Dr Anthony Yeuong
B. App Sc (Chiro), B. App Sc (Clin Sc), Cert (Acup) Grad Dip (Clin Nutrition), Cert (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis) Cert (Inj Nutrients), Dip (Life/Psychotherapy)
Dr Anthony Yeuong has been passionately inspiring and caring for his clients to reach the highest levels of health, happiness and internal peace for over 18 years. His integrative approach to health management and strong understanding of body and mind wellness medicine means he is rapidly becoming the first choice of care amongst his clients. He has extensive knowledge and experience in general and functional pathology testing as well as live blood screening. He has also completed his certificates in Food Allergy training and Allergy & Anaphylaxis training with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). This enables him to accurately diagnose complex conditions and therefore design an effective plan of management. He has a strong understanding and knowledge of both western and eastern methods of healthcare and uses food as medicine. Dr Anthony Yeuong’s passion lies in creating new pathways to improve communication between the digestive, nervous and immune system. As a result improving stress reactions, nervousness and anxiety and physiological symptoms such as tiredness, weight gain and sleeplessness.
His focus lately is researching molecules called neuropeptides and its effect on the body when exposed to stress and uncertainty. Dr Anthony Yeuong is currently working on writing his book titled ‘The Thinking Body & The Clouded Mind.’ This book focuses on how to re wire the connections between the body and mind and mind to body as a bilateral simultaneous pathway. Dr Anthony Yeuong enjoys travelling and being exposed to different cultures and learning their methods of living and healthcare. He enjoys bikram yoga, RPM classes, meditation and spends many hours investing in different areas of personal development, learning and happiness. He enjoys keeping extremely active from daily gym sessions, running half marathons and more recently, completing the ‘Ride Along the Bay’ challenge. Anthony is also a member of Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), Australian Spinal Research Foundation (ASRF), Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).
Teagan recently joined our team, having relocated from North Queensland. She is currently studying a Masters of Teaching and Learning to become a primary school teacher. With a friendly face to welcome you to Beingwell Healthcare, Teagan is happy to answer any of your enquiries.
Certified Integrative Nutritional Health & Wellness Coach.
Allie has an interest in women’s health and wellbeing with a major focus in nutrition, mind-body wellness and positive psychology.
As a certified consultant, Allie is centred upon supporting patients who may be experiencing nutrient deficiencies, gut health issues, sleep insomnia, anxiety, stress, tiredness and general lifestyle imbalances.
Trained in over 100 dietary theories and lifestyle coaching techniques, to help you discover what will bring you optimal health and wellbeing and what might be holding you back.
Her mission is to empower women to discover their healthiest and happiest life yet. She is a strong advocate of bio individuality, and therefore will work personally with you to tailor lifestyle and health programs that work for you as an individual patient.
Liz graduated from Box Hill Institute with a Dip of Remedial Massage later completed her Adv. Dip of Myotherpay at RMIT after having experience within the health industry.
She has been lucky enough to treat elite athletes such as soccer players, basketball players, athletes in which she has gained great experience from.
She specialises in dealing with soft tissue musculoskeletal injuries by using different techniques such as Trigger point therapy, Dry needling, Muscle energy technique amongst others. Dealing with injuries from all walks of life.
Elizabeth’s goal as a Myotherapist is to educate others in maintaining and alleviating pain by helping people to stay healthy and have knowledge of their body and wellbeing.
Elizabeth is truly passionate about her field of work and takes pride in always giving 110% hands on treatment.
Dip. Remedial Massage, ATSI Structural Bodywork, Level 3 & 4 Personal Training, Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coaching, Functional Movement (FMS & SFMA) Level 1 & 2
James is a highly skilled and compassionate practitioner that brings over fourteen years of experience to the practice.
With a firm belief that health is defined by ‘how we feel’, James is excited to be working in an environment that takes a truly holistic approach to healthcare.
James says …
‘’Soft Tissue Therapy plays an important role in maintaining alignment and a sense of ‘ease’ in the body. When we are subject to poor postures and repetitive or irregular movement patterns, we become susceptible to ache, pain, and potential injury in the body. The normalisation of these shifts, as our lifestyles become busier, can lead to not only chronic pain, but also emotional stress. We all manage this in different ways. My passion is helping to ease the burden by creating new space in the body for better posture and pain free movement”.
