Dr Marie Karakis
Dr Marie Karakis is the founder and principal psychologist at Young Minds Psychology. She is a child and adolescent psychologist with experience working in schools, community and clinical settings. She completed her Doctor of Educational Psychology at The University of Melbourne and is currently endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) as a specialist in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology. Marie is a PBA approved supervisor for psychologists offering professional development and training for those practicing with children and adolescents. Marie also has presented workshops to postgraduate students, parents and school staff on intervention practices for children and adolescents with developmental differences. Marie has specialist training in assessment, counselling and behavior management for a range of developmental issues, such as: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioural difficulties, grief and loss and learning issues. She has extensive experience in working with young people diagnosed with ASD and those experiencing anxiety and learning difficulties. She has a special interest working in the area of early intervention and identifying specific learning difficulties. Marie adopts a calm and positive approach to her practice and can offer a range of evidence-based therapeutic supports to assist young people and their families.
Joe Lewsey is a registered psychologist with experience working in schools and clinical settings. Joe completed his Masters of Educational Psychology at The University of Melbourne. Joe has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of various mental health difficulties in children, adolescents and young-adults. Joe’s work focuses on individual therapy and assessments (psycho-educational and diagnostic). His therapeutic work revolves around issues related to depression, anxiety, anger, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, self-esteem, and adjustment difficulties. Joe also provides comprehensive assessment of developmental and learning difficulties including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, intellectual disability, and dyslexia (reading disorder). Joe is also able to undertake school readiness assessments for children beginning Prep.
Joe has a special interest in work with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He works collaboratively with youth, their parents, teachers and schools, to support the social, emotional, and educational development of his clients. Joe has presented to schools on inclusive education practices for children with ASD. Joe offers clients a warm, understanding and supportive approach to therapy grounded in evidence-based practice and enjoys helping people to overcome their challenges and to reach their potential.
Carol Campbell is a registered psychologist with experience working in both schools and clinical settings. She completed her Masters of Counselling Psychology at La Trobe University and specialises in child and adolescent mental health. Carol has extensive experience providing counselling, behaviour management interventions, and parenting support for a broad range of emotional and developmental concerns. These include, anxiety, depression, grief, fears and phobias, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), relationship difficulties and school based issues (study anxiety, school refusal, conduct problems). Carol has a warm, client centred and emphathic approach and utilises a range of evidence-based therapies to best suit the client’s individual needs.