Meet The Team!

Carly Treloar – Director | Registered Occupational Therapist and Clinical Myotherapist

Credentials: Bachelor of Health Sciences | Masters in Occupational Therapy Practice | Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy | Certified Bhava Hatha Yoga/Meditation Teacher

  

Withover 20 years of experience in soft tissue therapies, Carly’s interests in the human condition on how we are connected through life’s generality of situations we face physically, mentally and emotionally, opened the door to further studies. These included musculoskeletal therapies, somatic movement(Feldenkrais method) yoga/meditation, social-emotional awareness and a holistic approach to healthcare namingly, ‘Occupational Therapy’ 

Carly enjoys working with people across all ages with special interests in Sensory processing challenges in ASD, Sensory Motor Based Interventions, Sensory Integration (SI) Social/Emotional skills development and Occupation Based Activities that support Mental Health in children, youth and adults.

Carly is currently completing her Post Graduate in Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) through Sensory Integration Education and the Sheffield Hallam University (UK).

Living Without Boundaries is Carly’s vision of providing a nurturing space for individuals, children and families to access therapeutic interventions and support within an Occupational Therapy framework whilst providing physical therapies that compliment the businesses purpose and mission of a holistic and wellness approach to healthcare.

Carly brings with her, a wide range of skill sets and works with, but not limited to,

– Social/Emotional regulation skills development

– Autism Spectrum Disorder & PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

– Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD | ADHD)

– Learning Challenges (Executive function)

– Sensory Processing Challenges, Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD)

– Developmental delays

– Fine and Gross Motor control, including handwriting difficulties

– Upper Limb strength and conditioning, motor control and coordination

– Anxiety and Stress Management

– Chronic Fatigue and Energy conservation

– Fibromyalgia, Soft tissue dysfunction and Pain management.

When away from the clinic, Carly provides in clinic OT services for children and families in Williamstown together with Paediatricians, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Family Counsellors, Speech Therapists and Mental Health Social Workers.

 

Alexia Napoleone – Occupational Therapist (Graduate)

Credentials – Bachelor of Applied Science & masters of Occupational Therapy Practice – Latrobe University

 

 

Whilst studying to be an Occupational Therapist at Latrobe, Lexi previously worked with people with disabilities as a volunteer support worker. Being part of a recreation program, she helped provide people with access to the community, education, social skills and having fun! Completing activities with clients helps with understanding people’s interests and how they can participate, which builds and strengthens a therapeutic relationship. Lexi has had experience in a variety of hospital, community and school settings. She has an interest in community mental health with people of all ages.
Occupational Therapy provided the opportunity to work with people and their loved ones throughout all stages of their progress. A significant part of occupational therapy that Lexi enjoys is continuously working with people to understand their lifestyle and enable independence in meaningful tasks by finding creative solutions.
Lexi looks after her own physical/mental health by playing hockey and doing yoga, she enjoys travelling, trying new and delicious foods and photography. She’s also very passionate about art and is often drawing, as it is a great creative outlet for freedom of expression and relaxation.

Lexi works with, but is not limited to, children, teens and adults experiencing Neurodevelopmental and psychosocial challenges

Lexi also offers service provision in the following areas:
– Occupational Therapy Assessment & Evaluation, intervention and planning, including NDIS service provision and reporting
– Functional capacity evaluations & reporting
– Sensory profile assessments & reporting
– Functional School Based Assessments
– Social Skills Development
– Fine and Gross motor skills development
– Clinic and home based sessions
– Energy Conservation & Fatigue Management
– Travel Training and community access

 

Veronica Passmore & Timber – Art Psychotherapist | Provisional Psychologist |Animal Assisted Therapies

Credentials Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced – Monash University | Sandplay Practitioner – Sandplay Therapy Training Australia | Masters in Creative Arts Therapy – MIECAT, Melbourne | Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapy – RMIT University, Melbourne | Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education – RMIT University, Melbourne | BA Hons. Art, Design and Media: Illustration Pathway – University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

 

I am dedicated to and understand first-hand, the magic that the arts can offer. I have been developing my relationship with them since I was eight years old. Fifteen years ago I moved from the South of England to Melbourne where I continued my studies in art, education, art therapy and now psychology.

