Meet our Psychologists

Gateway psychological services is committed to providing the highest quality of psychological services within a friendly and welcoming environment. Our Psychologists are extensively trained at the Doctoral level in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology.

Dr Kate Elliott

Dr Kate Elliott

Clinical/Neuro Psychologist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology (minor in Children and Family Studies) – Edith Cowan University 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychology – Murdoch University 2005
  • Masters Degree in Community Development – Curtin University 2006
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology – University of Western Australia 2012

Areas of Interest

Clinical Psychology

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Perfectionism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-natal depression
  • Adult survivors of abuse
  • Emotional abuse

Neuropsychology

Assessments to assist with;

  • Returning to the Workplace after Accident
  • Traumatic Brain injury (work place accidents, car accidents, victims of crime)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (strokes, cancer recovery, drug use)
  • Intellectual disability / ability testing
  • Dyslexia – i.e. Specific Learning disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Presentations

  • Magistrates Conference WA, 2010
  • Neuropsychology and Offending
  • Department of Corrective Services 2010
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – The Hidden Disability
  • Perth Drug Court 2010
  • Neuropsychology and Substance Use
Juanita Scudds

Juanita Scudds

Psychologist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology), UWA 2004
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (School Psychology and Special Needs Education), UWA 2005
  • Autism Assessor – trained to international assessment standards by Disability Services Commission in 2008.

Juanita is a highly regarded psychologist with extensive experience in developmental disorders. Juanita has almost 20 years of practice in the areas of disability, educational psychology and more recently as a NDIS service provider.

Juanita specialises in assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia and Academic (Gifted) individuals, 18 months of age through to adulthood.

She is highly experienced in the provision of Psychological Therapy for social skills, emotional regulation and behaviour management in individuals with developmental disorders. Another area of interest for Juanita is treating anxiety and perfectionism for children and adolescents with giftedness.

Juanita is dedicated to helping clients with developmental difficulties to improve their quality of life by reaching their full potential.

Areas of interest

Assessment

  • Autism Assessment
  • Dyslexia Assessments
  • Gifted/ Academic Assessments

Therapy

  • Specialising in children, adolescents and adults with developmental disorders
  • Social skills
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Behaviour Management
Penny Lam

Penny Lam

Speech Pathologist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science BSc ( Human Communication Science), Curtin University of Technology, completed 2001

Work Experience/History

  • Trained as Behaviour Support Clinician from 2011. Worked at DSC and private practice as a Behaviour Support Clinician from 2011 till present
  • Completed rigorous Trained Autism Assessor at Disability Services Commission 2009 – worked as part of DSC Eligibility Team to complete Diagnostic Assessments from that date 2009 till 2015, completing Private Autism Diagnostic Assessment from 2017-present (ongoing)
  • Worked as Speech Pathologist and Managed speech pathology departments in Perth metro area regional WA areas and in the United Kingdom in both the public and private sector and in hospital, community and educational settings for 18 years

Areas of Interest

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – all through the lifespan
  • Disabilities and Additional needs – children, adolescents and adults
  • Hanen trained Early Intervention
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication ( Low tech forms right through to provision and prescription of High Tech alternatives
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Parent child Interaction and coaching
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Speech Disorders
  • Supporting children with speech and language impairments in schools
  • Supervision and mentoring of newer speech pathologists or those wishing to extend their practice in a speciality area
Angela Fallaver

Angela Fallaver

Counselling Psychologist Registrar

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology, and Justice) – Edith Cowan University
  • Bachelor of Psychology – Curtin University
  • Master of Psychology (Counselling)- Curtin University

Areas of Interest

(Children and adolescent only)

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bullying and peer issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Gender and sexuality issues
  • Trauma related disorders
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties and family conflict
  • Personality disorders
  • Sexual and physical abuse
  • Children and adolescent therapy
Lee-Anne Martins

Lee-Anne Martins

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 1st Class Honours 2013 – Edith Cowan University
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical) 2017 – Murdoch University

Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • International Association for Youth Mental Health

Areas of Interest

  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Mood disordersGeneralised Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders (panic, specific phobia, GAD, social anxiety)
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Study difficulties including procrastination
  • Stress management
  • Eating disorders

Works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Steven Emery

Steven Emery

Registered Psychologist

Available after hours
Wednesday 4.30 – 6.30pm
and Saturday mornings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology – Curtin University 2008

Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Stress and lifestyle balance
  • Addictions and dependencies
  • Workplace and organisational issues
  • Sexuality
Karina Cass

Karina Cass

Registered Psychologist

Available hours
Tuesday 4.30 – 6.30pm

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology

Memberships

  • Australian Association of Psychologists
  • Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse

Areas of Interest

(Late Adolescents – Adults)

  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Transitioning
  • Sexual Addiction (Including Pornography)
  • Intellectual Disabilities (including sexual issues)
  • Sexual Offending
  • Individuals who are worried about their own sexual thoughts but have not offended
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction

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