Marina Levez – General Manager
Mental Health Clinician/Psychotherapist

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

Nick Raymond – Psychologist

Nick is a registered psychologist with several years’ experience providing therapeutic interventions and supports to individuals and families with complex needs. His treatment approach is collaborative and client-centred and incorporates evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, and cognitive remediation. He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, and has treated psychosis spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, stress disorders, autism spectrum disorder, alcohol and substance use.

Nick is most passionate about helping his clients achieve meaningful change and improving wellbeing, and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, as well as the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.

Qualifications and Training

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Honours), CQU
Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of South Australia

Professional Memberships

Australian Association of Psychologists Inc & AHPRA PSY0002054928

Elmien Britz - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Elmien is a skilled and qualified mental health social worker with over 25 years practical experience. Elmien has a special interest in the treatment of compulsive behaviour such as eating disorders and internet addiction and over the years was involved with various alcohol and drug treatment facilities. Elmien's skill set is complimented by an Honours degree in Psychology with a sound knowledge of how subconscious thoughts and beliefs often determine behaviour.

Elmien is experienced as an individual, group, and couples counsellor. Her treatment approach combines different techniques that facilitates emotional growth but also assist in practically bringing about change.

Additionally, Elmien has practised within corporate environments as an employee assistant counsellor assisting in corporate training and counselling within the workplace.

More recently, Elmien focused on working with children within a school and family environment. Elmien acted as mediator, facilitator, educator and counsellor to address mental health obstacles children are experiencing such as anxiety, depression, impulse control, emotional regulation and grief.

Elmien is a therapist at heart, and believes every person who embarks in counselling, embarks on a journey of unlimited self-discovery which requires courage. Elmien assists in counselling by addressing the “whole person” including the emotional, physical-and spiritual components of health and well-being. Elmien is passionate about walking this road with those who dare to challenge themselves.

Qualifications and Training

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology), University of Johannesburg
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, University of Johannesburg
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Professional Memberships

Australian Association of Social Work 473599

Madaline Boyd – Psychologist

Madaline Boyd is a registered Psychologist who has fostered her passion for empowering people for to achieve their goals for over a decade. She has experience in working across the lifespan, providing therapeutic support for children as young as 4 years of age to adults in their 60’s.

Madaline approaches her work from a client-centred and compassionate ethos using evidence based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Positive Psychology, Positive Behaviour Support, and Motivational Interviewing.

She has significant experience in working with Autism spectrum and other developmental disorders as well as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem and self-confidence, resilience, emotion regulation, social skills, behaviour change and goal setting.

Madaline is passionate about empowering her clients so they are able to live meaningful lives and develop skills, so they are better able to manage life challenges.

Qualifications and Training

Bachelor of Psychological Science, University of South Australia
Honours in Arts (Psychology), University of New England
Graduate Diploma in Public Health, University of Sydney
Master of Professional Psychology, University of New England

Professional Memberships

Australian Association of Psychologists Inc & AHPRA PSY0002172398


Claudia Silva - Plan Manager

Claudia is a highly organised, self-driven and motivated individual, and passionate about developing her career in the field of Accounting. Claudia has a Bachelor of Accounting with a background in Law as well as a Masters in Business Administration in Taxation and possesses many years of experience of working in the accounting field and has gained extensive experience. Claudia prides herself on her high attention to detail, her excellent organisational, analytical, and computational skills, and exceptional customer service.

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.

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