I have been a fully qualified therapist for over ten years now and love every minute of my work. I have experience in working with people of all different ages with a variety of needs and expectations. One of the main aspects of this work that is so compelling is the process of developing unique therapeutic relationships that complement each individual and their creative journey.​

As an artist, my main skill lies in drawing. I spend most of my time in the studio exploring different ways of drawing. I like to push the boundaries of what a drawing is and what a drawing looks like. Some of my favourite topics include discovering and magnifying details found in nature, surrealist ideas and developing characters for children’s picture books. I also really enjoy time with my dog and being in nature. Watching her play and teaching her new commands brings me great joy. In addition, I also love boxing and am a volunteer coach at a local not for profit gym. Working alongside people of all ages and watching the growth in their discipline, respect and dedication to boxing, the gym, others and most importantly themselves is a magic process.

Registration

  • Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association; ANZACATA – Professional Member.
  • Australian Psychological Society; APS – Student Member.
  • ​Registered Early Childhood Teacher​.

 

Esther Manoharan – OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Qualifications:

-Bachelor of Teaching/Science

-Currently studying Master of Occupational Therapy at Monash University

 

 

Having previously worked in education and community services, Esther is currently studying the Master of Occupational Therapy at Monash University. Her experiences in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea which centred on Mental Health Promotion and Community Welfare Programs, played a large role in her wanting to move into allied health. Her interest in occupational therapy arose in seeing therapists help people live meaningful lives as independently as possible. Occupational Therapy provided the opportunity for Esther to work with various individuals who each have their unique story to tell and goals to work together toward.

Esther has experience in working with people of all ages, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Her focus on a holistic approach to healthcare has allowed her to build positive therapeutic relationships with every individual she meets. Esther hopes to specialise in paediatric occupational therapy and is also interested in community mental health.

Esther is an animal enthusiast and has had many beloved pets over the years. She also has a passion for cooking, baking and anything food related! You will often find her outdoors, she loves gardening, hiking, and enjoying the sunshine in nature.

 

Ambika Achanta – Certified Pranic Healer and Mindfulness Practitioner

Specialties | Pranic Psychotherapy & Advanced Pranic Healings

 

Ambika is a practicing Pranic Healer, since 2008 and has been actively conducting meditation programmes and healing clinics in India, USA, UK and Australia. Ambika’s programs are designed to analyse, correct and harmonize energy system of the body.

From psychological to physiological ailments, Ambika’s experience in treating diverse patients not only advanced her healing skills but also greatly enriched her understanding of complex health conditions that are caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and emotional factors.

Each healing session lasts for about 45 to 50 min. Pranic healing sessions are accompanied by introducing meditation, practicing ancient breathing techniques and learning Super Brain Yoga. The clients are expected either to sit on a chair or lie on a bed. At the end of each session, overall condition of the energy body is discussed with the client, and recommendations are provided accordingly. It is observed that clients who are committed to the recommendations, experienced positive changes not only in their health but overall well-being.

Ambika’s aim is to empower her clients with tools and techniques that can lead them to exert greater control over their lives and gain immense self-confidence. The techniqes are very easy and simple to learn & apply. A 15-20 min application of technique at home/office can save a day’s stress.

For information on Ambika’s programs and therapy follow the link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-meditation-for-self-healing-transforming-stress-into-peace-tickets-82314100691

 

Belinda Mitropoulos – Administration Support | Clinic Receptionist

We welcome Belinda to our team in 2020, she brings with her a vast array of experience in customer service and understanding individual needs with empathy and compassion.

Belinda has been in customer service for over 20 yrs with valuable life experience in areas of disability, health and well being. She is a caring and loving person who has a passion for helping people and is a valuable asset to our team.