Our Team of Health Care Professionals

Our team of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Applied Behaviour Analysists (ABA) Therapists are available to work together with you to help your child reach their potential.

We are a multidisciplinary team of health professionals able to provide a comprehensive range of services. We are able to work with parents and carers, schools and with other agencies to help our clients achieve their therapy goals.

Principal Psychologist (Midland)

Sharon is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has considerable experience in working with both children and teenagers as a School Psychologist, a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, and as a Psychologist in private practice. Sharon is also a qualified Primary School Teacher and Art Therapist. Her professional experience is enriched in being the mother of two gorgeous and at times challenging sons.

Whether it be difficulties at home or school, with family or friends, with playing or learning, Sharon describes her work with children as “just helping to make things better”. When necessary she takes on the role of child/teenager translator, mediator and advocate, to improve communication with the child’s network.

She is skilled in assisting with issues arising from

separation anxiety and school refusal
depression, suicidal ideation and self harm
family conflict from parenting a strong-willed child/teenager
adjustments to family separation or divorce
building resilience and self-esteem
bullying and study and social difficulties
learning difficulties (SLD: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Sharon’s primary intervention with her clients is based on Interpersonal Therapy.  Her focus is on developing a positive rapport with clients. Sharon then employs evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that addresses her clients thinking, behaviour, and feelings.

Sharon often works with all her clients’ families and other stakeholder’s including teachers, paediatricians, and allied health professionals, towards improving her client’s over-all well-being.

Program Manager ABACAS (Midland)

Rachel is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA), specialising in behavioural therapy with children and adolescents. She serves as a Program Manager and positive behaviour support practitioner at ABACAS, the Child Wellbeing Centre.

Rachel has worked in diverse settings including schools and homes, treating clients with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, global developmental delay, Prader Willi Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, developmental delays, learning difficulties and behavioural challenges. In addition to her work with clients, Rachel supports Jenny Lin in supervising a team of Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs) to ensure that all clients receive quality care and support throughout their treatment with the Centre.

Rachel’s passion for her work is driven by the bonds she builds with her clients, and she applies a range of empirically supported strategies and procedures derived from the principles of behaviour over the course of their treatment. She also delivers evidence-based training and consultation to families and associated stakeholders.   

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Curtin in Perth, WA. As an ongoing effort to provide compassionate and up-to-date healthcare to her clients, Rachel is currently pursuing her Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) certification, as well as a Masters in Behaviour Analysis Practice with the University of Florida Tech.

When not at work, Rachel is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike on scenic trails and explore the waterways in a kayak.