Walk A Mile In My Shoes WAMIMS - Mental Health Awareness Project Coordinator
B.App.Sc, B.S.W, Member AMHSW, ACP
Located at both clinic sites
2 Coxs Garden, Williamstown
95 Ferguson St, Williamstown
Justine Brogna is the founder and director of TreeHaus Williamstown created and inspired from her years of work with people experiencing mental health difficulties.
Justine Brogna is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Justine has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Disability Studies/Psychology. She has also completed four years of postgraduate studies in the field of Theoretical and Clinical Studies in Psychoanalysis at the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis (ACP). Justine is current member of the ACP where she continues ongoing theoretical study at the centre.
Her experience in mental health practice as been in both public and private sectors since 2002. Justine worked at Headspace for adolescent mental health and also in multiple private practices across the area of Hobson’s Bay. She has worked and continues to work with a broad range of age groups including; young children, mothers and their babies, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Justine has also worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and at the Inner West Area Mental Health Service (IWAMHS) providing case management and therapy to clients. In addition, she provided to the IWAMHS staff; team leadership, undertook the role as acting manager and social work supervisor.
Justine is trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to treat self harming behaviours, borderline personality disorder and suicidal ideation. Justine treats difficulties associated with childhood trauma, social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, phobias, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, pregnancy concerns, parental/marital/transitional issues, addictions, grief and loss, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia.
Justine has been a member of the Women’s Advisory Committee for the Hobson’s Bay Council. Her role was predominantly advocacy for women, with a particular focus on mental health issues that face women in their multiple roles. Justine is also experienced in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She held a cultural and bilingual case management portfolio within the IWAMHS.
Justine is the project developer and coordinator of the "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" initiative, which is an awareness and funding raising event to help reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Funds raised from the event have been put back into the community toward mental health services for adults and also into local primary schools to support children by creating wellbeing retreat spaces for children to go to during school time when they are feeling distressed.
Justine endeavours to work with people to improve their mental health and to enable their full potential to be reached.
Medicare rebates available with a Mental Health Care Plan from the GP.
Williamstown Kids Reception - 0473 755 484 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TreeHaus Reception 9397 4499
Located at new site
95 Ferguson St, Williamstown
MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, DCH, FRACP
Rachel is a Paediatrician with over 10 years of paediatric experience specialising in newborn care and General Paediatrics. She trained as a Paediatrician in Melbourne predominantly at the Royal Children’s Hospital and completed components of her training in both Adelaide and Tasmania. Rachel has an interest in providing comprehensive care to children of all ages from birth to adolescence. Whilst Rachel enjoys the challenges of General Paediatrics she is also completing Dual training in Perinatology/Neonatology. She has a young family of her own.
Special Interest Areas:
Feeding and sleep issues
Developmental and behavioural problems including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Paediatrician and Director WyndhamKids Paediatric Clinic, Werribee.
Werribee Mercy Hospital:
Director of Clinical Training (Joint)
Preterm Follow-up: Royal Women’s Hospital, MCRI (Royal Children’s Hospital)
: 1pm-5pm Tuesdays
1. Please call 9397 4499 or 0473 755 484. Please note that it may be necessary to leave a message and you will be contacted within 1-2 business days. You may also email your query to email@example.com
2. To assist in making an appointment for your child, please email your referral to
3. Once an appointment has been made you will be provided with details to access your patient portal where you can view your welcome pack. You can also complete your registration details and privacy information online if you choose prior to the appointment.
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Vaughn Rogers – 0439 565 784 or 9397 4499
TreeHaus clinic - Located at 2 Coxs garden, Williamstown
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)
B.A (Hons), MSW
"Vaughn Rogers is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker registered as such with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). He has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honours in literature and history from La Trobe University, and subsequently a Master of Social Work from the University of Melbourne. He has also completed post-graduate training in clinical work with children and their families, and psychoanalysis. He applies this breadth of experience to the work he does to provide a non-directive, sensitive and exploratory approach to treatment.
He has worked with people across the lifespan in a variety of settings in the field of community mental health and primary health: initially within the Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support Service (PDRSS), then as a Mental Health Community Support Service (MHCSS) worker; these services subsequently transitioned into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and as such he has experience in working with people who access this scheme and is an able and passionate advocate for those who struggle to navigate systems. Most recently, he works as counsellor in a primary health clinic with a focus on serious and acute mental health concerns and addiction issues. As such, he has experience working from a strengths-based framework with people, their families and community across the lifespan, and is passionate about providing holistic, non-judgemental and empowering support for people of all ages while paying attention to the broader context of their concerns as within a society.
