Our Psychology Team Canberra

Dr Eryn Davies and Jenna Keen have brought together a team of highly qualified, professional and motivated psychologists to serve the community and support you.  With regular training attendance, our team ensure that they are across new research and development within the psychological field.  Our practice also provides opportunity for other psychologists to develop, through the provision of supervision and the development of conferences.

Dr Eryn Davies

Dr Eryn Davies

Clinical Psychologist | Director
Dr Eryn Davies began her psychology studies with an interest in Autism and Asperger’s and went on to complete her doctoral studies through the University of Southern Queensland with a specialisation and thesis focusing on attachment in the early toddler/preschool years and parents mental health. While further pursuing her passion and training within the Autism field, Eryn was able to combine her knowledge and skills in Autism assessment, therapy and family support with her doctoral training in attachment and trauma theory, including exposure therapy. This has led to Eryn providing comprehensive assessment and therapeutic support to children, adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum while maintaining her therapeutic trauma work with children and adults.

Dr Davies currently provides developmental trauma assessments for government and private agencies, and comprehensive Autism and Learning Assessments for families and schools intermixed with therapy. This specialisation has developed not only from her original studies, but 15 years experience in the public and private sectors of mental health, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams, Paediatric Community teams and Care and Protection and Canberra Hospital teams.

Dr Davies initially expanded her established practice from Corinna Chambers Psychologists to be the co-director of Canberra Psychology Centre for Children and Families. However Dr Davies soon developed a focus on community commitment and psychological assessment and care that lead to the new team of Capital Psychology Clinic with co-director Jenna Keen. Eryn is very excited to be able to provide a high level of community support and involvement through the new practice while still maintaining her commitment to comprehensive assessment and care for those on the Autism Spectrum or with trauma backgrounds. Dr Davies also enjoys presenting at mental health forums and conferences to support her colleagues.

While not in the office, you may see Eryn skiing or cycling in the mountains or participating in triathlons and fun runs with her family.
Jenna Keen

Jenna Keen

Clinical Psychologist | Director
After completing her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Jenna has focused her passion of early intervention into a career working with children and their families. She went on to gain clinical endorsement, with an emphasis on developmental delays and behavioural issues.

Jenna has worked in hospital, community health and private practice settings, across a range of psychological difficulties, for over 10 years. She enjoys working in a cross spectrum multi discipline environments and continues to engage with paediatricians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and dieticians to ensure a holistic approach to client health.

Jenna's strengths are working with families in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental delays, learning disorders and attention difficulties (ADHD), conducting and reporting on cognitive, learning, behaviour and adaptive assessments. Jenna prides herself on the establishment of best-practice, evidenced-based assessments and treatment approaches at Capital Psychology Clinic.

Therapeutically, Jenna is very experienced in the support of perinatal and infant issues, such as post-natal depression, preparation and adjustment to parenting, sleep and settling, attachment and bonding. Jenna is also skilled in various evidence-based therapeutic individual and group approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused approaches, and programs such as Circle of Security and Cool Kids.

Jenna’s academic research has been published in the journal “Mental Health and Substance Use” on “Personality factors as predictors of programme completion of drug therapeutic communities”.

In 2016 Jenna realised her goal of providing a family focused psychology service to the Canberra region by engaging with Dr Eryn Davies and creating Capital Psychology Clinic. Jenna is a mother and wife to a growing family who enjoys working within the community.
Caroline Henry

Caroline Henry

Senior Psychologist
Caroline is passionate about working with young children, adolescents, couples, adults and families. Caroline is a registered Non-Directive Pregnancy Support Counsellor, trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Family Therapy. Caroline has a background in teaching and counselling in schools and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.
Caroline provides therapy for children and families with behavioural and emotional issues including anger and defiance, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, adjustment issues, school-based difficulties and social skills. Caroline also works with parents to foster positive family relationships and implement targeted behaviour management strategies.
Sherylyn Crisp

Sherylyn Crisp

Senior Psychologist
Sherylyn Crisp is an experienced psychologist who is passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has a background in providing therapy and assessments in schools, working in public mental health and youth clinics, as well as many years working in private practice. Sherylyn has also worked in rural and remote communities.
Sherylyn has experience in providing individual, family and group based interventions using a range of evidence-based psychological therapies that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Graded Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and group programs such as Cool Kids. Sherylyn has extensive experience providing psychological intervention in the areas of anxiety, OCD, depression, Autism, ADHD, behavioural issues, sleep issues, stress management, learning disorders, resilience building, grief and trauma.
Sherylyn's focus as a psychologist has been on providing holistic evidence-based interventions for clients of all ages. She understands the importance of providing a positive non-judgemental environment in which people can feel safe to explore and work on issues to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Emily Brichacek

