All of the psychologists at the Selective Mutism Clinic have a Masters or Doctorate Degree, and are Registered with AHPRA (the national governing body) and Medicare. We also have two Speech Pathologists who are registered with Speech Therapy Australia. All therapists have extensive training and experience in the treatment of Selective Mutism. Our Psychologists also provide general psychological treatment to children through our general psychology clinic – MindBox Psychology.​ ​

BSc(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

Audrey is a Clinical Psychologist who provides treatment for a range of mental health conditions. She uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. Audrey provides a warm and judgment free space and is committed to helping kids and adults to meet all their goals of therapy. She assists clients to shift limiting self-beliefs in order to build self-worth and prevent re-occurrences of mental health struggles.

Audrey has experience working with mental health diagnoses of selective mutism and other anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder (using exposure with response prevention [ERP]), depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has experience treating stress, burnout, emotion regulation difficulties and working with behaviour management problems in children.

Audrey has worked in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in private practice settings providing individual psychological therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She also has experience working in a psychiatric hospital facility where she provided group and individual therapy to both inpatients and outpatients. Additionally, she has worked in a community mental health team where she provided individual therapy and psychometric assessment to children and adults.

Audrey has completed a 6-year progression of study, finishing with a Masters of Psychology (Clinical). Audrey completed her master’s thesis in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on the relationship between depression, anxiety and trauma with obesity. She is currently in the process of publishing this paper. She is a registered Medicare provider who holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. No: PSY0002265728) and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

BPsychSc(Hons), MPsyc(Clin), MAPS

Monique is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Monique works collaboratively with her clients to deeply understand their needs and empowers them toward change. Monique applies a scientific method to client concerns with an empathic relational therapeutic approach.

Monique provides holistic assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to clients across the lifespan in children, adolescents, and adults, including (e.g., selective mutism, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, social anxiety, grief and loss, stress and relationship distress). Monique has over 7 years of experience working with people in a variety of Clinical, Forensic and Organisational settings and particularly loves working with children to help them achieve meaningful changes in their lives.

Within organisations Monique has developed and implemented evidence-based interventions to address employee stress. She has tutored in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences at multiple NSW based Universities. Monique received combined clinical and forensic training in assessment and report writing for the Children’s Court Clinic and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

Monique specialises in group therapy facilitation, assessment, intervention, training and education, support coordination and has previous experience in working with individuals and families registered with the NDIS. Monique uses evidenced-based therapy treatments grounded in (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT and Mindfulness) and receives ongoing training from the Selective Mutism Clinic for the treatment of Selective Mutism in pre-schoolers to adults. Monique has two therapy dogs and can provide Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT). AAT is an evidence-based secondary therapeutic technique involving the use of animals in sessions alongside other evidence-based techniques, like CBT and BT. 

Monique provides emotion coaching training for parents and children and is an accredited facilitator for the ‘Tuning in to Kids’ program. She runs a six-week program to assist families to raise emotionally intelligent children.

Monique has full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Registration Number: PSY0002273006). Monique is also an active member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons); Masters of Clinical Psychology; MACPA

*Currently on Maternity Leave

Jelena is a Clinical Psychologist who completed an Honours degree (First Class) at Macquarie University and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney. Jelena believes that childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, are particularly important times for emotional, social, and cognitive development. Jelena values the collaborative nature of therapy and is passionate about providing evidence-based therapy that empowers and assists clients to work toward meaningful goals and enhance their resilience.

Jelena provides assessment and treatment for a range of difficulties in children, adolescents, and young adults (up to 25 years), including anxiety (e.g., selective mutism, generalised anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, mood disorders, oppositional behaviour, and parent-child relationship difficulties. Jelena has worked in university, non-government, private hospital, and public outpatient and community mental health settings.

Jelena draws on a range of evidence-based therapies to meet individual’s needs and has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and parent management interventions for child behavioural issues. Jelena is an accredited facilitator of the ‘Tuning in to Kids’ parenting program which focuses on building stronger parent-child relationships using the positive parenting approach of ‘Emotion Coaching’. Jelena has experience working part of the Sydney Local Health District Getting on Track in Time (Got It!) team, at Thomas Walker Hospital. Jelena’s work at Got It! involved delivering an early intervention social and emotional wellbeing program with families of children in K-2 who presented with behavioural and emotional problems.

