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Our Team

Meet our Allied Health Services Team

Challenge Therapeutic Services have a dedicated team of caring and capable health professionals and administration staff.

Our staff are well supported to prioritise best practice and maintain an outcome-based service delivery that makes significant and positive improvements to client health.

Our team prides itself on a responsive, person-centred approach, and a supportive environment.

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Our Tamworth Team

Kylie Boyraz

General Manager – Allied Health

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child-Inclusive practice
  • Restrictive Practices

Anne Randall

Psychologist
  • AHPRA Supervisor for provisional psychologists
  • Endorsed Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Danielle Moore

Psychologist
  • Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner. –
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling (Medicare, NDIS, Private), –
  • Psychometric Assessments

Imogen Bailey

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans (Trained in PEERS Social Skills Program for Adults)
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling (Trained in CBT and Motivational Interviewing)
  • Psychometric Assessments (Special Interest in Cognitive and Achievement Tests for Children, Adolescents and Adults)

Amy Goodman

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments  

Harrison Riley

Behaviour Support Practitioner
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Working with youth
  • Data analysis

Sarah Last

Clinician

  • NDIS Behaviour Support Provisional Practitioner
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Special interest in working with children and adolescents in Out of Home Care, and their caregiver

Jenna Bastian

Social Worker

  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Trauma-Informed Practitioner
  • Protective behaviours
  • Child, youth and family and individual therapy and counselling
  • Experienced with Out of Home Care Sector & Childhood Trauma

Nicola Phillips

Lead Administrator
  • Management of Administration Staff
  • Restricted Practice Panel Convener
  • Allied Health Rep for WHS Committee

Our Armidale Team

Sarah Last

Provisional Psychologist

  • Positive Behaviour Support for OOHC and NDIS clients
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner
  • Special interest in working with children and adolescents in Out of Home Care, and their caregivers
  • Special interest in working with Children, Adolescents and Adults with a Disability.

Our Maitland Team

Kimberly Tufrey

Team Leader, Senior Psychologist

  • Specialist Positive Behaviour Support
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Kristie Herbert

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Outreach at Taree 

Mollie Thorne

Social Worker – Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Behaviour support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Child, Youth & Family Therapy & Counselling
  • Trauma Informed Practitioner
  • Experienced with Out of Home Care Sector & Childhood Trauma
  • Disability and Out of Home Care Carer Support
  • Domestic & Family Violence Therapy & Counselling

Our Taree (Outreach) Team

Kristie Herbert

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Outreach at Taree 

Mollie Thorne

Social Worker – Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Behaviour support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Child, Youth & Family Therapy & Counselling
  • Trauma Informed Practitioner
  • Experienced with Out of Home Care Sector & Childhood Trauma
  • Disability and Out of Home Care Carer Support
  • Domestic & Family Violence Therapy & Counselling

Our Tuggerah Team

Helen Anglias

Team Leader, Senior Psychologist

  • Helen is based at Tuggerah but also sees clients from other geographical areas
  • Experienced with paediatric, Out of Home Care Sector and Childhood Trauma.
  • expertise is working with people with multiple diagnoses of autism, intellectual disability and mental health challenges

Renae Wye

Psychologist
  • Individual Therapy
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Psychometric Assessments

Sally Plunkett

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Specialises in basic AUSLAN
  • Specialises in Adolescents

Emma McCaig

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling (trained in CBT and ACT)
  • Psychometric Assessments

Holly Ratajec

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Sharon Turner

Social Worker – Behavioural Support Practioner
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Child, youth and family and individual therapy and counselling
  • Domestic and family violence therapy and counselling
  • Certified in: MI, CBT, ACT, DFV,
  • Trauma-Informed practitioner
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Taylah Brown

Administration Assistant
  • Scheduling Meetings & Appointments
  • Preparing documentation for our clinicians
  • Greeting & Directing our Clients over the phone & face to face

Our Narrabri Team

Owen Atkins

Psycho-Social Recovery Coach
  • Assisting people with a Recovery Coach in their NDIS funding package to meet their goals, engage with the community and support navigatinging the system.

Our Rosehill Team

Liz Grima

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & PBSPs
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Clinical supervision and clinical support to mental health support workers

Natalie Camborda

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psycometric Assessments

Stefan Vinen

Social Worker

  • Strengths-based practitioner
  • Experienced with the NDIS
  • Adolescent, and family individual therapy and counselling
  • Trauma-informed

Our Camden Team

Gabrielle Sivertsen

Team Leader/Senior Psychologist

  • NDIS Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Clinical Supervision
  • Commencing PhD thesis work on Intrafamilial Violence

Yolanda Foy

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Stefan Vinen

Social Worker

  • Strengths-based practitioner
  • Experienced with the NDIS
  • Adolescent, and family individual therapy and counselling
  • Trauma-informed

Natalie Camborda

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psycometric Assessments

Brooke Gardner

Provisional Psychologist

  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Jade Dipietro

Administration Assistant

  • Assist in administration duties
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Process referrals and agreements


