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Meet our Team

  • Ana Nikibin

    Counsellor/Psychologist

    Ana is a registered counsellor who has worked with a diverse range of clients including children and adults. She has over 6 years of experience in working with children with developmental difficulties, delivering behavioural therapy and providing parent and teacher training on behaviour management. Ana has also worked with adults presenting with mood and personality disorders delivering one on one therapy and facilitating group therapy sessions. Ana is passionate about supporting individuals in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life.

  • Peter Le

    Occupational Therapist

    Peter is an Occupational Therapist who has a keen interest in mental health, and mobility equipment prescription. Peter is of Vietnamese background and is extremely passionate in advocating for families from a culturally-diverse background. Peter aims to keep up to date with latest in evidence-based practice and assistive technology. Peter strives to support people of all ages and ability to live life with maximum independence.
     

  • Tom Xia

    Registered Psychologist

    Tom is a Registered Psychologist with 3 year of experience delivering clinical support in corporate, vocational and clinical settings. Tom is experienced in providing therapy for mood disorders, anxiety (social phobia, generalised anxiety, panic disorder etc), low-self-esteem and skills building. Tom is skilled in administering a range of cognitive, academic, diagnostic and risk assessments. He maintains an active interest in neurobehaviourial sciences, specifically, attention, consciousness, learning systems and behaviour and trauma related psychological disorders. Tom has experience working across different cultural backgrounds and has competent Mandarin speaking skills.
     

  • Norma Martins

    Vocational Counsellor

    Norma is from Brazil, and her passion is to see people of all ages achieve their potential and be confident to take steps to fulfil their dreams.

    She has experience with children and adults, those from different nationalities and cultures, and has worked with people with a range of disabilities and within aged care. Norma has a great passion to support the Indigenous people of Australia.

    Norma’s desire is support individuals and families to improve their mental health in all areas of their lives. She enjoys working with people and seeing them improve in the way they think of themselves, and to see them achieve their goals.
     

  • Parisa Masoudi

    Counsellor

    Parisa is a registered counsellor. She has a Bachelor in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling. For the past 6 years, Parisa has been working within the employment industry as a case manager, while utilising the skills learnt during her Psychology degree and applying it to her role which has led to a promising career progression within Ability Options as a vocational counsellor. She also has extensive experience working with diverse groups such as youth, children, refugees and immigrants (CALD).
     
    Parisa is passionate about improving everyday living of individuals by helping them addressing their barriers by introducing useful strategies to help them live fulfilling lives.
     

  • Adam Clark

    Vocational Counsellor / Social Worker

    Adam is registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers. He has a Bachelor of Psychological Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. His previous role involved supporting people with behavioural issues stemming from various chromosomal disorders and mental health diagnoses.

    Adam has an understanding of the challenges that can face people with emotional and mental health issues. Although facing these challenges can make life difficult, he firmly believes overcoming them makes life meaningful. Adam loves giving people the tools to do so themselves.

    Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start”,
    (Dr. Nido Qubein).
     

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