Clinical psychologists/Psychologists

Dr BattistiDr Robert Battisti | Clinical Psychologist | BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology) MACPA
Robert Battisti is a Clinical Director at Mind Plasticity and our Principal Psychologist, overseeing much of the shared mental health care for clients of the practice in collaboration with other Mind Plasticity clinicians. He is passionate about delivering evidence-based therapies and overcoming some of the traditional barriers that restrict people from accessing top quality care via team care arrangements. Robert completed his PhD at the University of Wollongong and a postdoctoral position with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales in partnership with the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. He has worked in and around Sydney for many years and has professional affiliations with organisations such as Brain and Mind Centre at Sydney University, headspace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Robert is additionally on the Board of Directors for the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Robert has expertise in working with individuals and families with more complex needs and in multi-disciplinary care arrangements. His clinical background is in child, adolescent and young adult (AYA) psychology as well as parenting psychology, with an expertise in addiction, psychiatric comorbidity (i.e. multiple diagnoses), and chronic disease (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, cancer). In addition to his role at Mind Plasticity, Robert holds a position as a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the Cancer Centre for Children at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and provides workshops on addiction, paediatric and youth cancer, and sexual functioning.

Ms BassettMs Dana Bassett | Clinical Psychologist | BASc (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)
Dana is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and adults across a variety of settings. She has a keen interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety (in particular, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), post-natal depression, adjustment difficulties, and child/teen behavioural management in the home. Dana’s approach to treatment is influenced by her belief that everyone has a capacity beyond their knowledge to improve aspects of their life and that working together can help reveal those abilities. Dana works both individually and within a family context from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model. She integrates Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and Biofeedback into her treatment plan.


Ms ElliottMs Jocelyn Elliott | Clinical Psychologist | BPsych (Hons), MA (Clinical Psychology) Assoc MACPA
Jocelyn is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong. Jocelyn has trained in a variety of settings including headspace, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Wesley Mission, The Albion Centre and Port Kembla Hospital. She currently also works with adolescents, young adults and their families at headspace Bondi Junction. Jocelyn works using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework and has a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with study-related stress including school work stress, HSC and exam performance anxiety. She also enjoys working with clients to help them manage emotional dysregulation, panic, social anxiety, self-esteem issues and interpersonal relationship difficulties. A particular area of interest for Jocelyn is working with patients with chronic conditions, including major illnesses such as cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Pain disorders. Jocelyn strongly believes in utilising the skills of a multi-disciplinary team in overcoming psychological barriers and highlighting the important relationship between good mental health and healthy lifestyle behaviours such as the role of activity, sleep and self-care.


Ms Jennifer MackenzieJennifer Mackenzie | Clinical Psychologist | BA (Psych), PGDipPsych, MPsych(Clin), MACPA
Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience in the fields of human resources, organisational psychology, psychiatric research and clinical psychology. Jennifer has worked in both private and public hospitals in Sydney, providing workshops, program development, group facilitation and individual treatment. She previously worked at the University of Sydney at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the Brain and Mind Centre in the treatment and research of sleep and circadian disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and neuropsychological functioning. She has also worked at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW in the area of drug and alcohol treatment and research. Jennifer has developed and facilitated many group and individual inpatient and outpatient treatment programs in both public and private hospitals. Some groups that Jennifer has facilitated include Cognitive Remediation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Stress Management, Self-Esteem and Drug & Alcohol Issues. Jennifer has a keen interest and extensive experience in co-morbid and complex mental health issues.


Mr KimberDaniel Kimber | Registered Psychologist | Clincal Psychologist Registrar | Bscience (Hons Psych)
Daniel is a registered psychologist and an associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). He has experience working with adolescents and adults across a range of public and private settings, including hospitals, universities and community mental health services. Daniel is adept at assessing and treating anxiety and depressive disorders and is particularly interested in supporting individuals with difficulties related to complex trauma, emotion dysregulation and early-stage psychosis. He uses a collaborative, personalised and evidence-based approach to help individuals build understanding, overcome difficulties and reach their goals. Daniel’s practice is grounded in the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality, compassionate support and has the capacity to change. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology / Master of Science at the University of Sydney, conducting research into barriers to help-seeking for anxiety disorders.


Mr ModiniMr Matt Modini | Registered Psychologist | BPsych (Hons)
Matt is a registered psychologist and is an associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). He holds an Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University and is currently completing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology/PhD at the University of Sydney. He is currently researching social anxiety and has published a number of articles in academic journals regarding social anxiety, workplace mental health and employment outcomes for individuals with severe mental illness. Matt has experience in conducting clinical assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults in both community and inpatient settings. He has particular expertise in treating individuals whom are experiencing problems with social and/or general anxiety, depression, psychosis, stress, workplace issues and gambling as well as improving lifestyle behaviours. Matt is genuine in his practice and employs evidence-based treatments to assist individuals in reaching their treatment goals. He strongly believes that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive help and be treated with respect and kindness.


Ms RalphMs Angelique Ralph | Registered Psychologist | Clinical Psychologist Registrar | BPsych(Hons) | Assoc MACPA
Angie is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney where she is presently completing a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology/PhD. Angie has research and clinical expertise in the relationship between mental health and chronic disease and has published academic articles and presented at international conferences on this topic. This is particularly in the areas of kidney disease and transplantation. She also has interest and expertise in the areas of disordered eating, family therapy and gender identity. Angie works across the lifespan but primarily with teenagers, youth and adults. Angie advocates for a patient-centered approach to healthcare that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of clients. She thus takes a collaborative and compassionate approach with each client and values the importance of applying evidence-based principles to her clinical work.