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

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 12 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 riding in the mountains or participating in triathlons and fun runs with her family.

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. 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.

Nicholas Catto

Clinical Psychologist
Nicholas is committed to working with young people, their families, and adults from a variety of backgrounds to achieve their psychological well-being. He is particularly interested in supporting young people who are engaged in substance misuse and who also experience mental health challenges. Nicholas also has expertise in working with adults who are confronted with psychological issues and have trouble coping with them.
His experience in working in child and adolescent and adult mental health services has honed his skills in treating a range of psychological difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, psychosis, trauma, bi-polar, obsessive compulsive disorder, emotion regulation). Nicholas provides a range of quality, evidence based, psychological services including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (EX/RP), dialectical behaviour therapy informed (DBT-informed), and motivational interviewing.

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.

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.

Cari Macleod

Clinical Psychologist
Cari is passionate about her work with children of all ages, teenagers and their families. Cari is particularly experienced in supporting children and adolescents with autism and attentional/behavioural issues. Cari works from a child-centred approach, focusing on strengths as well as challenges and sees supporting families and collaboration with schools and other health professionals as central to her work. Cari is also skilled at helping young people with toileting issues, e.g. Encopresis, Enuresis, anxiety, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression and more generally, at supporting children and their families through times of crisis. Cari uses evidenced-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to provide the best care for her clients.
Cari is one of our trained facilitiators of the Secret Agent Society, a group-based program to assist children with social and emotional skills. She has also delivered parenting support programs including Tuning into Kids and Circle of Security across a variety of public and private health settings.

Dr Megan Carters

Clinical Psychologist
Megan is passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. She is experienced in working with individuals and families affected by anxiety, depression, stress, disordered eating, body image concerns, self-esteem, bullying, anger, sleep problems, behavioural issues and social skills difficulties.
Megan is experienced in using several evidence based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders, parent training and mindfulness-based approaches. Megan has a background in the public health system, and has trained at Canberra Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

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.

Nicola Cohen

Clinical Psychologist
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.

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.

Emily Brichacek

Registered 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.

Brianna Thomas

Registered Psychologist
Brianna is a graduate of Macquarie University in Sydney and has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She believes everyone should be given the chance at wellness and living a meaningful life, and hopes to provide a safe space for her clients to grow. Brianna has particular experience working with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Play Therapy. The presentations Brianna particularly enjoys working with are depression, anxiety, OCD, self-esteem, anger, sleep issues, emotion regulation and trauma. Brianna has developed the My Colourful Mind movement and presents Mental Health workshops at schools around Canberra. My Colourful Mind also presents online resources to help women with their self-esteem and wellbeing.

Emma Smadbeck

Registered Psychologist
Emma is a registered psychologist who is currently working toward her endorsement as a clinical psychologist and her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU. Her research focuses on ways to improve psychological wellbeing in adolescents through a positive psychology framework. Emma is passionate about working with children and their families using evidence-based therapeutic interventions. She has experience working with clients who are undergoing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, social skills challenges, behavioural issues, sleep problems, ASD, acquired head injury, encopresis, and OCD.
She has experience providing individual, family and group based interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, and parent training and frequently incorporates techniques from other areas such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychotherapy (PPT). She has trained at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and at a specialised research clinic focused on children with defiant behaviour and is passionate about the crucial role of early intervention on development of positive mental health later in life.

Jade Goodman

Registered Psychologist
Jade has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, and learning and behavioural difficulties, in both community and hospital-based settings. In 2016 Jade commenced 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 applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapy, 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.

Rebecca Alexander

Provisional 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 Provisional Psychologist undertaking her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU. Her research focuses on the ‘Neurocognitive factors underpinning resilience’.

Emma Crowe

Executive Assistant to the Directors
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 loves the TV Show Greys Anatomy and her two fur babies, Maddie and Luna!

Elise Dale

Elise is a very bubbly, welcoming face to the office! She is the main point of contact at the front desk and greets every client to make them feel comfortable and welcome. Elise is an excellent receptionist and loves what she does! She has a passion for helping our clients and clinicians.

Elise enjoys spending time with her friends, doing jigsaw puzzles and going to the movies. You can catch her at the front desk wearing something colorful and sparkly!