Consultants

Brighton Psychology Centre consists of a team of expert consultants. We have psychologists and a dietitian specialising in a wide variety of issues.Below is a brief description on all of our consultants, detailing their experience and areas of speciality.

Steven Osrin

Steven-OsrinSteven is a clinical psychologist with 18 years of extensive experience. He has a Masters degree in clinical psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists. He has worked in both hospital and private settings and taught and supervised clinical psychology. Steven specialises in treating anxiety and depressive disorders as well as dealing with relationship problems.He is particularly interested in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has also trained in CBT and ACT. Steven also has a strong background in child and family psychology. Steven is currently Director at Brighton Psychology Centre and works there full time.

Leanne Oshry

Leanne OshryLeanne has a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology, and has subsequently developed her area of interest and specialisation with children and adolescents. She has gained extensive experience working in various independent and government schools, at both primary and secondary level, and has developed this experience within our local educational system, as well as within an international school setting. She also specialises in cognitive (IQ) and educational assessments.  Leanne also helps children and parents in dealing with a range of childhood problems such as low self-esteem, poor social skills, behavioural problems, developmental concerns, loss and grieving, separation and divorce, all of which can ultimately have an affect on the child’s emotional, behavioural and educational well-being.  To address these issues Leanne offers play therapy, individual therapy and parent consultations

Dr Rosemary Stevenson

Rosemary StevensonRosemary Stevenson is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA). She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Clinical College. She has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1989 and has extensive experience in working with clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management and interpersonal/relationship issues.

Rosemary works with adolescents and adults as well as with couples using an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy with a person-centred, humanistic basis. She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindfulness and relaxation strategies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  Her approach is supportive, solution focused and based on individual client needs.

In addition, she has many years of experience in supporting people (and their families) living with chronic illnesses such as end-stage renal disease, hypertension and those awaiting organ transplants. She completed her doctoral research in this area in 1992.

Talia Mechanic

Talia MechanicTalia has a Masters degree in counselling psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked in school, government, forensic and private settings and works primarily with adults and couples.

Talia specialises in providing assistance to high functioning individuals dealing with difficulties that arise in the usual course of living, such as bereavement, work problems, relationship issues and self- esteem, as well as treating anxiety and depressive disorders. To address these issues Talia offers an eclectic style of counselling with a focus on insight and self-exploration and a philosophy aimed towards optimum psychological development and facilitation of health and well- being.

Olivia Sack

Olivia SackOlivia Sack is an Organisational Psychologist. Prior to joining Brighton Psychology Centre in 2011, she had diverse experience in Organisational Psychology and general HR consulting within the banking, FMCG, sales and recruitment industries. She has extensive experience in selection methodologies and processes, performance management, career development, behavioural competency profiling, development of competency frameworks, coaching, training and development, and change management.

Building on her vast experience in developing and utilising career management systems within organisations, Olivia specialises in career management and enjoys working with individuals to identify their strengths, values and motives in order to find the right career for them. She is able to assist individuals who don’t know what career direction to take; to help individuals develop an action plan for career change; or to provide a structured outplacement program for those who have faced redundancy. She uses coaching and counselling tools that are appropriate for each situation, and that focus on growth, development, and positive outcomes.

Olivia is registered with thePsychology Board of Australia and is a member of the APS and the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).  She maintains a strong interest in continued professional development and regularly attends workshops.

Keren Jontof-Hutter

Keren-Jontof-Hutter2Keren Jontof-Hutter is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who completed her training both in Norway and Australia. She has broad experience, including working in a hospital assessment team and across the government and independent school sectors at preschool, primary and secondary level. Keren assists parents on behaviour management and well-being issues. She provides counselling to children and adolescents on a variety of issues such as grief and loss, low self-esteem, shyness, anxiety, depression, coping skills, poor social skills and anger management. She offers cognitive, academic and behavioural assessments and is particularly interested in the assessment of Specific Learning Disabilities. Keren utilises a range of approaches to meet the needs of the individual child, including through play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation and mindfulness-based interventions. She has also run anxiety and social skills group programs such as the Friends for Life program. Keren consults to Brighton Psychology Centre on Wednesdays.

For more information, please visit www.kerenjontofhutter.com.au

Michelle Roberton - Dietitian

Michelle RobertonMichelle Roberton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 20 years clinical experience, and over 10 years experience in private practice. During this time she has developed a particular interest and expertise in the areas of more complex weight management and eating behaviour issues, eating disorders and adolescent eating and weight issues. She has also developed and led training seminars on these topics for Dietitians which attract delegates nationwide.

At Brighton Psychology, Michelle will offer nutrition counselling, and education for clients with diabetes, elevated blood lipids, high blood pressure, digestive problems and healthy vegetarian eating, as well as complex weight management and eating issues.

Michelle is a registered provider with all major health insurance funds and is also a registered “Medicare Plus” provider. Her fees are as follows:

Initial consultation (1 hour) – $110
Subsequent consultation (1 hour) – $110,  (30min) – $55

Please feel free to call the Centre should you require further information on 9596 8844.