James has worked with a wide range of clientele over many years from elite domestic and international athletes, to running his own clinical practice here in Melbourne for over ten years. James’ compassionate and communicable personality is reflected in his work, and his ability to facilitate real change.
BHSc W. Herb
Kellie has a Bachelor Degree in Western Herbal Medicine. Her studies include Naturopathy at Southern School & Herbal Medicine at Endeavour College.
Once in the work force Kellie went on to work as Resident Practitioner in Pharmacy for four years, which has given her a strong understanding and passion for integrative treatment plans between complimentary medicines & modern pharmaceuticals.
Her special interests include:
- Female health & support through all stages of life including menarche and menopause.
- Children’s development and wellbeing
- Individual dietary plans for specific acute & chronic conditions such as IBS, Inflammatory disorders, Thyroid dysfunction, pre/post surgeries & medical treatments.
Dr Andrew Chambers
Dip. (Oriental therapies), BHSc. (Chinese medicine)
Dr Andrew is an experienced and caring Chinese medicine practitioner (Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine), a Remedial massage and Shiatsu therapist, and the Director/Chief instructor of the LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy (South Yarra); whereby he instructs classes, seminars and workshops in Qigong, Taichi, Kungfu and Sanda. Dr Andrew is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA) and Wushu, Taichi and Qigong Australia (WTQA).
Dr Andrew is passionate about Chinese medicine as a primary system of healthcare, complimenting both Western medicine and our modern lifestyles. Through his years as a clinical physician Dr Andrew has gained extensive experience in a wide variety of general health issues. In addition he has an interest in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports related injury, mental health and addiction, digestive disorders, respiratory complaints, skin conditions, and reproductive health concerns; along with assisting patients with their post-Cancer treatment recovery.
Listed below are the services offered and the areas of practice that Chinese medicine has been traditionally used to assist. Dr Andrew is confident and happy to help with any health and well-being related concerns, please feel free to call upon his services here at the Prahran ‘Beingwell Healthcare’ clinic.
Clinical services: Areas of practice:
> Acupuncture (Including Pediatrics) > Musculoskeletal Injury and Pain
> Sports Acupuncture & Cupping > Respiratory disorders
> Remedial massage & Shiatsu > Digestive Complaints
> Chinese Herbal medicine > Psychological and Addiction Issues
> Nutritional therapy > Endocrine/Hormonal Disorders
> Moxibustion therapy > Dermatological/Skin Disorders
> Mindfulness coaching > Reproductive Health
> Qigong therapy (Moving meditation) > Gynecological/Genitourinary Concerns
B. App Sc (Podiatry)
Janita is a Podiatrist with over 25 years experience, having worked in a variety of private practices and hospital settings. ⠀
Janita’s experience has allowed her to develop well rounded skills in a variety of areas, particularly the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions. Clinically Janita enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine, biomechanical assessments, orthotics, ingrown toenail surgery, diabetes assessment, paediatrics and managing skin and nail conditions.⠀
Janita believes people need to live a healthy and active life and sees her role as managing any foot injuries that may prevent this. ⠀
Master of Counselling- Human Services, Swinburne University
Master of Couples Counselling, Swinburne University
Angela is a senior Yoga teacher at Prahran Yoga with over 23 years of teaching experience. She is also a Dharma teacher in the Buddhist tradition of Insight Meditation. She teaches with the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group.
Angela McGee is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who works with both individuals and couples.
She has a particular interest and extensive experience in working in the areas of anxiety management, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues, life stage transitions and grief and loss.
Angela is experienced at working with couples in therapy and also facilitates group work with couples to strengthen their relationships skills.
Angela is committed to professional development and supporting her clients to work through personal and/or relationship difficulties. Her aim is to assist you in a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
Treatment is tailored to the individual, presenting problem and the client’s readiness or capability for change. Angela is recognised for providing an in-depth therapy and her approach is founded on empathy, respect and validation. She offers a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, family inclusive therapy and adheres to stringent ethical guidelines to ensure safe practice.