Vaughn is comfortable and experienced working with other supports such as family, friends, carers and other professionals such as general practitioners, psychiatrists and other allied health practitioners. In addition to the ongoing study of psychoanalysis, Vaughn has been trained in a wide variety of focussed psychological strategies, such as: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies and Narrative Therapy. Every person is taken as they come - a unique individual with a personal and unique set of problems. As such, treatment is not formulaic and will be developed collaboratively with the person with due regard for their desire and reason for seeking it out in the first place.
Vaughn offers his services at an affordable private fee along a sliding scale, according to individual need and circumstance. Medicare rebates through a GP Mental Health Care Plan are also available."
Located at new TreeHaus site - 95 Ferguson St, Williamstown
BA (Psych), Grad Dip (App Psych), MEdPsych, MAPS
Sally is a Psychologist who holds a Masters Degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology, specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She completed her graduate thesis on the Development of Play in children with ASD and my Masters Thesis on the Early Diagnosis of ASD.
Whilst completing her studies she worked as a specialised therapist for 8 years assisting children and adults with ASD to increase their skills both academically and socially within both educational and home settings.
Since the completion of her degree in 2000 she worked in a specialist clinic in Geelong conducting ASD assessments of children and running groups for parents on understanding and parenting a child with ASD. She also worked for the education department providing counselling and running groups for children with anger management difficulties and anxiety. For the past 13-years Sally has been working in private practise assessing adults and children with ASD, seeing parents to give assistance with their understanding of their children’s behaviour and strategies to assist them in their parenting as well as providing counselling for people with ASD. She also conducts talks throughout Australia on Girls with ASD and how they differ from boys as well as providing strategies for the classroom.
Her main areas of interest is ASD, girls with ASD, Anxiety and Anger management/school refusal.
Hours for Treehaus Williamstown are 9-3pm Fridays.
Sally also works at the ASD Clinic in Kew with Dr Richard Eisenmajer and other practitioners.
programs including, Child Anxiety Program, Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program, Adolescent Anxiety and Depression Program and Study Without Stress.
for preschool children and children aged 8+ to assist with social skills. Kids enjoy being superheros in training, flexing and building their social thinking and social skills.
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Dr Julie Stephens - 0425 708 612 or 9397 4499
Located at TreeHaus Clinic - 2 Coxs Garden, Williamstown
Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
BA; B.Litt. Hons; MA; PhD (University of Melbourne)
Julie is a psychotherapist who employs a psychoanalytic approach to her work with children and adults. This means paying careful attention to the way a person speaks about their memories, early childhood experiences and day-to-day struggles. By providing the opportunity to speak freely, without self-censorship and without fear of external judgement, Julie focuses on a person’s inner conflicts, as well as sources of distress, anxiety and suffering that may have been buried. In the case of children, observation and careful listening while they play can assist in identifying and resolving personal conflicts and anxieties. Julie’s work is directed toward long-term solutions. It is particularly suited to problems that are recurrent, patterns that seem impossible to change and aspects of our lives that appear to be inexplicable.
Julie is a member of the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis (ACP) and has completed the Four- Year Program of Theoretical and Clinical Studies in Psychoanalysis and is an active participant in the centre’s activities. She has completed the Mental Health Practitioner Course with PACFA (the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and also their training in Practical Ethics for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She is also a sociologist and author. Her background in sociology ensures that she has an awareness of and a sensitivity to the cultural, social and historical forces that shape our lives.
Julie offers her services at an affordable private fee.
Mandy Beattie is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Mandy has a Master of Social Work (RMIT) and a Bachelor of Law (University of Westminster, UK). She is a member of the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis (ACP), has completed the Four-Year Program of Theoretical and Clinical Studies and continues to participate in ongoing clinical and theoretical study at the Centre.
Mandy has experience of working with people across the lifespan. She has worked with children under 12 in the Child and Youth Mental Health Service and with adolescents and young people at Headspace and in youth refuges. Mandy uses a collaborative approach, working with parents, carers and other supports in her work with children and young people.
Mandy currently works with people of all ages in both community mental health and private practice.
With training and experience in a wide variety of focussed psychological strategies, Mandy’s work with each person is collaborative, recognising and respecting the singularity of each client and the uniqueness of their experiences and problems. A psychoanalytic approach provides each person with the space to explore the possible sources of their difficulties without judgement and the opportunity to work towards long term, sustainable solutions.
Mandy is able to offer a flexible, affordable private fee rate. Medicare rebates are available with a Mental Health Care Plan.
Georgie Labb - 9397 4499 - working remotely online
Georgie is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Georgie has worked as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist since 2008, providing assessment and therapy services to children in a variety of settings, including child-care centres, preschools, schools, specialist educational settings, the community and private practice.
Prior, Georgie worked in a large tertiary hospital in rehabilitation services and acute care. Georgie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Behavioural Studies and a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology.
