Darwin Psychology Services

About Us

Why use Darwin Psychology Services?

We are committed to providing you with an objective and informed assessment of the difficulties you may be facing. Additionally, we aim to provide you with practical assistance and strategies in dealing with your difficulties and we will create an individualised program specific to your needs. We recognise the importance of allowing you time and space to work through issues at your own pace and reinforce that you are in charge of determining the level of intervention you require.

We also offer a comprehensive range of assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Assessments include cognitive functioning, behavioural problems, developmental difficulties and disorders (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy), learning difficulties (reading and spelling problems, comprehension, expressing ideas) as well as court ordered or family based evaluations. Please see our Assessments section for more details. 

Our Mission

To provide psychological services aimed at improving mental health and quality of life and provide comprehensive assessments and treatments for those living in the Territory.


Potential Positive Outcomes and Benefits

Improved self esteem

  • Feeling more at ease with yourself and others
  • Being more open and honest with your interactions with others
  • Coping with crowds and improving your social and emotional life

Reduced anxiety

  • Feeling calmer
  • Worrying less
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Improved sexual libido

Effective coping strategies

  • Learning techniques for dealing with stress evoking events and environments
  • Learning new behaviours and effective communication skills
  • Developing a positive and fulfilling lifestyle

Meet Our Team

Louise McKenna
Psychologist

BAppSc (Psych) Grad Dip Psych, MIM, MAPS

Lucy Palmer 
Psychologist

BSc(Psych Honours), MPsych(Ed&Dev), MAPS

 Dominique Gray
Provisional Psychologist

BBeSc (Hons Psych)., BPsychSc, assoc.MAPS

Michelle Hayward

Provisional Psychologist

B. BehSc., B. PscyhSc. (Hons).assoc.MAPS

Linda Tan 
Provisional Psychologist

B Sc(Psych),PostgradDipPsych,MMusTherapy. assoc.MAPS

 

All of our psychologists are members of Australian Pschological Society

and registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

 

 

Denni Monroe
Practice Manager

Robyn Dowling
Reception