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.
Sherylyn Crisp

Sherylyn Crisp

Senior Registered 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

Caroline Henry

Senior Registered 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.
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.
Stephanie Horlyck

Stephanie Horlyck

Senior Registered 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.
Vanessa Inglis

Vanessa Inglis

Senior Registered 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.
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.
Tess Neill

Tess Neill

Senior Registered Psychologist
Tess enjoys working with adolescents, adults and families offering a collaborative approach to health care. She engages with the young persons support network to provide co-ordinated and wholistic care. Tess uses a range of evidenced based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy informed approaches. She has a background of working in universities and schools. Tess has a master’s degree with a focus on Counselling Psychology and holds an Endorsement in Counselling Psychology with AHPRA. Tess also enjoys facilitating group programs. These include Tuning in to Teen’s, a group program with an emotion coaching focus for parents and Making Friends with Yourself, a program to teach mindful self-compassion to adolescents.
Tess’s experience has refined her skills in supporting adolescents and families dealing with school transition, school refusal, anxiety, depression, grief, as well as building social skills and emotional regulation skills. She is experienced in supporting adolescents who are neurodiverse (such as teens with autism spectrum disorder and/or ADHD) and young people with diverse affiliations and identities, including members of the LGBTQI+ community. Tess experience in the University sector has enhanced her skills in working with a broad range of issues with young adults and adults from a wide range of cultures.
When she is not in the office Tess enjoys spending time with her family, making ceramics, regular exercise and meditation.
Carol Swenson

Carol Swenson

Registered Psychologist
Carol’s therapeutic interests lie in working with teenagers, adults, Defence member’s, and their families. She has experience working with a wide range of mental health issues, however, following her time working with organisations including Headspace, and the Australian Army she has developed a particular interest in treating PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. Above all, Carol values developing a genuine and personal connection with each of her clients, ensuring they feel understood and comfortable before engaging in any treatment. To assist her clients in overcoming their struggles, Carol ulitises evidence based treatments, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Ego State Therapy. Recognising that each person is unique and there is no right or wrong way to get through life, Carol, in conjunction with her clients, tailors each therapeutic intervention to reflect the values, goals and wishes of her clients so they can feel safe, understood and in control every step of the way.

Candice Bush

Registered Psychologist
Candice has over 15 years experience in working with families and children in child protection, as a family therapist, and most recently as a registered psychologist. Candice started her career working with families and children in crisis with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and spent over a decade at Barnardos Australia working with children and their families in Out-of-Home Care who experience developmental trauma.
Candice most recently was the school psychologist for a private high school in Canberra and has extensive experience and interest in children, young people and families. Her interest in young people and their families lead Candice to be part of the therapeutic team in the WOKE program led by University of Canberra, assisting young people with early symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. She also has experience working with adults living with disordered eating. She has experience in providing therapy for children and families with behavioural concerns including emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, adjustment issues, school-based difficulties, disordered eating in young people and adults, as well as interpersonal difficulties. She works with a number of therapeutic approaches, such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), image therapy, parent training and group training such as Cool Kids.
Candice spent six months after graduating from Sydney University volunteering in Western Samoa to support families with mental health disorders. She has three school aged children and is a keen skier and likes running with her Groodle to keep fit.
Caitlin Starink-Kneebone

Caitlin Starink-Kneebone

Provisional Psychologist
Caitlin has a keen interest and experience working with individuals across the age groups with a range of presentations including; autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, mood disorders and behavioural difficulties, in community and school-based settings. Practical experience with a strong theoretical base in a variety of different approaches has sparked a passion for early intervention aimed towards the individual, their strengths and preferences. Caitlin strives to create a safe, judgement free and collaborative space for individuals to explore, heal and empower themselves to reach their goals and potential.

Samantha McGovern

Registered Psychologist
More information coming soon!
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!