Emily Brichacek

Clinical Psychologist
Emily enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults using a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. She has experience working in private and community based settings. Most recently Emily was working in a specialised service for adolescents and young adults. Emily uses a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. She is skilled at tailoring interventions to best suit the needs and strengths of each individual. Emily is passionate about assisting people to reach their full potential through the development of effective coping strategies they can draw on throughout the rest of their lives. She views collaboration with individuals' support systems as an important aspect of her work, actively engaging with families and other treating health professionals to ensure a holistic and comprehensive approach to treatment.
Emily can assist people who are experiencing a range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, specific phobias, relationship issues, sleep problems, behavioural issues and school-based difficulties such as exam stress, bullying and social skill building.
Dr Jade Goodman

Dr Jade Goodman

Clinical Psychologist
Jade has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, and learning and behavioural difficulties, in community, school and hospital-based settings. Jade has also completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Her research examines the long-term impact childhood trauma has on memory and behaviour. The knowledge gained from this research, coupled with Jade’s practical experience, has sparked a passion for early intervention. Jade has extensive experience in evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy, and has experience in conducting learning and cognitive assessments. She has also completed training in trauma-informed care and practices from the view that all behaviour is a form of communication. Jade recognises the importance of creating a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space for individuals and is passionate about empowering her clients and their families to reach their potential.
Brianna Thomas

Brianna Thomas

Registered Psychologist
Brianna is a graduate of Macquarie University in Sydney and works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She believes everyone should be given the chance to find their best self through accessing mental health care. Brianna has experience working with a wide range of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, attachment frameworks and trauma informed care.

She is a musician and loves to use art and creativity in therapy where it is helpful. She has work experience at Cumberland Hospital’s anxiety unit and enjoys working with all things anxiety and OCD, as well as self-worth, working with “big feelings” and emotion dysregulation, sleep issues, trauma, bipolar, inattentive ADHD and with the LGBTQI+ community.

Brianna has developed the My Colourful Mind movement and presents Mental Health workshops around Canberra. My Colourful Mind also presents online resources to help women and non-binary folk with their self-esteem and wellbeing.
Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca Alexander

Registered Psychologist (Ph.D Candidate)
Rebecca has a heart for working with children, adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental differences, such as autism spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD, to grow positive identity and build strong relationships. She is also passionate about helping gifted kids and adults understand themselves and find their ‘place’ in life. Rebecca can assist with a range of psychological challenges, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, interpersonal and family problems, trauma, and eating problems. Rebecca works with a number of therapeutic approaches, such as Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), parent training, and social skills training. Rebecca is currently a Registered Psychologist undertaking her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU. Her research focuses on the ‘Neurocognitive factors underpinning resilience’.
Dr Megan Hansford

Dr Megan Hansford

Registered Psychologist
Megan enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of psychological and social difficulties. She provides a warm and welcoming environment and works collaboratively with clients to build on existing strengths and address areas of difficulty. Megan also engages with a young persons’ support system including family, school and other treating professionals to provide coordinated and holistic care. Her experience in public mental health services has refined her skills in assisting people with difficulties around mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, school refusal, interpersonal difficulties, building social skills, improving emotional regulation and problem solving skills. Megan uses a range of evidence based treatment modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness approaches.
Through her research in cross-cultural differences in psychosocial support resources following trauma she has developed a passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. She enjoys working with people from a range of cultural backgrounds and with clients who identify as LGBTI.
Vanessa Inglis

Vanessa Inglis

Senior Psychologist
Vanessa has worked with adults in a variety of settings including private practice and community based agencies. She values establishing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship that encourages a collaborative exploration of symptoms and causes of psychological distress. She has over 20 years experience in the effective treatment of depression, anxiety (including OCD), trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, grief and loss, and stress management. She has worked extensively with victims of childhood sexual assault and domestic violence. She can assist with the management of adult ADHD and psychotic illnesses.
Stephanie Horlyck

Stephanie Horlyck

Senior Psychologist
Stephanie’s work is guided by her belief that all people are valuable and capable. She works within a positive psychology perspective and is passionate about empowering individuals and families, helping them work through their current difficulties and reach their full potential. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families and has worked in the public, educational and private sectors. Stephanie supports people experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties, including current and past trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, learning and behavioural difficulties, and life change. Stephanie also has qualifications in teaching and nursing.
Aimee Rose

