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Meet The Team

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Samantha

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Uno

Samantha ad Uno

Principal Psychologist
(Educational & Developmental Psychologist)

Finnish Lapphund
(Therapy Dog)

Our principal psychologist, Samantha Hollis, is an Educational & Developmental psychologist and board approved supervisor with experience in primary and secondary schools, private and university clinic settings. 

Samantha takes a client-centred and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients, families, school staff and other health professionals. She incorporates a range of theoretical approaches and techniques dependent on the needs of the client and their family, including Animal Assisted Therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy.

 

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys going out for coffee and brunch, dancing and spending time with her family. Samantha loves animals and spending time with her dogs, Uno and Molly. She enjoys teaching them new tricks and finding interesting places for them to visit.

Samantha works with young people aged 3 – 25 years, providing assessments and therapy for a wide range of client groups and presenting concerns, including:

 

  • Anxiety & phobias

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression

  • Grief and adjustment concerns

  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Learning difficulties

  • Stress management

Our certified therapy dog, Uno, is an 8-year-old Finnish Lapphund who provides animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as part of a team with his handler, Samantha. AAT is a type of therapy centred on using the human animal bond to help support clients in reaching their therapeutic goals.

 

Aside from playing an integral role in Samantha’s work with her clients, Uno oftentimes acts as part of the welcoming committee to ​visitors to Seven Hats Psychology. With his gentle demeanour and impeccable manners, Uno is always eager for affection. If you find yourself waiting in reception and are comfortable with dogs, he'll approach you calmly, sitting by your feet, eagerly awaiting pats and head scratches, and gently welcoming you to the space.

 

In his spare time, Uno loves a good puppicino, going on hikes and playing with his fur-sister, Molly.

 

Common concerns that AAT can help support with include:

  • Difficulties with therapy engagement

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Emotional regulation

  • Stress management

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Emily

Areeba

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Emily
Areeba

Psychologist
(Educational & Developmental Psychologist Registrar)

Emily is a registered psychologist (Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar) passionate about working with children and adolescents, providing them with support, empathy, and strategies during what is a key developmental period. Emily prioritises collaboration with parents, caregivers, and professionals to ensure optimal care. She works from a strengths-based, neuroaffirming approach, creating a safe, non-judgmental and empowering environment for her clients while being culturally informed and LGBTQIA+ inclusive in her practice. In her spare time, Emily loves playing video games on her Nintendo Switch and is an avid Pokémon fan. She loves chatting about Pokémon with the kids and young people she works with, and although she loves all Pokémon, her favourites are Eevee and Umbreon.
 

Emily has experience in delivering intervention individually, in group settings and with parents, utilising techniques from a range of modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Emily is also experienced in cognitive, academic and adaptive assessments, as well as behavioural and emotional screeners. 

 

Emily supports clients aged 3-21 with intervention and assessment across a variety of presentations including: 

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Anxiety and phobias

  • Social and emotional difficulties

  • Learning difficulties

  • Adjustment and transition difficulties

Psychologist
 

Areeba Sadiq is a Registered Psychologist who is interested in working with young people to overcome numerous challenges presenting during the adolescent stage and assist them in developing the resiliency required to manage adversities in a warm and nurturing environment. When working with children, young people, and their families, she strives for a collaborative and individualised approach to help client's and their families to overcome challenges whilst complementing current strengths.

Children and young people should experience a greater connection to their developing identity, increased confidence, and greater independence in managing their current experiences so that they can achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life. 


Areeba is also able to provide support in Urdu to families requiring more understanding of what's currently going on for their child. In her down-time Areeba loves painting (though she's still learning!) and loves finding out about new art therapy techniques. 


Special Interests:

  • Higher Primary school-aged children (Year 4 onwards)

  • Adolescents

  • Anxiety (Social Anxiety)

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Personal growth & Career Development

  • Working with individuals from CALD communities and/or Islamic Faith

  • Assessments for Adolescents 

  • Group Programs

  • CBT /ACT /Art Therapy/ DBT/Trauma informed/TIIP

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Courtney

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Euna
Courtney

Euna

Psychologist
(Educational & Developmental Psychologist Registrar)

Courtney is a registered psychologist who is currently completing the educational and developmental psychology registrar program. She has worked in both private and educational settings providing therapeutic interventions and cognitive, academic, behavioural and adaptive assessments. When Courtney has a quiet moment, she loves to read and particularly to revisit her favourite books - the Harry Potter series! 

 

Courtney is passionate about supporting the development, learning and overall wellbeing of children and adolescents using a collaborative, neuroaffirming and strengths-based approach. She utilises a range of therapeutic modalities including play, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), to help young people discover more about themselves, build their emotion regulation abilities and learn skills to manage their challenges. 

 

Courtney currently works with clients aged 3 - 21 providing intervention and assessment for a variety of presentations, including:

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Anxiety

  • Learning difficulties

  • Social and emotional difficulties 

Psychologist
(Educational & Developmental Psychologist Registrar)

Euna Catampongan is a Registered Psychologist and has worked across a variety of settings, experienced in cognitive, academic and behavioural assessments.

Euna loves working with children, adolescents and young adults, and aims to create safe spaces for them to have a better understanding about their inner world and to learn skills that help them manage the day-to-day challenges. When not working, Euna loves to make cute and colourful crafts to bring a smile to others' faces. One of Euna's hobbies is to crochet fun soft toys for her friends! Her favourite creation is a set of crocheted coasters made in the shape of a potted Monstera plant.

 

Euna works collaboratively with the young person, their family, school and other professionals to provide clients with the tools and strategies that empower them to live life more meaningfully. 

Euna provides intervention and assessment services for clients aged 3 - 21 across a variety of presentations, including;

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Specific Learning Disorders

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Anxiety

  • Social and emotional difficulties

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Ella

Ella

Provisional Psychologist
(Final placement)

Ella Shelley is a provisional psychologist currently completing her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Australian Catholic University. She works closely with her supervisor Samantha, our principal psychologist. 

 

Ella is in her final placement and has experience in cognitive, academic and behavioural assessments. Ella has a passion for working collaboratively with young people and their families to help overcome challenges, gain a deeper level of understanding of themselves and improve their overall wellbeing.

 

When Ella is not working she enjoys creating and experimenting with baking, and has often brought in yummy treats into the staff room to share. 

 

Ella provides assessment and intervention for clients aged 3-21 across a variety of presentations including;

 

  • ADHD

  • Autism 

  • Specific Learning Disorders

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Anxiety

OUR ADMIN TEAM

Molly

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Serena

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Bridget

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Shang

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Seven Hats Psychology welcomes people from all walks of life, providing a safe inclusive environment for all. 

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we conduct our business. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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