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The Futures In Mind team is comprised of highly skilled practitioners who are established, experienced and well-respected in their individual speciality.

Our priority is to provide the highest level of care to both patients and their families. We achieve this by assisting with comprehensive assessments and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults.

Our clinic team has grown into a multidisciplinary team of like-minded paediatric allied health professionals.

Our team includes:

• Psychologists
• Mental Health Social Workers
• Occupational Therapists
• Family Therapists
• Art Therapist
• Play Therapist

Felicity Ferber – Director
Psychologists

Felicity Ferber – Director

Felicity Ferber completed her studies in 2001, and has worked intensively with children, adolescents and their families since becoming a Registered Psychologist. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological…

Jo Ellen – Art Therapist
Art Therapist

Jo Ellen – Art Therapist

‘Creative Thoughts’ Arts Therapy Arts Therapist, Jo Ellen, is passionate about improving the emotional state of children and adolescents. She works to give young people a medium through which to…

Karen Collidge – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Family Therapist

Karen Collidge – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Karen is a trained Family Therapist and Mental Health Nurse with advanced specialist training in child and youth mental health. Karen has worked in many different settings including public hospitals,…

Dr Martina Waring – Clinical Psychologist
Psychologists

Dr Martina Waring – Clinical Psychologist

Martina is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children and their families. She has a special interest in supporting young people with neurodevelopmental…

Rebecca Fall – Psychologist
Psychologists

Rebecca Fall – Psychologist

Rebecca has extensive experience working as an ABA therapist with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder both in an educational and specialist setting, collaborating with allied health professionals, teachers and families.…

Zarina Haans – Psychologist
Psychologists

Zarina Haans – Psychologist

Zarina is a registered Psychologist who has worked in a range of clinical settings including schools, early intervention services and community organisations. Her therapeutic style is holistic and inclusive, with…

Tara O’Boyle – Psychologist
Psychologists

Tara O’Boyle – Psychologist

Tara is a registered Psychologist who has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She enjoys working collaboratively with parents and children. She has extensive experience…

Sharon Mittiga – Provisional Psychologist
Provisional Psychologist

Sharon Mittiga – Provisional Psychologist

Sharon is a provisional psychologist currently undertaking a doctorate and her research interest is in the use of behaviour management mobile applications to promote positive student behaviours within classrooms. Sharon…

Kimberly Roewer – Accounts Manager
Leadership Team

Kimberly Roewer – Accounts Manager

Kimberly has been with the Futures team for 5 years. She loves working with such an amazing team and getting to know all of our wonderful families. Kimberly is a…

Tyra Fijalkowski
Client Experience Officers

Tyra Fijalkowski

Tyra is studying Occupational Therapy at Uni. She loves kids and working with our friendly team! Tyra has a crazy black Labrador called Lilo! Tyra also works as a Therapy Assistant…

Lauren Palmieri
Client Experience Officers

Lauren Palmieri

Lauren is studying to be an Occupational Therapist and loves being active. She has climbed to base camp of Mount Everest!

Chloe Dole – Clinic Operations
Leadership Team

Chloe Dole – Clinic Operations

Chloe loves getting to know all the families and kids who visit Futures. She loves to cook and try new recipes but too often spends all her money on eating…

Megiddo (Megi)
Therapy Dogs

Megiddo (Megi)

Megi is our “mini horse” therapy dog who works alongside Psychologist Vanessa Tan. She weighs more than 70kg and is the smallest out of all her siblings! She loves spending…

Mikro
Therapy Dogs

Mikro

Mikro is a gorgeous therapy dog who works alongside Psychologist Vanessa Tan. He loves making little humans smile and is friends with anyone who likes to pat him. When he’s…

Willow
Therapy Dogs

Willow

Willow is our big fluffy therapy dog who works alongside Mental Health Social Worker Jessica Dehaan. She loves helping kids stay calm and getting lots of pats. When she’s not…

Karlee Thorne – Provisional Psychologist
Provisional Psychologist

Karlee Thorne – Provisional Psychologist

Karlee is a provisional psychologist who has experience working in community settings utilising a positive behaviour support framework, supporting those experiencing psychosocial and behavioural challenges. She implements trauma informed practice…

Stacey ter Veer-Burke – Senior Psychologist
Psychologists

Stacey ter Veer-Burke – Senior Psychologist

Stacey is a registered Psychologist and Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA®). She has worked with children across home, school and clinic settings, across public and private services. Stacey has extensive experience…

Andrea Sadusky – Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Psychologists

Andrea Sadusky – Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Andrea is a Registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist. In 2021, Andrea completed her PhD about best practices in assessing adults with dyslexia. In her clinical work, Andrea conducts psychoeducational assessments…

Nicki Norman – Practice Manager
Leadership Team

Nicki Norman – Practice Manager

Nicki has been a Practice Manager in the healthcare industry for the past 15 years. She thrives on not only helping her colleagues in the day to day running of…

Breanna (Bree) Henderson – Senior Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist, Senior Occupational Therapist

Breanna (Bree) Henderson – Senior Occupational Therapist

Bree has always loved working with children and appreciates that all children learn in a different and individual way. She therefore provides individualised therapy for each child and their family…

Jessica Dehaan – Senior Mental Health Social Worker
Mental Health Social Worker

Jessica Dehaan – Senior Mental Health Social Worker

Jessica is a professionally qualified Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who specialises in working with children and young people. Jessica specialises in personality disorders and risk management, and has extensive…

Vanessa Tan – Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Psychologists

Vanessa Tan – Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Vanessa is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with a special focus on supporting autistic and ADHD individuals from childhood to adulthood (particularly the internalising presentations often seen in girls and…

April Jones – Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist

April Jones – Occupational Therapist

April is an Occupational Therapist, and a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.  April has a strong professional interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), sensory processing difficulties and pragmatic communication delays. She also enjoys supporting children…

Winnie Li – Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Winnie Li – Occupational Therapist

Winnie is a highly motivated and passionate Occupational Therapist. She believes an excellent early childhood experience has a significant impact on a child’s future quality of life. Winnie has a…

Matilda Keogh – Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Matilda Keogh – Occupational Therapist

Matilda is a registered occupational therapist with an interest in Autism, emotional regulation, and sensory processing differences. Matilda enjoys working with families to achieve their goals, and is committed to…

Bridget Backhouse
Client Experience Officers

Bridget Backhouse

Bridget loves kids and enjoys meeting all the Futures families. She is a qualified Naturopath who loves cooking and going for walks in nature with her partner. Qualifications: Bachelor of…

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