Christine Clais (aka The French Facialist) is a French-born skin expert renown for her healing facial treatments and transformative skincare advice.
Christine believes that we all have the power to improve our skin by treating it as an integral part of our body, its own ecosystem.
To find out more about The French Facialist, visit www.thefrenchfacialist.com
BA., Postgrad Dip Psych., M Psych (Couns)
Gillian Needleman is a clinical psychologist with 20 years’ experience in public mental health and 15 years’ experience in private practice. She has worked across both private and public sector mental health services in a variety of senior roles. Gillian has worked extensively in areas of depression, anxiety, panic, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, addiction (drug, alcohol and gambling), eating disorders, sexual and relationship counselling, women’s health and menopause, and with personal crisis involving suicidal/self-harm behaviours. She regularly attends professional development to maintain knowledge in current research and therapeutic interventions to ensure clients receive the best in quality care. She utilises a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and narrative therapies to create an individualised service to assist people to move towards the changes they wish to make in their lives. Generous Medicare rebates are available for up to 12 sessions per year. She is also a member of APS Clinical College.
MBA MAPS COP
Mary is an experienced psychologist providing counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching for individuals, couples and groups. She aims to create a supportive space for clients to build their inner resources help them to move their life forward in a positive direction.
Clients face a range of challenges and emotional pain from anxiety, depression, grief, stress, loss of focus, emotional confusion, lack of confidence, life and workplace stress and relationship issues. Using a range of therapeutic techniques and interventions including meditation and mindfulness, clients are empowered to find the solutions they need to achieve their potential and to have a rich and meaningful life. Consultations by appointment – daytime, evening and early morning sessions are available Medicare rebates and health insurance rebates may apply. She is also a member of Australian Psychological Society.
Bach Health Science (Myo)
Meg graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies with a degree in Myotherapy. As well as working with various sporting clubs around Melbourne, she has worked in a clinical environment treating musculoskeletal pain involving the neck, shoulders and lower back. Meg treats with a wide range of techniques including: soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling, myofascial cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching and strengthening exercises. She is also a member of MA (Myotherapy Association Australia).
Dr. Natasha Doulgendis
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Dr Natasha Doulgeridis MAPS is a registered clinical psychologist and is a full member of the clinical college of the Australian Psychological Society. Natasha has completed her Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Natasha has been working in private practice since 2004, providing clinical services to individuals needing assistance and support for a wide range of psychological disorders. From 2003- 2010 Natasha was the program manager of the Drug and Alcohol Program at St John of God Pinelodge Clinic, a large and reputable psychiatric facility in Melbourne. Natasha has had formal training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of DSM psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, personality, sleeping and substance-related disorders. She has further developed and conducted psycho education groups on a range of topics including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, anger, sleep, self-esteem, communication, and dual diagnosis.
Natasha provides integrative therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of each client. These approaches include cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), DBT- managing emotions, solution-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, harm minimization, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and general supportive counseling. Natasha is registered to provide clinical psychology services under Medicare and Private Health Funds.
BA, Grad.Dip.Soc.Sc. (Psychology), Postgrad.Dip (Psychology), Assoc.MAPSC.C.C.P)
Michael views clients as ‘stuck’ rather than ‘broken’, and works collaboratively with you to help you live a richer, fuller, and more meaningful life. This is achieved in part by teaching you new skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively so that they have less impact and influence. He has extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, anger, and adjustment issues. Given his knowledge in Positive Psychology Michael also addresses your positive resources such as positive emotions, character strengths and meaning.
Michael is of the belief that mental health is more than merely the absence of mental illness, much like physical health is more than the absence of disease. As such, he will help you develop the skills to proactively stay on top of your mental health and to build resilience.
Michael also provides coaching for personal or professional development.
B.Sc., Dip.Ed.Psych., MPsych
Priscilla Mulhern is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, young people and adults, across a range of psychological issues. She has training at a Masters level in both developmental and clinical psychology, and has extensive experience working in both the public system and private practice. Priscilla’s experience includes depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma and abuse, grief and loss and addiction.
