Meet Our People

Our wonderful people will work with you to achieve your outcomes and help create the future you desire.

 

Julie Aganoff, Psychologist 

Julie Aganoff, Executive Director is a psychologist with extensive experience in working in the community and health sector. She has worked at executive levels in very large NGOs as well as having significant direct client experience. Her expertise lies in working with people who have been affected by abuse and trauma. Julie is also a registered supervisor with AHPRA and has been training provisional psychologists for nearly 20 years.

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Linda Meaker, Psychologist 

Linda has extensive experience in working with adults, children and adolescents who have experienced abuse and trauma. She uses CBT, mindfulness, expressive therapies and client centred approaches to work on a range of issues including depression, grief and loss, relationships, parenting, stress, PTSD and anxiety.

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Sigrid O’Callaghan, Psychologist 

With over 25 years of experience in the public and private mental health settings, Sigrid has training in CBT, ACT, IPT, sandplay for children and adolescents, as well as extensive training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults.
Sigrid sees adults and young people from the age of 5 who present with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has a special interest in assisting people overcoming the effect of early attachment difficulties on current emotional well-being and relationship pattern.
Sigrid is an experienced clinical supervisor and worked in this capacity with interns of the QUT Master Course in Clinical Psychology since 2006; she is available for supervision of new graduates as well as experienced clinicians.

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Maria Tancred, Psychologist

Whilst I use many evidenced-based intervention techniques with clients, I believe that using art as a form of self-expression for individuals of all ages is beneficial. Art can be incorporated into a session and can occur simultaneously with traditional therapy for a limited time or as a primary means of therapy. The process of making art is about self-exploration and healing and not about producing ‘great’ art. My aim is to empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles and I have worked with a wide range of issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal concerns, and family dynamic difficulties.

Wendy Howarth

Wendy Howarth, Intern Coordinator

Wendy is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector, including drug rehabilitation, corrections, child services, employment services and mental health. Over the past 8 years, Wendy has been working in private practice seeing a range of clients with various mental health diagnoses and currently works part time in both the inpatient and outpatient services of a private hospital. Wendy works with many clients who have experienced trauma, providing treatments encompassing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Ego State Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). Additionally, Wendy is a registered AHPRA board approved supervisor for provisional, general and clinical registrar psychologists.

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Helen Stevens, Business Partnerships and Development Manager

Helen assists individuals in one-on-one, couples or small family sessions, with a wide range of concerns. This includes anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, poor self-esteem/body image, interpersonal problems and organizational psychology. She also has experience in providing treatment for veterans.
Helen offers weight management counselling and Bariatric Surgery psychological consultations.
As an accredited Professional Supervisor, Helen can assist students to gain full registration as a psychologist.

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Kerry Aherne, Client Service Manager

Kerry warmly welcomes our clients and looks after them on the telephone when ringing to make their first appointment and then when they arrive at our practice.

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Amie Camus, Media and IT Conusltant

Amie works behind the scenes to keep the digital side of Change Futures up and running. Amie manages the Facebook page, our website and the Change Futures Blog, as well as keeping our computer network online.

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Jayne McManus, Receptionist

Jayne works tirelessly behind the front desk to ensure all our clients have their needs met. She also helps our psychologists juggle their busy schedules, to keep them in line and make sure Change Futures stays on track.

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Cathy Aganoff, Physiotherapist 

Cathy Aganoff is an experienced physiotherapist and has been working in both the public and private sectors in Australia and the UK for the last 10 years. She gained her Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 2006 and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Musculoskeletal and Continence and Women’s Health special interest groups. She works collaboratively with psychologists and dietitians at Change Futures in the areas of chronic pain & illness management, whiplash associated disorder, injury rehabilitation and women’s health conditions. Through her own personal journey she has also discovered the benefits of both yoga & pilates in fostering change and growth in a physical, mental and spiritual capacity. She founded health & wellness clinic TriBalance to share with others her experience of transformation into a healthy happy life.

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Lisa Atkinson, Psychology Intern 

Lisa is a Provisional Psychologist and is currently completing her practical training under the supervision of Julie Aganoff. Lisa has extensive and varied experience working with both non-profit organisations and corporates. Lisa started her career as a corporate tax professional and spent more than eight years working for professional services firms in Australia and the United Kingdom. Upon leaving the corporate sector, Lisa spent three years working in Latin America for a charity dedicated to the education of Indigenous children. More recently, Lisa worked as a caseworker assisting and empowering asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. Lisa has qualifications in commerce, law and psychology.

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Camille Fitzgerald, Psychology Intern 

Camille is a provisional psychologist with Change Futures. She has a special interest in working with children and their families, relationships, body image, depression, anxiety, and a holistic view towards mind-body connection.

Sharon Hassall

Sharon Hassall, Psychology Intern

Sharon is a Provisional Psychologist with Change Futures who is completing her practical training under Wendy Howarth. She has had previous experience as a mentor working with disadvantaged youth and has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents.

Elizabeth McAllister

Elizabeth McAllister, Psychology Intern

Elizabeth is a Provisional Psychologist with particular interests in positive psychology, humanistic approaches and mindfulness. In her studies, she has explored how contact with nature affects psychological well-being. She aims to work with clients with respect and compassion to help them to create change.

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Jennifer Phang, Psychology Intern

Jenni is a provisional psychologist and has previous experience working as a counsellor in rural and remote indigenous communities. Jenni’s experience and interests include working with trauma and abuse, bereavement, mood disorders, and developmental psychology. Jenni has a special interest in working with young adults, individuals from minority community groups, and children and their families.

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Yazmin Rann, Psychology Intern

Yazmin is a Provisional Psychologist at Change Futures. She has a special interest in working with children and adolescents and believes in a holistic approach to health and emotional well-being. Yazmin utilises a CBT framework and has a particular interest in Mindfulness based therapy.

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Edita Zilic, Psychology Intern 

Edita is a Provisional Psychologist with Change Futures. Edita has experience in working with adults, adolescents and children on a range of issues, including depression, stress, anxiety and phobias. She uses a CBT framework with supportive counselling to engage well with clients.