Available Clinicians

All the research indicates that therapeutic ‘fit’ is one of the best predictors of positive treatment outcomes, so finding the right clinician for you is of the utmost importance. 

Please have a look at our available clinicians (14 in all!) and feel free to speak to us about your needs so we can try and get the right ‘fit’ for you first time out!

Danielle Graber – Clinical Psychologist

BMedSc, BSc(Hons), BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

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Danielle is the Principal Psychologist and Director here at 12 Points Psychology. She is a clinical psychologist with over 12 years experience working with children, teens and adults in a variety of clinical settings including; inpatient units, early parenting centres, foster care and community services agencies, schools, universities and fertility clinics.

Danielle is also an animal-assisted therapist and works with Rory, Jersey & Winston to provide patient-centered psychological services to clients with experiences of; mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, trauma, grief (including pet loss), chronic illness, fertility issues, stress management and personality disorders. She is passionate about demystifying psychology and removing the stigma of “seeing a shrink” as she feels everyone can benefit from the insights psychology can offer.

Danielle likes to focus her clinical work on helping clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and then supporting them as they overcome those obstacles.

Danielle is available for appointments with kids, teens, adults and couples on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Amanda Atchison – Adolescent Counsellor

BDes(IndDes), BTeach(Prim&Sec), DipCouns

Amanda veganAmanda brings a unique blend of skills and knowledge to the team at 12 Points Psychology. She has extensive experience as a primary and secondary teacher working across a variety of educational settings, particularly with youth at risk. Combined with her counselling training, she is able to offer a therapeutic approach which encompasses her knowledge of current school curriculum processes, and issues specific to learning.

Amanda works with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing challenges with social and emotional issues (e.g. school refusal, anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, self-harm, stress, bullying, relationship issues, grief and loss), behavioural issues (e.g. truancy, anger and defiance) and learning difficulties.

Amanda’s strengths lie within her ability to; connect with young people through respectful conversation in which they feel heard without judgement and create a safe space for change to occur. She particularly loves to work with ‘challenging’ clients who may have struggled to connect with other professionals.  She is passionate about empowering her clients to see themselves as the experts in their own life stories and utilises a range of approaches including Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy and aspects of mindfulness, art, play and narrative therapy.

Amanda is available for appointments with teens and young adults on Fridays.


Anna Kvyatkovska – Registered Psychologist

BA(Psych), GradDipPsych, MPsych (Couns)

Anna KAnna is a general psychologist with experience working in educational settings, community health, non-for-profit sector and the business sector. Over the last 5 years she has predominantly worked with children, adolescents and families from CALD and refugee backgrounds with complex trauma histories.

Anna also has an interest in working with clients across the lifespan presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, complex trauma, mood disorders, grief and loss, stress, emotional dysregulation and attachment issues.  Anna enjoys working with individuals, families and supporting positive parent-child interactions and relationships.

In her therapeutic work, Anna utilises a range of approaches and modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), play therapy, attachment focused therapy, and aspects of art therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness.

Anna speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian and is available for appointments with kids, teens and adults on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Annie Piper – Clinical Psychologist

AssocDip (Welfare Studies), BA(Psych&IntDev), Hons(Psych), MAPsych(Clin)

AnnieAnnie completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Deakin University and has worked in a range of settings including; private practice, community health, non-profit organisations, palliative care, and the homelessness and health sector. Annie works with adults and adolescents who may be experiencing problems with; anxiety and mood disorders, PTSD and trauma related problems, grief and bereavement, and general social, emotional and interpersonal difficulties. Annie loves working with a diverse client base and especially the traditionally “hard to reach” clients who may not have connected with other therapists.

Annie is available for appointments with adolescents and adults on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.