Priscilla works collaboratively with clients to ensure that individual’s unique needs are met. She focuses upon assisting individuals to make the choices, and develop the skills, which will lead to positive change in their lives. She is associated with Specialist Registration (Clinical) Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Dr. Carrie Ann Gallagher
Doctor of Chiropractic (USA) B. H Sc (Canada), Certified Clinical Chiropractic Paediatrics (C.C.C.P)
Dr. Carrie Ann Gallagher is committed to serving all people with low force chiropractic care throughout their lifetime. She has a special interest in pregnant women and children. Dr. Gallagher is committed to educating each person about the benefits of chiropractic care and helping them to achieve optimal health throughout their life. Dr. Carrie Ann Gallagher has attended many seminars in Canada, the United States and Australia. She is a natural born communicator and educator and is available for community seminars and workshops.
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Carrie Ann enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two young children and her husband. It’s no surprise that, as a chiropractor, she takes an all-natural approach to parenting. Healthy eating and exercising regularly allow Dr. Gallagher to maintain balance in her life. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA), the World Chiropractic Association (WCA) and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
Dr. Debby Cheung
Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture)
After working in the corporate world for several years surrounded by stress and unhealthy lifestyles provided Dr. Debby Cheung with the realisation to return to what drove her passion in life – making a difference to peoples’ lives by helping them become the truest and best versions of themselves. Dr. Debby Cheung believes that the ultimate goal is in preventative care where maintaining good health and wellbeing means people will become less susceptible to illness, recover faster, and their picture of health is intertwined into the fabric of their being.
Being a logical and realistic thinker who likes to lead by example, Dr. Debby Cheung utilises the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture to remind the body of its self-healing abilities. With a particular interest and experience in treating women’s health conditions, Dr. Debby Cheung has helped clients to come off the oral contraceptive pill (OCP), regulate menstrual cycles, restore fertility to become pregnant, IVF support, as well as maintain and nurture pregnancy to the end with labour induction and into motherhood. Stress release and pain relief for musculoskeletal conditions is also at the foundation of her experience where she is often able to assist clients leave at the end of a treatment rejuvenated and changed for the better.
Treatments not only encompass TCM (Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicinal pills /powders) but also lifestyle advice, exercise, and diet; ensuring the best of both worlds of East and Western medicine for optimum health. She is a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
Clinical Psychologist M.Psych Assoc. MAPS
Candice Fieg is a warm, compassionate, and experienced clinical psychologist who has had a wide range of experience in both hospital and community settings, providing quality therapy in both individual and group settings. She is passionate about empowering her clients to identify and overcome the barriers in their lives to effect positive change, build meaning, and improve quality of living.
Candice specialises in delivering high quality evidence-based therapy using a range of modalities and approaches including:
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
Trauma informed therapies, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Self – Compassion & Strengths-based approaches
She has been strongly involved in the development of a new mental health service at one of Melbourne’s largest hospitals, and continues to develop and implement innovative and effective therapy programs for the community She believes in the importance of research informing clinical care, and therefore is involved in researching effectiveness of therapy programs.
Candice has had experience working effectively with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to:
Anxiety – Including panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, and generalised anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Stress and life adjustment issues
Trauma and PTSD
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Grief and Loss
Candice understands the importance of finding the “right fit” for your therapist. Your first conversation will be an opportunity for you both to get to know each other, for Candice to get to know your needs and assess how she might be able to help you achieve the best possible outcomes in therapy.
Bachelor Health Science (Chinese Medicine), Dip Chinese Med Remedial Massage
Daniel is a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner who is passionate about the Chinese Medicine Classical texts. He is a member of ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society.) The Traditional approach to Chinese Medicine incorporates holistic treatments, taking into consideration the environment and seasons. With the Traditional approach, Daniel uses modern research to help consolidate his course of treatment.
Daniel has found satisfaction supporting clients as they have made remarkable improvements in fertility, gynecological disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances and their general wellbeing. Daniel’s Acupuncture techniques are gentle and painless, and treatments are tailored to clients’ needs. Chinese Herbal Medicine is another important modality used commonly in chronic cases, such as allergic rhinitis (recurrent hay fever), PMS, insomnia, chronic migraine, men’s health and menopausal symptoms (pre, peri, or post).
