Our psychologists are committed to providing best-practice, evidence-based rehabilitative treatment and assessments to enrich the lives of our clients, strengthen community ties and reduce antisocial behaviours.
Our experienced psychologists provide a nonjudgmental space for clients to work through obstacles to their goals and make positive change.
We welcome all clients.
Our work is guided by the principles of the Good Lives Model and Risk-Needs-Responsivity Model. We are committed to upholding the ethical standards of our profession and treating each client with dignity and respect.
M. Psych (Forensic), B. Psych (Honours)
Gina Lattas is a Forensic Psychologist and Forensically Endorsed Board Approved Supervisor for Psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
Gina uses principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, the Good Lives Model and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in her treatment. Her professional interests include mental health assessments, risk assessments, developing and implementing behaviour support plans for people with complex needs, as well as psychological interventions for the treatment of complex trauma, challenging behaviours, substance use and aggression.
Gina is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a Fellow of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists, a Member of the Australia New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA) and a Member of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL).
B. Counselling and Human Change (Applied Psychotherapy), Grad. Dip. Wellness, Ex. Cert. Positive Psychology Coaching, Advanced Sandplay Therapy, Dip. Creative Visual Arts, Certified Disaster Mental Health Practitioner
Jodi Storey is a trauma-informed Clinical Psychotherapist and an approved supervisor for psychotherapists. She is an experienced Complex Trauma Therapist, an approved Victims Services Counsellor and her professional interests include Child and Family Therapy, Trauma Counselling, Sandplay Therapy and Wellness Coaching. Jodi is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (Level 4).
M. Psych (Clinical), B.A-Psych (Honours)
Guy is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in child and family psychology having spent the past 15 years working in the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice systems. His expertise is with complex presentations of childhood behaviour, mental health, and family dysfunction.
Guy utilizes a Social Ecological approach in the assessment and treatment of clinical disorders of childhood and adolescence including Trauma, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. Social Ecological Theory posits that complex issues in the family are better understood and treated by viewing the family as being a part of several interconnected systems that make up the family ecology. These systems include, the family, extended family, neighbours, school, peers, and the community. Each of these systems impact and are impacted upon by the other systems in both positive and negative ways. Therefore, it is important to take all these interactions into account when attempting to understand factors linked with problem behaviors occurring in the family system (be it parent, child, or adolescent).
M. Psych (Forensic), B. Sc-Psych (Honours)
Sarah is a Forensic Psychologist and Forensically Endorsed Board Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Sarah is available for face-to-face and video-based appointments.
Sarah is skilled in conducting a range of forensic risk assessments, and has expertise writing psychological reports to inform various courts and bodies in civil and criminal matters. She also develops NDIS Behaviour Support Plans (BSP) for a range of complex behaviours. Sarah specialises in assessment and treatment of violent and sexually harmful behaviour, trauma, substance abuse and mental health issues. Sarah utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Sarah is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), a Fellow of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists (FCFP), a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) and the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA). She is an Associate Member with the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
PhD. Psych, M. Psych (Clinical), B. Psych (Honours), D. Clinical Hypnosis
Dr Christopher J. Lennings is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Clinical interests include risk assessment in civil and criminal matters, the assessment of substance abuse, violent and sexually violent offenders, child protection and parenting assessments, and expert evidence. He is a Fellow of the Clinical and Forensic Colleges of the Australian Psychology Society, a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law, and a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers. In 2013 he was awarded an OAM for his services to psychology and the community and in 2014 made a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
BA. (Env. Man. & Anth.), Grad. Cert. Env. Man. & Sust.
Ryan Meader is the practice manager of Coastal Forensic Psychology and the founder of It's Sunny Somewhere. Ryan studied environmental management and anthropology at university and has trained as an outdoor guide. He has set up a program on the Central Coast that aims to help people with their wellbeing by connecting them to nature through hikes, bike rides and surfing.
Ryan has an interest in the connection between health, wellbeing and outdoor activities.
Luna is a 4 year old border collie who is friendly and enjoys meeting new people of all ages. She welcomes clients into the practice and sits with them while waiting for their appointment.
Luna is very skilled in supporting emotion regulation and will approach and sit with clients when they are feeling emotionally distressed.
She enjoys walking through the bush, swimming at the beach and belly rubs.
Forensic Psychology uses knowledge of both psychology and the law to provide specialist services to people involved in the legal system. Psychologists trained in Forensic Psychology provide expertise in risk assessments, formulations, treatment plans, recommendations to court, risk management plans, rehabilitation and counselling.