA, Grad Dip Psych & Ed Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) Member Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated (AAPi)
*Wendy is currently on leave until February 2021*
Although Wendy Gall joined the Health Hub team very recently, she comes with a wealth of experience, having worked in Launceston for many years.
Her experience includes work as a School Psychologist, within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, as an Employee Assistance Provider and in Private Practice since 2013.
Wendy works with clients of all ages and has a keen interest in helping children and adolescents. She has experience working with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, depression, and relationship/interpersonal issues. Wendy is also experienced in working with couples.
Wendy’s areas of special interest include anxiety (all ages), selective mutism, and promoting positive parent/child relationships.
When not at work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and cake decorating.
Prior to training as a psychologist, Leonie worked in medical administration, tourism, hospitality, human resources, careers counselling, athlete careers and education, and sexuality and relationships education. During her psychology internship, she gained experience in disability, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, alcohol and drug services, and a secondary school.
Leonie’s professional interests include supporting clients to manage anxiety and recover from depression, cognitive assessments, psychological health at school and in the workplace, and assessment of clients for bariatric surgery.
Leonie balances her working week between school psychology and Launceston Medical Centre. In her spare time she enjoys bushwalking, skiing and spending time with her family.
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Kelly Lockett – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Kelly is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with extensive experience in assessment and therapeutic intervention of a broad range of mental health concerns experienced by adolescents and adults.
Kelly has been a Launceston local since the age of 12 years when her family relocated here from Tasmania’s North West Coast. On completion of high school Kelly obtained employment in administration and management prior to returning to UTAS in 2001 to study and pursue her interest in mental health. Kelly graduated from UTAS with a Batchelor of Social Work (Honours) and completed a post graduate Developmental Psychiatry Course with University of Melbourne.
Kelly has 15 years of experience providing children, adolescents, adults and their families with specialist mental health support and interventions. Kelly has primarily worked within Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Services providing assessment, case management and Therapeutic interventions for severe and complex mental health concerns for young people aged up to age of 18 years. Kelly also has experience providing support and therapeutic intervention for adults experiencing mental ill health within Community Services and Private Practice contexts. Along with working directly with people experiencing mental health concerns, she has also provided tutoring services to the UTAS Department of Social Work in the areas of mental health and child safety.
Kelly commits to providing a wholistic and professional service, continuously advancing her skills and knowledge in evidence based therapeutic interventions. She has had extensive training with Orygen Youth Health in Victoria, focussing on identification and interventions for “high risk mental states”, early and first episode psychosis and Borderline Personality disorder.
Kelly maintains a focus on recovery, developing a “meaningful life” and is passionate about assisting people with developing self-management skills and strategies. Kelly uses evidence based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive behaviour therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Solutions focussed, Cognitive Analytical therapy, Relational and Integrated therapies.
working with enduring/persistent mood and anxiety disorders in young people and adults
working with adolescents (from 12 years) and young adults experiencing difficulty managing distress, emotional instability, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, and harmful behaviours
Identification and early intervention for people who are at risk of developing or who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Rehab Counsellor
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Rehabilitation Counsellor
Corrina has over 20 years’ experience working alongside adults and young people experiencing relationship conflicts, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependence, juvenile crime and the trauma experienced by asylum seekers and refugees. Corrina has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom, in community, hospital and government agencies.
Corrina is passionate about taking a holistic approach to addressing a person’s mental, physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual wellbeing. She uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Solution – Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Motivational Interviewing – supported by Mindfulness and meditation practices.
Corrina is interested in individual and couple counselling using the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Model (ACT), facilitating couples to resolve and let go of conflict and act on values to build meaningful relationships.
Having travelled extensively, she appreciates that people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background (CALD) have a range of factors that influence their decision to seek mental health treatment. Corrina demonstrates a respect for cultural diversity and has effective communication skills when English is not their first language.
Having worked in multiple drug and alcohol support services including a court diversion program and a Child Protection team Corrina has had experience assisting children and adolescents cope with online bullying, parental separation and substance abuse.
Outside of work Corrina enjoys exploring the nature and communities of Tasmania.