Marina Levez – General Manager
Mental Health Clinician/Psychotherapist
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Marina has knowledge and experience in a variety of work settings including leadership roles, mental health, crisis intervention, abuse, grief, loss & trauma, relationships, and addiction rehabilitation and recovery. She is a qualified and professionally recognised forensic mental health specialist. Through her own journey and life experience Marina is compassionate, empathetic and non-judgmental and is able to relate and understand the issues faced by individuals today.

Marina focuses on bringing hope to those suffering and helping individuals rebuild their lives and live a rich and meaningful life. Marina has worked with individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds, in one on one, couples, and group settings, working with abuse, addictions, mental health illnesses, family of origin, anxiety & stress, trauma, grief & loss, shame, self-esteem and life-transitions.

Marina established Soothing Minds in 2016 as a sole practitioner, and as the General Manager of the organisation continues to build the practice which now comprises of 4 therapists and 2 administration staff. The Soothing Minds team works with private clients and NDIS participants, providing psychological interventions, support coordination and plan management.

Qualifications and Training

Master of Social Work, Flinders University
Master of Counselling Practice, Tabor College
Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University
Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University
Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Endorsed and Accredited Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Professional Memberships

PACFA Reg. Clinical Mental Health Practitioner 23699
Association for Contexual Behavioural Science
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Australian Association of Social Work 469628


Dr. Danny Camfferman – Psychologist (Provisional)

Danny Camfferman is a registered Psychologist (Provisional) who has an extensive history of involvement in psychological research and practice within university and clinical environments. Danny is a strong advocate in the use of evidence-based interventions and utilises effective psychological approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in the support and care of his clients.

Danny is motivated to reduce the suffering of his clients through improving their emotional functioning, increasing their skill sets, to better manage their circumstances, and to proceed with a greater ability to deal with future plans and opportunities. He has significant experience in working with a culturally diverse clientele, including ex-service personnel, LGBTQ+, and Indigenous people in the management of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem deficits, anger management and self-confidence, emotion regulation, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic attacks.

Qualifications and Training

Bachelor of Arts, (Psychology and Education) Flinders University
Graduate Diploma in Psychology, University of South Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Adelaide

Professional Memberships

Australian Association of Psychologists Inc & AHPRA PSY0002418881


Megan Hawes – Psychologist (Provisional)

Megan Hawes is a provisional psychologist who has experience working with people with a range of disabilities to improve their quality of life and mental health. Her approach is compassionate, non-judgemental, and supportive.

Megan believes in taking a client centred approach and finding goals that will assist them to lead a meaningful life. To do so, Megan employs evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Behaviour Support, and Motivational Interviewing. Having worked with people of different backgrounds, she has experience tailoring the methodology to the person.

Qualifications and Training

Honours Degree Bachelor of Psychology, Flinders University

Professional Memberships

AHPRA PSY0002345602

Australian Association of Psychologists Inc – Member No 003217

NDIS Commission Behaviour Support Practitioner – A2369


 

Robyn Hook - Plan Manager

Although, Robyn is new to the medical administration industry she is very passionate about helping people and strives to provide exceptional customer service to all of our clients to make their experience with us as easy and seamless as possible. She endeavours to provide our clients with the most positive and empathetic approach and is always happy to have a chat and a smile with all of our clients. Robyn has extensive experience in customer service and has detailed knowledge and experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable as well as payroll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tazin Tanvir – Clinical Assistant/Plan Manager

Tazin is a highly organised, self-driven, and conscientious Honours of Psychology graduate who is passionate about developing her career in the field of Psychology. This can be seen in her role as a Support Facilitator for Autistic individuals as well as being part of the team here at Soothing Minds as a Clinical Assistant/Receptionist. Although, Tazin is new to the Psychology administration industry, she showcases high attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure, whilst assisting clients through an empathetic, polite, and positive approach.

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