Ms Agnes Rappaport B.A.(Hons), M.Psychology, MAPS, FCCLPSenior Clinical Psychologist
Ms Agnes Rappaport is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years experience in the public and private sectors. She has worked in Mental Health (Macquarie and Westmead Hospitals) and then gained extensive expertise in physical and neurological rehabilitation (RSSH, PHH, POW). Before retiring from the Public system in 2014, Agnes was Head of the Dept of Psychology, POW, and SESIAHS Northern Hospital Network Psychology Manager. She has been a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society) Clinical College for more than 20 years where she has held senior roles at State and National levels.
Ms Jodi Lonstein is a Masters qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years experience.
Jodi is skilled in individual, couple, and group therapy.
She uses an integrative model, drawing from a variety of evidence based and therapeutic modalities and techniques to tailor her approach to each unique requirement (Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems Therapy).
Jodi is a psychotherapist and counsellor who has been working in the mental health sector since 2001. Skilled in both individual and group therapy, Jodi uses an integrative model, drawing from a variety of evidence based and therapeutic modalities and techniques to tailor her approach to each unique requirement (Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Family Systems Therapy).
In an empathetic, non-judgemental and collaborative way Jodi passionately supports her clients to cope with problems that have arisen, to gain clarity or a new perspective on their life or relationships, or to deal with longer-term unresolved issues. As a Trauma Informed practitioner, she has worked with people of all ages and from many diverse backgrounds and life experiences, including those experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, anger issues, addictions, homelessness and relationship and family problems.
Jodi works part-time at Relationships Australia as a couple and family therapist, is a part-time educator for Pre-Marriage Relationship programs at Catholic Care and is a registered PREPARE / ENRICH Relationship and Parenting facilitator.
Prior roles were with The Hills Mental Health Clinic facilitating Outpatient DBT groups, Waverley Drug and Alcohol Centre facilitating weekly SMART recovery groups as well as counselling individual clients, and with Catholic Care Family Recovery Programs (Holyoake) facilitating the FOCUS and PAUSE Group Programs.
Dr Tasha Kvelde Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr Tasha Kvelde is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with more than 15 years of experience in the public and private sector. She has specific expertise in working with older adults and individuals with acquired brain injury and developmental conditions.
Dr Kvelde graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology in 2003. She completed her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) in 2013. She has been a conjoint lecturer at UNSW and UTS, and a field supervisor for students of Macquarie University.
Her work includes capacity assessments (e.g. guardianship, testamentary capacity), medicolegal consultations (including compensation claims) and clinical assessments (differential diagnosis, dementia, clinical impact of memory problems, learning problems etc).
Dr Kvelde is also able to provide advice and treatment for people recovering from brain injuries or people affected by behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.