Heather Mikronis – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

BA (Psych), Grad Dip Couns, MA (Social Work), DSW candidate

Heather (1)Heather is a highly experienced mental health clinician who strongly believes in her client’s rights to equality, respect, fairness and dignity. Heather‘s main goals for sessions are to support her client’s recovery and ensure their safety and well-being. To this end, she embraces an eclectic mix of evidence-based interventions, such as; CBT, DBT, mindfulness and client-centred therapy that is tailored specifically to maximise each client’s own individual strengths and resources.

Heather works with clients presenting with a range of issues, including; Borderline Personality Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, mood and anxiety disorders and drug and alcohol issues.

Heather and Maggie are available for appointments with individual adult clients on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Jane Lunt – Registered Psychologist

BAppSci(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

JaneJane is a Registered Psychologist who has completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Since commencing practice in 2006, Jane has worked with clients aged from six years-old through to geriatric clients. Jane has worked effectively with clients who with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ASD and ADHD, as well as those who have experienced: mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, trauma- and stress-related disorders, gender dysphoria, substance abuse disorders, and personality disorders.

Jane has worked across a range of settings, including; education, public mental health, forensic, occupational rehabilitation, non-profit organisations and private practice. Jane adopts an integrated approach to assessment and treatment, and applies this to both her individual and couples work. Jane draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy (ST) in a considered and flexible way to tailor therapy to meet the needs of her clients.

Jane is a warm, friendly, safe, non-judgmental and open-minded Psychologist who provides a space where clients feel comfortable and cared for. She has sense of humour and honesty that clients have stated they find refreshing and welcome. Jane is a member of the LGBTIQA+ community and has a passion for working with clients also from this community, including individuals and couples. She is also an animal lover and is hoping to become an animal assisted therapist so that clients have the opportunity to benefit from the presence of Wilson, one of her rescue dogs.

Jane is available to see individual children (aged 6+), adolescents and adults as well as couples on Thursdays and Fridays.


Janine Bickmore – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

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janineJanine is an accredited Mental Health Social worker who came to study later in life. She is a mother and a grandmother who brings a vast amount of life experience to the role. Previously, she’s mainly worked in non-government organisations with refugees and asylum seekers with complex trauma histories and psychological presentations including; depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and loss & grief.

Janine enjoys taking a client-centred, empowerment and strengths-based practice. She works respectfully, sensitively and empathically with clients to establish a safe space, develop rapport and build trust. She works from a position of respectful curiosity with clients about their experiences and their explanatory models for their symptoms.

Janine likes to use a mix of therapies in collaboration with her clients to best suit their needs. She often uses a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) framework to support clients to recognise and identify thoughts, fears and sources of distress causing concern, and then to develop strategies to address these concerns as well as working towards agreed goals. She also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systems theory, a psycho-educative approach, narrative and testimonial approaches.

Janine is available to meet with you on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Judy Tomlinson – Clinical Psychologist

BSc, GradDipEdPsych, MPsych, MAPS

Judy (1)Judy is a clinical psychologist, with over 12 years’ experience. She has previously worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. Currently she is happy to see clients aged 20 years and over. Her areas of interest include: mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief, pain, chronic health conditions, adjustment, transitions, stress and self-esteem.

Judy uses a variety of therapeutic interventions, geared towards what’s most beneficial for the individual client. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Judy sees adult clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Madeleine Jablonski – Registered Psychologist

BA(Psych), PGDipPsych

MadeleineMadeleine is a registered psychologist and has experience supporting people with a range of mental health conditions such as; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, transition difficulties, identity issues, trauma (including complex childhood trauma), family violence, and sexual assault.

We’re excited to welcome Madeleine to 12 Points because she brings such diverse life experience to her role. Before embarking on her studies in psychology, Madeleine spent time; as a chef at a top Melbourne restaurant, running her own business, working in retail, aged and disability care and community health, and this great range of experience is one of the things that helps her connect with people from all walks of life.