Diploma of Remedial Massage & Dry Needling
Sierra is a fully qualified remedial massage therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and a mamer of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. She enjoys working with clients that have complex health issues, whether that be chronic illness, rehabilitation of sporting injuries, or postural correction. While she was trained to be a remedial massage therapist, she has a clinical focus and an understanding of functional anatomy and pathology relevant to muscular skeletal conditions. She negotiates treatment plans with clear goals.
Shira is an American/Israeli import to Australia, she has spent many of the last years travelling and teaching yoga. She is currently on her journey studying to be a naturopath. When she isn’t studying or working at Beingwell; Shira loves to practice yoga and cook healthy and wholesome vegetarian food for her family and friends.
Carly is a second year Nutrition and Dietetics student with a distinct passion for overall health and wellbeing and the capacity for food to attenuate or exacerbate various health conditions. She has a particular interest in sports nutrition, the gut microbiome and food intolerances, though she is not yet sure of which avenue she wishes to pursue as a specialty!
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Amy is a caring and committed Naturopath trained in herbal and nutritional medicine who believes that achieving and maintaining optimal health is the primary focus of treatment. She is passionate about educating and empowering individuals on their journey towards enhanced health and wellbeing, and provides individualised treatment plans that are practical and sustainable. Amy utilises general and functional testing to further clinical understanding of the underlying causes of illness and practices evidence based medicine combined with a holistic approach with consideration of mind, body and spirit. Amy is passionate about treating a wide range of conditions, but does have a special interest in treating;
Immune Dysfunction: Allergies, autoimmunity, low immunity
Gastrointestinal Disorders: IBS, IBD, GORD, SIBO
Mood Disorders: Depression, anxiety
Endocrine Dysfunction: Metabolic disorders, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction
She is a full member of National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and has a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Naturopathy BHSc from Endeavour College Melbourne.
B.H.Sc (Naturopathy), MNHAA, BYCA Life Coach
Bianca is a Naturopath & Certified Life Coach, and has been in clinical practice for 6 years.
She specialises in adrenal health, stress and mood support, chronic fatigue and digestive health, and loves to work with people who are burnt out, exhausted, anxious, and have demanding lifestyles. In addition to general health support, she also specialises in immune, female reproductive health and dietary support.
Bianca is a strong advocate for herbal medicine in treatments, as well as nutritional medicine, diet therapy, food as medicine, and a strong mindset + lifestyle focus. She empowers her clients to take control of their health, activate their own healing & smash their health goals by supporting their mind as well as the physical body.
Over the past few years, Bianca has created online and clinic programs, to help busy people regain control and improve their physical and emotional health, with strong focus on diet therapy.
As a Certified Life Coach, Bianca continues to support patients who are burnt-out, break through negative habits, anxiety, and also has a special interest in confidence and self-esteem coaching.
She is no-fuss and straight talking , but personable, and will make you feel like you are talking to a friend who will support you through your journey towards total balance and wellness.
Dr. Robyn Graley
B.Bus., B.App.Sci. (Chiro)
Dr Graley comes from a dynasty of Chiropractors. Her brothers and cousin are in the field, and her father (the late Dr D. J. Graley D.C.) introduced Chiropractic into N-W Victoria in the 1960s. She is married with three children, two of them young adults and one a teenager at school.
Dr Robyn believes that childhood sets the foundation for lifelong health. Thus she is attentive to the correction of postural problems in school-age children, for those problems can lead to more serious concerns such as curvature of the spine in adolescence. With 18 years in the field, Dr Robyn brings to her patients a wealth of experience and knowledge in holistic/ gentle/ safe Chiropractic care. She offers S.O.T., N.S.T. and the latest dry-needling techniques. She is also a member of COCOA Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australia.
B.S.Sc, M.Psych, M.A.P.S. (College Ed. & Dev. Psych)
Sara Dobson is a fully registered psychologist. She has completed both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in psychology and is a member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society). Sara has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults across a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, phobias, depression, self-esteem, stress management, learning and behavioural difficulties. Sara has a special interest in eating disorders. She has worked both in the United Kingdom and locally in Melbourne with individuals, groups and families in the management of eating disorder symptoms, and has developed and managed specialist eating disorder day programs.