Jelena speaks Serbian fluently and welcomes clients who would prefer to speak Serbian, Croatian, or Bosnian during their sessions.

Jelena is an Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), a registered Medicare provider, and holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. No: PSY0002102218) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

Speech Pathologist; BAppSc (Speech Pathology), MHSc, CPSP, MSPA

Diana is a Speech Pathologist who holds Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) status with Speech Pathology Australia. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Speech Pathology from Lincoln Institute, a Master Degree in Health Sciences (Infant & Parent Mental Health) and a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences both from the University of Melbourne.

Diana has extensive paediatric speech pathology experience within mental health and the education sectors. In mental health she practised as both a mental health speech pathologist and mental health clinician. Diana is committed to providing evidenced-based practice and held the Senior Advisor Professional Standards role at Speech Pathology Australia where she focused primarily on competency assessment for overseas trained speech pathologists and speech pathologists returning to practise. Diana has experience as a clinical educator for student speech pathologists with the University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University. She held a senior clinician role at Monash Health – Early in Life Mental Health Service in Victoria before moving into Principals Australia to facilitate the roll out of a national mental health framework for primary and secondary schools (KidsMatter & MindMatters). Diana has additional training in Tuning into Kids, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Supporting Kids in Primary School (SKIPS) that informs her clinical practice.

Diana is passionate about communication and mental health and supporting children, families, and school communities within a strengths based framework. Diana has integrated speech pathology and mental health principles gained over her years of practice to provide informed, collaborative treatment with children and families.


Speech Pathologist, CPSP, MSLP

Rosy obtained a Master of Speech Pathology from The University of Sydney. Since graduation she has worked for over ten years in private practice in Sydney. In 2017 she furthered her studies obtaining a graduate certificate in Youth Mental Health from Melbourne University.

Rosy has extensive experience working with children and teens with a multitude of challenges, including those with speech disorders, language delays, social skill difficulties, stuttering, literacy difficulties, intellectual disability and those on the autism spectrum.

Rosy has worked across many settings including preschools, primary schools, high schools and workplaces. She has undertaken extensive training at the Selective Mutism Clinic in the evidence-based therapy strategies used to treat Selective Mutism.

Rosy is passionate about social communication. She has extensive experience helping young people enhance their conversational skills in a safe and supportive way.  Rosy has trained in the Inside Autism program and believes in a strengths-based, neurodiversity affirming approach.

Rosy Is an accredited provider of the Cool Kids / Chilled Macquarie University Anxiety Program. Cool Kids is a program to help kids (ages 7-17 years) and their parents manage anxiety. It is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and focuses on teaching practical skills.  

Rosy is also a trained in Engaging Adolescents TM, a program to support parents with strategies to help resolve difficult or unacceptable behaviour in teenagers.

Rosy is also an accredited provider of the Tuning into Teens® parenting program which can help teens understand and manage their emotions.

Rosy loves working with young people of all ages and collaborating with their families to bring them the best level of care. She uses drawing and creative ideas in therapy to make therapy fun and relevant.

Rosy is a certified practicing speech pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She actively continues her professional development and has attended multiple workshops, seminars and conferences. Rosy is also a registered Medicare provider. Provider no.:  4529744A.

B.Psychol.(Hon 1), M.Psychol.(Clin.), PhD

Macy is a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing evidence-based psychological care in an empathic manner for people living with emotional difficulties or facing life adversities. She works collaboratively and flexibly with her clients to achieve optimal and meaningful treatment outcomes. She believes in the importance of enhancing clients’ resilience in addition to addressing their difficulties so as to truly empower them. She has expertise in working with clients to resolve a diverse range of emotional challenges including but not limited to selective mutism, anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, interpersonal difficulties, sleeping difficulties, and stress management. 

Macy has clinical experience in various settings, including hospitals (the Kiloh Centre, a psychiatric unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit and Department of Psychology at Gosford Hospital) and private practices, servicing client populations from children to older adults with diverse needs.

Macy is trained as a clinical practitioner as well as a scientific researcher through over eight years of tertiary education at the University of New South Wales. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal. She completed PhD and Master of Psychology (Clinical) degrees, during which she conducted and published research in the field of behavioural neuroscience that extended current understanding and treatment of anxiety. She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001389847 – Registered as Wan Yee Macy Chan) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Macy is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin and can provide treatment for children and families who speak these languages and are not confident English speakers.