Tamworth

Our Tamworth Team

Kylie Boyraz

General Manager – Allied Health

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child-Inclusive practice
  • Restrictive Practices

Anne Randall

Psychologist
  • AHPRA Supervisor for provisional psychologists
  • Endorsed Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Danielle Moore

Psychologist
  • Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner. –
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling (Medicare, NDIS, Private), –
  • Psychometric Assessments

Imogen Bailey

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans (Trained in PEERS Social Skills Program for Adults)
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling (Trained in CBT and Motivational Interviewing)
  • Psychometric Assessments (Special Interest in Cognitive and Achievement Tests for Children, Adolescents and Adults)

Amy Goodman

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments  

Harrison Riley

Behaviour Support Practitioner
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Working with youth
  • Data analysis

Sarah Last

Clinician

  • NDIS Behaviour Support Provisional Practitioner
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Special interest in working with children and adolescents in Out of Home Care, and their caregiver

Jenna Bastian

Social Worker

  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Trauma-Informed Practitioner
  • Protective behaviours
  • Child, youth and family and individual therapy and counselling
  • Experienced with Out of Home Care Sector & Childhood Trauma

Nicola Phillips

Lead Administrator
  • Management of Administration Staff
  • Restricted Practice Panel Convener
  • Allied Health Rep for WHS Committee
Armidale

Our Armidale Team

Sarah Last

Provisional Psychologist

  • Positive Behaviour Support for OOHC and NDIS clients
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner
  • Special interest in working with children and adolescents in Out of Home Care, and their caregivers
  • Special interest in working with Children, Adolescents and Adults with a Disability.
Maitland

Our Maitland Team

Kimberly Tufrey

Team Leader, Senior Psychologist

  • Specialist Positive Behaviour Support
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Kristie Herbert

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Outreach at Taree 

Mollie Thorne

Social Worker – Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Behaviour support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Child, Youth & Family Therapy & Counselling
  • Trauma Informed Practitioner
  • Experienced with Out of Home Care Sector & Childhood Trauma
  • Disability and Out of Home Care Carer Support
  • Domestic & Family Violence Therapy & Counselling
Taree (Outreach)

Our Taree (Outreach) Team

Kristie Herbert

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Outreach at Taree 

Mollie Thorne

Social Worker – Behaviour Support Practitioner

  • Behaviour support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Child, Youth & Family Therapy & Counselling
  • Trauma Informed Practitioner
  • Experienced with Out of Home Care Sector & Childhood Trauma
  • Disability and Out of Home Care Carer Support
  • Domestic & Family Violence Therapy & Counselling
Tuggerah

Our Tuggerah Team

Helen Anglias

Team Leader, Senior Psychologist

  • Helen is based at Tuggerah but also sees clients from other geographical areas
  • Experienced with paediatric, Out of Home Care Sector and Childhood Trauma.
  • expertise is working with people with multiple diagnoses of autism, intellectual disability and mental health challenges

Renae Wye

Psychologist
  • Individual Therapy
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Psychometric Assessments

Sally Plunkett

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Specialises in basic AUSLAN
  • Specialises in Adolescents

Emma McCaig

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling (trained in CBT and ACT)
  • Psychometric Assessments

Holly Ratajec

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Sharon Turner

Social Worker – Behavioural Support Practioner
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Child, youth and family and individual therapy and counselling
  • Domestic and family violence therapy and counselling
  • Certified in: MI, CBT, ACT, DFV,
  • Trauma-Informed practitioner
taylah brown

Taylah Brown

Administration Assistant
  • Scheduling Meetings & Appointments
  • Preparing documentation for our clinicians
  • Greeting & Directing our Clients over the phone & face to face
Narrabri

Our Narrabri Team

Owen Atkins

Psycho-Social Recovery Coach
  • Assisting people with a Recovery Coach in their NDIS funding package to meet their goals, engage with the community and support navigatinging the system.
Rosehill

Our Rosehill Team

Liz Grima

Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & PBSPs
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Clinical supervision and clinical support to mental health support workers

Natalie Camborda

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psycometric Assessments

Stefan Vinen

Social Worker

  • Strengths-based practitioner
  • Experienced with the NDIS
  • Adolescent, and family individual therapy and counselling
  • Trauma-informed
Camden

Our Camden Team

Gabrielle Sivertsen

Team Leader/Senior Psychologist

  • NDIS Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Clinical Supervision
  • Commencing PhD thesis work on Intrafamilial Violence

Yolanda Foy

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Stefan Vinen

Social Worker

  • Strengths-based practitioner
  • Experienced with the NDIS
  • Adolescent, and family individual therapy and counselling
  • Trauma-informed

Natalie Camborda

Provisional Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy and Counselling (Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psycometric Assessments

Brooke Gardner

Provisional Psychologist

  • Behaviour Support & Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Individual Therapy & Counselling
  • Psychometric Assessments

Jade Dipietro

Administration Assistant

  • Assist in administration duties
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Process referrals and agreements
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