Our Team

Danielle Sellick, MAPS, FCCLP
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Accredited Consultant EMDRAA
BCom, LLB (Hons), Dip Psych, Postgrad Dip Psych, M Psych (Clinical
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Danielle has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, including for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, beyondblue and in private practice. Danielle initially trained as a lawyer and understands the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has held various board positions and is a committee member of Friends of MITHRA, an Australian charity raising funds for children with disabilities in Chennai, India. Danielle is also a children’s book author, publishing Kind to Me in 2019 (Balboa Press) and Captain Courageous in 2021 (Austin Macauley).

Danielle has a warm, collaborative and grounded approach. She helps adults experiencing anxiety and panic, depression, trauma, relationship, workplace and parenting concerns, grief and loss, Aspergers and more. She also provides clinical supervision and consultation as an EMDRAA Accredited Consultant.

Danielle uses EMDR therapy, Schema therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based therapies. Her holistic approach assists clients to kick start their own healing, while learning something genuine about themselves along the way.

Miriam Taouk
Psychologist
Post Grad Dip Psych, BA (Psych)

Miriam Taouk is a registered psychologist who combines evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Therapy, EMDR Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy with a holistic approach to treat the cause of emotional and psychological concerns. Miriam’s approach is tailored to suit each client’s needs to reach their highest personal goals. Miriam is passionate, focused and maintains a strong belief in wellbeing for a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Miriam has experience in both government and private sectors. She works closely with clients to treat a broad range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, grief and loss, trauma and relationships. She has extensive experience in critical debriefing, psychometric testing and preparing psychological reports.

Miriam provides a confidential, sensitive and informative counselling service. Through discussion of personal experiences, skill development and enlightenment, therapy is designed to enrich client’s lives and empower them to overcome the obstacles which have led them to seek help.

Renae Vanderheyden
Psychologist
B.Soc.Sc. (Psych)
Assoc MAPS

Renae has been a registered psychologist for over 10 years. She has a background working within human resource teams across organisations and has extensive psychometric assessment and consulting skills. During this time, Renae developed a passion for exploring the strengths and development potential of individuals.

Renae transitioned into mental health counselling five years ago and has since developed her practice across various settings. Renae adopts a solution focused, person-centred counselling approach with warmth and empathy. She takes a holistic approach with her clients, supporting them to develop personal insight and growth, in line with the individual’s personal values system.

Renae has experience in a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, AOD, grief and loss, interpersonal/relationship issues, parenting and workplace issues. Renae has experience in trauma and critical incident response group debriefing.

Renae draws from a range of evidenced-based therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including mindfulness practice; Solution-Focused counselling (SFC); EMDR Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy techniques. She continues to develop with Schema Therapy.

Renae provides a safe and confidential space for the individual to explore and develop personal insight, identify goals whilst facilitating the therapeutic process towards positive growth and change.

Kon Kamateros
Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
Board Approved Supervisor – Psychology Board of Australia
Honorary Associate, La Trobe University

Kon has worked as a psychologist, clinical supervisor/educator and psychology team leader for the past 25 years in private and public hospitals, including the Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Austin Hospital.  Prior to this he worked for ten years in disability and industrial rehabilitation,

He has helped many people struggling with cancer, pain, rehabilitation issues, grief and many frightening conditions he didn’t know existed, as well as depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment challenges independent of physical health.

He is an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical and Counselling psychologist, underlining the value he places on understanding the person as well as their symptoms and helping them to develop their strengths, skills and insights and build a more rewarding and meaningful life.

Helen Dean
Counsellor, Accredited Practising Dietician, Family Therapist

Helen is a counsellor, accredited practising dietitian and family-based therapist with over 20 years experience. She specialises in working with children and adolescents with eating disorders (this includes AN; BN; BED; ARFID & OSFED); disordered eating, and body image issues. Helen also enjoys working with adolescents presenting with depression, anxiety, and trauma to help them create a more fulfilling and balanced life. Helen recently worked with young people and their families in the Paediatric Mental Health unit at the Austin Hospital, Eating Disorders Victoria and is currently working privately with adolescents and their families where she specialises in family-based therapy, adolescent focused therapy, and motivational counselling.

Helen has worked at Latrobe University since 2013 in various roles which include coordinating the undergraduate nutrition course; teaching and tutoring into the nutrition and dietetics program as well has taught both primary and secondary school students. Helen has a passion in working with both adolescents and their families to assist them on their journey towards recovery as well help them better understand their behaviours so they can work towards achieving their goals.

Helen is an active member of:
• Dietitians Australia
• Nutrition Society
• Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
• CEED
• Victorian Institute of Teaching
• Member- The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACPHER)
• Body Positive Australia
• Health Not Diets Australia (health professional)
• NEDC

For appointments please contact Helen directly on:

ph: 0412855347
E: reception@helendeaned.com