B Soc Sci (Psych) (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)

Milka is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of  Australia. She holds  a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Hons) from Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) from the University of Sydney.

Milka has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of health settings including specialist university clinics, paediatric development organisations, virtual school counselling, forensic settings and private practice. Her approach to therapy is empathetic, trauma informed and collaborative with an emphasis on working with a client’s strengths to bring about meaningful change.

Milka is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health concerns across the lifespan and has particular expertise with anxiety disorders in children and adults. Milka is also an accredited Cool Kids Program Provider. She is passionate about helping parents develop strategies and confidence in emotionally connecting with their children as well as managing challenging child behaviour.

Milka uses evidence-based psychological treatments grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and draws strategies from attachment-based therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. She holds full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist (Reg #: PSY0002024819 ).

BPsycSc (Hons), M.Psych (Clin.), MAPS

Micaela is an empathic and warm Clinical Psychology Registrar who aims to provide clients a safe non-judgemental space to feel heard and supported. Micaela is passionate about providing clients holistic person-centred care to create meaningful change in their lives. Micaela utilises a range of evidenced-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Micaela works collaboratively with her clients and believes the therapeutic relationship is key to reaching treatment goals.

Micaela has experience working with a range of concerns with children and adults, including generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder, and adults with ADHD. Micaela has experience across a range of private and public mental health settings. She provided both individual and group therapy (DBT and mindfulness groups) at a university clinic. Micaela has also gained experience at a community health centre providing individual therapy to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She has experience in workplace settings in the area of stress management and burn-out prevention. Micaela also has experience working in private practice with a focus on trauma related disorders (including complex trauma) anxiety and OCD.

Micaela has received specialised training at the Selective Mutism Clinic and half of the clients she sees have Selective Mutism. Micaela receives ongoing supervision in relation to treatment for Selective Mutism. 

Micaela has completed her 6-year sequence of study, graduating with a Masters of Clinical Psychology. During her studies, she researched embodiment and has a keen interest in the role the body plays in trauma recovery. She also researched sexual agency and has an interest in sexuality. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a general psychologist (Registration no.: PSY0002263569) and is currently undergoing her registrar program in the area of Clinical Psychology. She is also a registered Medicare provider and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Micaela sees clients both face-to-face and via telehealth.

B.Sc. (Psychol.)(Hons); M.Psychol.(Clinical); PhD, M.A.C.P.A.

Elizabeth is the Director and principal Clinical Psychologist within the clinic and has over 20 years experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of child and adult problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, stress, PTSD, OCD, and much more. She has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings. Elizabeth has worked extensively with children and families and is an accredited ‘Triple P’ leader (Positive Parenting Program). For a number of years she worked at Redbank House at Westmead Hospital, which is a tertiary-level service for children with severe behavioural problems and other psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, and attachment problems.

Elizabeth  has extensive experience in the treatment of Selective Mutism and has received training from various overseas specialist clinics. Elizabeth is the founder and director of the Selective Mutism Clinic and is passionate about helping children with selective mutism start to communicate with everyone in their lives. Elizabeth has developed a 5-stage model of communication for Selective Mutism and other training modules which are used as part of the regular training programs that she runs about Selective Mutism for parents, teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, and other clinicians.  Elizabeth also provides individual supervision for other clinicians in selective mutism.

Elizabeth has a combined PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of N.S.W, and is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). She holds full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist (Reg #: PSY0001406292).

M.Psychol.(Clin), B.Sc.(Psych)(Hons), MACPA

Chloe is a compassionate and dedicated Psychologist, committed to help clients overcome challenges, make meaningful change and live fulfilling lives. She uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. Chloe incorporates a culturally-sensitive, strengths-based approach where it is prioritised that the treatment is personalised to suit each client’s cultural background, preferences, strengths and values. Chloe believes in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and emotions, and strives to be authentic, personable and adaptable in her practice.

Chloe has experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds and age groups who have presented with wide-ranging concerns affecting their mental health and wellbeing. She has experience treating anxiety disorders, Selective Mutism, mood disorders, trauma, grief, relationship, work or health concerns as well as self-esteem and body-image concerns.

Chloe has completed a 6-year progression of study, graduating with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Chloe is a registered Medicare provider who upholds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. no.: PSY0002350443). She is also a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Chloe is currently seeing clients both face-to-face and via telehealth, and is available to deliver therapy in English and Korean.