Aimee Rose

Registered Psychologist
Aimee enjoys working with clients in all stages of life, from Kindergarteners to adults. She has a particular interest in supporting people experiencing emotion dysregulation, personality vulnerabilities, difficulty with interpersonal relationships and impulsivity, those questioning their gender or sexuality. Through her work in private practice and training, Aimee has gained experience in providing treatment for anxiety, OCD, Autism, ADHD, depression, and childhood trauma. Her next goal is to expand her practice to include the provision of cognitive and behavioural assessments. With a focus on evidence-based therapies, she utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy informed models, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy most regularly in her therapeutic work. In session, Aimee brings an authentic and non-judgemental approach, aiming to collaborate with clients to help them achieve their goals and lead more fulfilling lives.
Kaori Nakamura

Kaori Nakamura

Registered Psychologist
Kaori has a passion for destigmatising mental health concerns (because everyone’s quirky in their own way!) and creating a safe therapeutic space for everyone. She has experience working with children, adolescents, younger as well as older (65+) adults with various psychological struggles and life challenges, including depression, anxiety and OCD, self-harm behaviour, sleep problems, body-focused repetitive behaviour (tics), social skills training, grief and loss and caregiver burden. Kaori particularly enjoys supporting children navigate through their eventful adolescent years, consisting of a greater academic pressure, discovering sexuality and identity, an increasing need for independence and privacy, and relationship challenges with family, friends and teachers.
While liaising and collaborating with their family, Kaori assists the young person’s self-efficacy in making changes in their life to have a more fun and fulfilling life. Kaori draws on evidence-based treatments and often utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Kaori brings warmth and respect to therapy, informed by each client’s needs, values and strengths. With her personal experience growing up in Japan and her professional experience providing psychotherapy to the international community in Japan, Kaori aims to provide culturally appropriate/sensitive, person-centred care in session.
Emma Crowe

Emma Crowe

Executive Assistant to the Directors | Reception Team Leader
With extensive experience in the medical field, Emma joined the team in early 2019. Throughout this time, Emma has swiftly progressed into the position of Executive Assistant, working closely with the directors. Emma's warm, capable and reliable approach quickly made her indispensable to the team. Emma is responsible for overseeing our administration team, managing financial matters, policies and procedures, and ensuring that our practice will continue to provide the best possible care for our clients and the community.

Emma spends most of her spare time with her toy Cavoodle Puppy- Daisy is lucky enough to come to work some days with Emma, make sure to say hello next time you are in the office!
Nicola Cohen

Nicola Cohen

Clinical Psychologist - Extended Leave
Nicola specialises in working with children, adolescents and their families, in addition to young adults (ages 5-35). Nicola has a strength in conducting cognitive and behavioural assessments across all ages to assess for specific learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia), intellectual giftedness or impairment, ADHD, Autism, and other behavioural disorders.
Therapeutically, Nicola uses evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and compassion-based work, and also applies play and art therapy where appropriate. Nicola believes in working with the entire family, in addition to collaborating with schools and other health professionals to provide holistic, consistent and client-centered support to her clients. Nicola has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders (particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and phobias in children and young adults, in addition to post-natal depression and anxiety. She is also skilled in helping clients with mood disorders, social, emotional and behavioural problems, parenting skills, eating disorders, trauma, and sleep and relationship issues.
Charlie Cohen

Charlie Cohen

Therapy Dog
Charlie is a six year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and primarily loves to sleep, eat, and cuddle! 🐶

Charlie was trained near Melbourne through the Lead the Way Institute over a six day intensive course with Nicola. This involved a lot of politeness training and learning how to resist temptations and above all else, always follow Nicola’s instruction. Charlie found this particularly hard when he had to walk through scattered treats all of the floor and was not allowed to even sniff them! Charlie’s final test was a practice session with preschool children and residents from an aged care facility and he passed with flying colours!

He enjoys meeting with clients of all ages and despite being known from snoring in session as he sneaks in a cheeky nap, always knows when the clients need a friend and a cuddle.
Bailey Horlyck

Bailey Horlyck

Therapy Dog
Bailey is a three year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Having a Therapy dog in the room often makes a room feel more friendly and helps clients who are comfortable with dogs relax. Bailey can often work as a nice distraction making it easier for clients to participate in sessions. He is also wonderful at reading emotions and providing unconditional emotional support, he is a great listener and it is often easier to navigate difficult emotions whilst interacting and talking with Bailey during sessions.

Bailey did his training at 7 months old and has been with us since then (2 and a half years). Bailey's favourite things are people, ice cream, playing ball and visiting the beach. He also won't ever say no to a tummy rub and he also has the best tail wag ever!