Medicare rebates are available via GP and Paediatrician referral.
Private health insurance may be utilised for eligible services.
NDIS - services for self or plan managed participants
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Kevin Scott - 0414 792 605 or 9397 4499
Located at TreeHaus clinic - 2 Coxs Garden, Williamstown
Advanced Diploma of Gestalt Therapy
Graduate Certificate Family Therapy
Clinical Registrant - Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Kevin provides individual and couples short, medium and long term psychotherapy and counselling. Kevin works from the Gestalt Therapy Experiential and Phenomenological perspectives which bring awareness and understanding of the barriers to the change we want in ourselves from a relational context. Therapy helps develop deeper understanding of the impacts on our psychological and emotional wellbeing that leads to more satisfactory intimate relationships with our selves and others.
Kevin has worked in community health services as a Generalist Counsellor, Men’s Health Counsellor and as an Alcohol and Other Drugs/ Mental Health Advanced Practitioner and in private practice since 2001 and currently undertaking ongoing training in EMDR for Trauma resolution. Kevin works with adolescents (16+) and adults across a very broad range of issues and the purposeful intent to provide a responsive, safe, collaborative and compassionate space that celebrates the uniqueness and strengths of each individual in the here and now.
Counselling can contribute to successful resolution of many issues including Anxiety and Depression, Grief and Loss, Family of Origin impacts, Trauma, Addictions, Life Stage Changes, Life Coaching and Personal Development.
Clients can self refer and do Not require a mental health care plan.
Medicare rebate do Not apply.
Kevin is currently available Tuesday nights at TreeHaus for appointments 5pm to 9pm.
Alison Lee - 9397 4499
Maternal and Child Health Nurse
Registered Nurse Dv1
Alison Lee is an experienced Maternal and Child Health Nurse and Midwife. She has multiple years experience in both hospital and community based settings. At TreeHaus, Alison provides Sleep and Settling Advice to parents. She can help parents to identify their baby's tired signs and unsettled behaviours. As well as provide general baby care, help with sleep routines and feeding support. Alison will also be providing group programs to pregnant women and their partners and to new parents when their newborn baby arrives.
Alison completed a Bachelor of Nursing Science at the Australian Catholic University (Melb) in 2003. She then worked as a General Nurse enjoying a variety of fields, but particularly enjoyed Gynaecology and Paediatric nursing. Alison was accepted into a Midwifery program through La Trobe University and Goulburn Valley health and completed a post graduate certificate in Midwifery in 2005. While studying and working, Alison gained exceptional experience in the birthing processes, and the postnatal periods. She gained valuable special care nursery experience and honed her clinical nursing and midwifery skills working in a busy and unpredictable birthing suite.
Alison then moved to Melbourne where she continued to practice Midwifery working at Western Health (sunshine) and working casually at the Royal Women’s Hospital and some private hospitals around Melbourne.
During this time Alison worked mostly in birth suite, but also managed a regular antenatal clinic and provided Antenatal education sessions on a weekly basis.
In 2008 Alison completed her Masters in Community, Child and Family health, which qualified her to practice Maternal and Child health Nursing. This further education and extension of midwifery has enable her to broaden her breastfeeding knowledge, and extend her clinical assessment skills.
Her aim is that she can pass on her knowledge and provide practical help that is empathetic and evidenced based to parents in need of extra assistance.
Natasha is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), that loves cooking and eating. She educates and counsels clients to feel empowered and confident to make food and lifestyle choices that fit with their health goals.
Natasha has developed a special interest in sensory processing and how it contributes to food aversion and restriction, especially in the neurodiverse. She has recently completed Sensory Oral Sequential (SOS) feeding therapy training for children that have sensory processing problems relating to food and eating.
Natasha can provide support to clients that are looking for guidance on healthy eating including fussy eaters. She can also assist with dietary management of food allergies, intolerances, chronic diseases like coeliac disease, diabetes and heart disease, as well as gastrointestinal problems like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Natasha has also completed the Monash University FODMAP Training course for the management of IBS.
Yoga Teachers - Yoga for Mental Health and well being for children, adolescents and adults
Located at the Lucia Studio 95 Ferguson St
Sarina Brogna - 9397 4499
General inquiries and intake reception
Located at 95 Ferguson St, Williamstown
Sarina has over 50 years experience in reception, phone and book keeping work. She has worked in both large companies and within her own business.
Sarina works part time hours spread across five days Monday - Friday in her role as intake worker for TreeHaus.
Sarina is the initial point of contact for referrals into the clinic.
When contacting Sarina on intake, please provide her with your contact details, who the referral is for - yourself or someone else and the reason for referral (brief description outlining the concerns).
Sarina will provide the referral information to the relevant practitioner for the practitioner to then contact you to arrange an initial consultation.