Sara offers a range of therapeutic interventions that are holistic, sensitive and designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. With her focus on wellness and personal empowerment, Sara strives to create a collaborative client-therapist relationship that assists individuals to gain a deeper understanding of their concerns and learn strategies that will enable them to make beneficial life changes leading towards positive growth. She is a member of Australian Psychological Society.
B. Sc, Master (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Sarah Smith offers unique specialised knowledge in women’s and children’s nutrition. Her specialised knowledge includes eating disorders, weight control, gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and intolerances, including FODMAPs. Additionally in children Sarah specialises in growth and developmental concerns. She has worked for 8 years at a major children’s hospital, completed post graduate studies in paediatric nutrition, research into children’s vitamin levels and been involved in the establishment of a recognised eating disorder program.
Sarah enjoys helping everyone reach their full potential through nutrition, and never tires of providing freedom and energy to those who have been in discomfort or restricted by their food issues. She is a member of Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).
BA,BSW, Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy, Graduate Cert in Couples Therapy
Toula is an individual, family and relationship therapist with over 18 years experience working with children, adolescence, adults and families with a range of psychological issues. She has trained as a relationship and family therapist and has extensive experience working in public mental health system and private practise. Toula’s experience includes anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, parenting, relationship and family issues. She also has a special interests in eating disorders. She has worked locally in the management of eating disorders delivering specialist family based programs. Toula also facilitates the Tuning Into Kids and Teens parenting programs regularly. She’s also passionate about EMDR in trauma based work.
Toula remains committed toward providing therapeutic interventions which are evidence based and designed to meet the unique needs of individuals and families. Toula strives to work collaboratively with individuals and families and remains passionate about empowering people to make enriching and meaningful changes in their lives. She is associated with Australian Association of Social Workers – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Australian Association of Family Therapist.
Diploma of Remedial Massage & Dry Needling
From working hands-on with athletes or with people in pain, she began to realise how important an understanding of movement patterns was to successfully getting to the root cause of musculoskeletal issues and increasing performance and reduce pain. Akiko is a 2010 Graduate of the Massage School of Queensland. She has spent her entire career practicing sports, medical and deep tissue massage. Her work is intense, site specific and thorough.
She strongly believes in preventing the loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness-oriented regimes to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles. She is a firm advocate of total body wellness and conditioning and seeks to help patients achieve their health goals each day. She is also proficient in shiatsu, trigger point, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage. Akiko is a member of AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapist).
Dr. Annette Raber
Dr. Annette Raber
BA/LLB, GradDipPsyc, BSc(Hons), DPsyc(Clin), MAPS
Annette is a registered clinical psychologist who has completed a doctoral degree. She has been trained in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychological disorders, with particular experience and expertise helping people with anxiety, depression, alcohol/substance use problems, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and life adjustment/transition issues. She works with adults of all ages and offers both short term and longer term therapy.
Annette aims to help people achieve their goals and to reduce or better manage distressing thoughts and feelings. She draws on various approaches depending on her client’s needs. These approaches include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, schema therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Annette also uses psychodynamic psychotherapy to work with clients who have longstanding symptoms, and/or who wish to deepen their understanding of themselves. Her clients would describe her as warm, friendly, attentive and caring. Annette is associated with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Australian Psychological Society.
BA, Dip Ed, MPsych (Couns), M.A.P.S
Liz is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Liz has experience working with adults and older adults across a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, carer support, ageing and wellbeing, relationship difficulties, and social skills training. She has worked in both the public and private sector with experience in the education, disability, health (dementia), aged care and community services industry sectors. She has worked with individuals, couples and families and has facilitated group therapy and psycho education sessions.
Liz uses an integrated counselling approach drawing on a range of models, including Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness techniques and psychodynamic therapy tailored to suit the individual needs of each client.
Liz works collaboratively with clients to assist them to better understand themselves and their relationships with others, to recognise their strengths and values, to develop life skills and to ultimately live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.
