We are passionate about providing rural, regional and all Australians with:

Dr Evelyn Gasparillo

Principal Psychologist
(Languages: English and Spanish)

Currently working with: adults and older adults

Evelyn is a highly qualified Senior Psychologist with over 15 years of experience.

Her expertise is in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Chronic Stress
  • Acculturation Stress
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Single Incident
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychological impact of chronic health conditions
  • Workplace Conflict
Therapeutic approach
Evelyn adopts a warm and compassionate approach, and practices from a person-centred approach working primarily from evidence-based therapies. Evelyn’s primary therapeutic orientation is:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
Professional Qualifications & Affiliations
  • Doctor of Health Psychology (The University of Southern Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Honours (The University of Queensland)
  • Full Member Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA)

Evelyn has worked over the past 15 years in various community clinics, hospital inpatient/outpatient settings, primary health clinics, schools, and private psychology clinics in Queensland and Western Australia.

She maintains ongoing professional development to update her skills and knowledge.

Mrs Melissa Scarpaci

Experienced Master Level Psychologist
(Languages: English)

Currently working with: adults, older adults, and families with parenting relating concerns

Melissa is a highly qualified and Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience.

Her expertise is in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Chronic Stress
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • School refusal and learning difficulties
  • Parenting relating concerns and family Conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Self- esteem, confidence, and assertiveness
  • Work transition and workplace Conflict
Therapeutic approach
Melissa’s approach is warm, gentle, caring and empathic. She is highly experienced with a range of evidence- based psychological treatments such as:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Professional Qualifications & Affiliations
  • Master of Educational Psychology (The University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Psychology HONOURS (RMIT)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Psychology (RMIT)
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Melissa is an experienced psychologist of more than 15 years who adopts a warm, caring, and empathetic style of counselling. She is committed to treating each person as an individual, with respect and unconditional positivity, in a safe, non-judgemental space where people can be themselves as they voice their concerns. Her gentle approach allows individuals to feel accepted and nurtured. As a parent of three children, Melissa understands the demands of a working mother and the importance of maintaining a balanced and healthy quality of life. She is motivated to see people thrive, especially from a mental health perspective. She uses evidence-based therapies for best practice, namely Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which focusses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Melissa has worked across a range of settings, including hospitals, schools, university, private practice, and most recently Telehealth, where she has addressed the emotional, mental health and wellbeing needs of children, parents, youth and adults. She has encompassed a broad array of areas including depression, anxiety, phobia, sleep, stress, low self-esteem, grief and loss, adjustment, trauma anxiety, learning issues, school refusal, disabilities (including ASD), school and work transitions. In her current Telehealth role, Melissa sees adults for individual counselling and parenting related concerns.

Ms Eleonora Ospina

Registered Psychologist
(Languages: English and Spanish)

Currently working with: children (8-12 years), adolescents, adults, older adults and couples

Eleonora is a highly qualified and Registered Psychologist with over 16 years of experience.

Her expertise is in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Stress
  • Schizophrenia
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Family Conflict
  • Loss and Grief
  • Self- esteem, confidence, and assertiveness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Acculturation Stress
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Workplace Conflict
  • Critical Incidents
  • Couples and Relationship Problems
  • Psychological impact of chronic health conditions

Marianne Townsend

Experienced Master Level Psychologist
(Languages: English)

Currently working with: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples & Families with a range of presenting issues.

Marianne is a highly qualified Psychologist with over 30 years of experience.

Her expertise is in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Complex Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain and Injury Management
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Parenting relating concerns and family Conflict
  • Work transition and workplace Conflict
  • Attachment and developmental disorders

  In addition, she is highly experienced in:

    • Preparation of Court and Victims of Crime Reports.
    • Specialist assessments for Autism
Therapeutic approach

Marianne has extensive experience in working with a range of age groups.  She is a caring professional dedicated to helping our clients find solutions to a variety of psychological and emotional challenges, in order to live their most meaningful lives.

She is very experienced with a range of evidence- based psychological interventions such as:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Professional Qualifications & Affiliations
  • Master of Forensic Psychology (The University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Science – Psychology HONOURS (Monash University)
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • AHPRA Psychology Board Registered Supervisor.
  • Member Australian Association of Clinical Hypnosis,
  • Member Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association. 
  • Member Australian Pain Society.
  • Associate Member of EMDRAA.

To maintain a high standard of service delivery in evidence-based practice, Marianne undertakes regular professional consultation and development and operates her practice in accordance with the strict ethical guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). In working with clients, Marianne is first and foremost concerned that they feel heard and gain a good understanding of the factors that have fuelled their current difficulties.  She is a registered provider with several private health funds and is an approved provider of services through Medicare, Workcover, TAC, VOCAT & the NDIS.

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