Madeleine is passionate about effecting change and providing relief to her clients, especially via Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). EMDR is an effective trauma therapy that helps process traumatic memory so it no longer has an emotional impact on the person. However, it can be applied to a variety of different issues that may not be traumatic. Madeleine teams this therapy with other modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness, schema-focused therapy, and solution focused therapy. She is also interested in spiritual aspects of psychology.

Madeleine is available for appointments at our Crown Court location on Wednesdays.


Megan Walsh – Clinical Psychologist

BAPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

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Megan is a clinical psychologist who works with children, teens or adults experiencing a range of presentations such as; mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, chronic health issues and pain, gender dysphoria, grief (including pet loss), personality disorders, social or behavioural difficulties, and developmental disorders.

Megan has experience working with people who happen to be gender or sexually diverse and people who may be in non-monogamous, non-traditional or kink-positive relationships.

Megan draws on a range of therapy approaches depending on the needs of each individual, some of these include; Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).  Her personal interests include trauma-informed yoga, the potential benefits of nature experience, connection to nature, meditation and mindfulness.

Megan is an animal-assisted therapist and works with Ralph the Maltese-cross, Valentina the Italian Greyhound and Ziggy the Central Bearded Dragon – many clients find the presence of the animals in the therapy space helps to put them at ease, especially children.

Megan is available for appointments with kids, teens and adults on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Michelle Pangallo – Counselling Psychologist

BA, GradDipPsych, MPsych(Couns), MAPS

Michelle (1)Michelle is a registered Psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), who completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at LaTrobe University. Michelle has also completed her endorsement in Counselling Psychology.

Michelle is passionate about supporting children and also has interests in chronic illness, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, trauma, attachment, interpersonal issues, adjustment and transitions. Michelle has considerable experience working with clients across the lifespan, from childhood to older adulthood in Community Health, private practice, and schools. She provides a tailored and collaborative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema therapy, play therapy and psychodynamic methods.

Michelle actively volunteers with Challenge, a non-for-profit organisation supporting children with cancer and is a Committee Member and PD Convenor of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists (Victorian Branch).

Michelle and her cavalier, Pepe, are available for appointments with children, adolescents and adults on Mondays.


Dr Shireen Mahtani – Clinical Psychologist

BSc(Psych)(Hons), DPsych(Clin), MAPS

Shireen (1)Shireen is a clinical psychologist who is experienced in working with children and youth who present with a range of mental health difficulties including; depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, separation/loss, attachment/interpersonal difficulties, identity resolution, personality, low self-worth, minority stress, transitions, bullying, and self-injurious thoughts and behaviours.

She has previously provided mental health treatment and case management services to youth in hospital, outpatient, mobile outreach and residential care services for youth.

Shireen utilises an integrated approach to assessment and treatment, appreciating the unique complexities and circumstances of each client. She primarily draws on principles from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema-focused therapy (SFT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and play therapy in her therapeutic practice with children and youth.

Shireen strives to provide a non-judgmental, safe, compassionate and warm therapeutic space for clients to express themselves and experience healing and growth. She believes that it is important for clients to ultimately gain empowerment and mastery in their own lives, and is passionate about helping her clients to work towards this.

Shireen is available for appointments for kids, teens and adults on Mondays.


Tania Zapparoni – Counselling Psychologist & Family Therapist

BBehSc, GDipAdolChldPsych, MPsychEd, GDipFamTher, MAPS, FCCOUNP, AAFT

TaniaTania is a counselling psychologist and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families.

Tania has had extensive experience in community health and community organizations, educational settings, and in private practice. Tania has had the opportunity to take on many diverse roles in these organizations, and is an experienced and approved supervisor with AHPRA.

Tania is influenced by many different theories and techniques in client work, including those from narrative, cognitive behavioural, interpersonal, and collaborative family therapies. Tania is committed to a collaborative and strength based approach with all clients.

Tania speaks fluent Italian and is available for appointments for kids, teens, adults, couples and families on Wednesdays.


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