Meet the Team

I’m proud to introduce the specially selected psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists consulting at YoungMinds Health and Development Network.

Our consultant psychologists enable YoungMinds to provide a comprehensive service to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults as individuals, couples, groups and families. We welcome your referrals.

~ Di O’Malley (Director)

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Dianne O’Malley

Registered Psychologist – B Ed, B Psych(Hons), M Mental Hlth, MAPS

Dianne is the Principal at YoungMinds and works with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of personal and emotional challenges including:

  • Depression and anxiety including panic and social disorders
  • OCD and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Developmental concerns and learning disorders
  • Family relationship problems

Melinda Garred

Registered Psychologist – M Psych(Ed and Dev), BSc (Psych), MAPS

Melinda specialises in educational and developmental assessments such as:

  • Cognitive/ intellectual, learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders and behavioural assessments
  • Childhood problems and disorders such as anxiety, depression, social difficulties, self esteem/confidence, behavioural issues, grief/loss, coping with separation/divorce
  • Development disabilities
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Betty Jordan

Registered Psychologist – BAAdmin (Nursing), GDip SocSc, GDip Psych, M Clin Psych, MAPS

Betty has extensive experience in both the private and the public sector. She works with children and families in the areas of:

  • Mood and anxiety disorders including PTSD
  • Social phobia and adjustment disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Childhood sexual abuse
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Rose Arbour

Registered Psychologist – PGDip Psych, GDip SocSc (Psych), B Ed, DipT, Assoc MAPS

Rose is a consultant psychologist with a special interest in helping people of all ages. Her areas of interest include:

  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Anger management
  • Weight management
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Rowena Penny

Registered Psychologist – B SocSc (Psych) Hons, MAPS

Rowena has extensive experience working with children, young people and their families. Her areas of interest include:

  • Grief and loss including parental separation issues
  • Anxiety, depression and childhood trauma
  • Behavioural and emotional issues including eating disorders
  • Chronic health and illness adjustment
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Ros Herriman

Registered Psychologist – BSocSc, GDip Psych, PGDip Psych, MAPsych (Counselling), Assoc MAPS

Ros’ main interests are working with children, adolescents, adults and couples coping with:

  • Anxiety, depression and addictions
  • Workplace stress and adjustment disorders
  • Relationship issues, parenting and carer wellbeing
  • Assessment of personal potential and career change
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Rebecca Yin Foo

Registered Psychologist – B BehSc (Psych), Hons, GDip Psych,  M Psych(Ed & Dev), MAPS, CEDP

Rebecca has experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Her interests include:

  • Cognitive/ intellectual, learning difficulties & behavioural assessments
  • Developmental disabilities (cerebral palsy & autims spectrum disorders)
  • Anxiety, depression, anger, social skills, self-esteem
  • Behaviour & parenting support

Stephanie Mace

Registered Psychologist – BPsySc (Hons), M Psych (Ed & Dev), MAPS

Stephanie has an interest in education and developmental issues relevant to children, adolescents and their families. These include:

  • Assessment of learning / cognitive difficulties
  • Issues relating to developmental disorders and disabilities
  • Supporting individuals and families to positively cope with their anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma and behavioural concerns

Michaela Nothard

Registered Psychologist – BBehSc (Hons Psych), M Psych (Ed & Dev), MAPS

Michaela has an interest in educational and developmental issues affecting children and young people and their families. These include:

  • Assessment of behavioural, developmental, cognitive/intellectual difficulties
  • Developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders
  • Supporting individuals and families to positively cope with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behaviour and parenting concerns, resiliency and positive social-emotional coping skills

Jessica Carroll

Registered Psychologist – BBehSc (Psych), M Psych (Ed & Dev), MAPS

Jessica has a special interest in educational and developmental issues across the lifespan. She works with children, adolescents, adults and their families with regards to:

  • Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Life stress and adjustment issues
  • Assessment of cognitive and learning difficulties


Yvette McKinnon

Speech Language Pathologist

Yvette has had over 13 years’ experience working with children in a range of school settings, including primary schools, high schools, special schools, and Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) settings. Yvette has a wealth of practical knowledge in helping children aged 3-18 years in the areas of:

  • specific speech problems (articulation, phonological, and motor-speech disorders)
  • language problems (both comprehension and expression)
  • literacy difficulties (including helping children with dyslexia)
  • fluency problems (stuttering)