Julia is our practice manager and has as strong interest in management and administration. Moving from the education sector towards the wellness and health sector, Julia is passionate about committing her energy to contributing to society on a more meaningful level. Being a mother, she understands the benefits of balancing work, health and parenthood. Julia enjoys learning more about children’s development and psychology as well as discovering new ways of cooking low allergenic foods
Sigrid is currently studying a Biochemistry/ Human Pathology double Major with a fascination for how the body adapts and interacts on a biochemical level in instances of infection, disease and chronic inflammation. A life long lover of sport, she enjoys strength training and escaping to any number of Victorias’ downhill mountain bike trails whenever possible. What she brings to the team is personal knowledge in Physiology and Immunology and integrates that with her customer service experience to support and assist the Beingwell Community. She loves being a part of the Beingwell support team and is passionate to create an environment that cultivates and supports people into feeling their absolute best.
Sleiman is a registered Clinical Psychologist, with expertise in performance/sports psychology, mental health treatment, and leadership and organisational development.
With a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, he uses his expertise in the clinical psychology field to assess individual developmental needs and provide the most effective solutions to clients. He draws upon his extremely diverse background in the fitness industry, nutrition, aviation, military and the executive level leadership and project management to help clients achieve their desired outcomes.
As a consultant, Sleiman has expertise in leadership and organisational development, peak performance and lifestyle coaching, and workshop facilitation, focusing on creating high performing individuals and teams. He is experienced in the design, delivery and evaluation of workshops on organisational development. Sleiman is motivated in tailoring creative options, and collaborating with you to achieve exceptional outcomes.
He is also an holistic clinician, Sleiman uses an eclectic approach of evidence-based practices, including mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Imagery. He has strong interest in post-traumatic growth, prevention and recovery of executive burnout, and advising leaders on optimising the mental health of their staff.
Sleiman is a member of the APS, and executive member of the APS Coaching Psychology Group and Clinical College. He is accredited to provide personality and cognitive assessments, and registered with Medicare as a Clinical Psychologist.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
First Class Honours
Master of Criminology (Forensic Psychology)
Member – Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Australian & New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
Australian and New Zealand Association for the treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA)
Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)
Youth Affairs Council Victoria Inc. (YACVic)
I have been a practising psychologist since 2004, having gained a broad range of experience in both the public and private sectors. I provide intervention and support to adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, perinatal counselling, work related problems, adjustment issues and socially problematic behaviour. I have a particular interest in assisting victims of crime. Additionally, I am experienced in providing assessment, intervention and support to individuals who have, or are at risk, of offending. I utilise a variety of therapeutic interventions to support clients to achieve desired results. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and supportive counselling. I am an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor and available for professional supervision.
I offer appointments on weekdays and after hours. Medicare and private health rebates may apply.
Dr Flynn Pettersson
B. Chiro. Sc, M. Chiro
Chiropractic has been a part of Flynn’s life since he was a child. His uncle and grandfather being chiropractors, Flynn benefitted from the multitude of advantages chiropractic care provides.
Flynn graduated with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in 2010, and has worked in a variety of practices throughout Australia and in Japan, where he lived for three years. He is passionate about helping people achieve their best, in any discipline, and believes regular Chiropractic care complements a healthy lifestyle no matter what your goals may be.
Flynn enjoys travel, sports and continued learning, and hopes to one day see St. Kilda finally break their premiership drought.
My name’s Meagan and I am one of the team members here at MOM cafe! I am very passionate about health and fitness myself and it is so refreshing being surrounded by likeminded staff and customers at work everyday. I love trying new things, being outdoors and travelling. In summer I may aswell live at the beach and never want to waste a beautiful day. I am constantly wanting to better myself and learn new skills, thats why I am so excited to be apart of the team at MOM to further learn about health and nutrition and be able to pass on this knowledge to others.
Alice is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and has a background in Media & Communications. Alice is in charge of all things social media, marketing and events at Beingwell! When she’s not studying or working, Alice loves cooking, travelling and yoga!
Sophie is a Queenslander who has recently moved to Melbourne. She is a Naturopathy student who is passionate about nutrition and optimising her health. She enjoys bulletproof coffee, avocados and a regular meditation practice. She loves sharing ideas with others regarding health so please say hello when you see her on front desk!